United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI), Stamford, CT, reported second quarter sales of $1.6 billion, up 12.4 percent over the same period a year ago. Rental revenue was $1.4 billion, up 13.6 percent year-over-year. Profit increased 5.2 percent to $141 million.
For the first six months, sales were $3 billion, up 8.1 percent year-over-year. Rental revenue increased 9.1 percent to $2.5 billion. Profit grew 10.6 percent to $250 million.