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Last €14.93 EUR
Change Today -0.058 / -0.39%
Volume 67.0
As of 12:48 PM 04/21/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

staples inc (STP) Snapshot

Open
€14.94
Previous Close
€14.99
Day High
€15.06
Day Low
€14.93
52 Week High
02/3/15 - €17.30
52 Week Low
07/1/14 - €7.83
Market Cap
9.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
134.5
EPS TTM
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Shares Outstanding
640.5M
EX-Date
03/25/15
P/E TM
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Dividend
€0.47
Dividend Yield
2.61%
Current Stock Chart for STAPLES INC (STP)

staples inc (STP) Details

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates office products superstores. It operates through three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. The company offers a range of office supplies, business technology products and services, facility and breakroom supplies, computers and mobility products, and office furniture under the Staples, Quill, and other proprietary brands. It also provides copy and print services to its retail and delivery customers, as well as technology services through its EasyTech business. The company sells and delivers office products and services directly to businesses and consumers through its Staples.com and Staples.ca, and Quill.com Websites, as well as through retail stores, contract sales force, and direct mail catalog business. As of January 31, 2015, it operated approximately 1,983 retail stores in the United States, Canada, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Argentina, and Australia; and 109 distribution and fulfillment centers in the United States, Canada, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, China, Argentina, Brazil, and Australia. Staples, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.

44,400 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/6/15
Founded in 1985

staples inc (STP) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $584.1K
President of North American Stores & Online
Total Annual Compensation: $693.1K
President of Staples Europe
Total Annual Compensation: $668.0K
Vice Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $678.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

staples inc (STP) Key Developments

Staples, Inc. Names Peter J. Scala to Executive Vice President Merchandising

Staples, Inc. announced that it has named Peter J. Scala, executive vice president, merchandising, effective immediately. Scala will report to Demos Parneros, president, North American stores and online, and will be a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Most recently, Scala served as senior vice president of merchandising, online marketplace, leading the rapid expansion of Staples’ product assortment to support small and mid-size business customers.

Staples, Inc. Announces Board Changes

Staples, Inc. announced that it has nominated Kunal S. Kamlani for election to the Board of Directors at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Mr. Kamlani served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, from 2011 to 2014. He also served as Chief Financial Officer at the company. The company also announced that Justin King has decided not to stand for re-election to the Board at the 2015 Annual Meeting. In communicating his decision, Mr. King cited his disagreement with the decision to reach an agreement with Starboard.

Staples, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended January 31, 2015; Announces Impairment of Goodwill and Long-Lived Assets; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year of 2015

Staples, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2015. Total company sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $5.7 billion, a decrease of 4% compared to $5.87 billion the fourth quarter of 2013. Fourth quarter 2014 results on a GAAP basis include $410 million of pre-tax charges for the impairment of goodwill in the company's Australia, China, and South America businesses, as well as $74 million of pre-tax restructuring and other charges. Total company sales grew 1% during the fourth quarter, excluding the impact of store closures in North America during the past year and changes in foreign exchange rates. Excluding the impact of charges taken during the fourth quarter of 2014, the company reported non-GAAP net income of $198 million, or $0.31 per diluted share. Operating loss was $196,519,000 against income of $338,111,000 for the same period of last year. Loss from continuing operations before income taxes was $205,811,000 against income of $314,641,000 for the same period of last year. Loss from continuing operations was $260,352,000 against income of $212,383,000 for the same period of last year. Net loss attributed to the company was $260,352,000 against income of $212,383,000 for the same period of last year. Diluted loss per common share from continuing operations was $0.41 against income of $0.33 for the same period of last year. Diluted loss per common share was $0.41 against income of $0.33 for the same period of last year. For the year, sales were $22,492,360,000 against $23,114,263,000 for the same period of last year. Operating income was $309,866,000 against $1,177,501,000 for the same period of last year. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $268,135,000 against $1,062,805,000 for the same period of last year. Income from continuing operations was $134,526,000 against $707,004,000 for the same period of last year. Net income attributed to the company was $134,526,000 against $620,069,000 for the same period of last year. Diluted earnings per common share from continuing operations were $0.21 against $1.07 for the same period of last year. Diluted earnings per common share were $0.21 against $0.94 for the same period of last year. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,042,938,000 against $1,108,286,000 for the same period of last year. Acquisition of property and equipment was $360,866,000 against $371,229,000 for the same period of last year. For the quarter, the company announced impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets of $433,689,000. For the first quarter of 2015, the company expects sales to decrease versus the first quarter of 2014. The company expects to achieve fully diluted non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.16 to $0.18 for the first quarter of 2015. This guidance excludes any potential impact on earnings per share related to restructuring and other related activities or costs related to the company’s planned acquisition of Office Depot. The company expects to record pre-tax charges in the range of $15 million to $40 million associated with restructuring and other related activities during the first quarter of 2015. For the full year 2015, the company expects to generate more than $600 million of free cash flow.\.

 

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