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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 : 4/10

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 : 3/10

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» SPLS's 30-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2018-08-24 Est.)

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2017

SPLS Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,498 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,361,128 sh (+33.14%)
CI Can Am Small Cap 444,430 sh (+18.99%)
Jim Simons 6,140,117 sh (+4.14%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,293,947 sh (+2.80%)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 2,220,000 sh (-0.45%)
John Buckingham 210,983 sh (-0.59%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,713,528 sh (-2.26%)
Richard Pzena 31,228,241 sh (-2.80%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 211,433 sh (-21.61%)
David Dreman 49,939 sh (-24.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 176,356 sh (-26.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,629,890 sh (-41.18%)
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Q2 2017

SPLS Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jeremy Grantham 274,900 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 10,806 sh (New)
George Soros 198,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,832,422 sh (+12.43%)
Donald Yacktman 2,225,000 sh (+0.23%)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2,498 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 5,230,965 sh (-1.19%)
Jim Simons 5,883,279 sh (-4.18%)
Richard Pzena 29,636,356 sh (-5.10%)
John Buckingham 193,907 sh (-8.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 144,795 sh (-17.90%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 160,585 sh (-24.05%)
David Dreman 2,577 sh (-94.84%)
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Q3 2017
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:SPLS

(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
George Soros 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$10.08 - $10.25 $ 10.251%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.26%$10.08 - $10.25 $ 10.251%0
David Dreman 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$10.08 - $10.25 $ 10.251%0
Donald Yacktman 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.22%$10.08 - $10.25 $ 10.251%0
Richard Pzena 2017-09-30 Sold Out 1.63%$10.08 - $10.25 $ 10.251%0
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Sold Out $10.08 - $10.25 $ 10.251%0
Yacktman Fund 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.32%$10.08 - $10.25 $ 10.251%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Sold Out $10.08 - $10.25 $ 10.251%0
Richard Pzena 2017-06-30 Reduce -5.10%0.08%$8.66 - $10.08 $ 10.2510%29,636,356
Donald Yacktman 2017-06-30 Add 0.23%$8.66 - $10.08 $ 10.2510%2,225,000
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 12.43%0.03%$8.66 - $10.08 $ 10.2510%1,832,422
George Soros 2017-06-30 New Buy0.04%$8.66 - $10.08 $ 10.2510%198,500
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 New Buy$8.66 - $10.08 $ 10.2510%10,806
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Reduce -94.84%0.24%$8.66 - $10.08 $ 10.2510%2,577
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$8.66 - $10.08 $ 10.2510%0
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 453210    SIC: 5943
Traded in other countries:SPLS.Argentina, SPLS.Chile, STP.Germany, SPLS.Switzerland,
Headquarter Location:USA
Staples Inc is a provider of products and services such as easy to use websites and mobile platforms, retail and online shopping experience and a range of print and marketing and technology services that serve the needs of business customers.

Staples is an American retailer with online and delivery capabilities. Staples offers products in categories: technology, facilities and breakroom, furniture, safety, medical, copy and print, and Staples EasyTech services. Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The company divides its business into three segments: North American stores and online, North American commercial, and international operations. The product offering includes Staples, Quill, and other proprietary branded products. Staples' product price points are generally low.

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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Pzena Investments Exits Staples, Sells Intel, ExxonMobil Fund's largest 3rd-quarter sales
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Dividend Yield % 4.69
SPLS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. SPLS: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SPLS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 4.69
Current: 4.69
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.69
SPLS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
83% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. SPLS: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.69
SPLS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
77% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. SPLS: 4.69 )
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: 0  Med: 0 Max: 4.69
Current: 4.69

Valuation & Return


More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $16,448.00
EPS (TTM) $ -2.37
52-Week Range $7.24 - 10.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)656.71

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 17,399 17,012 16,971
EBIT (Mil $) 897 865 873
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,305 1,214 1,226
EPS ($) 0.86 0.86 0.87
EPS without NRI ($) 0.86 0.86 0.87
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($) 0.47 0.48 0.48

Piotroski F-Score Details

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