Staples is a multinational office supply retailing company. The Company offers a range of office supplies, business technology products, facility and breakroom supplies, computers and mobility products, and office furniture under the Staples, Quill and other proprietary brands. It also provides print and marketing, as well as technology services.

Type
Subsidiary
HQ
Framingham, US
Founded
1986
Staples was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Framingham, US
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Key People/Management at Staples

Sandy Douglas

Sandy Douglas

Chief Executive Officer
Christine Komola

Christine Komola

Chief Financial Officer
Mark Conte

Mark Conte

SVP Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Chief Legal Officer, Secretary
Neil Ringel

Neil Ringel

President, North American Delivery
Joseph Doody

Joseph Doody

Vice Chairman
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Staples Office Locations

Staples has offices in Mississauga, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Castelletto Cervo and in 22 other locations
Framingham, US (HQ)
500 Staples Dr
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Staples Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1986

Staples Financials

Staples's revenue was reported to be $18.25 b in FY, 2017 which is a 13.4% decrease from the previous period.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

22.5 b21.1 b18.2 b

Revenue growth, %

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

Cost of goods sold

16.7 b15.5 b13.5 b

Gross profit

5.8 b5.5 b4.8 b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Revenue

5.3 b4.9 b5.6 b5.1 b4.8 b5.4 b4.1 b3.9 b

Cost of goods sold

3.9 b3.7 b4.1 b3.8 b3.6 b3.9 b3.1 b2.9 b

Gross profit

1.3 b1.3 b1.5 b1.3 b1.2 b1.4 b1.1 b997 m

Gross profit Margin, %

26%26%27%25%25%27%26%26%
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

627.2 m825 m1.1 b

Accounts Receivable

1.9 b1.9 b1.5 b

Prepaid Expenses

253 m310 m251 m

Current Assets

5.2 b5.1 b5.2 b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Cash

795 m611 m782 m946 m775 m1.1 b1.3 b1.2 b

Accounts Receivable

1.9 b1.9 b2 b1.8 b1.8 b1.9 b1.3 b1.3 b

Prepaid Expenses

290 m327 m335 m415 m432 m374 m207 m189 m

Current Assets

5.4 b5.4 b5.4 b5.3 b5.2 b5.3 b4.6 b4.8 b
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

134.5 m379 m(1.5 b)

Depreciation and Amortization

466.9 m455 m436 m

Inventories

62 m18 m63 m

Accounts Payable

(59.2 m)63 m4 m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

59 m9.5 m293 m41 m(725 m)(545 m)(815 m)(760 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

118 m232 m343 m113 m223 m332 m91 m176 m

Inventories

(53 m)(231 m)(36 m)(17 m)(196 m)7 m2 m(215 m)

Accounts Payable

155 m277 m175 m117 m155 m141 m110 m194 m
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Staples Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017May, 2017

Customers

200 k

Distribution Centers

109 104 78

Products

10 k10 k10 k

Stores

1.98 k1.91 k1.58 k
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Staples Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Worksmedia Limited
Staples (Shanghai) Company Limited Nanchang Branch
Staples Argentina S.A.
Staples Australia Bid Company Pty Limited
Staples Australia Pty Ltd.
Staples Brands International Limited
Staples Brands Sales, LLC
Staples Canada Holdings, LLC
Staples Canada Inc.
Staples Contract & Commercial, Inc.
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