Essendant Company Profile (NASDAQ:ESND)

About Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)

Essendant logoEssendant Inc. (Essendant) is a wholesale distributor of workplace items. The Company's product portfolio includes Janitorial, Foodservice and Breakroom Supplies (JanSan), Technology Products, Traditional Office Products, Industrial Supplies, Cut Sheet Paper Products, Automotive Products and Office Furniture. It operates principally within the United States, with additional operations in Canada and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided access to over 22,000 items in these lines: janitorial supplies (cleaners and cleaning accessories), breakroom items (food and beverage products), foodservice consumables (such as disposable cups, plates and utensils), safety and security items, and paper and packaging supplies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided access to approximately 11,000 items, including imaging supplies, data storage, digital cameras, computer accessories and computer hardware items, such as printers and other peripherals.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Business Support Supplies
  • Sub-Industry: Office Services & Supplies
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ESND
  • CUSIP: 91300410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $470.99 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 37,529,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $11.88
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $14.37
  • 52 Week Range: $11.26 - $22.52
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.97
  • P/E Growth: -1.59
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.19 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.09
  • Book Value: $15.85 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.78
  • Annual Dividend: $0.56
  • Dividend Yield: 4.5%
  • EBIDTA: $147.5 million
  • Net Margins: -2.87%
  • Return on Equity: 5.75%
  • Return on Assets: 1.93%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.85%
  • Current Ratio: 2.17%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.03%
  • Average Volume: 304,938 shs.
  • Beta: 1.17
  • Short Ratio: 5.61

Frequently Asked Questions for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)

What is Essendant's stock symbol?

Essendant trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ESND."

How often does Essendant pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Essendant?

Essendant declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share on Friday, January 12th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. View Essendant's Dividend History.

How were Essendant's earnings last quarter?

Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ:ESND) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. Essendant had a negative net margin of 2.87% and a positive return on equity of 5.75%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.55 earnings per share. View Essendant's Earnings History.

When will Essendant make its next earnings announcement?

Essendant is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Essendant.

Where is Essendant's stock going? Where will Essendant's stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Essendant's stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Essendant's stock price to reach $16.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Essendant.

Who are some of Essendant's key competitors?

Who are Essendant's key executives?

Essendant's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Richard D. Phillips, Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer
  • Janet Zelenka, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Harry A. Dochelli, President - Office and Facilities
  • Carole W. Tomko, Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Kirk Armstrong, Senior Vice President - Distribution Operations and Logistics
  • Keith J. Dougherty, Senior Vice President - Merchandising, Inventory and Pricing
  • Elizabeth H. Meloy, Senior Vice President - Strategy & Corporate Development
  • Charles K. Crovitz, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Jean S. Blackwell, Independent Director
  • Roy W. Haley, Independent Director

Who owns Essendant stock?

Essendant's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.57%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (9.31%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.19%), FMR LLC (7.03%), State Street Corp (2.79%) and Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (2.40%). Company insiders that own Essendant stock include Carole W Tomko, Earl C Shanks, Eric A Blanchard, Harry Dochelli and Timothy P Connolly. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Essendant.

Who sold Essendant stock? Who is selling Essendant stock?

Essendant's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Comerica Bank, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, First Mercantile Trust Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have sold Essendant stock in the last year include Carole W Tomko, Eric A Blanchard and Harry Dochelli. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essendant.

Who bought Essendant stock? Who is buying Essendant stock?

Essendant's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA, Prudential Financial Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essendant.

How do I buy Essendant stock?

Shares of Essendant can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Essendant's stock price today?

One share of Essendant stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.40.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Essendant (NASDAQ ESND)
Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  47 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  140 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  187
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $16.50 (33.06% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/1/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$18.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
2/28/2017SidotiDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$18.00N/AView Rating Details
4/1/2016KeyCorpUpgradeSector Weight -> Overweight$40.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Earnings by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Earnings History by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ ESND)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2017$0.43N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.37$0.28$1.31 billion$1.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2017Q1 2017$0.20$0.25$1.32 billion$1.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2017Q416$0.28($0.02)$1.27 billion$1.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$0.67$0.57$1.41 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$0.83$0.55$1.36 billion$1.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2016Q116$0.46$0.45$1.31 billion$1.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2016Q415$0.86$0.81$1.31 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2015Q315$1.02$1.00$1.45 billion$1.39 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.79$0.82$1.38 billion$1.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2015Q115$0.53$0.52$1.35 billion$1.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2015Q414$0.80$0.88$1.29 billion$1.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.99$0.98$1.34 billion$1.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$0.85$0.85$1.28 billion$1.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$0.61$0.55$1.23 billion$1.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.81$0.85$1.25 billion$1.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.99$1.01$1.33 billion$1.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2013Q2 2013$0.77$0.86$1.30 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2013Q1 2013$0.56$0.56$1.31 billion$1.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.70$0.81$1.24 billion$1.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$0.86$0.91ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2012$0.63$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$0.43$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2012$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2011$0.75$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2011$0.62$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.95$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2011$1.07$1.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.29
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.20$0.21$0.21
Q2 20172$0.29$0.35$0.32
Q3 20172$0.37$0.46$0.42
Q4 20172$0.34$0.36$0.35
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Next Dividend:1/12/2018
Annual Dividend:$0.56
Dividend Yield:4.52%
Payout Ratio:-13.73% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
51.38% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
49.56% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)

Dividend History by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ ESND)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 94.09%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/2/2017Harry DochelliInsiderSell4,755$16.94$80,549.70View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Eric A BlanchardSVPSell3,900$22.07$86,073.00View SEC Filing  
12/20/2016Eric A BlanchardSVPSell100$21.99$2,199.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2016Eric A BlanchardSVPSell3,900$20.02$78,078.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2016Eric A BlanchardSVPSell100$19.99$1,999.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Eric A BlanchardSVPSell8,000$19.57$156,560.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2016Carole W TomkoSVPSell3,400$15.41$52,394.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Timothy P ConnollyCOOSell5,765$19.24$110,918.60View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016Timothy P ConnollyCOOSell5,000$31.62$158,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016Eric A BlanchardSVPSell4,000$34.51$138,040.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2016Eric A BlanchardSVPSell4,000$34.03$136,120.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Eric A BlanchardSVPSell12,530$33.02$413,740.60View SEC Filing  
3/30/2016Eric A BlanchardSVPSell4,000$32.00$128,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Earl C ShanksCFOBuy5,000$26.68$133,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Timothy P ConnollyCOOSell3,500$36.00$126,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Timothy P ConnollyInsiderSell7,000$40.19$281,330.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Robert Blaine Aiken JrDirectorBuy2,500$40.15$100,375.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Timothy P ConnollyInsiderSell2,000$40.00$80,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2014Eric A BlanchardSVPSell2,009$43.25$86,889.25View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Eric A BlanchardSVPSell1,941$42.99$83,443.59View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014Paul J BarrettCOOSell4,793$40.07$192,055.51View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Larry D DavisInsiderSell1,051$40.81$42,891.31View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Larry D DavisInsiderSell6,200$41.20$255,440.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Timothy P ConnollyInsiderSell3,736$41.31$154,334.16View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Todd SheltonCFOSell3,000$42.55$127,650.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Robert Blaine Aiken, Jr.DirectorSell5,000$42.01$210,050.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2013Kenneth NickelCAOSell1,277$45.74$58,409.98View SEC Filing  
12/5/2013Charles CrovitzDirectorSell9,658$44.10$425,917.80View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Timothy ConnollyInsiderSell3,000$43.11$129,330.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Kenneth M NickelCAOSell1,193$44.61$53,219.73View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Paul Cody PhippsCEOSell76,625$44.45$3,405,981.25View SEC Filing  
9/20/2013Eric BlanchardSVPSell1,445$42.28$61,094.60View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Eric BlanchardSVPSell1,361$41.99$57,148.39View SEC Filing  
9/6/2013Fareed A KhanCFOSell2,983$40.33$120,304.39View SEC Filing  
9/6/2013Paul J BarrettInsiderSell4,674$40.74$190,418.76View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Todd SheltonCFOSell3,000$35.90$107,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Fareed KhanCFOSell2,990$41.82$125,041.80View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013Kenneth NickelCAOSell4,045$43.85$177,373.25View SEC Filing  
8/7/2013Paul Cody PhippsCEOSell30,000$42.21$1,266,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013S David BentVPSell13,107$42.35$555,081.45View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Roy W HaleyDirectorSell21,000$41.22$865,620.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2013Eric A BlanchardSVPSell2,538$41.20$104,565.60View SEC Filing  
7/26/2013Paul Cody PhippsCEOSell32,305$41.01$1,324,828.05View SEC Filing  
7/26/2013S David BentVPSell24,800$41.03$1,017,544.00View SEC Filing  
7/24/2013Kenneth M NickelCAOSell5,966$42.37$252,779.42View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Barbara KennedyVPSell6,558$40.49$265,533.42View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Kenneth M NickelCAOSell7,774$39.41$306,373.34View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Paul Cody PhippsCEOSell36,000$40.49$1,457,640.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Todd A SheltonInsiderSell5,000$39.91$199,550.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2013Kenneth M NickelCAOSell4,846$38.90$188,509.40View SEC Filing  
3/6/2013Kenneth M NickelCAOSell21,230$37.51$796,337.30View SEC Filing  
2/27/2013Eric A BlanchardSVPSell4,099$36.47$149,490.53View SEC Filing  
9/4/2012Benson P ShapiroDirectorSell2,750$24.15$66,412.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Latest Headlines for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
DateHeadline logoHead to Head Comparison: Essendant (ESND) and Intersections (INTX) - September 19 at 2:30 PM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.14 - September 19 at 8:02 AM logoEssendant, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ESND-US : September 18, 2017 - September 18 at 11:13 PM logoAcco Brands Corporation (ACCO) vs. Essendant (ESND) Head to Head Analysis - September 12 at 4:40 AM logoHead to Head Comparison: Essendant (ESND) versus Acco Brands Corporation (ACCO) - September 7 at 2:20 PM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Upgraded to "Buy" by ValuEngine - September 3 at 2:04 PM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 1 at 10:34 PM logoETFs with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : August 22, 2017 - August 22 at 6:56 PM logoContrasting Acco Brands Corporation (ACCO) & Essendant (ESND) - August 17 at 12:20 PM logoBidaskClub Downgrades Essendant Inc. (ESND) to Strong Sell - August 12 at 3:34 PM logoETFs with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : August 11, 2017 - August 11 at 6:51 PM logoHead-To-Head Contrast: Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) and Knoll (KNL) - August 1 at 10:28 PM logoEssendant Inc. (NASDAQ:ESND) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Strong Sell - August 1 at 5:56 PM logoEssendant Inc. (NASDAQ:ESND) Stock Rating Lowered by TheStreet - July 29 at 9:55 AM logoEssendant, Inc. :ESND-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 28, 2017 - July 28 at 8:28 PM logoEdited Transcript of ESND earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 12:30pm GMT - July 27 at 11:59 PM logoInvestor Network: Essendant Inc. to Host Earnings Call - July 27 at 6:56 PM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.09 EPS - July 26 at 9:15 PM logoEssendant Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - July 26 at 7:00 PM logoEssendant posts 2Q profit - July 26 at 7:00 PM logo$0.35 Earnings Per Share Expected for Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ:ESND) This Quarter - July 25 at 12:26 AM logoEssendant Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.14 (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 13 at 4:14 PM logoZacks: Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ:ESND) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - July 10 at 2:20 PM logo Analysts Expect Essendant Inc. (ESND) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.30 Billion - June 30 at 11:56 AM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.35 Per Share - June 28 at 8:16 PM logoEssendant To Report Second Quarter 2017 Results - June 27 at 11:44 PM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - June 27 at 5:50 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Set $15.00 Target Price for Essendant Inc. (ESND) - June 23 at 8:38 AM logoUnexpected Weather Delays Lead Essendant to Cancel Jefferies Consumer Conference Presentation - June 20 at 10:46 PM logoEssendant, Inc. : ESND-US: Dividend Analysis : June 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 7:07 PM logoETFs with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 7:07 PM logoEssendant, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ESND) : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 7:07 PM logoEssendant, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ESND-US : June 14, 2017 - June 14 at 6:14 PM logoBUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE- Bank stocks, Cheesecake Factory, Tesla - June 13 at 4:46 PM logoEssendant (ESND) Appoints Richard Phillips as Interim President & CEO - June 13 at 4:45 PM logoEssendant Names Richard D. Phillips Interim President And Chief Executive Officer - June 13 at 11:57 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Set $15.00 Target Price for Essendant Inc (ESND) - June 8 at 8:10 AM logoEssendant to Present at Jefferies 2017 Global Consumer Conference - June 7 at 4:29 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Essendant Inc (ESND) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.30 Billion - June 4 at 7:54 AM logoEssendant Inc (ESND) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.35 Per Share - June 2 at 6:24 PM logoEssendant Inc (ESND) Announces $0.14 Quarterly Dividend - May 25 at 6:25 PM logoZacks: Essendant Inc (ESND) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - May 24 at 4:28 PM logoIncreased Earnings Estimates Seen for Essendant (ESND): Can It Move Higher? - May 11 at 5:40 PM logoETFs with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 4:58 PM logo$0.35 EPS Expected for Essendant Inc (ESND) This Quarter - May 9 at 8:22 AM logoEssendant (ESND) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - May 4 at 1:21 AM logoCan The Uptrend Continue for Essendant (ESND)? - May 3 at 2:35 PM logoEssendant Inc (ESND) Lifted to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research - May 3 at 1:01 AM logoInsider Selling: Essendant Inc (ESND) Insider Sells 4,755 Shares of Stock - May 2 at 10:18 PM logoEssendant Inc to Post FY2021 Earnings of $1.77 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (ESND) - May 1 at 3:22 PM



Essendant (ESND) Chart for Tuesday, September, 19, 2017

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