United Rentals

United Rentals offers equipment rental services for the construction industry. Read more

Matthew John Flannery's photo - President & CEO of United Rentals

President & CEO

Matthew John Flannery

CEO Approval Rating

68/100

Founded:

1997

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyNYSEURI

UNITED RENTALS TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

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Sunstate Equipment is a top competitor of United Rentals. Sunstate Equipment was founded in 1977, and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Sunstate Equipment is in the Rental Services industry. Sunstate Equipment generates $8.1B less revenue vs. United Rentals.

Ahern Rentals is seen as one of United Rentals's top competitors. Ahern Rentals is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was founded in 1953. Ahern Rentals is in the Construction Supplies & Fittings field. Ahern Rentals generates 8.10% the revenue of United Rentals.

Herc Rentals has been one of United Rentals's top competitors. Herc Rentals's headquarters is in Bonita Springs, Florida, and was founded in 1965. Like United Rentals, Herc Rentals also competes in the Industrial Machinery & Equipment field. Herc Rentals generates 21% of United Rentals's revenue.

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United Rentals Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$8.5B

United Rentals's revenue is the ranked 1st among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 1.2B. Over the last four quarters, United Rentals's revenue has grown by 592.6%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $2.1B; in Q4 2020, it was $3.9B; in Q3 2020, it was $2.2B; in Q2 2020, United Rentals's revenue was $297M.

United Rentals Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
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General Finance Corp

Apr 2021

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$996M
General Finance is a California-based company that provides mobile storage, liquid containment and modular space solutions for industries such as retail and transportation.
Franklin Equipment, LLC

Apr 2021

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undisclosed
Franklin Equipment is an Ohio-based equipment rental company that provides rental equipment such as pumps, pressure washers, drain cleaners and lifts for businesses.

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Rental Operations, Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co.

Feb 2019

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undisclosed
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WesternOne Sales & Rentals LP

Oct 2018

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$91.8M
WesternOne is a provider of aerial lift, film production, power generation, fuel delivery and worksite monitoring equipment rental services for businesses.
BlueLine Rental, LLC

Sep 2018

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$2.1B
BlueLine Rental is an online platform that provides heavy industrial and construction equipment for rent.

These are all the companies that United Rentals has acquired. United Rentals has acquired 22 companies and its latest acquisition was General Finance Corp in Apr 2021. General Finance is a California-based company that provides mobile storage, liquid containment and modular space solutions for industries such as retail and transportation.

United Rentals Funding History

Since United Rentals was founded in 1997, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total United Rentals has raised $94.5M. United Rentals' funding round was on Dec 1997 for a total of $94.5M

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Dec 1997
$94.5M
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Since United Rentals was founded in 1997, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total United Rentals has raised $94.5M. United Rentals' funding round was on Dec 1997 for a total of $94.5M

United Rentals Investments

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Serious Labs designs and develops Virtual Reality simulators for the game-based workforce training in construction, energy and defense sectors.
$5M
Aug 13, 2017
Series A
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These are all the companies that United Rentals has invested in. United Rentals has invested 22 companies and its latest investment was General Finance Corp in Apr 2021. General Finance is a California-based company that provides mobile storage, liquid containment and modular space solutions for industries such as retail and transportation.

United Rentals News

April 29, 2021KHL

United raises guidance as recovery continues

United Rentals said its first quarter results reflected a "strong start" to the year as its end marke... See more »
April 29, 2021Rental Equipment Register

United Rentals' Total Revenue Drops 3.2 Percent in First Quarter

United Rentals reported total revenues of $2,057 million in the first quarter of 2021 compared to $2,... See more »
April 27, 2021MarketScreener

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Announces That Tender Offer to Acquire GFN Has Commenced and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

(marketscreener.com) NEW YORK, April 27, 2021 -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized... See more »
April 20, 2021Global Legal Chronicle

United Rentals' $996 Million Acquisition of General Finance

Morrison & Foerster LLP advised General Finance Corporation on the deal. United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: ... See more »
April 16, 2021Equipment Finance Advisor

United Rentals to Acquire General Finance in $1B Deal

United Rentals, Inc. and General Finance Corporation announced their entry into a definitive agreemen... See more »
April 16, 2021KHL

United Rentals moves into portable accommodation and storage

Acquisition of General Finance Corp adds storage and accommodation businesses in US, Canada, Australi... See more »
April 15, 2021Equipment Finance Advisor

United Rentals Acquires Franklin Equipment

United Rentals, Inc. announced it has acquired Franklin Equipment, LLC, a regional provider of equipm... See more »

United Rentals Blogs

July 12, 2017United Rentals Blog

6 Unique Structures Made with Unusual Building Materials

Sure, the price of lumber could increase due to a tariff recently imposed on Canadian softwood lumber... See more »
July 12, 2017United Rentals Blog

10 Ways to Make Buildings Safer - for Birds

Cats are number one threat to birds in the wild. Can you guess the number two threat?It's buildings.E... See more »
July 8, 2017United Rentals Blog

Tips for Instituting a Site-Specific Safety Plan

Construction is always dangerous, but each project is dangerous in a different way. That's why creati... See more »
July 6, 2017United Rentals Blog

The Rise of the Smart Campus

First there were smart homes and smart cities (not to mention smart construction equipment). Now coll... See more »
July 6, 2017United Rentals Blog

Essential Trench Safety Tips

In 2016, 23 construction workers died while working in trenches. Although numerous safety standards, ... See more »
June 30, 2017United Rentals Blog

A New Approach to Recruiting: Construction Summer Camp for Girls

If the phrase "summer camp" evokes visions of horseback riding, campfire singalongs and days spent sw... See more »
June 30, 2017United Rentals Blog

Living Alone, Together: Cohousing Communities on the Rise

Humans are social beings. While we value our personal space, many American adults, especially those o... See more »

United Rentals Press Releases

October 22, 2020Business Wire

United Rentals Announces New Environmental Stewardship Goal with Release of Corporate Responsibility Report

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment ren... See more »
April 20, 2020Business Wire

United Rentals to Host its Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Virtual Format

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) ("URI") today announced that, due ... See more »
January 29, 2020Business Wire

United Rentals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced financial results ... See more »
September 3, 2019Business Wire

United Rentals to Present at the Morgan Stanley Seventh Annual Laguna Conference

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that it will parti... See more »
May 3, 2019Endurance Sportswire

United Rentals and DelMoSports Renew Partnership to Support the US Military

Cape May, NJ - DelMoSports and United Rentals have partnered up again in 2019 to provide active milit... See more »
April 4, 2019StreetInsider

United Rentals, Inc. First Quarter 2019 Conference Call and Audio Webcast Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. (ET)

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) will hold its first quarter 2019 conference call with Michael Kneela... See more »
March 14, 2019Business Wire

United Rentals to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industrials Conference 2019

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that it will parti... See more »

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United Rentals Headquarters

100 First Stamford Place Suite 700

Stamford, Connecticut06902

203-622-3131

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United Rentals Summary

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Overview

United Rentals offers equipment rental services for the construction industry. United Rentals was founded in 1997. United Rentals' headquarters is located in Stamford, Connecticut, USA 06902. It has raised 94.5M in 1 round. The latest round was in Dec...

CEO

United Rentals's President & CEO, Matthew John Flannery, currently has an approval rating of 68%. United Rentals's primary competitors are Sunstate Equipment, Ahern Rentals & Herc Rentals.

Frequently Asked Questions about United Rentals

  1. When was United Rentals founded?

    United Rentals was founded in 1997
  2. Who is United Rentals's CEO?

    United Rentals's CEO is Matthew John Flannery
  3. How much revenue does United Rentals generate?

    United Rentals generates $8.5B in revenue
  4. How much funding does United Rentals have?

    United Rentals has historically raised $94.5M in funding
  5. Where is United Rentals's headquarters?

    United Rentals's headquarters is in Stamford Connecticut, USA
  1. How many employees does United Rentals have?

    United Rentals has 19,100 employees
  2. What sector does United Rentals operate in?

    United Rentals is in Industrial Machinery & Equipment
  3. Who are United Rentals's competitors?

    United Rentals's top competitors are Sunstate Equipment, Ahern Rentals, Herc Rentals
  4. Who has United Rentals invested in?

    United Rentals's has invested in companies such as Serious Labs