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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
92% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 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 0.29
ESND's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 1881 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ESND: 0.29 )
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: 0.29
0.07
0.55
Debt-to-Equity 0.90
ESND's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
80% of the 1543 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ESND: 0.90 )
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: 0.9
0.01
7.89
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 4.03
Beneish M-Score: -4.13
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -5.00
ESND's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
87% of the 1918 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. ESND: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ESND' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: 3.96 Max: 4.36
Current: -5
-5
4.36
Net Margin % -5.26
ESND's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
87% of the 1918 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. ESND: -5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ESND' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.26  Med: 2.16 Max: 2.4
Current: -5.26
-5.26
2.4
ROE % -41.10
ESND's ROE % is ranked lower than
95% of the 1875 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. ESND: -41.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ESND' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.1  Med: 15.44 Max: 17.27
Current: -41.1
-41.1
17.27
ROA % -13.42
ESND's ROA % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1943 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. ESND: -13.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ESND' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.42  Med: 5.49 Max: 6.46
Current: -13.42
-13.42
6.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -25.99
ESND's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. ESND: -25.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ESND' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.99  Med: 22.35 Max: 26.78
Current: -25.99
-25.99
26.78
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.80
ESND's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 1751 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ESND: 4.80 )
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: 7.5 Max: 58.5
Current: 4.8
-0.8
58.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.20
ESND's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
78% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ESND: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ESND' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.4  Med: 6.4 Max: 74.1
Current: -10.2
-28.4
74.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -17.00
ESND's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
78% of the 1448 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ESND: -17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ESND' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.1  Med: 6.35 Max: 157.1
Current: -17
-34.1
157.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

ESND Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Richard Pzena 3,434,765 sh (+48.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,100 sh (+15.32%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 195,772 sh (+8.24%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 42,475 sh (-39.47%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:ESND

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Pzena 2017-12-31 Add 17.03%0.03%$8.34 - $13.68 $ 8.48-18%5,061,547
Richard Pzena 2017-12-31 Add 17.03%0.04%Premium Member Access $9.27 $ 8.48-9%5,061,547
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Add 23.50%$8.34 - $13.68 $ 8.48-18%240,185
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -63.22%0.01%$8.34 - $13.68 $ 8.48-18%16,720
Richard Pzena 2017-09-30 Add 23.85%0.06%$11.31 - $14.77 $ 8.48-33%4,325,038
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.66%$11.31 - $14.77 $ 8.48-33%194,487
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Reduce -49.99%0.01%$11.31 - $14.77 $ 8.48-33%45,458
Richard Pzena 2017-09-07 Add 9.12%0.02%Premium Member Access $11.64 $ 8.48-27%3,810,795
Richard Pzena 2017-06-30 Add 1.67%$14.3 - $17.85 $ 8.48-46%3,492,271
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 114.02%0.01%$14.3 - $17.85 $ 8.48-46%90,906
Richard Pzena 2017-03-31 Add 48.33%0.09%$14.05 - $22.09 $ 8.48-54%3,434,765
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 Add 8.24%$14.05 - $22.09 $ 8.48-54%195,772
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -39.47%0.01%$14.05 - $22.09 $ 8.48-54%42,475
David Dreman 2017-03-31 Sold Out $14.05 - $22.09 $ 8.48-54%0
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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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 0.64
ESND's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ESND: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ESND' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.8 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.64
0.6
2.62
PS Ratio 0.06
ESND's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. ESND: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ESND' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.06
0.06
0.46
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 1.62
ESND's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
98% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.71 vs. ESND: 1.62 )
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: 1.54  Med: 14.26 Max: 109.75
Current: 1.62
1.54
109.75
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 1.41
ESND's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
97% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. ESND: 1.41 )
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: 1.31  Med: 11.41 Max: 214.67
Current: 1.41
1.31
214.67
EV-to-Revenue 0.15
ESND's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
98% of the 1897 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ESND: 0.15 )
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: 0.15
0.1
0.5
Shiller PE Ratio 6.39
ESND's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 27.40 vs. ESND: 6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ESND' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.89  Med: 15.6 Max: 27.33
Current: 6.39
5.89
27.33
Current Ratio 2.04
ESND's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1855 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ESND: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ESND' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 2.08 Max: 3.19
Current: 2.04
1.57
3.19
Quick Ratio 1.02
ESND's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1853 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ESND: 1.02 )
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: 1.02
0.55
1.34
Days Inventory 68.25
ESND's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 1868 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 96.10 vs. ESND: 68.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ESND' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.73  Med: 64.16 Max: 73.72
Current: 68.25
56.73
73.72
Days Sales Outstanding 49.38
ESND's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 80.72 vs. ESND: 49.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ESND' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.24  Med: 47.39 Max: 49.7
Current: 49.38
25.24
49.7
Days Payable 45.29
ESND's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.65 vs. ESND: 45.29 )
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: 45.29
Current: 45.29
29.32
45.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 6.60
ESND's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
97% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ESND: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ESND' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.6 Max: 6.91
Current: 6.6
0.36
6.91
Forward Dividend Yield % 6.60
ESND's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
96% of the 1842 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. ESND: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 7.14
ESND's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
92% of the 2385 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ESND: 7.14 )
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: 0.39  Med: 1.72 Max: 7.44
Current: 7.14
0.39
7.44
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.90
ESND's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. ESND: 1.90 )
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: 2 Max: 31
Current: 1.9
-14.8
31

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.31
ESND's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. ESND: 1.31 )
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: 1.25  Med: 6.12 Max: 2311
Current: 1.31
1.25
2311
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.76
ESND's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 1771 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. ESND: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ESND' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.18 Max: 8.21
Current: 0.76
0.72
8.21
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.21
ESND's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
100% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ESND: 0.21 )
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: 0.2  Med: 1.01 Max: 7.91
Current: 0.21
0.2
7.91
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.23
ESND's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ESND: 0.23 )
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: 0.96 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.23
0.22
1.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -33.78
ESND's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 1941 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. ESND: -33.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ESND' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.5  Med: 10.6 Max: 17.6
Current: -33.78
-34.5
17.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 15.98
ESND's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Business Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. ESND: 15.98 )
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: 12 Max: 26.1
Current: 15.98
-4
26.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,093.72
EPS (TTM) $ -7.30
Beta0.58
Short Percentage of Float7.59%
52-Week Range $8.05 - 22.52
Shares Outstanding (Mil)37.61

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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