United Rentals

As North America’s largest equipment rental company, with 880+ stores in the United States and Canada, we serve construction and industrial companies, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and communities, with the goal of fulfilling customer needs and surpassing expectations. We go beyond equipment. We are the world’s largest fleet of problem solvers, with best-in-class specialty solutions, safety training and 24/7 support to empower your success.
Company Growth (employees)
Stamford, US
Size (employees)
12,500 (est)
United Rentals was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Stamford, US

Key People at United Rentals

Michael J. Kneeland

Michael J. Kneeland

President and Chief Executive Officer
Dale A. Asplund

Dale A. Asplund

Executive Vice President, Business Services & Chief Information Officer
William B. Plummer

William B. Plummer

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Matthew J. Flannery

Matthew J. Flannery

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

United Rentals Office Locations

United Rentals has an office in Stamford
Stamford, US (HQ)
700 100 First Stamford Pl

United Rentals Data and Metrics

United Rentals Financial Metrics

United Rentals's revenue was reported to be $1.4 b in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

1.4 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

514 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %


Net income (Q1, 2017)

109 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

257 m

Market capitalization (21-Sep-2017)

11 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

337 m
United Rentals's current market capitalization is $11 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.3 b1.6 b1.5 b1.5 b

Revenue growth, %



342 m426 m397 m402 m

EBIT margin, %

USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


1.4 b1.5 b1.3 b1.4 b1.6 b1.3 b1.4 b1.5 b1.4 b

Cost of goods sold

810 m856 m791 m811 m860 m810 m831 m852 m842 m

Gross profit

589 m688 m524 m618 m690 m500 m590 m656 m514 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


175 m158 m179 m312 m

Accounts Receivable

10.7 m


70 m78 m69 m68 m

Current Assets

1.4 b1.5 b1.3 b1.4 b
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


170 m168 m257 m200 m171 m219 m265 m297 m337 m


119 m112 m81 m81 m77 m74 m71 m72 m75 m

Current Assets

1.4 b1.4 b1.5 b1.4 b1.4 b1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.3 b


423 m423 m6 b6.4 b6.4 b6 b6.3 b6.4 b6.1 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

387 m194 m169 m153 m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b

Accounts Receivable

(20 m)(101 m)(11 m)15 m


11 m8 m1 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

94 m192 m115 m86 m215 m92 m134 m187 m109 m


119 m112 m81 m81 m77 m74 m71 m72 m75 m

Accounts Payable

625 m505 m465 m683 m475 m330 m609 m409 m382 m
USDY, 2017


108.5 k

Financial Leverage

6.7 x
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United Rentals Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
NeffAugust 16, 2017$1.3 b

United Rentals Market Value History

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United Rentals Online and Social Media Presence

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