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.

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TypePublic
HQStamford, US
Founded1997
Size (employees)14,800 (est)
Websiteunitedrentals.com
United Rentals was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Stamford, US
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Key People/Management at United Rentals

Michael J. Kneeland

Michael J. Kneeland

CEO
William B. Plummer

William B. Plummer

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Matthew J. Flannery

Matthew J. Flannery

President and Chief Operating Officer
Dale A. Asplund

Dale A. Asplund

Executive Vice President, Business Services and Chief Information Officer
Craig A. Pintoff

Craig A. Pintoff

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Legal Officer
Michael D. Durand

Michael D. Durand

Senior Vice President - Operations, West
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United Rentals Office Locations

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

United Rentals Revenue

United Rentals's revenue was reported to be $6.64 b in FY, 2017 which is a 336% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2018)

2.1b

Gross profit (Q3, 2018)

2.0b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2018), %

96.1%

Net income (Q3, 2018)

333.0m

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

578.0m

Market capitalization (9-Nov-2018)

10.3b

Closing stock price (9-Nov-2018)

126.7

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

65.0m

EV

19.4b
United Rentals's current market capitalization is $10.3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

1.3b1.6b1.5b1.5b6.6b

Revenue growth, %

17%(3%)336%

Cost of goods sold

330.0m

Gross profit

6.3b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

1.3b1.2b1.4b1.5b1.3b1.4b1.6b1.3b1.4b1.5b1.4b1.6b1.8b1.7b3.6b2.1b

Cost of goods sold

747.0m730.0m810.0m856.0m791.0m811.0m860.0m810.0m831.0m852.0m842.0m942.0m84.0m107.0m199.0m83.0m

Gross profit

564.0m448.0m589.0m688.0m524.0m618.0m690.0m500.0m590.0m656.0m514.0m655.0m1.7b1.6b3.4b2.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

43%38%42%45%40%43%45%38%42%44%38%41%95%94%95%96%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

175.0m158.0m179.0m312.0m352.0m

Accounts Receivable

10.7m1.2b

Prepaid Expenses

112.0m

Inventories

70.0m78.0m69.0m68.0m75.0m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

125.0m227.0m170.0m168.0m257.0m200.0m171.0m219.0m265.0m297.0m337.0m338.0m324.0m278.0m117.0m65.0m

Inventories

91.0m102.0m119.0m112.0m81.0m81.0m77.0m74.0m71.0m72.0m75.0m78.0m82.0m84.0m94.0m104.0m

Current Assets

1.4b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.5b1.4b1.4b1.2b1.3b1.4b1.3b1.5b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.7b

PP&E

420.0m408.0m423.0m423.0m6.0b6.4b6.4b6.0b6.3b6.4b6.1b7.1b451.0m467.0m480.0m529.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

387.0m194.0m169.0m153.0m1.3b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.1b1.2b1.2b1.2b1.4b

Inventories

11.0m8.0m1.0m1.0m

Accounts Payable

9.0m(23.0m)(8.0m)52.0m141.0m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

143.0m60.0m94.0m192.0m115.0m86.0m215.0m92.0m134.0m187.0m109.0m250.0m449.0m183.0m453.0m786.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

393.0m783.0m1.2b

Inventories

119.0m112.0m81.0m81.0m77.0m74.0m71.0m72.0m75.0m

Accounts Payable

625.0m505.0m465.0m683.0m475.0m330.0m609.0m409.0m382.0m103.0m451.0m238.0m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

33.5 x

EV/CFO

9.1 x

Debt/Equity

2.8 x

Debt/Assets

0.6 x

Financial Leverage

4.9 x
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United Rentals Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
BlueLine RentalSeptember 10, 2018$2.10 b
NeffAugust 16, 2017$1.30 b

United Rentals Revenue Breakdown

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United Rentals revenue breakdown by business segment: 16.2% from Trench, Power and Pump and 83.8% from General Rentals

United Rentals revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 8.5% from Foreign Canada and 91.5% from Domestic

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United Rentals News and Updates

United Rentals shares slide after earnings

United Rentals Inc. shares declined in the extended session Wednesday after the equipment rental company topped Wall Street estimates for the quarter but said its improved outlook did not include a pending acquisition. United Rentals shares fell 4% after hours, following a 1.5% decline to close the…

Global Construction Scaffolding Rental Market 2018-2022 - Key Vendors are Altrad, Ashtead Group, Brand Energy And Infrastructure Sevices, Condor, Mondragon S. Coop. & United Rentals

DUBLIN, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Construction Scaffolding Rental Market 2018-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global construction scaffolding rental market to grow at a CAGR of 5.32% during the period 2018-2022. Global Construction...

United Rentals to buy privately held BlueLine Rental for $2.1 billion in cash

Shares of United Rentals Inc. rose 0.5% in premarket trade Monday, after the equipment rental company announced a deal to buy BlueLine Rental in a cash deal valued at $2.1 billion from private-equity firm Platinum Equity. United Rentals said it plans to pause its current share repurchase program af…
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United Rentals Blogs

Paul McDonnell Promoted to EVP Sales and Specialty Operations

Paul McDonnell Promoted to EVP Sales and Specialty Operations - Nov 5, 2018 Paul McDonnell Promoted to EVP Sales and Specialty Operations STAMFORD, Conn. – Novemb…

United Rentals Completes Acquisition of BlueLine and Updates Guidance to Reflect the Combination

United Rentals Completes Acquisition of BlueLine and Updates Guidance to Reflect the Combination - Oct 31, 2018 STAMFORD, Conn. – October 31, 2018 – United Rentals…

United Rentals Announces Pricing of Offering of $1.1 Billion of Senior Notes due 2026

United Rentals Announces Pricing of Offering of $1.1 Billion of Senior Notes due 2026 - Oct 24, 2018 United Rentals Announces Pricing of Offering of $1.1 Billion  …

United Rentals Wins 2018 Acquia Engage Award for Outstanding Digital Commerce Experience

United Rentals Wins 2018 Acquia Engage Award for Outstanding Digital Commerce Experience - Oct 24, 2018 Digital Platform Helps Customers Better Manage Complexities…

United Rentals Announces Proposed Offering of $1.1 Billion of Senior Notes due 2026

United Rentals Announces Proposed Offering of $1.1 Billion of Senior Notes due 2026 Stamford, CT - Oct 24, 2018 United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) (“URI”) today anno…

United Rentals to Expand in Western Canada with Acquisition of WesternOne Rentals & Sales

United Rentals to Expand in Western Canada with Acquisition of WesternOne Rentals & Sales - Oct 22, 2018 STAMFORD, Conn. – October 22, 2018 – United Rentals, I…
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United Rentals Company Life and Culture

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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, William B. Plummer and Matthew J. Flannery.

  • How many employees does United Rentals have?

    United Rentals has 14,800 employees.

  • What is United Rentals revenue?

    Latest United Rentals annual revenue is $6.6 b.

  • What is United Rentals revenue per employee?

    Latest United Rentals revenue per employee is $448.7 k.

  • Who are United Rentals competitors?

    Competitors of United Rentals include Carolina CAT, Ahern Rentals and Aircastle.

  • Where is United Rentals headquarters?

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