Essendant Inc. is a leading supplier of workplace essentials, with 2015 net sales of $5.4 billion. The company stocks a broad assortment of over 180,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom supplies, office furniture, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools. The Company's network of 74 distribution centers enables the Company to ship most products overnight to more than ninety percent of the U.S.
At Essendant, we go beyond the essentials to enable our customers to achieve their full potential. We offer a comprehensive product portfolio with easy and efficient customer access. Our extensive nationwide platform provides next-day order fulfillment with speed and convenience. We foster connections, bringing together hundreds of suppliers with thousands of resellers to reach millions of customers. We have deep industry expertise built on relationships that span decades.
Closing share price
|FY, 2013||FY, 2014||FY, 2015||FY, 2016|
|$5.1 b||$5.3 b||$5.4 b||$5.4 b|
Revenue growth, %
Cost of goods sold
|$4.3 b||$4.5 b||$4.5 b||$4.6 b|
|$209.2 m||$210.2 m||$29.8 m||$117.5 m|
|$593 k||$500 k||$996 k||$1.3 m|
Pre tax profit
|$197.5 m||$194.5 m||$10.2 m||$94.7 m|
|$123.2 m||$119.2 m||($44.3 m)||$63.9 m|