| Rent-A-Center is a holding company that provides ownership of products, such as consumer electronics, furniture and accessories, under flexible rental purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. Co.'s Core U.S. segment consists of Co.-owned rent-to-own stores that lease household durable goods on a rent-to-own basis. Co.'s Acceptance Now segment provides the rent-to-own transaction to consumers who do not qualify for financing from the retailer. Co.'s Mexico segment consists of Co.-owned rent-to-own stores in Mexico that lease household durable goods on a rent-to-own basis. Co.'s Rent-A-Center Franchising International, Inc. subsidiary is a franchisor of rent-to-own stores. The RCII YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the RCII YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether RCII YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the RCII YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
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