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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.03
SPLS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SPLS: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SPLS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.58 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.03
0
3.48
Equity-to-Asset 0.50
SPLS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SPLS: 0.50 )
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: 0.5
0.37
0.63
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 4.04
Beneish M-Score: -3.25
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -1.38
SPLS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SPLS: -1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SPLS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.38  Med: 5.82 Max: 8.06
Current: -1.38
-1.38
8.06
Net Margin % -2.23
SPLS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. SPLS: -2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SPLS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.23  Med: 3.27 Max: 5.36
Current: -2.23
-2.23
5.36
ROE % -9.02
SPLS's ROE % is ranked lower than
85% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. SPLS: -9.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SPLS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.02  Med: 11.94 Max: 20.23
Current: -9.02
-9.02
20.23
ROA % -4.40
SPLS's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. SPLS: -4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SPLS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: 5.71 Max: 11.92
Current: -4.4
-4.4
11.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -11.47
SPLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.28 vs. SPLS: -11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SPLS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.47  Med: 38.46 Max: 71.51
Current: -11.47
-11.47
71.51
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.80
SPLS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
74% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SPLS: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SPLS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.4  Med: 3.8 Max: 24.4
Current: -0.8
-7.4
24.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 10.30
SPLS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SPLS: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SPLS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26  Med: 7.7 Max: 31.7
Current: 10.3
-26
31.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

SPLS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Pioneer Investments 10,753 sh (New)
David Dreman 23,693 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)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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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Q3 2016

SPLS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Steven Cohen 482,100 sh (New)
CI Can Am Small Cap 373,490 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,471,987 sh (+3.82%)
Richard Pzena 34,174,464 sh (+0.80%)
Donald Yacktman 2,255,000 sh (+0.12%)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Buckingham 222,043 sh (-5.48%)
Jim Simons 7,073,339 sh (-17.68%)
David Dreman 21,042 sh (-19.20%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 241,334 sh (-29.95%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,759,328 sh (-41.74%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2,100,000 sh (-51.16%)
Ray Dalio 1,065,425 sh (-59.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 594,474 sh (-69.43%)
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Q4 2016

SPLS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 238,936 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,771,209 sh (+366.16%)
David Dreman 65,738 sh (+212.41%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,149,636 sh (+15.15%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 269,733 sh (+11.77%)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,753,228 sh (-0.35%)
Donald Yacktman 2,230,000 sh (-1.11%)
Ray Dalio 1,022,302 sh (-4.05%)
John Buckingham 212,225 sh (-4.42%)
Richard Pzena 32,126,425 sh (-5.99%)
Jim Simons 5,896,133 sh (-16.64%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,100,000 sh (-47.62%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 453210    SIC: 5943
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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

GoodHaven Funds Comments on Staples - Jan 27, 2017

Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) was forced to call off its merger with rival Office Depot due to anti-trust issues, but still retains a significant scale advantage in its core business. The company has struggled in recent years in response to changes in technology and retail trends, but appears to be approaching an inflection point where growth may begin to resume – something we are watching carefully. Hewlett Packard Enterprise successfully completed one divestiture and announced two others – all have helped to move shares higher in 2016. During the year, we bought shares of Verizon when its stock price weakened in response to a forecast of flat growth for a year or two. Over time, we expect the wireless business will remain incredibly stable, wireless spectrum will be a valuable asset, and the company will have significant embedded pricing power.





From Larry Pitkowski's GoodHaven Fund 2016 annual letter.



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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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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 10.53
SPLS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. SPLS: 10.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.37
SPLS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SPLS: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SPLS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.29
Current: 1.37
0.97
2.29
PS Ratio 0.31
SPLS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. SPLS: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SPLS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.31
0.25
0.56
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 11.07
SPLS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
72% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. SPLS: 11.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SPLS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.95  Med: 15.77 Max: 20.14
Current: 11.07
8.95
20.14
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.06
SPLS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
75% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. SPLS: 7.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SPLS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.51  Med: 9.45 Max: 11.91
Current: 7.06
5.51
11.91
EV-to-EBIT -20.96
SPLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. SPLS: -20.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPLS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.4  Med: 15.1 Max: 42.5
Current: -20.96
-21.4
42.5
EV-to-EBITDA 45.85
SPLS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. SPLS: 45.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPLS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 14.7 Max: 46.4
Current: 45.85
6.6
46.4
Shiller PE Ratio 11.64
SPLS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. SPLS: 11.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SPLS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.87  Med: 13.07 Max: 15.98
Current: 11.64
7.87
15.98
Current Ratio 1.65
SPLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SPLS: 1.65 )
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: 1.65
0.79
1.97
Quick Ratio 1.02
SPLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. SPLS: 1.02 )
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: 1.02
0.38
1.03
Days Inventory 50.66
SPLS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 88.95 vs. SPLS: 50.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPLS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.8  Med: 49.48 Max: 55.74
Current: 50.66
47.8
55.74
Days Sales Outstanding 33.30
SPLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. SPLS: 33.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPLS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.49  Med: 29.08 Max: 33.3
Current: 33.3
14.49
33.3
Days Payable 48.81
SPLS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
55% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 52.41 vs. SPLS: 48.81 )
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: 48.81
Current: 48.81
38.69
48.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 5.17
SPLS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
86% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. SPLS: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SPLS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 3.34 Max: 6.02
Current: 5.17
2.47
6.02
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 6.00
SPLS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SPLS: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
SPLS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 10.6
Current: 6
0
10.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 5.17
SPLS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
85% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. SPLS: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.92
SPLS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. SPLS: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SPLS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.31  Med: 4.47 Max: 8.06
Current: 6.92
3.31
8.06
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.20
SPLS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 10.20
SPLS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. SPLS: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
SPLS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.73  Med: 24.4 Max: 38.97
Current: 10.2
8.73
38.97
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.48
SPLS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. SPLS: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SPLS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 3.78 Max: 5.3
Current: 2.48
2.13
5.3
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.53
SPLS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. SPLS: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SPLS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.53
0.47
0.85
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.61
SPLS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SPLS: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SPLS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.61
0.57
1.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -4.78
SPLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. SPLS: -4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SPLS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: 3.2 Max: 8.8
Current: -4.78
-4.9
8.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -13.67
SPLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. SPLS: -13.67 )
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: -14.2  Med: -8.1 Max: 0.3
Current: -13.67
-14.2
0.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,476
EPS (TTM) $ -0.72
Beta1.52
Short Percentage of Float2.22%
52-Week Range $7.24 - 11.37
Shares Outstanding (Mil)650.55

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 20,235 19,842 19,667 18,820
EPS ($) 0.87 0.87 0.86 0.76
EPS without NRI ($) 0.87 0.87 0.86 0.76
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-2.45%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.48 0.48 0.48
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