Essendant Company Profile (NASDAQ:ESND)

About Essendant

Essendant logoEssendant Inc. (Essendant), formerly United Stationers Inc., is a wholesale distributor of workplace items. The Company stocks an assortment of over 180,000 products in categories, including janitorial and breakroom supplies, technology products, traditional office products, industrial supplies, office furniture, and automotive aftermarket tools and equipment. The Company has four operating segments: Business and Facility Essentials, ORS Industrial, CPO Commerce, Inc. (CPO) and Automotive. Business and Facility Essentials also included operations in Mexico conducted through a subsidiary, Azerty de Mexico. It offers private brand products within each of its product categories, which include Innovera technology products, Universal office products, Windsoft paper products, Boardwalk and UniSan janitorial and sanitation products, Alera office furniture and Anchor Brand and Best Welds welding, industrial, safety and oil field pipeline products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Business Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Office Services & Supplies
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: ESND
  • CUSIP: 91300410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $21.42
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $20.88
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $19.61
  • 52-Week Range: $36,968,000.00 - $14.72
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.98
  • P/E Growth: -3.88
  • Market Cap: $791.85M
  • Outstanding Shares: 36,968,000
  • Beta: 1.34
  • 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%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $29.00 (35.39% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/28/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$23.50 -> $18.00View Rating Details
4/1/2016KeyCorpUpgradeSector Weight -> Overweight$40.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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$0.98$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$0.52$0.52$1.35 billion$1.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2015Q414$0.84$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$0.59$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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.84 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.95 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.43$0.49$0.46
Q2 20162$0.81$0.85$0.83
Q3 20162$0.65$1.07$0.86
Q4 20162$0.26$0.56$0.41
Q1 20171$0.17$0.17$0.17
Q2 20171$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q3 20171$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q4 20171$0.47$0.47$0.47
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Annual Dividend:$0.56
Dividend Yield:2.61%
Payout Ratio:-68.29% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.43% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
28.72% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 94.15%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


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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 Friday, September 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share on Friday, January 13th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 13th.

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

2 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Essendant's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Essendant's share price to reach $29.00 in the next twelve months.

When will Essendant announce their earnings?

Essendant is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February, 27th 2017.

Who owns Essendant stock?

Essendant's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (15.09%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.04%), State Street Corp (2.38%), Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.64%), Two Sigma Investments LP (0.62%) and Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (0.49%). Company insiders that own Essendant stock include Carole W Tomko, Earl C Shanks, Eric A Blanchard, Robert Blaine Aiken Jr and Timothy P Connolly.

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 Guggenheim Capital LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, FMR LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Zebra Capital Management LLC, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC and Systematic Financial Management LP. Company insiders that have sold Essendant stock in the last year include Carole W Tomko, Eric A Blanchard and Timothy P Connolly.

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 Two Sigma Investments LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., State Street Corp, Comerica Bank, A.R.T. Advisors LLC, Menta Capital LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP and Ellington Management Group LLC. Company insiders that have bought Essendant stock in the last two years include Earl C Shanks and Robert Blaine Aiken Jr.

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 $21.42.

Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) Chart for Sunday, February, 19, 2017

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)

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Earnings by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)

Last Updated on 2/19/2017 by Staff