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Summary: H&E Equipment Services Inc. Feb 13 Product Image

Summary: H&E Equipment Services Inc. Feb 13

  • Published: February 2013
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
The ratings on Baton Rouge, La.-based H&E Equipment Services Inc. reflect the company's "weak" business risk profile as a participant in the cyclical, highly competitive, and fragmented equipment rental sector. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects H&E to continue to benefit from positive trends in the equipment rental industry and reduce leverage to approach 3x total debt to EBITDA by the end of 2013 from the current level of about 4x. Our forecast assumes the following: Real nonresidential construction grows about 7% in 2013, slowing slightly from our forecast of 9% in 2012; The price of oil remains at a level at which energy-related activity remains stable; Contractors tend to rent versus buy equipment because of market uncertainty; EBITDA margins...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- H&E Equipment Services Inc.

Action: Review

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