Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, in categories such as technology, facilities and breakroom, furniture, safety and medical, as well as Copy & Print and Staples® EasyTech services. Staples has been making it easy for businesses for 27 years with thousands of associates worldwide. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Company Growth (employees)
Framingham, US
Size (employees)
45,565 (est)-25%
Staples was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Framingham, US

Key People at Staples

Shira Goodman

Shira Goodman

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall

Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer
Joseph Doody

Joseph Doody

Vice Chairman
Michael Williams

Michael Williams

General Counsel and Secretary
Mark Conte

Mark Conte

Corporate Controller

Staples Office Locations

Staples has an office in Framingham
Framingham, US (HQ)
500 Staples Dr

Staples Data and Metrics

Staples Financial Metrics

Staples's revenue was reported to be $18.2 b in FY, 2016 which is a 13% decrease from the previous period.
$, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

18.2 b

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


Net income (FY, 2016)

(1.5 b)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(264 m)

Market capitalization (23-Jun-2017)

6.1 b

Closing share price (23-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

1.1 b


5.5 b
Staples's current market capitalization is $6.1 b.
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


23.1 b22.5 b21.1 b18.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

4.9 b5.5 b4.9 b5 b


1.2 b309.9 m641 m(264 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

119.3 m49.1 m139 m81 m

Interest income

4.7 m2.9 m3 m6 m

Pre tax profit

1.1 b268.1 m492 m(352 m)

Income tax expense

355.8 m133.6 m113 m107 m

Net Income

620.1 m134.5 m379 m(1.5 b)
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


492.5 m627.2 m825 m1.1 b


400.4 m253 m310 m251 m

Current Assets

5.2 b5.2 b5.1 b5.2 b


1.1 b


3.2 b2.7 b2.7 b1.3 b

Total Assets

11.2 b10.3 b10.2 b8.3 b

Accounts Payable

2 b1.9 b1.9 b1.7 b

Total Debt

529 m

Current Liabilities

3.4 b3.3 b3.3 b3.7 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

4.9 b4.9 b5 b5.1 b

Retained Earnings

7 b6.8 b6.9 b5.1 b

Total Equity

5.4 b3.7 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.1 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.9 x2.2 x
$, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

620.1 m134.5 m379 m(1.5 b)

Accounts Payable

108.4 m(59.2 m)63 m4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.1 b1 b978 m934 m

Purchases of PP&E

(371.2 m)(360.9 m)(381 m)(255 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(479.5 m)(375.3 m)(374 m)(311 m)

Dividends Paid

(312.5 m)(307 m)(308 m)(311 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(1.4 b)(492.7 m)(378 m)(318 m)
$, USDY, 2016


-20.7 x


5.8 x


296.7 k


0.1 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x

Staples Operating Metrics

Staples's Distribution Centers was reported to be 78 in FY, 2017. Staples's Retail Stores (North America) was reported to be 1.6 k in FY, 2017
FY, 2017

Retail Stores (North America)

1.56 k

Distribution Centers


Staples Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Office DepotJanuary 04, 2015$6.3 b
RunaOctober 02, 2013

Staples Market Value History

Staples Revenue Breakdown

Staples Median Salaries

Source: 653 public H-1B filings from Staples

Staples Online and Social Media Presence

Staples Company Life and Culture

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