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Rent-A-Center Inc
RCII : NASDAQ : Services
$17.36 up0.02 | 0.12%
Today's Range: 17.14 - 17.58
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,005,000
11/25/15 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

RENT-A-CENTER INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.24% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)791.61764.36
EBITDA ($mil)237.2235.02
EBIT ($mil)41.2646.59
Net Income ($mil)-4.0925.93

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)60.0761.96
Total Assets ($mil)3038.963059.19
Total Debt ($mil)914.37975.14
Equity ($mil)1402.31385.02

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin88.3491.74
EBITDA Margin29.9630.74
Operating Margin5.216.1
Sales Turnover1.081.02
Return on Assets2.362.74
Return on Equity5.126.06
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense12.4911.98
Interest Coverage3.33.89

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)53.0752.89
Div / share0.240.23
Book value / share26.4326.19
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume957200.0715842.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 26.12 for the Specialty Retail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.64 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 10.85. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, RENT-A-CENTER INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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RCII 12.56 Peers 26.12   RCII 4.36 Peers 16.47

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

RCII is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

RCII is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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RCII 7.62 Peers 21.04   RCII 1.14 Peers 1.97

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

RCII is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

RCII trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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RCII 0.64 Peers 10.85   RCII -15.19 Peers 72.16

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

RCII is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, RCII is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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RCII 0.27 Peers 1.57   RCII 4.79 Peers 6.49

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

RCII is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

RCII significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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