Staples Company Profile (NASDAQ:SPLS)

About Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)

Staples logoStaples, Inc. (Staples) is a provider of products and services that serve the needs of business customers and consumers. The Company offers a range of print and marketing and technology services. The Company's segments include North American Delivery, North American Retail and Other. The North American Delivery segment consists of the United States and Canadian businesses, including Staples Business Advantage,,, and, that sell and deliver products and services primarily to businesses. The North American Retail segment includes its retail stores in the United States and Canada. As of January 28, 2017, its North American Retail segment consisted of 1,255 stores in the United States and 304 stores in Canada. The Company has other businesses in Australia, South America and Asia. Staples Australia serves primarily contract and government customers in Australia and New Zealand. The Company also has operations in China, Argentina, Taiwan and Brazil.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Other Specialty Retailers
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Stores
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:SPLS
  • CUSIP: 85503010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $6.73 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 656,713,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $10.21
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $9.58
  • 52 Week Range: $7.24 - $10.26
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.52
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $17.91 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.38
  • Book Value: $5.16 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.99
  • Annual Dividend: $0.48
  • Dividend Yield: 4.7%
  • EBITDA: $1.22 billion
  • Net Margins: 1.61%
  • Return on Equity: 7.49%
  • Return on Assets: 3.33%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.15%
  • Current Ratio: 1.43%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.87%
  • Average Volume: 12.32 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.74
  • Short Ratio: 1.37

Frequently Asked Questions for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)

What is Staples' stock symbol?

Staples trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SPLS."

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

Staples declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Thursday, July 13th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.68%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 21st. View Staples' Dividend History.

How were Staples' earnings last quarter?

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 24th. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.12. The business earned $3.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.87 billion. Staples had a return on equity of 7.49% and a net margin of 1.61%. Staples's revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.12 EPS. View Staples' Earnings History.

When will Staples make its next earnings announcement?

Staples is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 15th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Staples.

Where is Staples' stock going? Where will Staples' stock price be in 2017?

6 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Staples' stock. Their forecasts range from $5.00 to $12.00. On average, they expect Staples' stock price to reach $8.85 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Staples.

What are analysts saying about Staples stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Staples stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Staples, which accepted the buyout offer of Sycamore Partners, has outpaced the industry in the past three months. The company reported in-line earnings for the fifth quarter in row, when it posted second-quarter fiscal 2017 results. Top line also beat estimates. However, both sales and earnings continued to decline year over year. Persistent weakness in the office products sector, technological advancements and stiff competition continue to hurt performance. Nevertheless, Staples' actions to streamline operations aimed at enhancing productivity and performance of North American business bode well. Further, its cost containment efforts that target annualized savings of nearly $300 million by 2018 holds promise. The company is poised to gain from its plans of shutting underperforming stores, boosting online presence and tapping growth opportunities in Pro Categories." (8/25/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Q3 EPS was in line, though Street estimates were at the high end of new Q4 guidance range. Sales were a bit light of expectations, but margins were better. As telegraphed last quarter, SPLS acquired an independent dealer with over $100 million in revenue as it focuses on mid-market." (11/18/2016)

Who are some of Staples' key competitors?

Who are Staples' key executives?

Staples' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert E. Sulentic, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Shira D. Goodman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Jeffrey L. Hall, Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Joseph G. Doody, Vice Chairman
  • Christine T. Komola, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Steve Matyas, President, North American Retail
  • Mark Conte, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • Michelle Bottomley, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Michael T. Williams, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary
  • Drew G. Faust, Independent Director

Who owns Staples stock?

Staples' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Shell Asset Management Co. (0.02%). Company insiders that own Staples stock include Mark Conte, Michael Williams, Paul-Henri Ferrand and Shira Goodman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Staples.

Who bought Staples stock? Who is buying Staples stock?

Staples' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co.. Company insiders that have bought Staples stock in the last two years include Paul-Henri Ferrand and Shira Goodman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Staples.

How do I buy Staples stock?

Shares of Staples 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 Staples' stock price today?

One share of Staples stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.25.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Staples (NASDAQ SPLS)
Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  210 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  589 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  799
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Staples and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: $8.85 (13.66% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Price Target History for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/9/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$9.00LowView Rating Details
6/29/2017Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetMarket Perform -> Market Perform$9.00 -> $10.25LowView Rating Details
6/22/2017Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetHold$8.00LowView Rating Details
6/20/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldMediumView Rating Details
5/19/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHold$5.00LowView Rating Details
4/5/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$12.00MediumView Rating Details
8/18/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$10.00N/AView Rating Details
7/15/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/29/2016Bank of America CorporationBoost Price TargetUnderperform -> Buy$8.10 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
5/19/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetNeutral$12.00 -> $9.00N/AView Rating Details
5/15/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingEqual WeightN/AView Rating Details
3/25/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingEqual WeightN/AView Rating Details
3/8/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/7/2016Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$15.00 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
12/7/2015BB&T CorporationDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Earnings by Quarter for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Staples (NASDAQ SPLS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/15/2017$0.33N/AView Earnings Details
8/24/2017Q2 2018$0.12$0.12$3.87 billion$3.91 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/16/2017Q1 17$0.17$0.17$4.50 billion$4.15 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/9/2017Q4 2017$0.26$0.25$5.03 billion$4.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/17/2016Q316$0.34$0.34$5.40 billion$5.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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$5.40 billion$5.27 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$5.75 billion$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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.00
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.87
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
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
Q1 20183$0.16$0.17$0.17
Q2 20183$0.11$0.13$0.12
Q3 20183$0.31$0.33$0.32
Q4 20183$0.26$0.27$0.27
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Most Recent Dividend:7/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:4.68%
Payout Ratio:-20.43% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
55.81% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
53.93% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.72%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.56%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/8/2016Mark ConteSVPSell5,195$9.97$51,794.15View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Latest Headlines for Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
DateHeadline logo3 Big Dividend Consumer Staples to Dodge - October 17 at 10:02 AM logoProcter & Gamble Co (PG) a Buy on Superior Earnings Growth - October 16 at 11:12 AM logoHow to Invest in Consumer Staples - October 14 at 11:31 AM logoStaples Is Pulling Russian-Made Kaspersky Software From Shelves - October 13 at 8:57 AM logoStaples Announces Stores Will Again Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day - October 12 at 9:45 AM logoStocks Trade at Intraday Record Highs as Consumer Staples Lead Gainers - October 11 at 7:59 AM logoOh! Canada May Beat U.S. to Commercial Drone Delivery - October 10 at 7:02 AM logoAs others flee, Staples owner aims to dive deeper into retail with its biggest investment fund ever - October 6 at 12:31 PM logoBonness Enterprises Inc Buys DowDuPont Inc, International Business Machines Corp, ... - October 6 at 12:00 PM logoOffice Depot Shares Plunge on $1 Billion CompuCom Deal - October 6 at 12:00 PM logoU.S. Stocks on Track for New Records as Consumer Staples Lead Wall Street - October 3 at 12:51 PM
News Icon12,000 stranded Monarch customers flown home in the first 24 hours of huge rescue operation - October 3 at 5:02 AM logoA Global Consumer Staples Idea - October 2 at 12:14 PM logoStaples, Inc. (SPLS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - October 1 at 9:16 PM logoCorrection: Haitians-The Mexican Dream story - September 25 at 12:41 AM logoHead-To-Head Contrast: Staples (SPLS) vs. Cabela's (CAB) - September 23 at 9:10 AM logoStaples (SPLS) versus Tractor Supply (TSCO) Head-To-Head Comparison - September 23 at 8:32 AM logoOllie's Bargain Outlet Holdings (OLLI) versus Staples (SPLS) Head to Head Survey - September 22 at 8:20 PM
News IconSoccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is peddling an extremely risky and controversial investing product - September 22 at 3:58 PM logoInvestment bank Jefferies' quarterly profit doubles - September 20 at 9:25 AM logoBuy the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) When the Market Turns Over - September 19 at 11:12 AM logoContrasting Staples (SPLS) & Cabela's (CAB) - September 18 at 4:50 PM logoStaples (SPLS) vs. Container Store (The) (TCS) Financial Analysis - September 15 at 4:32 AM logoStaples, Inc. (SPLS) Short Interest Down 7.9% in August - September 15 at 1:28 AM logoSycamore Partners Completes Acquisition Staples (SPLS) - September 14 at 10:27 AM logoIt's official: Staples is no longer a public company - September 14 at 10:27 AM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Staples Beat Revenue Estimates - September 14 at 10:27 AM logoFinancial Analysis: Staples (SPLS) vs. Cabela's (CAB) - September 13 at 2:28 AM logoETFs with exposure to Staples, Inc. : September 12, 2017 - September 12 at 10:07 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Staples Inc. - September 12 at 10:07 AM logoReviewing Staples (SPLS) & Cabela's (CAB) - September 11 at 4:22 AM logoStaples, Inc. (SPLS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 6 at 8:44 PM logoMan gets prison in $1.4 million scheme to defraud Staples - September 6 at 6:15 PM logoAnalyzing Cabela's (CAB) & Staples (SPLS) - September 4 at 12:24 AM logoBrick-and-Mortar Stores Like Staples Reign Supreme for Back-to ... - - September 2 at 9:00 AM logoETFs with exposure to Staples, Inc. : September 1, 2017 - September 1 at 9:01 AM logoSnyder's-Lance to Present at Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference - August 31 at 4:45 PM logoBack-to-school essentials that don't break the bank - August 30 at 9:28 AM logoStaples, Inc. Announces Closing of $1 Billion Senior Notes of Arch Merger Sub Inc. - Business Wire (press release) - August 29 at 8:05 AM logoStaples, Inc. :SPLS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2018 By the Numbers : August 28, 2017 - August 29 at 8:05 AM logoStaples, Inc. Announces Closing of $1 Billion Senior Notes of Arch Merger Sub Inc. - August 29 at 8:05 AM logoAnalyzing Staples (SPLS) and Tractor Supply (TSCO) - August 27 at 12:28 PM logoStaples, Inc. (SPLS) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest - August 26 at 1:48 AM logoStaples EPS in-line, beats on revenue - August 25 at 4:17 AM logoStaples and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Promote a Positive Classroom Experience at Staples for Students Kindness Summit - August 24 at 11:16 PM logoStaples, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 24 at 6:12 PM logoStaples sales beat expectations - August 24 at 6:12 PM logoStaples meets 2Q profit forecasts - August 24 at 6:12 PM logo$0.12 Earnings Per Share Expected for Staples, Inc. (SPLS) This Quarter - August 24 at 4:24 PM logoStaples, Inc. (SPLS) Posts Earnings Results - August 24 at 2:20 PM



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