RENT-A-CENTER INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.76% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||769.53||754.78|
|Net Income ($mil)||25.31||27.17|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||61.96||52.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3059.19||2937.31|
|Total Debt ($mil)||975.14||834.58|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||93.58||94.45|
|Return on Assets||2.77||5.53|
|Return on Equity||6.11||12.06|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||52.89||53.48|
|Div / share||0.23||0.21|
|Book value / share||26.19||25.2|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||843060.0||702579.0|
BUY. RENT-A-CENTER INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.19 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.99. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.31 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.76. 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.
|RCII 21.50||Peers 27.19||RCII 67.39||Peers 20.48|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
RCII is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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 premium to its peers.
|RCII 13.87||Peers 22.20||RCII NM||Peers 2.52|
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 discount to its peers.
Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|RCII 1.31||Peers 7.76||RCII -44.26||Peers 0.59|
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.
|RCII 0.58||Peers 1.48||RCII 1.71||Peers 7.79|
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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