Essendant Inc. is a  supplier of workplace essentials. The Company stocks a broad assortment of items in categories including janitorial and breakroom supplies, technology products, traditional office products, industrial supplies, and office furniture. Janitorial and Breakroom Supplies include janitorial supplies (cleaners and cleaning accessories), breakroom items (food and beverage products), food service consumables (such as disposable cups, plates, and utensils), safety and security items, and paper and packaging supplies. Technology Products include imaging supplies, data storage, digital cameras, computer accessories and computer hardware items including printers and other peripherals. Traditional Office Products include filing and record storage products, business machines, presentation products, writing instruments, paper products, shipping and mailing supplies, calendars and general office accessories. Industrial Supplies include hand and power tools, safety and security supplies, janitorial equipment and supplies, various industrial MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) items, oil field and welding supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools and equipment. Office Furniture includes desks, filing and storage solutions, seating and systems furniture, along with a variety of products for niche markets such as education, government, healthcare and professional services. Essendant serves a diverse group of reseller customers including independent office products dealers, contract stationers, office products superstores, computer products resellers, office furniture dealers, mass merchandisers, mail order companies, sanitary supply, paper and food service distributors, drug and grocery store chains, healthcare distributors, e-commerce merchants, oil field, welding supply and industrial/MRO distributors, automotive aftermarket dealers and wholesalers and other independent distributors. 

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Deerfield, US
Size (employees)
6,600 (est)
Essendant was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Deerfield, US
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Key People/Management at Essendant

Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips

President & CEO
Carole Tomko

Carole Tomko

Senior Vice President, Human Resources Officer

Essendant Office Locations

Essendant has offices in Woburn, Mississauga, Cranbury Township, Middletown and in 16 other locations
Deerfield, US (HQ)
1 Parkway N
Atlanta, US
100 3800 N Camp Creek Pkwy SW
Cincinnati, US
9901 Princeton Glendale Rd
Columbus, US
1616 Westbelt Dr
Coxsackie, US
12089 State Rte 9w
Cranbury Township, US
100 Liberty Way
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Essendant Financials and Metrics

Essendant Financials

Essendant's revenue was reported to be $5.04 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

5 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

706.1 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

(267 m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

(243.4 m)

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

363.3 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

28.8 m


832.6 m
Essendant's current market capitalization is $363.3 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


5.1 b5.3 b5.4 b5.4 b5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

4.3 b4.5 b4.5 b4.6 b4.3 b

Gross profit

789.6 m810.5 m836.5 m759.9 m706.1 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.4 b1.3 b1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b

Cost of goods sold

1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b

Gross profit

203.7 m187.1 m199.5 m211 m204.5 m212.1 m225.1 m200.1 m195.8 m198.9 m185.7 m177.6 m172 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


22.3 m20.8 m30 m21.3 m28.8 m


830.3 m926.8 m922.2 m876.8 m821.7 m

Current Assets

1.5 b1.7 b1.7 b1.6 b1.5 b


356.8 m398 m299.4 m297.9 m13.2 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


30.1 m27 m31.5 m24.8 m23.6 m29.9 m28 m35.4 m25.7 m22.6 m22.6 m23.9 m29.1 m


722.8 m748.5 m804.4 m796.3 m871.3 m875.5 m860.4 m894.4 m968.3 m850.5 m826.4 m800.3 m753.6 m

Current Assets

1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b1.8 b1.7 b1.6 b1.5 b1.5 b


136 m138.9 m135.5 m133.1 m133.6 m130.2 m129.7 m132.5 m133.4 m126.3 m124.7 m127.1 m130.3 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

123.2 m119.2 m(44.3 m)63.9 m(267 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

45.5 m32.5 m


(30.3 m)(12.5 m)47.1 m55.8 m

Accounts Payable

(40.6 m)(42.1 m)57.4 m(47.3 m)16.5 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

40.5 m21.9 m33.3 m38.2 m(4 m)30.3 m27.7 m16.5 m12.9 m36.7 m(188.6 m)


804.4 m796.3 m871.3 m875.5 m860.4 m894.4 m968.3 m850.5 m826.4 m

Accounts Payable

486.6 m515.4 m467.7 m466 m540.9 m521.1 m575.2 m540.7 m487.8 m
USDY, 2017


-3.4 x


4.5 x


5.7 x


763.2 k

Financial Leverage

3.6 x
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Essendant Operating Metrics

Essendant's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 29 k in FY, 2016.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Distribution Centers

77 74 70

Enterprise Customers

30 k30 k29 k


160 k180 k190 k
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