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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 0.06
ESND's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 1941 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ESND: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ESND' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.05 Max: 4.17
Current: 0.06
0.02
4.17
Equity-to-Asset 0.26
ESND's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ESND: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ESND' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.26
0.07
0.55
Debt-to-Equity 1.22
ESND's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
83% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. ESND: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
ESND' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.68 Max: 7.89
Current: 1.22
0.01
7.89
Debt-to-EBITDA -1.99
ESND's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. ESND: -1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
ESND' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.5  Med: 2.19 Max: 9.02
Current: -1.99
-2.5
9.02
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 4.45
Beneish M-Score: -3.02
WACC vs ROIC
5.50%
-2.68%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -0.30
ESND's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
87% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. ESND: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ESND' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 3.92 Max: 4.34
Current: -0.3
-0.3
4.34
Net Margin % -2.59
ESND's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
87% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. ESND: -2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ESND' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.3  Med: 2.12 Max: 2.4
Current: -2.59
-5.3
2.4
ROE % -24.68
ESND's ROE % is ranked lower than
95% of the 1886 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. ESND: -24.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ESND' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.85  Med: 15.14 Max: 17.27
Current: -24.68
-41.85
17.27
ROA % -7.17
ESND's ROA % is ranked lower than
93% of the 1953 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. ESND: -7.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ESND' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.56  Med: 5.44 Max: 6.07
Current: -7.17
-13.56
6.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -34.01
ESND's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1944 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. ESND: -34.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ESND' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.01  Med: 21.58 Max: 24.48
Current: -34.01
-34.01
24.48
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.20
ESND's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1760 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ESND: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ESND' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 7 Max: 58.5
Current: 0.2
-0.8
58.5
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

ESND Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 28,422 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 90,906 sh (+114.02%)
Richard Pzena 3,492,271 sh (+1.67%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 195,772 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2017

ESND Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Royce 1,232 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 4,325,038 sh (+23.85%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 194,487 sh (-0.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 45,458 sh (-49.99%)
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Q4 2017

ESND Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Jim Simons 59,022 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 240,185 sh (+23.50%)
Richard Pzena 5,061,547 sh (+17.03%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 16,720 sh (-63.22%)
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Q1 2018

ESND Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 22,677 sh (+35.63%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 238,930 sh (-0.52%)
Jim Simons 57,822 sh (-2.03%)
Richard Pzena 4,866,890 sh (-3.85%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:ESND

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Pzena 2018-03-31 Reduce -3.85%0.01%$7.44 - $10.23 $ 14.0062%4,866,890
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.52%$7.44 - $10.23 $ 14.0062%238,930
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 35.63%$7.44 - $10.23 $ 14.0062%22,677
Richard Pzena 2017-12-31 Add 17.03%0.03%$8.34 - $13.68 $ 14.0036%5,061,547
Richard Pzena 2017-12-31 Add 17.03%0.04%Premium Member Access $9.27 $ 14.0051%5,061,547
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Add 23.50%$8.34 - $13.68 $ 14.0036%240,185
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -63.22%0.01%$8.34 - $13.68 $ 14.0036%16,720
Richard Pzena 2017-09-30 Add 23.85%0.06%$11.31 - $14.77 $ 14.0010%4,325,038
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.66%$11.31 - $14.77 $ 14.0010%194,487
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Reduce -49.99%0.01%$11.31 - $14.77 $ 14.0010%45,458
Richard Pzena 2017-09-07 Add 9.12%0.02%Premium Member Access $11.64 $ 14.0020%3,810,795
Richard Pzena 2017-06-30 Add 1.67%$14.3 - $17.85 $ 14.00-11%3,492,271
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 114.02%0.01%$14.3 - $17.85 $ 14.00-11%90,906
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Business Equipment    NAICS: 333318    SIC: 3579
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Traded in other countries:US3.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Essendant Inc is a wholesale distributor of workplace items engaged in manufacturing of office equipment's. It operates through four segments, business and facility essentials, ORS industrial, CPO, and automotive.

Essendant Inc is a wholesale distributor of workplace items. The company's products are divided into categories including: janitorial and break-room supplies, such as foodservice, safety and security, and paper and packaging items; technology products, such as computer supplies; traditional office supplies, including writing instruments, paper products, organisers, and calendars; industrial supplies, such as hand and power tools, welding products, automotive tools, and equipment; and office furniture, including desks, storage solutions, and other furniture. Essendant's customers include dealers, mail-order companies, sanitary supply distributors, store chains, and others. The company operates through four segments: business and facility essentials, ORS industrial, CPO, and automotive.

Top Ranked Articles about Essendant Inc

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Essendant's Board Declares Regular Dividend

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 1.18
ESND's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1880 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. ESND: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ESND' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.79 Max: 2.62
Current: 1.18
0.63
2.62
PS Ratio 0.10
ESND's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1876 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. ESND: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ESND' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.1
0.06
0.46
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 7.08
ESND's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
97% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.27 vs. ESND: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ESND' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 13.93 Max: 109.75
Current: 7.08
1.69
109.75
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.65
ESND's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
97% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. ESND: 4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ESND' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 11.23 Max: 214.67
Current: 4.65
1.44
214.67
EV-to-EBIT -3.26
ESND's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. ESND: -3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ESND' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.9  Med: 9.2 Max: 64.8
Current: -3.26
-11.9
64.8
EV-to-EBITDA -3.80
ESND's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. ESND: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ESND' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.6  Med: 7.7 Max: 25.1
Current: -3.8
-21.6
25.1
EV-to-Revenue 0.20
ESND's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
98% of the 1911 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ESND: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ESND' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.2
0.1
0.5
Shiller PE Ratio 12.99
ESND's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 28.47 vs. ESND: 12.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ESND' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.85  Med: 15.33 Max: 27.33
Current: 12.99
5.85
27.33
Current Ratio 2.19
ESND's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. ESND: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ESND' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 2.1 Max: 3.19
Current: 2.19
1.57
3.19
Quick Ratio 1.12
ESND's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ESND: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ESND' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.34
Current: 1.12
0.55
1.34
Days Inventory 65.31
ESND's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
66% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 95.05 vs. ESND: 65.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ESND' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.73  Med: 65.89 Max: 73.72
Current: 65.31
56.73
73.72
Days Sales Outstanding 46.76
ESND's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 1498 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 81.09 vs. ESND: 46.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ESND' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.66  Med: 47.39 Max: 49.7
Current: 46.76
44.66
49.7
Days Payable 39.29
ESND's Days Payable is ranked lower than
74% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.70 vs. ESND: 39.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ESND' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.32  Med: 39.79 Max: 42.89
Current: 39.29
29.32
42.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.00
ESND's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1911 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ESND: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ESND' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.63 Max: 7.38
Current: 4
0.36
7.38
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.00
ESND's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ESND: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.15
ESND's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
93% of the 2371 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ESND: 4.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ESND' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.7 Max: 7.68
Current: 4.15
0.37
7.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.00
ESND's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. ESND: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ESND' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.8  Med: 1.7 Max: 31
Current: 1
-14.8
31

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 3.00
ESND's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. ESND: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
ESND' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 6.02 Max: 2311
Current: 3
1.5
2311
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.48
ESND's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. ESND: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ESND' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 3.16 Max: 8.21
Current: 1.48
0.73
8.21
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.41
ESND's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
100% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ESND: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ESND' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.02 Max: 7.91
Current: 0.41
0.23
7.91
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.40
ESND's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ESND: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ESND' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.4
0.22
1.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -30.39
ESND's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ESND: -30.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ESND' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.9  Med: 10.5 Max: 17.3
Current: -30.39
-56.9
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.25
ESND's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. ESND: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ESND' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4  Med: 11.3 Max: 25
Current: 4.25
-4
25

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,008.10
EPS (TTM) $ -3.53
Beta0.66
Volatility32.90%
52-Week Range $7.20 - 18.30
Shares Outstanding (Mil)37.66

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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