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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt 0.27
SPLS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SPLS: 0.27 )
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: 0.27
0
3.48
Equity to Asset 0.43
SPLS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SPLS: 0.43 )
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: 0.43
0.37
0.63
Interest Coverage 3.92
SPLS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. SPLS: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPLS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 8.24 Max: 40.39
Current: 3.92
3.14
40.39
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.19
M-Score: -2.62
WACC vs ROIC
11.42%
8.10%
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 (%) 3.11
SPLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. SPLS: 3.11 )
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: 3.11
1.38
8.06
Net-margin (%) 1.73
SPLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. SPLS: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPLS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.86  Med: 3.27 Max: 5.36
Current: 1.73
-0.86
5.36
ROE (%) 6.75
SPLS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. SPLS: 6.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPLS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.21  Med: 12.42 Max: 20.49
Current: 6.75
-3.21
20.49
ROA (%) 3.34
SPLS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SPLS: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPLS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.64  Med: 5.95 Max: 12.07
Current: 3.34
-1.64
12.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.86
SPLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. SPLS: 22.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPLS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.26  Med: 39.18 Max: 72.38
Current: 22.86
10.26
72.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.70
SPLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 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: 8.90 Max: 20.7
Current: -3.7
-3.7
20.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
SPLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 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: 10.10 Max: 30.4
Current: 7.1
-26.1
30.4
» SPLS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-19)


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

Q2 2015

SPLS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 325,408 sh (+627.48%)
John Hussman 609,000 sh (+52.25%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,493,591 sh (+14.77%)
John Buckingham 343,592 sh (+1.66%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,418,618 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 14,250,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 2,270,000 sh (-0.22%)
Richard Pzena 22,188,292 sh (-2.96%)
David Dreman 35,955 sh (-9.30%)
Steven Cohen 1,743,900 sh (-30.32%)
Jim Simons 3,300,245 sh (-47.43%)
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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%)
CI Can Am Small Cap 108,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 609,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 100,000 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

Richard Snow 54,000 sh (New)
George Soros 32,800 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 396,490 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

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)
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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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 is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1986. It operates as an office products company. The Company's three reportable segments are; 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 24 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 such as 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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P/E(ttm) 15.55
SPLS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. SPLS: 15.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SPLS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.16  Med: 18.12 Max: 253.85
Current: 15.55
8.16
253.85
Forward P/E 9.85
SPLS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. SPLS: 9.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.55
SPLS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. SPLS: 15.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SPLS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.1  Med: 17.88 Max: 397
Current: 15.55
8.1
397
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 11.46
SPLS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.12 vs. SPLS: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SPLS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 14.25 Max: 1503.33
Current: 11.46
6.01
1503.33
P/B 1.03
SPLS's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SPLS: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPLS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.15 Max: 4.34
Current: 1.03
0.96
4.34
P/S 0.27
SPLS's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. SPLS: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPLS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.27
0.25
1.21
PFCF 9.58
SPLS's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.48 vs. SPLS: 9.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPLS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.39  Med: 11.76 Max: 37.34
Current: 9.58
6.39
37.34
POCF 5.91
SPLS's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. SPLS: 5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPLS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.94  Med: 8.55 Max: 18.6
Current: 5.91
4.94
18.6
EV-to-EBIT 12.71
SPLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.71 vs. SPLS: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPLS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 11.50 Max: 43.1
Current: 12.71
5.4
43.1
EV-to-EBITDA 7.49
SPLS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.16 vs. SPLS: 7.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPLS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 8.45 Max: 15.3
Current: 7.49
4.2
15.3
Shiller P/E 9.10
SPLS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.24 vs. SPLS: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPLS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.44  Med: 16.39 Max: 46.46
Current: 9.1
8.44
46.46
Current Ratio 1.59
SPLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 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: 1.58 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.59
0.79
2.02
Quick Ratio 0.97
SPLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 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: 0.85 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.97
0.38
1.03
Days Inventory 51.46
SPLS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 89.58 vs. SPLS: 51.46 )
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: 51.46
47
52.46
Days Sales Outstanding 32.24
SPLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.94 vs. SPLS: 32.24 )
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: 32.24
14.49
32.91
Days Payable 48.00
SPLS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
52% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.39 vs. SPLS: 48.00 )
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: 44.93
Current: 48
38.69
44.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.51
SPLS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SPLS: 5.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPLS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.83 Max: 5.93
Current: 5.51
0.38
5.93
Dividend Payout 0.86
SPLS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
72% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPLS: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SPLS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.48 Max: 2
Current: 0.86
0.22
2
Dividend Growth (3y) 2.90
SPLS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 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: 2.90 Max: 29.7
Current: 2.9
0
29.7
Forward Dividend Yield 5.51
SPLS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. SPLS: 5.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.41
SPLS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. SPLS: 7.41 )
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: 2.46 Max: 7.97
Current: 7.41
0.51
7.97
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.20
SPLS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 488 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: -7.1  Med: -0.20 Max: 3
Current: 1.2
-7.1
3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.21
SPLS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SPLS: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPLS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.35  Med: 5.47 Max: 37.94
Current: 2.21
2.35
37.94
Price/Projected FCF 0.44
SPLS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SPLS: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPLS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.09 Max: 40.96
Current: 0.44
0.46
40.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.47
SPLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SPLS: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPLS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.25 Max: 3.2
Current: 0.47
0.48
3.2
Price/Graham Number 1.24
SPLS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SPLS: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SPLS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.56 Max: 7.11
Current: 1.24
1.21
7.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.90
SPLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SPLS: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPLS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 8.70 Max: 18.4
Current: 7.9
2.3
18.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.18
SPLS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.83 vs. SPLS: -0.18 )
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: 14.50 Max: 28.9
Current: -0.18
-7.4
28.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,899
EPS (TTM) $ 0.56
Beta1.36
Short Percentage of Float3.96%
52-Week Range $8.00 - 16.74
Shares Outstanding (Mil)646.29

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18 Jan19
Revenue (Mil $) 20,264 19,931 19,908
EPS ($) 0.88 0.89 0.93
EPS without NRI ($) 0.88 0.89 0.93
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-0.50%
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