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Also traded in: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Switzerland

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 0.63
SPLS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. SPLS: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPLS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.56 Max: 3.48
Current: 0.63
0
3.48
Equity to Asset 0.48
SPLS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SPLS: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPLS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.48
0.37
0.63
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.17
M-Score: -2.62
WACC vs ROIC
11.67%
-4.93%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -1.28
SPLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. SPLS: -1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPLS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.28  Med: 5.82 Max: 8.06
Current: -1.28
-1.28
8.06
Net-margin (%) -2.13
SPLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. SPLS: -2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPLS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.13  Med: 3.27 Max: 5.36
Current: -2.13
-2.13
5.36
ROE (%) -8.49
SPLS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. SPLS: -8.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPLS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.49  Med: 12.42 Max: 20.49
Current: -8.49
-8.49
20.49
ROA (%) -4.15
SPLS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. SPLS: -4.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPLS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.15  Med: 5.95 Max: 12.07
Current: -4.15
-4.15
12.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -10.49
SPLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.51 vs. SPLS: -10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPLS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.49  Med: 39.18 Max: 72.38
Current: -10.49
-10.49
72.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.70
SPLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SPLS: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPLS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.7  Med: 8.9 Max: 20.5
Current: -3.7
-3.7
20.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
SPLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SPLS: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPLS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: 10.4 Max: 28.2
Current: 7.1
-26.1
28.2
» SPLS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-18)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

SPLS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 847,135 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,800 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 106,572 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,166,679 sh (+56.55%)
Richard Pzena 25,499,485 sh (+14.92%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,617,356 sh (+4.96%)
John Buckingham 345,735 sh (+0.62%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,437,418 sh (+0.55%)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (unchged)
CI Can Am Small Cap 108,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 609,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 2,255,000 sh (-0.66%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 13,999,100 sh (-1.76%)
David Dreman 33,371 sh (-7.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 210,542 sh (-35.30%)
Steven Cohen 688,900 sh (-60.50%)
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Q4 2015

SPLS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 396,490 sh (New)
George Soros 32,800 sh (New)
Richard Snow 54,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 182,744 sh (+1327.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,963,993 sh (+1307.79%)
Steven Cohen 4,244,000 sh (+516.05%)
Ray Dalio 1,950,540 sh (+130.25%)
Richard Pzena 33,304,711 sh (+30.61%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,300,037 sh (+26.08%)
Jeremy Grantham 106,572 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,427,718 sh (-0.28%)
Donald Yacktman 2,232,400 sh (-1.00%)
John Buckingham 256,539 sh (-25.80%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,749,100 sh (-58.93%)
Jim Simons 1,779,347 sh (-65.56%)
John Hussman 15,000 sh (-97.54%)
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Q1 2016

SPLS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 23,693 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 10,753 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 917,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 8,998,779 sh (+405.73%)
Paul Tudor Jones 259,837 sh (+42.19%)
George Soros 39,433 sh (+20.22%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,816,085 sh (+15.64%)
Richard Pzena 34,361,523 sh (+3.17%)
Donald Yacktman 2,242,400 sh (+0.45%)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 396,490 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 54,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 15,000 sh (unchged)
CI Can Am Small Cap Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,698,100 sh (-0.89%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,283,518 sh (-4.21%)
John Buckingham 237,597 sh (-7.38%)
Jeremy Grantham 84,472 sh (-20.74%)
Steven Cohen 2,757,600 sh (-35.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,558,821 sh (-47.41%)
Ray Dalio 517,506 sh (-73.47%)
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Q2 2016

SPLS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Ray Dalio 2,637,617 sh (+409.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,944,360 sh (+24.73%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,307,503 sh (+12.88%)
David Dreman 26,042 sh (+9.91%)
Donald Yacktman 2,252,300 sh (+0.44%)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 15,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Richard Snow Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
John Buckingham 234,927 sh (-1.12%)
Richard Pzena 33,904,301 sh (-1.33%)
Jim Simons 8,592,879 sh (-4.51%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,019,828 sh (-8.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 344,534 sh (-13.10%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,300,000 sh (-24.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 57,692 sh (-77.80%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,472 sh (-79.32%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:SPLS.Argentina, SPLS.Chile, STP.Germany, SPLS.Switzerland,
Staples Inc operates as an office products company that sells and delivers office products and services. The Company provides products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, technology, furniture, Copy & Print & among ohers.

Staples Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1985. It operates as an office products company. The Company's three reportable segments include North American Delivery, North American Retail and International Operations. The North American Delivery segment consists of U.S. and Canadian businesses that sell and deliver office products and services directly to customers and businesses and includes Staples Advantage, Staples.com and Quill.com. The North American Retail segment consists of the U.S. and Canadian businesses that operate stores that sell office products and services. The International Operations segment consists of business units that operate stores and that sells and delivers office products and services directly to customers in 23 countries in Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. The Company sells a variety of office supplies and services, office machines and related products, computers and related products and office furniture. The Company competes with high-volume office supply providers, including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Lyreco; as well as mass merchants such as Walmart, Target and Tesco; warehouse clubs such as Costco; computer and electronics retail stores including Best Buy; specialty technology stores such as Apple; copy and print businesses such as FedEx Office; online retailers such as Amazon.com; and other discount retailers. The Company's business is subject to federal, state, local and international laws, rules and regulations.

Guru Investment Theses on Staples Inc

Yacktman Fund Comments on Staples - Feb 05, 2016

Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) was weak after the Federal Trade Commission challenged its proposed merger with Office Depot due to anti- trust concerns. The company is a significant free cash flow generator and inexpensive even though the industry is under intense pressure. There could be significant additional upside if Staples is able to ultimately prevail in its attempt to acquire Office Depot.




From the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

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Ratios

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Forward P/E 9.68
SPLS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. SPLS: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 10.96
SPLS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.44 vs. SPLS: 10.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SPLS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.76  Med: 15 Max: 694.74
Current: 10.96
6.76
694.74
P/B 1.18
SPLS's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SPLS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPLS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.05 Max: 4.34
Current: 1.18
0.96
4.34
P/S 0.26
SPLS's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. SPLS: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPLS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.26
0.25
1.21
PFCF 9.18
SPLS's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.33 vs. SPLS: 9.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPLS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.39  Med: 11.48 Max: 37.4
Current: 9.18
6.39
37.4
POCF 5.67
SPLS's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. SPLS: 5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPLS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.94  Med: 8.4 Max: 18.62
Current: 5.67
4.94
18.62
EV-to-EBIT 12.39
SPLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.06 vs. SPLS: 12.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPLS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 11.6 Max: 43.3
Current: 12.39
5.5
43.3
EV-to-EBITDA 7.29
SPLS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
70% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. SPLS: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPLS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 8.35 Max: 15.3
Current: 7.29
4.2
15.3
Shiller P/E 8.68
SPLS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. SPLS: 8.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPLS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.44  Med: 15.92 Max: 45.68
Current: 8.68
8.44
45.68
Current Ratio 1.59
SPLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. SPLS: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPLS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.57 Max: 1.97
Current: 1.59
0.79
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.97
SPLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. SPLS: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPLS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.97
0.38
1.03
Days Inventory 51.95
SPLS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 86.93 vs. SPLS: 51.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPLS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47  Med: 48.66 Max: 52.46
Current: 51.95
47
52.46
Days Sales Outstanding 31.86
SPLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.77 vs. SPLS: 31.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPLS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.49  Med: 29.05 Max: 32.91
Current: 31.86
14.49
32.91
Days Payable 48.79
SPLS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
51% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.18 vs. SPLS: 48.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPLS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.69  Med: 42.67 Max: 48.79
Current: 48.79
38.69
48.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.74
SPLS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. SPLS: 5.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPLS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 2.07 Max: 5.93
Current: 5.74
0.38
5.93
Dividend Growth (3y) 2.90
SPLS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
56% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SPLS: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
SPLS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.9 Max: 29.7
Current: 2.9
0
29.7
Forward Dividend Yield 5.73
SPLS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. SPLS: 5.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.70
SPLS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. SPLS: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPLS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 2.78 Max: 7.97
Current: 7.7
0.51
7.97
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.20
SPLS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. SPLS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPLS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7  Med: -0.2 Max: 3
Current: 1.2
-7
3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 16.41
SPLS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SPLS: 16.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SPLS' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 31.35 Max: 192.71
Current: 16.41
0
192.71
Price/Tangible Book 2.36
SPLS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. SPLS: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPLS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.35  Med: 5.54 Max: 37.94
Current: 2.36
2.35
37.94
Price/Projected FCF 0.43
SPLS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SPLS: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPLS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.09 Max: 40.96
Current: 0.43
0.42
40.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.51
SPLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SPLS: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPLS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.38 Max: 3.61
Current: 0.51
0.51
3.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.07
SPLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SPLS: 8.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPLS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 8.6 Max: 18.3
Current: 8.07
2.3
18.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.60
SPLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. SPLS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SPLS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.4  Med: 14.2 Max: 28.6
Current: 0.6
-7.4
28.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,714
EPS (TTM) $ -0.68
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float2.57%
52-Week Range $8.00 - 13.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)650.42

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $) 20,325 19,993 19,990
EPS ($) 0.87 0.86 0.86
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.87 0.86 0.86
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-2.50%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.47 0.48 0.48
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