Reviewing Herc Holdings Inc. (HRI)’s and Its Peers results

As Rental & Leasing Services company, Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI) is competing with its peers based on the profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Herc Holdings Inc. has 97.1% of its shares owned by institutional investors versus an average of 53.67% institutional ownership for its peers. On other hand Herc Holdings Inc. has 0.5% of its shares owned by company insiders versus an average of 16.50% insiders ownership for its peers.


On first table we have Herc Holdings Inc. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Herc Holdings Inc. 13.03% 48.60% 6.80%
Industry Average 11.62% 26.87% 5.36%

Earnings & Valuation

In next table we are comparing Herc Holdings Inc. and its peers’ net profit, top-line revenue and valuation.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Herc Holdings Inc. 250.10M 1.92B 46.68
Industry Average 155.11M 1.33B 15.87

Herc Holdings Inc. has higher revenue and P/E Ratio than its peers. The business has a higher P/E ratio which is currently more expensive in compare to its peers.

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 shows summary of recent ratings for Herc Holdings Inc. and its peers.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Herc Holdings Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Industry Average 1.00 1.22 2.27 2.41

The peers have a potential upside of 0.74%.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Herc Holdings Inc. and its peers.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Herc Holdings Inc. -17.69% -14.55% -42.01% -49.52% -52.04% -53.11%
Industry Average 9.26% 1.98% 3.41% 11.67% 23.60% 29.23%

For the past year Herc Holdings Inc. had bearish trend while Herc Holdings Inc.’s peers had bullish trend.


Herc Holdings Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.1 and a Quick Ratio of 1.1. Competitively, Herc Holdings Inc.’s peers Current Ratio is 1.42 and has 1.40 Quick Ratio. Herc Holdings Inc.’s rivals have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Herc Holdings Inc.


Herc Holdings Inc. does not pay a dividend.


Herc Holdings Inc.’s rivals beat on 4 of the 6 factors Herc Holdings Inc.

Herc Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental supplier. It rents aerial, earthmoving, material handling, trucks and trailers, air compressors, compaction, and lighting equipment, as well as generators, and safety supplies and expendables; and provides ProSolutions, an industry specific solution based service that supports specialty equipment, such as pumping solutions, power generation, climate control, remediation, and studio and production equipment. The company also sells used equipment and contractor supplies, such as construction consumables, tools, small equipment, and safety supplies; provides repair, maintenance, and equipment management services, as well as offers ancillary services, such as equipment transport, rental protection, cleaning, refueling, and labor. It serves commercial and residential construction, industrial and manufacturing, civil infrastructure, automotive, government and municipalities, energy, remediation, emergency response, facilities, entertainment, and agriculture markets, as well as refineries and petrochemicals through its sales team, as well as through trade shows and Internet. As of December 31, 2016, it operated approximately 270 locations in the United States, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Herc Holdings Inc. is based in Bonita Springs, Florida.