Aaron 4Q revenue up 14.3% but costs send profits down

Thomas, Larry; Engel, Clint
February 2008
Furniture/Today;2/25/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 25, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports that rent-to-own business Aaron Rents Inc.'s 2007 fourth-quarter revenues rose 14.3% but profits dropped over 18% due to increased operating costs and an aggressive store-opening program. Total revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 were $388.6 million, of which $285 million originated from rentals and fees. Net income of $15.5 million in the fourth quarter was down from $19 million in 2006.


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