Rent-A-Center Inc.Find Ratings Reports
RENT-A-CENTER INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.33% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||698.04||741.99|
|Net Income ($mil)||-19.84||-6.68|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||58.13|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1386.44||1494.97|
|Total Debt ($mil)||596.5||653.42|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||60.04||83.98|
|Return on Assets||-0.46||-9.15|
|Return on Equity||-2.55||-52.98|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||53.31||53.2|
|Div / share||0.0||0.16|
|Book value / share||4.78||4.86|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1614107.0||1427075.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.99 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.22 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 65.18. 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.
|RCII NM||Peers 26.01||RCII NA||Peers 16.07|
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.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|RCII 23.75||Peers 18.05||RCII NA||Peers 1.00|
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.
|RCII 1.99||Peers 65.18||RCII 94.95||Peers -4.17|
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.
|RCII 0.19||Peers 1.64||RCII -7.36||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