United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), Stamford, CT, reported second quarter sales of $1.4 billion, down 0.6 percent over the same period a year ago. Rental revenue was $1.2 billion, down 1.3 percent year-over-year. Profit increased 55.8 percent to $134 million.
For the first six months, sales were $2.7 billion, down 0.5 percent year-over-year. Rental revenue decreased 1 percent to $2.3 billion. Profit grew 12.4 percent to $226 million.