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: $18.79
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $19.41
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $25.81
  • 52-Week Range: $17.87 - $36.96
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 7.34
  • P/E Growth: -3.01
  • Market Cap: $700.81M
  • Outstanding Shares: 37,297,000
  • Beta: 1.15
  • Net Margins: -0.72%
  • Return on Equity: 13.75%
  • Return on Assets: 4.53%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.01%
  • Current Ratio: 2.41%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.10%
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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: $34.50 (83.61% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
4/1/2016KeyCorpUpgradeSector Weight -> Overweight$40.00View Rating Details
2/18/2016Jefferies GroupLower Price TargetHold$38.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2016Q316$0.67$1.41 billionN/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: $2.24 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.56 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$0.56$0.90$0.73
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
Annual Dividend:$0.56
Dividend Yield:2.98%
Payout Ratio:-52.34% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
25.00% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
21.88% (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: 96.93%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)
News Icon134880 Shares of Essendant Inc. (ESND) are sold by Prudential Financial Inc. - DailyQuint (NASDAQ:ESND) - October 23 at 9:27 AM
News IconEmerald Acquisition Ltd. Invests $1227000 in Essendant Inc. (ESND) - DailyQuint (NASDAQ:ESND) - October 11 at 5:01 PM logoEssendant, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ESND-US : October 10, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - October 10 at 9:38 AM logoShares now down at $20.36 (ESND) Essendant's Board Declares Regular... - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 30 at 5:15 PM logoEssendant, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ESND) : September 29, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 29 at 4:48 PM logoEssendant, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ESND-US : September 28, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 28 at 9:45 AM logoEssendant To Report Third Quarter 2016 Results (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 27 at 4:53 PM
News IconEssendant (ESND) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS - Petro Global News 24 (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 23 at 9:54 AM
News IconStock Down Over the Last Quarter: Essendant Inc. (:ESND) - Post News (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 18 at 9:32 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : September 16, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 16 at 4:47 PM
News IconStock Struggling for the Quarter: Essendant Inc. (:ESND) - Post News (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 4 at 4:33 PM
News IconShares Slipping Lower Over the Past Month: Essendant Inc. (:ESND) - Post News (NASDAQ:ESND) - September 1 at 7:08 AM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Reached a New 52-Week Low - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 31 at 4:47 PM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Reaches 52-Week Low - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 27 at 9:31 AM
News IconStock Heading Down Over the Last Month Essendant Inc. (:ESND) - Post News (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 25 at 10:06 PM
News IconStock Tracking Lower for the Quarter: Essendant Inc. (:ESND) - Post News (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 21 at 9:24 AM
News IconShares Moving Lower Over the Past Month Essendant Inc. (:ESND) - Post News (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 18 at 4:53 PM logoEssendant (ESND) Plans Organizational Changes to Improve Focus ... - (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 17 at 5:59 AM
News IconEssendant Announces Reorganization (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 16 at 10:03 PM logoEssendant (ESND) Plans Organizational Changes to Improve Focus on Key Customer Channels; COO Tim Connolly to Leave (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 16 at 10:03 PM logo5:02 pm Essendant announces organizational changes, Chief Operating Officer Tim Connolly leaving to pursue other opportunities (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 16 at 10:03 PM logoEssendant Announces Organizational Changes To Improve Focus On Key Customer Channels (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 16 at 10:03 PM logoMacquarie Group Ltd Significantly Raises Its Stake in Essendant Inc. (ESND) Stock - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 16 at 8:09 AM logoFmr LLC Marginally Lowers Its Holdings in Essendant Inc. (ESND) - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 12 at 5:55 AM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Holdings Increased by Blackrock Advisors LLC - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 11 at 6:28 AM logoAnalyst's Focused Stocks: iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) , Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ:ESND) - Street Updates (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 8 at 10:14 PM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Hits 52-Week Low - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 4 at 10:40 PM logoEssendant Inc. (ESND) Trades at New 52-Week Low - Finance Daily (NASDAQ:ESND) - August 3 at 6:28 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : July 29, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 29 at 1:28 PM logoRevenue Update on Essendant Inc(NASDAQ:ESND) - Trade Calls (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 29 at 11:56 AM logoLatest Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ:ESND) Target Price Suggests Stock Is Worth $33.17/Share - Review Fortune (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 26 at 4:54 PM logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for July 25th (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 25 at 8:35 AM logoEssendant, Inc. :ESND-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : July 22, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 22 at 11:52 AM logoEssendant, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ESND-US : July 22, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 22 at 8:22 AM logoWhy Essendant Inc. Stock Plummeted Today (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 21 at 4:26 PM logoBiotech Firm Zafgen in Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 21 at 4:04 PM logoShares now up at $32.49 Essendant Reports Second Quarter 2016… (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 21 at 8:23 AM
News IconEssendant Sales Grow Slightly in 2Q (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 21 at 8:23 AM logoEssendant posts 2Q profit (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 21 at 8:23 AM logoQ2 2016 Essendant Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 20 at 7:07 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Essendant, Inc. : July 19, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 19 at 12:22 PM logoEssendant's Board Declares Regular Dividend (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 15 at 4:08 PM logoESSENDANT INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 14 at 1:13 PM logoEssendant Elects Dennis J. Martin To Its Board Of Directors (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 14 at 12:58 PM logoEssendant, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ESND-US : July 11, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - July 11 at 8:17 AM logoEssendant To Report Second Quarter 2016 Results (NASDAQ:ESND) - June 29 at 4:31 PM logoEssendant, Inc. :ESND-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers : June 27, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - June 27 at 1:13 PM logoEssendant, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ESND-US : June 20, 2016 (NASDAQ:ESND) - June 20 at 8:16 AM logoEssendant To Present At Jefferies 2016 Global Consumer Conference (NASDAQ:ESND) - June 14 at 4:48 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Essendant, Vishay Intertechnology and Teck Resources (NASDAQ:ESND) - June 9 at 4:55 PM


Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) Chart for Monday, October, 24, 2016

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