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.

Company Growth (employees)
Deerfield, US
Size (employees)
6,600 (est)+4%
Essendant was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Deerfield, US

Key People at Essendant

Robert Aiken

Robert Aiken

President & Chief Executive Officer
Carole Tomko

Carole Tomko

Senior Vice President, Human Resources Officer
Earl Shanks

Earl Shanks

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Essendant Office Locations

Essendant has offices in Deerfield, Orchard Park, Dorval, Philadelphia and in 3 other locations
Deerfield, US (HQ)
1 Parkway N
Pasadena, US
120 W Bellevue Dr
Tulsa, US
9910 E 42nd St
Atlanta, US
100 3800 N Camp Creek Pkwy Sw
Philadelphia, US
3201 S 76th St
Dorval, CA
1895 Chemin St François
Orchard Park, US
13 Centre Dr

Essendant Data and Metrics

Essendant Financial Metrics

Essendant's revenue was reported to be $5.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 0% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

5.4 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

759.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

63.9 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

117.5 m

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

593.2 m

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

21.3 m


1.2 b
Essendant's current market capitalization is $593.2 m.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.1 b5.3 b5.4 b5.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

4.3 b4.5 b4.5 b4.6 b

Gross profit

789.6 m810.5 m836.5 m759.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %



209.2 m210.2 m29.8 m117.5 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

593 k500 k996 k1.3 m

Pre tax profit

197.5 m194.5 m10.2 m94.7 m

Net Income

123.2 m119.2 m(44.3 m)63.9 m
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


22.3 m20.8 m30 m21.3 m


830.3 m926.8 m922.2 m876.8 m

Current Assets

1.5 b1.7 b1.7 b1.6 b


356.8 m398 m299.4 m297.9 m

Total Assets

2.1 b2.4 b2.3 b2.2 b

Accounts Payable

476.1 m485.2 m531.9 m484.6 m

Total Debt

533.3 m713.1 m716.3 m608.9 m

Current Liabilities

668 m678.9 m709.5 m682.4 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

412 m412.3 m410.9 m409.8 m

Retained Earnings

1.4 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b

Total Equity

825.5 m723.7 m781.1 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.6 x1 x0.8 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.6 x3.1 x2.8 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

123.2 m119.2 m(44.3 m)63.9 m

Accounts Receivable

14.7 m(16.5 m)(10 m)


(30.3 m)(12.5 m)47.1 m

Accounts Payable

(40.6 m)(42.1 m)57.4 m(47.3 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

74.7 m77.1 m162.7 m130.9 m

Capital Expenditures

(33.8 m)(25 m)(28.3 m)(37.7 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(30.3 m)(183.6 m)(67.9 m)(3.8 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(135 m)(135 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(53.1 m)106 m(85 m)(136 m)

Interest Paid

22.9 m

Free Cash Flow

108.5 m102.1 m191.1 m168.7 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


10 x


9 x


7 x


838.9 k


0.8 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.8 x

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