Rent-A-Center Inc

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RCII : NASDAQ : Services
$8.88 | %
Today's Range: 8.81 - 8.99
Avg. Daily Volume: 2177300.0
03/24/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

RENT-A-CENTER INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 43.68% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)684.1793.83
EBITDA ($mil)168.03248.05
EBIT ($mil)-9.951.25
Net Income ($mil)-146.38-912.98

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)95.460.36
Total Assets ($mil)1602.741987.01
Total Debt ($mil)724.23968.37
Equity ($mil)264.93470.48

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin87.8288.51
EBITDA Margin24.5631.24
Operating Margin-1.456.46
Sales Turnover1.851.65
Return on Assets-6.56-43.61
Return on Equity-39.7-184.2
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense11.7612.12
Interest Coverage-0.844.23

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)53.1553.07
Div / share0.00.24
Book value / share4.988.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2067677.01259598.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.88 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 19.00. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing 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 NM Peers 23.27   RCII 1.41 Peers 15.14

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

RCII's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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 8.89 Peers 19.15   RCII NA Peers 2.00

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

RCII is trading at a significant premium 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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RCII 1.88 Peers 19.00   RCII 87.95 Peers 41.99

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.


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

RCII is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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RCII 0.17 Peers 1.54   RCII -9.62 Peers 7.73

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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