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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
URI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. URI: 0.02 )
URI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 62.36
Current: 0.02

0
62.36
Equity to Asset 0.15
URI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. URI: 0.15 )
URI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.15

-0.01
0.93
Interest Coverage 2.26
URI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 vs. URI: 2.26 )
URI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.36
Current: 2.26

0.49
3.36
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.36
M-Score: -2.89
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 (%) 23.94
URI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. URI: 23.94 )
URI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.28   Max: 21.76
Current: 23.94

-19.28
21.76
Net-margin (%) 8.90
URI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. URI: 8.90 )
URI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.55   Max: 9.93
Current: 8.9

-21.55
9.93
ROE (%) 27.13
URI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. URI: 27.13 )
URI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -70.79   Max: 459.09
Current: 27.13

-70.79
459.09
ROA (%) 4.12
URI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. URI: 4.12 )
URI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.03   Max: 6.58
Current: 4.12

-14.03
6.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.28
URI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. URI: 20.28 )
URI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.25   Max: 70.01
Current: 20.28

-18.25
70.01
Revenue Growth (%) 8.00
URI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. URI: 8.00 )
URI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 23.5
Current: 8

-6.6
23.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 24.10
URI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. URI: 24.10 )
URI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 30.3
Current: 24.1

-24.6
30.3
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

URI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 79,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,818 sh (New)
John Keeley 36,890 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 11,500 sh (+130%)
Steven Cohen 123,587 sh (+58.59%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,600 sh (+56.32%)
Westport Asset Management 374,997 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 600,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 58,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund 81,300 sh (-16.4%)
Pioneer Investments 130,778 sh (-48.53%)
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Q4 2013

URI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 64,300 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 53,983 sh (+512.19%)
Steven Cohen 164,180 sh (+32.85%)
Ray Dalio 11,800 sh (+2.61%)
John Keeley 37,820 sh (+2.52%)
Mario Gabelli 58,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 600,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 122,469 sh (-6.35%)
Westport Asset Management 333,759 sh (-11%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,900 sh (-19.85%)
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Q1 2014

URI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

George Soros 115,999 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 63,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 10,663 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 30,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 86,100 sh (+629.66%)
Louis Moore Bacon 115,102 sh (+113.22%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 82,800 sh (+1.85%)
Pioneer Investments 123,974 sh (+1.23%)
John Keeley 37,135 sh (-1.81%)
Ken Heebner 580,000 sh (-3.33%)
Westport Asset Management 303,759 sh (-8.99%)
Paul Tudor Jones 58,092 sh (-9.65%)
Mario Gabelli 49,000 sh (-15.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,100 sh (-53.21%)
Steven Cohen 9,771 sh (-94.05%)
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Q2 2014

URI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 217,610 sh (+87.6%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with URI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-06-30 Add 87.6%0.08%$85.66 - $107.74 $ 104.97%217610
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -48.17%0.03%$85.66 - $107.74 $ 104.97%44626
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -68.44%0.01%$85.66 - $107.74 $ 104.97%3365
George Soros 2014-03-31 New Buy0.11%$74.46 - $94.91 $ 104.924%115999
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 629.66%0.06%$74.46 - $94.91 $ 104.924%86100
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$74.46 - $94.91 $ 104.924%10663
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.15%$55.98 - $77.87 $ 104.957%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.15%$49.99 - $59.62 $ 104.989%79200
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.04%$49.99 - $59.62 $ 104.989%36890
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 130%$49.99 - $59.62 $ 104.989%11500
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Guru Investment Theses on United Rentals Inc

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 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...
Westport Asset Management Comments on United Rentals Inc.
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. Read more...
Caxton Associates Cuts WSO, SKS, MS, URI
Caxton Associates’ recently updated portfolio lists 166 stocks, 99 of them new, with a total value of $1.90 billion and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 32%. The portfolio is currently weighted with top three sectors: ETF, options, preferred at 34.7%, consumer cyclical at 17.6% and financial services at 14.2%. The stocks bought by Caxton averaged a return of 21.63% over 12 months. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 22.70
URI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. URI: 22.70 )
URI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.55   Max: 2053.08
Current: 22.7

5.55
2053.08
P/B 5.78
URI's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. URI: 5.78 )
URI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 120.18
Current: 5.78

0.33
120.18
P/S 2.03
URI's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. URI: 2.03 )
URI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.03

0.07
2.39
PFCF 51.17
URI's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. URI: 51.17 )
URI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 470.6
Current: 51.17

2.22
470.6
EV-to-EBIT 14.08
URI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.68 vs. URI: 14.08 )
URI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 39.1
Current: 14.08

5.7
39.1
PEG 1.11
URI's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. URI: 1.11 )
URI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 5.74
Current: 1.11

0.15
5.74
Current Ratio 0.81
URI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. URI: 0.81 )
URI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 7.27
Current: 0.81

0.63
7.27
Quick Ratio 0.75
URI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. URI: 0.75 )
URI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 6.94
Current: 0.75

0.55
6.94

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 48.34
URI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. URI: 48.34 )
URI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 5.18   Max: 51.85
Current: 48.34

5.18
51.85
Price/Median PS Value 2.82
URI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. URI: 2.82 )
URI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.02
Current: 2.82

0.13
3.02
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
URI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. URI: 1.00 )
URI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 8.72
Current: 1

0.25
8.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
URI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. URI: 7.10 )
URI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 17.5
Current: 7.1

2.6
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.46
URI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. URI: 21.46 )
URI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -45   Max: 35.3
Current: 21.46

-45
35.3

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 a holding Company. The Company is an equipment rental company and its network consists of 529 rental locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Company approximately 3,000 classes of equipment for rent to customers that include construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. It serves four main end-markets in the North American equipment rental industry: commercial construction, infrastructure, industrial and residential. It has two reportable segments - general rentals and trench safety, power and HVAC. The general rentals segment includes the rental of construction, aerial, industrial and homeowner 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-the Southwest, Gulf, Northwest, Southeast, Midwest, East, and the Northeast Canada-and operates throughout the United States and Canada. The trench safety, power and HVAC segment includes the rental of specialty construction products and related services. The trench safety, power and HVAC segment's customers include construction companies involved in infrastructure projects, municipalities and industrial companies. This segment operates throughout the United States and in Canada. Its main products and services are: Equipment Rental, Sales of Rental Equipment, New Equipment Sales, Contractor Supplies Sales, Service and Other Revenues. It markets products and services through multiple channels such as: Sales Force, National Account Program, E-Rentals and Advertising. Its competitors mainly 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. Its operations are subject to numerous laws governing environmental protection and occupational health and safety matters.
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
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 
Westport Funds - Westport Select Cap Fund Fourth Quarter Commentary Mar 28 2014 
Caxton Associates Cuts WSO, SKS, MS, URI Nov 26 2013 
comment on URI Nov 19 2012 
comment on URI Oct 23 2012 
grantham and soros Sep 22 2011 


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