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United Rentals is an equipment rental company. It operates through two segments: general rentals, and trench, power and pump.  The general rentals segment includes the rental of construction, aerial, industrial and homeowner equipment and related services and activities. The trench, power and pump segment includes the rental of specialty construction products and related services.

TypePublic
Founded1997
HQStamford, CT, US
Websiteunitedrentals.com
Employee Ratings4
Overall CultureA+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)19,100(+4%)
Job Openings1,331
Revenue (FY, 2020)$8.5 B(-8%)
Share Price (May 2021)$347.3(+8%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at United Rentals

Michael J. Kneeland

Michael J. Kneeland

Chairman of the Board
Matthew J. Flannery

Matthew J. Flannery

President & Chief Executive Officer
Dale A. Asplund

Dale A. Asplund

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jessica T. Graziano

Jessica T. Graziano

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Craig A. Pintoff

Craig A. Pintoff

Executive Vice President — Chief Administrative and Legal Officer
Michael G. Cloer

Michael G. Cloer

Senior Vice President — Operations, South
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United Rentals Office Locations

United Rentals has an office in Stamford
Stamford, CT, US (HQ)
100 First Stamford Pl #700
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United Rentals Financials and Metrics

United Rentals Revenue

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United Rentals's revenue was reported to be $8.53 b in FY, 2020
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Revenue (Q1, 2021)

2.1b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

714.0m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

34.7%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

203.0m

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

372.0m

Market capitalization (7-May-2021)

25.1b

Closing stock price (7-May-2021)

347.3

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

278.0m

EV

34.5b
United Rentals's current market capitalization is $25.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

6.6b8.0b9.4b8.5b

Revenue growth, %

15%21%16%

Cost of goods sold

3.9b4.7b5.7b5.3b

Gross profit

2.8b3.4b3.7b3.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

1.7b1.9b2.1b2.1b2.3b2.5b2.1b1.9b1.9b2.1b

Cost of goods sold

1.1b1.1b1.2b1.4b1.4b1.5b1.4b1.2b1.3b

Gross profit

646.0m782.0m938.0m761.0m911.0m1.0b727.0m701.0m714.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

37%41%44%36%40%42%34%36%35%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

352.0m43.0m52.0m202.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.2b1.5b1.5b1.3b

Prepaid Expenses

375.0m

Inventories

75.0m109.0m120.0m125.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

278.0m117.0m65.0m52.0m75.0m60.0m513.0m127.0m174.0m278.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.2b1.2b1.4b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.4b1.2b1.3b1.3b

Prepaid Expenses

122.0m358.0m

Inventories

84.0m94.0m104.0m123.0m135.0m130.0m115.0m107.0m108.0m114.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

1.3b1.1b1.2b890.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.4b1.7b2.0b

Inventories

1.0m(20.0m)(8.0m)(5.0m)

Accounts Payable

141.0m49.0m(86.0m)10.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

183.0m453.0m786.0m175.0m445.0m836.0m173.0m385.0m593.0m203.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

393.0m783.0m1.2b499.0m1.0b1.5b526.0m1.0m

Inventories

(9.0m)(19.0m)(23.0m)(9.0m)(25.0m)(17.0m)5.0m12.0m12.0m11.0m

Accounts Payable

103.0m451.0m238.0m18.0m211.0m301.0m33.0m(135.0m)88.0m96.0m
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

448.7k

Debt/Equity

3 x

Debt/Assets

0.6 x

Financial Leverage

4.8 x
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United Rentals Operating Metrics

FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Equipment Classes

3.4 k3.4 k3.4 k3.8 k3.8 k4 k4 k4 k4 k4 k4 k

Rental Locations

9971 k1.01 k1.09 k1.2 k1.18 k1.18 k1.18 k1.18 k1.18 k1.18 k

Rental Locations (United States)

8741.04 k1.02 k1.03 k1.03 k

Rental Locations (Canada)

123148140140139
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United Rentals Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
BlueLine RentalOctober 31, 2018$2.07 b
BakerCorpJuly 02, 2018$720 m
Neff RentalOctober 02, 2017$1.32 b
NES Rentals HoldingsApril 03, 2017$960 m
Blue-Stream ServicesMay 21, 2014
National PumpMarch 09, 2014
RSC HoldingsApril 30, 2012
Coble Trench SafetyMarch 01, 2012
Blue Mountain Equipment RentalDecember 05, 2011
Leasco Equipment ServicesJuly 22, 2009
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United Rentals Revenue Breakdown

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United Rentals revenue breakdown by business segment: 20.5% from Trench, Power and Fluid Solutions and 79.5% from General Rentals

United Rentals revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 8.7% from Foreign and 91.3% from Domestic

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United Rentals Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

73/100

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United Rentals Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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United Rentals Online and Social Media Presence

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United Rentals Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    81/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    86/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    86/100

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United Rentals News and Updates

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of United Rentals, Inc. - URI

NEW YORK, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018-2020 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is...

United Rentals Acquires Franklin Equipment

United Rentals has acquired Franklin Equipment LLC, a regional provider of equipment rentals, sales, and related services in the Midwest and southeastern United States, headquartered in Groveport, Ohio.

United Rentals to Acquire General Finance Corporation

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) (“United Rentals” or “the company”) and General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: GFN) (“General Finance”) today announced their entry into a definitive agreement under which United Rentals will acquire General Finance for $19 per share in cash, representing a total enter…

United Rentals Stock Looks Expensive At $255

After a more than 250% gain since the March 23 lows of the last year, at the current price of $255 per share, we believe United Rentals Stock is overpriced. United Rentals, the largest equipment renting company in the world offering services to construction and industrial companies, manufacturers...

Is United Rentals Stock A Buy At $180?

United Rentals, the world’s largest equipment rental company, catering to the residential and commercial construction and the industrials sector. While the company saw demand decline through the Covid-19 related lockdowns, the stock has fared reasonably well rising by about 8% year to date...

Paul McDonnell to Step Down from United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) today announced that Paul McDonnell, chief commercial officer, will leave the company on September 30, 2020. Mr. McDonnell will continue to provide advisory services to United Rentals in an independent capacity for 24 months. His leadership responsibilities with respe…
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United Rentals Blogs

United Rentals Tender Offer for General Finance Corporation Commences

United Rentals Tender Offer for General Finance Corporation Commences candrews@ur.com Mon, 04/26/2021 - 13:36 Stamford, Conn. Apr 26, 2021 United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) (“United Rentals”) today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary…

United Rentals to Acquire General Finance Corporation

United Rentals to Acquire General Finance Corporation candrews@ur.com Thu, 04/15/2021 - 19:26 Stamford, Conn. Apr 15, 2021 $1 billion transaction will establish United Rentals as a leader in the mobile storage and modular office sectors in key mark…

Faster Grid Emulation for Renewable Commissioning

Faster Grid Emulation for Renewable Commissioning oidc_unitedren… Thu, 04/15/2021 - 15:25 The faster grid emulation goes, the sooner a solar or wind farm developer can meet tax credit deadlines. One simple strategy can streamline the process. Language Englis…

First Quarter 2021 Conference Call and Audio Webcast

First Quarter 2021 Conference Call and Audio Webcast candrews@ur.com Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:00 Stamford, Conn. Apr 13, 2021 Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) Dial-in numbers:        Domestic:        855-458-4217 International:  574-9…

A Closer Look at Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data Can Save Lives

A Closer Look at Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data Can Save Lives oidc_unitedren… Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:42 Trench accidents happen in protected trenches when contractors fail to understand and follow tabulated data. Here, experts reveal what you might be missing. Language …

Partnering with an Equipment Provider for a Refinery Turnaround

Partnering with an Equipment Provider for a Refinery Turnaround oidc_unitedren… Wed, 04/07/2021 - 13:59 The right equipment provider can help a refinery pull off a turnaround without a hitch and save money, too. Discover the secrets to an effective partnership. Language …
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United Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was United Rentals founded?

    United Rentals was founded in 1997.

  • Who are United Rentals key executives?

    United Rentals's key executives are Michael J. Kneeland, Matthew J. Flannery and Dale A. Asplund.

  • How many employees does United Rentals have?

    United Rentals has 19,100 employees.

  • What is United Rentals revenue?

    Latest United Rentals annual revenue is $8.5 b.

  • What is United Rentals revenue per employee?

    Latest United Rentals revenue per employee is $446.6 k.

  • Who are United Rentals competitors?

    Competitors of United Rentals include Cramo, Herc Rentals and GATX.

  • Where is United Rentals headquarters?

    United Rentals headquarters is located at 100 First Stamford Pl #700, Stamford.

  • Where are United Rentals offices?

    United Rentals has an office in Stamford.

  • How many offices does United Rentals have?

    United Rentals has 1 office.