Herc Holdings Inc (HRI): Billionaire Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors Reports 5.46% Stake

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On July 1, Herc Holding Inc (NYSE:HRI) completed its separation from Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) and began trading as an independent public company. According to a new 13D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, billionaire Mario Gabelli‘s GAMCO Investors and its affiliates hold 1.6 million common shares of Herc Holdings, which amass 5.64% of the company’s outstanding stock, with GAMCO itself owning 1.26 million shares, which account for 4.46% of the company’s outstanding stock. Prior to the separation, GAMCO held almost 7.00 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ), as disclosed in its 13F filing for the reporting period of June 30.

Herc Holdings is a holding company that mainly operates leasing and renting cars business, working through brands in four sectors: International Car Rental, U.S. Car Rental, Worldwide Equipment Rental, and All Other Operations. Since the company started trading at the beginning of July, its shares have lost 0.21%. In its first financial report since the separation, Herc Holdings (NYSE:HRI) reported a loss per share of $0.28, and a net loss of $8.00 million for the second quarter, compared to earnings per share of $0.35 and net income of $10.6 million attributed to it for the same quarter of the previous year.


Carl Icahn’s Icahn Capital reported owning 4.31 million shares of Herc Holdings (NYSE:HRI) as of June 30, equal to 15.24% of the company’s outstanding stock. Icahn Capital is the only other hedge fund in our database that has filed on the company thus far.

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Gabelli Funds 311,230 311,230 311,230 1.10%
GAMCO Asset Management Inc. I.D. No. 13-40445 1,178,176 1,261,901 1,261,901 4.46%
Gabelli Securities, Inc. I.D. No. 13-3379374 4,766 4,766 4,766 0.02%
Gabelli Foundation, Inc. I.D. No. 94 3,600 3,600 3,600 0.01%
MJG-IV Limited Partnership I.D. No. 13-31918 733 733 733 0.00%
GGCP, Inc. I.D. No. 13-3056041 799 799 799 0.00%
GAMCO Investors, Inc. I.D. No. 13-400786 276 276 276 0.00%
Associated Capital Group, Inc. I.D. No. 47-3965991 Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (SEE INSTRUCTIONS) (a) (b) 0.00%
Mario J. Gabelli 12,785 12,785 12,785 0.04%

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Page 1 of 19 – SEC Filing

Washington, D.C. 20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Herc Holdings Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, Par Value $0.01
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number)
David Goldman
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
One Corporate Center
Rye, New York 10580-1435
(914) 921-5000
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
______________________ August 1, 2016________________________
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box .
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