Staples, Inc. and its subsidiaries is a provider of products and services that primarily serve the needs of business customers of all sizes. The Company sells supplies which include staples, office machines, promotional products, technology, and business services both in stores and online. In addition to selling office supplies, business machines, and tech services Staples also offers a copy and print center for photocopies, digital printing, faxing, custom business cards, custom rubber stamps, promotional products, binding, lamination, folding, cutting and engraved products. Some stores also feature Staples Tech Services (formerly EasyTech) an in-store and on-site service for PC repair, PC upgrades, home and office networking setup, and PC tutorials.

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Framingham, US
Founded
1986
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

CEO
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 $4.1 b in Q1, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

4.1 b

Net income (Q1, 2017)

(815 m)

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

163 m

Market capitalization (17-Aug-2017)

6.7 b

Cash (29-Apr-2017)

1.3 b
Staples's current market capitalization is $6.7 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

23.1 b22.5 b21.1 b18.2 b

Revenue growth, %

(3%)(6%)(13%)

Operating expense total

4.9 b5.5 b4.9 b5 b

EBIT

1.2 b309.9 m641 m(264 m)

EBIT margin, %

5%1%3%(1%)

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)
USDQ1, 2015Q1, 2016Q1, 2017

Revenue

5.3 b5.1 b4.1 b

General and administrative expense

1.2 b1.1 b897 m

Operating expense total

1.2 b1.1 b897 m

EBIT

98 m108 m163 m

EBIT margin, %

2%2%4%

Interest expense

(16 m)(42 m)(10 m)

Interest income

1 m2 m1 m

Pre tax profit

84 m71 m158 m

Income tax expense

25 m30 m53 m

Net Income

59 m41 m(815 m)
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

492.5 m627.2 m825 m1.1 b1.1 b

Inventories

400.4 m253 m310 m251 m

Current Assets

5.2 b5.2 b5.1 b5.2 b5.2 b

PP&E

1.1 b1.1 b

Goodwill

3.2 b2.7 b2.7 b1.3 b1.3 b

Total Assets

11.2 b10.3 b10.2 b8.3 b8.3 b

Accounts Payable

2 b1.9 b1.9 b1.7 b1.7 b

Total Debt

529 m529 m

Current Liabilities

3.4 b3.3 b3.3 b3.7 b3.7 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

4.9 b4.9 b5 b5.1 b5.1 b

Retained Earnings

7 b6.8 b6.9 b5.1 b5.1 b

Total Equity

5.4 b3.7 b3.7 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.1 x0.1 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.1 x0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.9 x2.2 x2.2 x
USDQ1, 2015Q1, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

795 m946 m1.3 b

Current Assets

5.4 b5.3 b4.6 b

PP&E

1.1 b

Goodwill

2.7 b2.7 b1.3 b

Total Assets

10.4 b12.8 b7.5 b

Accounts Payable

2 b2 b1.7 b

Current Liabilities

3.4 b3.3 b3.2 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

5 b5 b5.1 b

Retained Earnings

6.8 b6.9 b4.2 b

Total Equity

5.5 b3.4 b

Financial Leverage

2.3 x2.2 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

620.1 m134.5 m379 m(1.5 b)(1.5 b)

Depreciation and Amortization

436 m

Accounts Payable

108.4 m(59.2 m)63 m4 m4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.1 b1 b978 m934 m934 m

Purchases of PP&E

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

Cash From Investing Activities

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

Dividends Paid

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

Cash From Financing Activities

(1.4 b)(492.7 m)(378 m)(318 m)(318 m)
USDQ1, 2015Q1, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

59 m41 m(815 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

17 m15 m11 m

Accounts Payable

2 b2 b1.7 b
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

2.2 x

Staples Operating Metrics

Staples's Stores was reported to be 1.6 k in FY, 2017. Staples's Customers was reported to be 200 k in May, 2017. Staples's Distribution Centers was reported to be 78 in FY, 2017
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017May, 2017

Products

10 k10 k10 k

Distribution Centers

10910478

Stores

1.98 k1.91 k1.58 k

Customers

200 k

Transactions

175 m

    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

    Traffic Overview of Staples

    Staples Online and Social Media Presence

    Staples Company Life and Culture

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