| 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 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of RCII's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of RCII shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like RCII versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching RCII by allowing them to research RCII shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.