In its third-quarter financial report, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. announced total worldwide equipment rental revenues were $401 million for the third quarter of 2015, a decrease of 3% compared with the prior-year period. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, revenue increased $2 million, or 1%.
Worldwide revenues for the third quarter were favorably impacted by a 3% increase in worldwide equipment rental volumes. The increase in volume was driven by new account growth, which is predominantly derived from small local contractors and specialty segments as HERC diversifies its business. Pricing for the third quarter was flat year-over-year.
Worldwide revenues were negatively affected by continuing weak performance in stores serving upstream oil and gas markets during the quarter. In North America, for example, revenue in these upstream oil and gas markets year-over-year on a constant currency basis decreased 26%, while non-oil and gas markets revenue increased 14%. In response to the continued weakness in oil and gas markets, HERC reduced its equipment fleet in this segment by 16% in the third quarter year-over-year.
Worldwide equipment rental adjusted pre-tax income for the third quarter of 2015 was $54 million, a decrease from $79 million in the prior year period. Adjusted Corporate EBITDA for the Worldwide Equipment Rental segment for the third quarter of 2015 was $164 million versus $178 million in the third quarter of 2014.