United Rentals, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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									United Rentals, Inc.

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United Rentals, Inc.                                                            Financial Snapshot

                                                                                Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                      Five Greenwich Office Park, Greenwich,    The company reported revenues of US$2,237.00
Headquarters Address
                                      06831                                     million during 2010, with a CARC of -11.38% during
                                                                                2006–2010. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
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                                                                                5.13% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                                company recorded an operating margin of 8.81%, as
Fax                                   + 1 203 6226080                           against 4.83% in 2009.

Website                               www.ur.com
                                                                                Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         URI, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                   7,300

Fiscal Year End                       December

Revenue (in US$ million)              2,237.00




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                             Weaknesses                                Return on Equity

                                      Limited focus on international            The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
Diverse product offering
                                      operations                                0.00% for 2010, as compared to its peers, Aaron''s,
                                                                                Inc. (Ticker: AAN), H&E Equipment Services, Inc.
Large fleet base                      Poor top-line performance                 (Ticker: HEES) and RSC Holdings Inc. (Ticker: RRR),
                                                                                which recorded ROEs of 12.09%, -10.01% and -
National account program                                                        251.09% respectively. The company reported an
                                                                                operating margin of 8.81% in 2010.
Opportunities                         Threats
                                                                                Return on Equity
Increasing online opportunities       Environmental regulations

Positive outlook for equipment        Shrinking supply of skilled craft
manufacturers                         professionals

                                      Slow recovery of construction in the US




                                                                                Financial Leverage

                                                                                The company reported a debt to equity ratio of -
                                                                                146.45 in 2010, as compared to its peers, Aaron''s,
                                                                                Inc., H&E Equipment Services, Inc. and RSC
                                                                                Holdings Inc., which recorded debt to equity ratios of
                                                                                0.00, 0.99 and -55.51 respectively. In 2010, the
                                                                                company recorded a debt to capital ratio of 0.01, as
                                                                                compared to its peers, Aaron''s, Inc., H&E Equipment
                                                                                Services, Inc. and RSC Holdings Inc., which recorded
                                                                                debt to capital ratios of 0.00, 0.00 and 0.01
                                                                                respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1     Company Overview .................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2     Business Description ...............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3     Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1     Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ...........................................8
    2.2     Key Financial Performance Indicators ...................................................................................................................11
      2.2.1        Revenue and Operating Profit .......................................................................................................................11
      2.2.2        Asset, Liabilities and Capex ..........................................................................................................................12
      2.2.3        Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ............................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4        Valuation ........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3     Competitive Benchmarking ....................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.1        Efficiency .......................................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.2        Capital Expenditure .......................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.3        Turnover – Inventory and Asset ....................................................................................................................17
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 18
    3.1     M&A and Partnerships Strategy ............................................................................................................................18
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 19
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 20
    5.1     SWOT Analysis - Overview ...................................................................................................................................20
    5.2     Strengths ...............................................................................................................................................................20
    5.3     Weaknesses ..........................................................................................................................................................20
    5.4     Opportunities .........................................................................................................................................................21
    5.5     Threats ...................................................................................................................................................................21
6     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 22
7     History .................................................................................................................................................... 23
8     United Rentals, Inc. - Key Employees .........................................
								
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