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Total Revenue Jumps 28.3 Percent in Second Quarter for United Rentals

July 26, 2023
Equipment rental revenue was $2.981 billion compared to $2.462 billion a year ago, a 21.1-percent increase.

United Rentals posted $3.554 billion in total revenues in the second quarter of 2023, compared to $2.771 billion in the second quarter of 2022, a 28.3-percent increase. Equipment rental revenue was $2.981 billion compared to $2.462 billion a year ago, a 21.1-percent increase. Sales of used rental equipment more than doubled to $382 million compared to $164 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales of new equipment also increased significantly, nearly doubling from $38 million in Q222 to $70 million in the recently concluded quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA was $1.695 billion, at a margin of 47.7 percent, a 29.3-percent year-over-year EBITDA hike. On a pro forma basis, including the pre-acquisition results of Ahern Rentals in last year’s second quarter, adjusted EBITDA margin jumped 130 basis points.

The increase of rental revenue reflected broad-based strength of demand across the company’s end markets and the impact of the Ahern Rentals acquisition. The used equipment sales increase primarily reflected the normalization of volumes and the impact of the Ahern Rentals acquisition.

Net income for the quarter increased 19.9 percent year over year to a second quarter record of $591 million, while net income margin decreased 120 basis points to 16.6 percent. On a pro forma basis, including the pre-acquisition results of Ahern Rentals, second quarter net income margin was flat year over year.

Strong quarter for general rental

The general rentals segment rental revenue increased 22.5 percent year over year, including the impact of the Ahern Rentals acquisition, to a second quarter record of $2.189 billion. Specialty rentals segment rental revenue increased 17.3 percent year over year to a second quarter record of $792 million.

“I’m pleased to share that our record second quarter results were supported by strong customer activity across our business,” said United Rentals CEO Matthew Flannery. “The integration of Ahern is on track, while our team’s outstanding execution drove solid margin expansion both sequentially and year over year. Looking at the balance of 2023, we remain encouraged by the momentum we are carrying into the busiest part of our season as well as our customers’ continued optimism.

“The increases to our full-year guidance speak to the strength of the current environment. As we look ahead, we continue to focus on ensuring that we are best positioned to serve our customers as they capitalize on the multi-year tailwinds we see across infrastructure, manufacturing, and energy and power. We remain confident in our stability to leverage these opportunities to deliver profitable growth, strong cash flow, and attractive returns for our shareholders.”

 For the first six months of 2023, total revenues were $6.839 billion, compared to $5.295 billion for the first six months of 2022, a 29.2-percent leap. Equipment rental revenue for the first six months of 2023 totaled $5.721 billion compared to $4.637 billion in first six months of 2022, a 23.4-percent leap. Sales of used rental equipment also more than doubled from $375 million for the first six months of 2022 to $770 million for the first six months of 2023.

United Rentals, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., continues to be No. 1 on the RER 100.