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 Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Office Services & Supplies
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ESND
  • CUSIP: 91300410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $604.11 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 37,499,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $15.78
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.16
  • 52 Week Range: $13.81 - $32.64
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.39
  • P/E Growth: -4.26
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.29 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.11
  • Book Value: $15.75 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.02
  • Annual Dividend: $0.56
  • Dividend Yield: 3.5%
  • EBIDTA: $159.07 million
  • Net Margins: -0.55%
  • Return on Equity: 11.74%
  • Return on Assets: 3.84%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.79%
  • Current Ratio: 2.28%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.12%
  • Average Volume: 345,489 shs.
  • Beta: 1.34
  • Short Ratio: 3.61

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 24th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.14 per share on Friday, April 14th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th. View Essendant's Dividend History.

How were Essendant's earnings last quarter?

Essendant Inc (NASDAQ:ESND) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.05. The company earned $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.32 billion. Essendant had a positive return on equity of 11.74% and a negative net margin of 0.55%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 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 Tuesday, July, 18th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Essendant.

What guidance has Essendant issued on next quarter's earnings?

Essendant updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Monday, February, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of -$0.02 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.25.

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

2 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Essendant's stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Essendant's share price to reach $16.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Essendant.

Who are some of Essendant's key competitors?

Who owns Essendant stock?

Essendant's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (11.91%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.27%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (9.16%), Wellington Management Group LLP (8.54%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.45%) and State Street Corp (2.68%). 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, Wellington Management Group LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., United Services Automobile Association, LSV Asset Management, Menta Capital LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Essendant stock in the last year include Carole W Tomko, Eric A Blanchard, Harry Dochelli and Timothy P Connolly. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essendant.

Who bought Essendant stock? Who is buying Essendant stock?

Essendant's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pzena Investment Management LLC, First Manhattan Co., Vanguard Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, State Street Corp, Geode Capital Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Schwab Charles Investment Management 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.

How much does a share of Essendant stock cost?

One share of Essendant stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.11.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $16.50 (2.42% 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 5/24/2015 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
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)
Most Recent Dividend:4/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.56
Dividend Yield:3.48%
Payout Ratio:-68.29% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
41.18% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
36.13% (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: 94.15%
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 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 logoZacks: Essendant Inc (ESND) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - May 5 at 9:46 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 logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Essendant Inc Lowered by Analyst (ESND) - May 1 at 9:04 AM logoEssendant (ESND) Getting Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 30 at 12:47 PM logoEssendant, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ESND-US : April 28, 2017 - April 29 at 9:53 AM logoEssendant, Inc. :ESND-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : April 28, 2017 - April 28 at 6:07 PM logoEssendant (ESND) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.30 - April 27 at 11:02 PM logoEdited Transcript of ESND earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 12:30pm GMT - April 27 at 10:41 PM logoEssendant Inc (ESND) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.05 EPS - April 26 at 11:27 PM logoETFs with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : April 26, 2017 - April 26 at 10:38 PM logoEssendant Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - April 26 at 10:38 PM logoEssendant Inc (ESND) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.05 EPS - April 26 at 10:26 PM logoEssendant reports 1Q loss - April 26 at 7:10 PM logoEssendant (ESND) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds - April 24 at 10:44 AM logoEssendant (ESND) Getting Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 21 at 12:57 PM logoEssendant Inc (ESND) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.32 Billion - April 20 at 1:50 PM logoZacks: Essendant Inc (ESND) Given $15.00 Average Price Target by Analysts - April 20 at 11:16 AM logo$0.20 EPS Expected for Essendant Inc (ESND) This Quarter - April 18 at 11:36 AM logoETFs with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 4:59 PM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Herman Miller's Sales and EPS Declined - April 7 at 9:39 AM logo Essendant Inc (ESND) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 5 at 9:31 AM logoEssendant Inc (ESND) Short Interest Down 7.7% in March - April 4 at 6:51 PM logoEssendant To Report First Quarter 2017 Results - April 3 at 7:06 PM logoEssendant About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (ESND) - March 9 at 5:34 PM logo20 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Tuesday - Benzinga - March 2 at 8:25 AM logoEdited Transcript of ESND earnings conference call or presentation 28-Feb-17 1:30pm GMT - March 1 at 12:39 PM logoEssendant's (ESND) CEO Robert Aiken on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 28 at 5:14 PM logoEssendant downgraded by Sidoti - February 28 at 5:14 PM logoQ4 2016 Essendant Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - February 27 at 7:24 PM logoEssendant Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2016 Results - February 27 at 7:24 PM logoESSENDANT INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits - February 27 at 7:24 PM logoEssendant's Board Declares Regular Dividend - February 23 at 5:03 PM logoEssendant To Report Fourth Quarter And Year End 2016 Results - January 9 at 5:50 PM logoESSENDANT INC Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial Statemen - December 16 at 5:34 PM logoBiggest Movers in Wholesale Trade Stocks Now - ESND MCK ABC CAH - - December 8 at 1:29 AM



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