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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
URI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. URI: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
URI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 62.36
Current: 0.03

0
62.36
Equity to Asset 0.12
URI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. URI: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
URI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.12

-0.01
0.93
Interest Coverage 2.51
URI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.53 vs. URI: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
URI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.36
Current: 2.51

0.49
3.36
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.50
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
12.51%
9.98%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 25.30
URI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. URI: 25.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
URI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.28   Max: 24.47
Current: 25.3

-19.28
24.47
Net-margin (%) 10.22
URI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. URI: 10.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
URI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.55   Max: 9.93
Current: 10.22

-21.55
9.93
ROE (%) 34.14
URI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. URI: 34.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
URI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -70.79   Max: 459.09
Current: 34.14

-70.79
459.09
ROA (%) 4.88
URI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. URI: 4.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
URI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.03   Max: 6.58
Current: 4.88

-14.03
6.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.30
URI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. URI: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
URI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.25   Max: 70.01
Current: 22.3

-18.25
70.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.00
URI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. URI: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
URI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 23.5
Current: 15

-6.6
23.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 27.40
URI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. URI: 27.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
URI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 30.3
Current: 27.4

-24.6
30.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 55.10
URI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. URI: 55.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
URI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.3   Max: 66.2
Current: 55.1

-18.3
66.2
» URI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

URI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 217,610 sh (+87.60%)
RS Investment Management 73,920 sh (+17.33%)
Westport Asset Management 303,759 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 580,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Keeley 36,835 sh (-0.81%)
Pioneer Investments 118,303 sh (-4.57%)
Mario Gabelli 45,000 sh (-8.16%)
Ray Dalio 44,626 sh (-48.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,365 sh (-68.44%)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,685 sh (-90.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,734 sh (-95.29%)
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Q3 2014

URI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 58,400 sh (New)
Chris Davis 111,766 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 77,475 sh (+4.81%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 85,300 sh (+3.02%)
Ken Heebner 580,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 114,893 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 303,759 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 42,500 sh (-5.56%)
John Keeley 27,525 sh (-25.27%)
Ray Dalio 20,944 sh (-53.07%)
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Q4 2014

URI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 111,110 sh (New)
George Soros 148,832 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 88,144 sh (+320.86%)
RS Investment Management 88,619 sh (+14.38%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Keeley 27,455 sh (-0.25%)
Westport Asset Management 288,759 sh (-4.94%)
Chris Davis 101,686 sh (-9.02%)
Pioneer Investments 104,107 sh (-9.39%)
Ken Heebner 510,000 sh (-12.07%)
Mario Gabelli 22,000 sh (-48.24%)
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Q1 2015

URI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 15,738 sh (New)
David Tepper 514,046 sh (New)
Jana Partners 5,599,789 sh (New)
Chris Davis 122,046 sh (+20.02%)
Mario Gabelli 22,200 sh (+0.91%)
Westport Asset Management 288,759 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
John Keeley 27,105 sh (-1.27%)
Pioneer Investments 88,321 sh (-15.16%)
Ray Dalio 74,244 sh (-15.77%)
RS Investment Management 62,682 sh (-29.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,699 sh (-32.53%)
Ken Heebner 340,000 sh (-33.33%)
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Guru Investment Theses on United Rentals Inc

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on United Rentals - May 29, 2015

United Rentals (URI) has evolved in the market’s view into an “energy” company. Despite management’s strong argument that its results will be minimally impacted by weakness in crude oil prices, investors have decided that energy is more important than the apparent improvement in the company’s principal business, non-residential construction. First quarter results, to be announced later this month, will give a good indication of which side of this argument is correct.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Q1 2015 Commentary.

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on United Rentals Inc - Jul 28, 2014

During the first half of 2014, four stocks contributed 1% or more to performance. The leader was United Rentals, Inc. (URI), which rose 34% and added 201 basis points iii. Already the largest factor in the rental of equipment used in non-residential construction, the company announced the acquisition of National Pump Company. This purchase will expand the company’s position in the fast growing energy sector, and is projected to be highly accretive to earnings.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Westport Asset Management Comments on United Rentals Inc. - Apr 16, 2014

In this environment, the Westport Select Cap Fund continued to perform well. Several issues stood out on the upside with three adding one percentage point or more to performance. United Rentals, Inc. (URI), the country's largest equipment rental company, gained over 21% in the quarter, adding 126 basis points***. The company continues to benefit from the gradual improvement in non-residential construction and the continuing trend to rent versus buy decisions on the part of major customers.



From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s Westport Select Cap Fund first quarter 2014 commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about United Rentals Inc

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on United Rentals
United Rentals (URI) has evolved in the market’s view into an “energy” company. Despite management’s strong argument that its results will be minimally impacted by weakness in crude oil prices, investors have decided that energy is more important than the apparent improvement in the company’s principal business, non-residential construction. First quarter results, to be announced later this month, will give a good indication of which side of this argument is correct. Read more...
Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on United Rentals Inc
During the first half of 2014, four stocks contributed 1% or more to performance. The leader was United Rentals, Inc. (URI), which rose 34% and added 201 basis points iii. Already the largest factor in the rental of equipment used in non-residential construction, the company announced the acquisition of National Pump Company. This purchase will expand the company’s position in the fast growing energy sector, and is projected to be highly accretive to earnings. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.40
URI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. URI: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
URI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.55   Max: 2053.08
Current: 15.4

5.55
2053.08
Forward P/E 9.48
URI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. URI: 9.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.20
URI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. URI: 18.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
URI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.54   Max: 266.9
Current: 18.2

5.54
266.9
P/B 6.00
URI's P/B is ranked lower than
87% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. URI: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
URI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 120.18
Current: 6

0.33
120.18
P/S 1.57
URI's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. URI: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
URI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.57

0.07
2.39
PFCF 53.70
URI's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.55 vs. URI: 53.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
URI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 470.6
Current: 53.7

2.22
470.6
POCF 5.47
URI's POCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. URI: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
URI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 7.22
Current: 5.47

0.33
7.22
EV-to-EBIT 12.21
URI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.79 vs. URI: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
URI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -197.4   Max: 39.1
Current: 12.21

-197.4
39.1
PEG 0.84
URI's PEG is ranked higher than
71% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. URI: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
URI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 5.75
Current: 0.84

0.15
5.75
Shiller P/E 47.40
URI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. URI: 47.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
URI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 46.95   Max: 188.09
Current: 47.4

46.95
188.09
Current Ratio 0.93
URI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. URI: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
URI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 7.27
Current: 0.93

0.63
7.27
Quick Ratio 0.88
URI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. URI: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
URI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 6.94
Current: 0.88

0.55
6.94
Days Inventory 10.84
URI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 48.00 vs. URI: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
URI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.08   Max: 26.21
Current: 10.84

8.08
26.21
Days Sales Outstanding 53.16
URI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.65 vs. URI: 53.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
URI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 50.34   Max: 71.08
Current: 53.16

50.34
71.08

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 2.10
URI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. URI: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
URI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.83
Current: 2.1

0.12
2.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
URI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. URI: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
URI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 8.72
Current: 0.6

0.25
8.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.90
URI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. URI: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
URI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 17.5
Current: 9.9

2.6
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.19
URI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.03 vs. URI: 25.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
URI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -41.4   Max: 34.8
Current: 25.19

-41.4
34.8

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Rental & Leasing Services
Compare:BOX, TAL, HTZ, AYR, R » details
Traded in other countries:UR3.Germany,
United Rentals Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1997. The Company is an equipment rental company and its network consists of locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces. It is also present in more than 300 metropolitan markets in North America. The Company has approximately 3,300 classes of equipment for rent to customers that include construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. It serves three end markets for equipment rental in North America; industrial and other non-construction, commercial (or private non-residential) construction, and residential construction. It has two reportable segments - general rentals and trench safety, power and HVAC. The general rentals segment includes the rental of construction, aerial and industrial equipment, general tools and light equipment, and related services and activities. The general rentals segment's customers include construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities and homeowners. The general rentals segment comprises seven geographic regions; Eastern Canada, Gulf South, Industrial, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Central, Midwest, Mountain West, Northeast, Pacific West, South, Southeast and Western Canada, and operates throughout the United States and Canada. The trench safety, power and HVAC, and pump solutions segment includes the rental of specialty construction products and related services. The trench safety, power and HVAC, and pump solutions segment is comprised of; Trench Safety region, which rents trench safety equipment such as trench shields, aluminum hydraulic shoring systems, slide rails, crossing plates, construction lasers and line testing equipment for underground work; the Power and HVAC region, which rents power and HVAC equipment including portable diesel generators, electrical distribution equipment, and temperature control equipment including heating and cooling equipment; and the Pump Solutions region, which rents pumps used by energy and petrochemical customers. Its customers include construction companies involved in infrastructure projects, municipalities and industrial companies. This segment operates throughout the United States and in Canada. Its products and services include Equipment Rental, Sales of Rental Equipment, Sales of New Equipment, Contractor Supplies Sales, Service and Other Revenues. It markets products and services through multiple channels including Sales Force, National Account Program, E-Rentals and Advertising. Its competitors include small, independent businesses with one or two rental locations; regional competitors which operate in one or more states; public companies or divisions of public companies that operate nationally or internationally; and equipment vendors and dealers who both sell and rent equipment directly to customers.
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on United Rentals May 29 2015 
Westport Asset Management’s Westport Select Cap Fund Q1 2015 Commentary May 29 2015 
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W.W. Grainger Should Be a Profitable Investment Dec 18 2014 
Westport Funds Select Cap Fund Q3 Commentary Oct 25 2014 
Westport Asset Management’s Westport Select Cap Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary Oct 17 2014 
Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on United Rentals Inc Jul 28 2014 
Westport Asset Management’s Westport Select Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary Jul 28 2014 
Westport Asset Management Comments on United Rentals Inc. Apr 16 2014 
Westport Select Cap Fund First Quarter 2014 Commentary Apr 16 2014 

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