Staples Company Profile (NASDAQ:SPLS)

About Staples

Staples logoStaples, Inc. is a provider of products and services for business customers and consumers. The Company offers a selection of products, Websites and mobile platforms, and a range of copy, print and technology services. The Company operates through three business segments, which include North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial and International Operations. The North American Stores & Online segment includes its retail stores and businesses in the United States and Canada. The North American Commercial segment consists of the United States and Canadian businesses that sell and deliver products and services directly to businesses, including Staples Advantage and The International Operations segment consists of businesses in approximately 25 countries in Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. It serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Specialty Retail, Other
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Stores
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: SPLS
  • CUSIP: 85503010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $7.55
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $8.28
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $9.03
  • 52-Week Range: $7.38 - $13.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 8.48
  • P/E Growth: 14.63
  • Market Cap: $4.91B
  • Outstanding Shares: 650,423,000
  • Beta: 1.56
  • Net Margins: -2.13%
  • Return on Equity: 11.20%
  • Return on Assets: 5.44%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.22%
  • Current Ratio: 1.54%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.89%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.08)
Consensus Price Target: $10.22 (35.39% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/4/2016Jefferies GroupSet Price TargetHold$9.00View Rating Details
8/25/2016Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$18.00 -> $15.00View Rating Details
8/18/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$10.00View Rating Details
8/18/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$9.00 -> $8.00View Rating Details
7/15/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/29/2016Bank of America Corp.Boost Price TargetUnderperform -> Buy$8.10 -> $10.00View Rating Details
5/19/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$12.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
5/15/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingEqual WeightView Rating Details
5/11/2016Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$8.00 -> $10.00View Rating Details
3/25/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingEqual WeightView Rating Details
3/8/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/7/2016Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetNeutral$15.00 -> $10.00View Rating Details
12/7/2015BB&T Corp.DowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
8/22/2015B. RileyReiterated RatingNeutral$16.00View Rating Details
7/30/2015Evercore Partners Inc.UpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
7/30/2015Evercore ISIUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
7/24/2015Cleveland ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
2/4/2015Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$22.00View Rating Details
12/11/2014Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/17/2016Q216$0.12$0.12$4.78 billion$4.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/18/2016Q116$0.16$0.17$5.08 billion$5.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/4/2016Q415$0.28$0.26$5.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/18/2015Q315$0.35$0.35$5.67 billion$5.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/19/2015Q215$0.12$0.12$4.96 billion$4.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/20/2015Q115$0.17$0.17$5.46 billion$5.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/6/2015Q414$0.30$0.31$5.66 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2014Q314$0.36$0.37$5.95 billion$5.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2014Q214$0.11$0.12$5.16 billion$5.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/20/2014Q114$0.21$0.18$5.62 billion$5.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2014Q413$0.39$0.33$5.98 billion$5.87 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/2013Q3$0.42$0.42$6.18 billion$6.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/21/2013Q2 2013$0.18$0.16$5.37 billion$5.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/22/2013Q1 2013$0.27$0.26$5.91 billion$5.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/6/2013Q4 2012$0.45$0.46$6.72 billion$6.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/14/2012Q312$0.45$0.46$6.46 billion$6.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/15/2012$0.22$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/16/2012$0.30$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/29/2012$0.41$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/15/2011$0.47$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/17/2011$0.20$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/18/2011$0.32$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/2/2011$0.40$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.89 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.89 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.26$0.30$0.28
Q2 20165$0.15$0.18$0.17
Q3 20164$0.11$0.14$0.12
Q4 20164$0.33$0.36$0.35
Q1 20175$0.24$0.31$0.27
Q2 20173$0.12$0.13$0.12
Q3 20174$0.33$0.36$0.35
Q4 20173$0.25$0.28$0.26
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:6.36%
Payout Ratio:-70.59% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
53.93% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
53.93% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.80%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 86.59%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/14/2016Paul-Henri FerrandDirectorBuy139$9.13$1,269.07View SEC Filing  
6/30/2016Michael WilliamsGeneral CounselSell12,458$8.59$107,014.22View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Shira GoodmanInsiderBuy5,100$9.70$49,470.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Rowland MoriartyDirectorSell100,000$11.14$1,114,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2014Rowland MoriartyDirectorSell25,235$12.20$307,867.00View SEC Filing  
4/3/2014Ronald SargentCEOBuy8,500$11.82$100,470.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Shira GoodmanInsiderBuy5,000$11.44$57,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Joseph DoodyInsiderSell32,041$16.17$518,102.97View SEC Filing  
7/5/2013Ronald SargentCEOSell68,806$15.90$1,094,015.40View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013Demos ParnerosInsiderSell75,000$16.00$1,200,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2013Joseph DoodyInsiderSell40,000$16.50$660,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Ronald SargentCEOSell525,000$15.04$7,896,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Christine T KomolaCFOSell18,000$14.93$268,740.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Robert NakasoneDirectorSell21,825$14.95$326,283.75View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Michael WilliamsSVPBuy10,000$14.90$149,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Paul WalshDirectorSell22,500$14.90$335,250.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
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Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) Chart for Friday, October, 21, 2016

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