United Rentals Inc.

United Rentals' Q3 Report Shows 19% Increase in Rental Revenue, Rates Up 7.5%

Greenwich, CT - United Rentals Inc. has announced financial results for the third quarter 2011. Total revenue was $713 million and rental revenue was $604 million, compared with $605 million and $507 million, respectively, for the same period last year.

On a GAAP basis, the company reported third quarter 2011 net income of $65 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, compared with $23 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Adjusted EPS for the quarter, which excludes the impact of special items, was $0.92 per diluted share, compared with $0.40 per diluted share for the same period last year.

Third Quarter 2011 Highlights

  • Rental revenue increased 19.1%, reflecting year-over-year increases of 7.5% in rental rates and 15.0% in the volume of equipment on rent. The company has updated its outlook for an increase in rental rates to about 6% for the full year.
  • Time utilization was 73.5%, an increase of 2.2 percentage points from the same period last year, and a record high for the company. The company has raised its outlook for a full-year increase in time utilization to approximately 3.0 percentage points year-over-year.
  • The company generated $42 million of proceeds from used equipment sales at a gross margin of
    35.7%, compared with $32 million of proceeds at a gross margin of 31.3% for the same period last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $282 million, an increase of $66 million compared with the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 39.6%, an increase of 3.9 percentage points compared with the same period last year, and a record for the company.

For the entire report, visit www.ur.com.

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