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United Rentals, Inc is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. United Rentals shares (URI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United Rentals employs 19,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, United Rentals's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$192.94, which is 21.52% up on its pre-crash value of USD$151.41 and 227.85% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$58.85.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of United Rentals shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$508.28 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,383.38.
|Latest market close||USD$192.94|
|52-week range||USD$58.85 - USD$203.57|
|50-day moving average||USD$181.0226|
|200-day moving average||USD$152.5862|
|Wall St. target price||USD$186.6|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$14.902|
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|1 week (2020-10-22)||4.07%|
|1 month (2020-09-29)||10.75%|
|3 months (2020-07-29)||18.06%|
|6 months (2020-04-29)||50.76%|
|1 year (2019-10-29)||40.79%|
|2 years (2018-10-29)||76.54%|
|3 years (2017-10-27)||32.21%|
|5 years (2015-10-29)||159.82%|
Valuing United Rentals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of United Rentals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
United Rentals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, United Rentals shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
United Rentals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5515. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into United Rentals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
United Rentals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a United Rentals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$3.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.04%|
|Return on equity TTM||30.17%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$13.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.4 million United Rentals shares held short by investors – that's known as United Rentals's "short interest". This figure is 8% down from 7.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting United Rentals shares can be evaluated.
United Rentals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of United Rentals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of United Rentals shares traded daily (recently around 788395.599022). United Rentals's SIR currently stands at 8.18. In other words for every 100,000 United Rentals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8180 shares are currently held short.
However United Rentals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of United Rentals shares, or, against the total number of tradable United Rentals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case United Rentals's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 United Rentals shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable United Rentals shares, roughly 102 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against United Rentals.
Find out more about how you can short United Rentals stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like United Rentals.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 20.81
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and United Rentals's overall score of 20.81 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 20th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like United Rentals is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 4.85/100
United Rentals's environmental score of 4.85 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that United Rentals is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 8.32/100
United Rentals's social score of 8.32 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that United Rentals is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.64/100
United Rentals's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that United Rentals is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. United Rentals scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that United Rentals has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||20.81|
|Total ESG percentile||19.86|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
We're not expecting United Rentals to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, United Rentals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.85 up to $203.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while United Rentals's is 2.3116. This would suggest that United Rentals's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
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.
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