| Rent-A-Center is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides ownership of products, such as appliances and consumer electronics, under lease purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. Co.'s segments are: Rent-A-Center Business, which operates retail installment sales stores under the names Get It Now and Home Choice; Preferred Lease, which provides an on-site lease-to-own option at a third-party retailer's location; Mexico, which consists of its company-owned lease-to-own stores in Mexico; and Franchising, which sells rental merchandise to its franchisees who, in turn, provide the merchandise to the general public for rent or purchase under a lease-to-own transaction. We show 44 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our RCII shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute RCII market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing RCII market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing RCII's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of RCII versus a peer is one thing; comparing
RCII market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like RCII can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching RCII by allowing them to research the RCII market cap history.