United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company.
Undervalued with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has United Rentals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: URI's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
US Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: URI exceeded the US Trade Distributors industry which returned -26% over the past year.
Return vs Market: URI underperformed the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is United Rentals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StHow Does United Rentals's (NYSE:URI) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?
1 week ago | Simply Wall StThe Independent Director of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI), Donald Roof, Just Bought 50% More Shares
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StA Sliding Share Price Has Us Looking At United Rentals, Inc.'s (NYSE:URI) P/E Ratio
Is United Rentals undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: URI ($90.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($216.64)
Significantly Below Fair Value: URI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: URI is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.9x) compared to the Trade Distributors industry average (10.9x).
PE vs Market: URI is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.9x) compared to the US market (13x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: URI is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: URI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (0.9x).
How is United Rentals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: URI's forecast earnings growth (7.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: URI's earnings (7.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: URI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: URI's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: URI's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: URI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22%)
How has United Rentals performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: URI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: URI's current net profit margins (12.6%) are lower than last year (13.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: URI's earnings have grown significantly by 20.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: URI's earnings growth over the past year (7.1%) is below its 5-year average (20.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: URI earnings growth over the past year (7.1%) exceeded the Trade Distributors industry 5.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst URI's Return on Equity (30.65%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is United Rentals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: URI's short term assets ($1.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: URI's short term assets ($1.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($12.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: URI's debt to equity ratio (295.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: URI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 444.2% to 295.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: URI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.8%).
Interest Coverage: URI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: URI has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: URI's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
What is United Rentals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate URI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate URI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if URI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if URI's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of URI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Matt Flannery (54yo)
Mr. Matthew J. Flannery, also known as Matt, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at United Rentals, Inc. since May 8, 2019. Mr. Flannery was President of United Rentals, Inc. since March 8, ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Matt's total compensation ($USD4.60M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.36M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Matt's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||1.42yrs||US$1.73m||0.013% $947.4k|
|Executive VP & COO||0.83yr||US$2.93m||0.018% $1.3m|
|Executive VP and Chief Administrative & Legal Officer||3yrs||US$2.27m||0.016% $1.1m|
|Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer||11.83yrs||US$2.60m||0.014% $1.0m|
|VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer||1.42yrs||no data||0.0015% $103.6k|
|VP & Chief Information Officer||1.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||3.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer||4yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: URI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$252.57k||no data|
|Independent Director||7.83yrs||US$280.07k||0.020% $1.4m|
|Lead Independent Director||0.83yr||US$284.85k||no data|
|Independent Director||11.17yrs||US$262.46k||0.0074% $521.6k|
|Non-Executive Chairman||0.83yr||US$7.40m||0.22% $15.8m|
|Independent Director||14.67yrs||US$266.59k||no data|
|Independent Director||11.17yrs||US$260.07k||0.0084% $595.7k|
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$255.07k||0.0016% $116.3k|
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$252.57k||no data|
Experienced Board: URI's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: URI insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
United Rentals, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: United Rentals, Inc.
- Ticker: URI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1997
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$7.049b
- Shares outstanding: 74.08m
- Website: https://www.unitedrentals.com
Number of Employees
- United Rentals, Inc.
- 100 First Stamford Place
- Suite 700
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|URI||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1997|
|UR3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1997|
|0LIY||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Dec 1997|
|UR3||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Dec 1997|
|URI *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Dec 1997|
|U1RI34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 SHS UNSPON||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench, Power and Fluid Solutions. The General Rentals segment rents general construction and industrial equipment, including backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts, earthmoving equipment, and material handling equipment; aerial work platforms, such as boom lifts and scissor lifts; and general tools and light equipment comprising pressure washers, water pumps, and power tools. It serves construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. The Trench, Power and Fluid Solutions segment rents specialty construction products that include trench safety equipment, which comprise trench shields, aluminum hydraulic shoring systems, slide rails, crossing plates, construction lasers, and line testing equipment for underground work; and power, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment, including portable diesel generators, electrical distribution equipment, and temperature control equipment. It is also involved in the rental of fluid solutions equipment primarily used for fluid containment, transfer, and treatment. This segment serves construction companies involved in infrastructure projects, and municipalities and industrial companies. The company also sells aerial lifts, reach forklifts, telehandlers, compressors, and generators; construction consumables, tools, small equipment, and safety supplies; and parts for equipment that is owned by its customers, as well as provides repair and maintenance services. It sells its used equipment through its sales force, brokers, and Website, as well as at auctions and directly to manufacturers. As of January 29, 2020, the company operated a network of 1,164 rental locations in North America and 11 in Europe. United Rentals, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/31 00:51|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/30 00:00|
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