NasdaqGS:RCII

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Executive Summary

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a lease-to-own basis. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with proven track record and pays a dividend.


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Share Price & News

How has Rent-A-Center's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: RCII is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: RCII's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.1%

RCII

-0.7%

US Specialty Retail

-0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

181.0%

RCII

59.8%

US Specialty Retail

36.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: RCII exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 54.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: RCII exceeded the US Market which returned 31.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

RCIIIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.1%-0.7%-0.4%
30 Day19.6%0.1%-1.3%
90 Day53.8%12.1%4.9%
1 Year192.8%181.0%60.8%59.8%39.2%36.3%
3 Year576.1%536.1%92.1%84.4%48.7%39.2%
5 Year327.6%286.1%89.0%74.1%117.0%92.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Rent-A-Center's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Rent-A-Center undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: RCII ($54.83) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($145.7)

Significantly Below Fair Value: RCII is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: RCII is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (18.2x).

PE vs Market: RCII is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the US market (21x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: RCII is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: RCII is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (2.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Rent-A-Center forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

19.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: RCII's forecast earnings growth (19% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: RCII's earnings (19% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (19.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: RCII's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: RCII's revenue (14.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: RCII's revenue (14.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if RCII's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Rent-A-Center performed over the past 5 years?

83.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: RCII has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: RCII's current net profit margins (7.4%) are higher than last year (6.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: RCII has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 83.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: RCII's earnings growth over the past year (19.6%) is below its 5-year average (83.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: RCII earnings growth over the past year (19.6%) underperformed the Specialty Retail industry 22.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: RCII's Return on Equity (35.1%) is considered high.


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Financial Health

How is Rent-A-Center's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: RCII's short term assets ($295.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($614.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: RCII's short term assets ($295.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($544.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: RCII's debt to equity ratio (32.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: RCII's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 246.4% to 32.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: RCII's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (124.2%).

Interest Coverage: RCII's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Rent-A-Center current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.26%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: RCII's dividend (2.26%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).

High Dividend: RCII's dividend (2.26%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.72%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: RCII's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: RCII's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.2%), RCII's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: RCII's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (21% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mitch Fadel (63 yo)

3.17yrs

Tenure

US$8,665,405

Compensation

Mr. Mitchell E. Fadel, also known as Mitch, has been Chief Executive Officer of Rent-A-Center, Inc since January 2, 2018. Mr. Fadel served as President of U.S. Pawn at EZCORP, Inc. from August 2015 to Dece...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mitch's total compensation ($USD8.67M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.96M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mitch's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Mitchell Fadel
CEO & Director3.17yrsUS$8.67m0.49%
$ 14.3m
Maureen Short
Executive VP & CFO4.25yrsUS$1.84m0.15%
$ 4.4m
Ann Davids
Executive VP3.08yrsUS$1.15m0.075%
$ 2.2m
Catherine Skula
Executive Vice President of Franchising9.17yrsUS$1.13m0.16%
$ 4.5m
Christi Liebe
CTO & VP of ITno datano datano data
Michael Santimaw
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer2.08yrsno datano data
Bryan Pechersky
Executive VP0.75yrno datano data
Sonia Holland
Senior Director of Communicationsno datano datano data
Stephen McKinley
Vice President of Sales – Acceptance Now5.17yrsno datano data
Martin Evans
Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive VP3.67yrsno datano data
Andrew Trusevich
Senior VP & Asst. General Counselno datano datano data
Christopher Crocker
Executive Vice President of Acceptance Now3.33yrsno datano data

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

48.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: RCII's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Mitchell Fadel
CEO & Director3.17yrsUS$8.67m0.49%
$ 14.3m
Jeffrey Brown
Independent Chairmanno dataUS$365.79k0.038%
$ 1.1m
Carol McFate
Independent Director1.75yrsUS$58.75kno data
Michael Gade
Independent Director15.83yrsUS$236.54k0.0073%
$ 214.4k
Harold Lewis
Independent Director1.75yrsUS$59.00kno data
Glenn Marino
Independent Director1.08yrsno datano data
Christopher Hetrick
Independent Director3.75yrsUS$244.27k0.025%
$ 735.8k
Brinson Silver
Independent Director0.17yrno datano data

1.8yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: RCII's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: RCII insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Rent-A-Center, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Rent-A-Center, Inc.
  • Ticker: RCII
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Computer and Electronics Retail
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$2.918b
  • Shares outstanding: 54.41m
  • Website: https://www.rentacenter.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Rent-A-Center, Inc.
  • 5501 Headquarters Drive
  • Plano
  • Texas
  • 75024
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
RCIINasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1995
RACDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1995
RCII *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1995

Biography

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a lease-to-own basis. The company operates through four segments: Rent-A-Center Business, Preferred Lease...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/03/05 23:16
End of Day Share Price2021/03/05 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.