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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 Ratings3.9
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)18,250(-4%)
Job Openings1,240
Revenue (FY, 2020)$8.5 B(-8%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)$314.7
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 which is a 8.8% decrease from the previous period.
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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 (15-Jul-2021)

22.8b

Closing stock price (15-Jul-2021)

314.7

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

278.0m

EV

32.1b
United Rentals's current market capitalization is $22.8 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

8.0b9.4b8.5b

Revenue growth, %

21%16%(9%)

Cost of goods sold

4.7b5.7b5.3b

Gross profit

3.4b3.7b3.2b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

2.1b2.3b2.5b2.1b1.9b2.2m2.1b

Cost of goods sold

1.4b1.4b1.5b1.4b1.2b1.3m1.3b

Gross profit

761.0m911.0m1.0b727.0m701.0m886.0k714.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

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

Cash

43.0m52.0m202.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.5b1.5b1.3b

Inventories

109.0m120.0m125.0m

Current Assets

1.8b1.8b2.0b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

52.0m75.0m60.0m513.0m127.0m174.0m278.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.5b1.5b1.6b1.4b1.2b1.3b1.3b

Inventories

123.0m135.0m130.0m115.0m107.0m108.0m114.0m

Current Assets

1.7b1.8b1.9b2.2b1.6b1.7b2.0b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

1.1b1.2b890.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.7b2.0b2.0b

Inventories

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

Accounts Payable

49.0m(86.0m)10.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

175.0m445.0m836.0m173.0m385.0m593.0m203.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

499.0m1.0b1.5b526.0m1.0m1.5b466.0m

Inventories

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

Accounts Payable

18.0m211.0m301.0m33.0m(135.0m)88.0m96.0m
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

10.2 x

EV/CFO

7 x

Revenue/Employee

435.0k

Debt/Equity

3.5 x

Debt/Assets

0.6 x

Financial Leverage

5.3 x

P/E Ratio

7.8
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United Rentals Operating Metrics

FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021

Equipment Classes

3.4 k3.4 k3.4 k3.8 k3.8 k4 k4 k4 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 k1.18 k1.17 k1.17 k

Rental Locations (United States)

8741.04 k1.02 k1.03 k1.03 k1.17 k1.02 k1.16 k

Rental Locations (Canada)

123148140140139136
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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: 78.5% from General Rentals and 21.5% from Trench, Power and Fluid Solutions

United Rentals revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 8.6% from Foreign and 91.4% from Domestic

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United Rentals Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

77/100

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United Rentals Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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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+

    80/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    86/100

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United Rentals News and Updates

United Rentals Named Official Rental Equipment Partner of NASCAR

As part of the partnership, NASCAR-owned facilities will work collaboratively with United Rentals for access to rental construction and industrial equipment, supplies and tools, and additional items for ongoing facility maintenance and race preparations.

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 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 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 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...
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United Rentals Blogs

Trench Box vs. Trench Shield: What’s the Difference?

Trench Box vs. Trench Shield: What’s the Difference? oidc_unitedren… Tue, 05/25/2021 - 13:35 Wondering about the difference between a trench box and a trench shield? This article sets the record straight and explains what you should know about them. Language …

United Rentals Completes the Acquisition of General Finance Corporation

United Rentals Completes the Acquisition of General Finance Corporation candrews@ur.com Tue, 05/25/2021 - 09:19 Stamford, Conn. May 25, 2021 United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) (“United Rentals”) today announced that it has completed the previously an…

United Rentals Successfully Completes Tender Offer for General Finance Corporation

United Rentals Successfully Completes Tender Offer for General Finance Corporation candrews@ur.com Mon, 05/24/2021 - 12:43 Stamford, Conn. May 24, 2021 United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) (“United Rentals”) today announced that its indirect wholly-ow…

What Is a Microgrid?

What Is a Microgrid? oidc_unitedren… Fri, 05/14/2021 - 15:43 Microgrids provide independence from the main power grid and supply energy during power outages. Learn what they are and why they’re growing in popularity. Language English Featur…

Checklist for Effective Crude Oil Storage Tank Cleaning

Checklist for Effective Crude Oil Storage Tank Cleaning oidc_unitedren… Fri, 05/14/2021 - 14:36 Save time and money on your crude oil storage tank cleaning project with a temporary equipment partner that can cover all contingencies. Here’s what to look for. Language …

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…
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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 18,250 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 $467.4 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.