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Last $39.24 USD
Change Today -0.53 / -1.33%
Volume 322.5K
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united stationers inc (USTR) Snapshot

Open
$39.65
Previous Close
$39.77
Day High
$39.84
Day Low
$39.22
52 Week High
02/17/15 - $44.91
52 Week Low
10/1/14 - $36.50
Market Cap
1.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
222.2K
EPS TTM
$2.94
Shares Outstanding
38.3M
EX-Date
06/11/15
P/E TM
13.3x
Dividend
$0.56
Dividend Yield
1.43%
Current Stock Chart for UNITED STATIONERS INC (USTR)

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united stationers inc (USTR) Details

United Stationers Inc. operates as a wholesale distributor of workplace essentials in the United States and internationally. The company supplies janitorial supplies, breakroom items, foodservice consumables, safety and security items, and paper and packaging products. The company also offers technology products, such as imaging supplies, data storage, digital cameras, and computer accessories; and computer hardware, including printers and other peripherals to value-added computer resellers, office products dealers, drug stores, grocery chains, and e-commerce merchants. In addition, it provides traditional office products consisting of filing and record storage products, business machines, presentation products, writing instruments, paper products, shipping and mailing supplies, calendars, and general office accessories; industrial supplies, such as hand and power tools, safety and security supplies, janitorial equipment, and supplies; other industrial maintenance, repair, and operational items; and oil field and welding supplies. Further, the company offers office furniture, including desks, filing and storage solutions, and seating and systems furniture, as well as various products for education, government, healthcare, and professional services markets. It serves independent office products dealers; contract stationers; office products mega-dealers and superstores; computer products resellers; office furniture dealers; mass merchandisers; mail order companies; sanitary supply, paper, and foodservice distributors; drug and grocery store chains; healthcare distributors; e-commerce merchants; oil field, welding supply, and industrial/MRO distributors; automotive aftermarket dealers and wholesalers; and other independent distributors. The company distributes its products through 77 distribution centers to approximately 30,000 reseller customers, as well as through online channel. United Stationers Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

6,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/18/15
Founded in 1922

united stationers inc (USTR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $440.0K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $452.0K
President of On-Line & New Channels
Total Annual Compensation: $375.0K
Chief Merchandising Officer and Senior Vice P...
Total Annual Compensation: $390.0K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $330.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

united stationers inc (USTR) Key Developments

United Stationers Board Declares Regular Dividend, Payable on July 15, 2015

United Stationers Inc. announced that on May 20, 2015 its board of directors declared a $0.14 per share dividend payable on July 15, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2015.

United Stationers Inc. Announces Management Changes

United Stationers Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current Board member Robert B. Aiken Jr., 52, interim president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Aiken will succeed P. Cody Phipps, who has resigned as president and chief executive officer and as a director to pursue another opportunity. Mr. Aiken rejoined the United Stationers' board of directors in February 2015 after previously serving as a director from December 2010 to May 2014. Most recently, he was chief executive officer of Feeding America.

United Stationers Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

United Stationers Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $1,332,375,000 compared to $1,254,139,000 a year ago. Operating income was $6,078,000 compared to $38,234,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $1,239,000 compared to $34,860,000 a year ago. Net loss was $3,992,000 or $0.10 per diluted share compared to net income of $21,857,000 or $0.55 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $62,722,000 compared to $1,490,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $5,490,000 compared to $6,390,000 a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $36,539,000 compared to $38,234,000 a year ago. Adjusted net income was $19,904,000 compared to $21,857,000 a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.52 compared to $0.55 a year ago. The increase in net cash provided by operating activities over the prior year was driven by lower accounts receivable balances and improved changes in accounts payable and accrued liabilities. Free cash flow in the quarter was $57 million representing solid progress. Sales growth remained strong as market share grew across most channels. The incremental Office Depot business added just over 300 basis points to the growth rate in the quarter. The company estimates the 2015 full-year total capital expenditures to be $30 million to $35 million. The company expects to deliver low-single digit EPS growth in 2015. This expected EPS growth reflects investment in a common operating and IT platform, digital services and company rebranding initiative. These actions will deliver enhanced services and improved operating profit and will position to generate total cost savings of $15 million to $20 million per year beginning in 2016.

 

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