This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

H&E Equipment Services Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Results

Stocks in this article: HEES

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEES) today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.

FOURTH QUARTER 2013 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Revenues increased 3.8% to $259.6 million versus $250.1 million a year ago.
  • Net income was $14.6 million in the fourth quarter compared to $10.7 million a year ago, an increase of $3.9 million, or 36.4% from a year ago.
  • EBITDA increased 17.5% to $70.9 million from $60.4 million, yielding a margin of 27.3% compared to 24.1% of revenues a year ago.
  • Rental revenues increased 12.0%, or $9.7 million, to $90.4 million due to a larger fleet and improved rates compared to a year ago. Demand remained strong during the fourth quarter.
  • Used equipment sales increased 28.9% to $38.0 million from $29.5 million a year ago.
  • Gross margin was 31.5% as compared to 29.4% a year ago. Rental gross margin increased to 48.9% compared to 48.1% a year ago and combined parts and services gross margin improved to 42.6% versus 39.2% a year ago.
  • Average time utilization (based on original equipment cost) was 71.9% compared to 71.8% a year ago and 72.3% in the third quarter of 2013. Average time utilization (based on units available for rent) was 66.0% compared to 66.6% last year and last quarter.
  • Average rental rates increased 5.6% compared to a year ago and improved 0.4% compared to the third quarter of this year.
  • Dollar utilization was 36.2% compared to 36.4% a year ago.
  • Average rental fleet age at December 31, 2013 was 34.9 months, down from 38.0 months at the end of the last year and approximately ten months younger than the current industry average age of 45 months.

“Our fourth quarter performance demonstrated across the board strength and momentum that has continued in our business,” said John Engquist, H&E Equipment Services’ chief executive officer. “Demand for rental equipment was strong in the fourth quarter, driving higher consolidated margins and strong utilization even while operating a significantly larger fleet. Our combined distribution business remained solid as well, despite a lower level of year-end buying of certain new cranes from a year ago, which we believe was the result of reduced year-end tax incentives. We see our continued focus on leveraging the increasing demand in our end user markets and our operational efficiency reflected in our financial results for the quarter, with income from operations and EBITDA increasing 18.6% and 17.5%, respectively, against the prior year quarter.”

1 of 7

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,672.60 -141.38 -0.79%
S&P 500 2,051.82 -11.33 -0.55%
NASDAQ 4,757.8790 +7.4820 0.16%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs