Staples, Inc. (SPLS)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Staples, Inc. (SPLS)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Staples, Inc. (SPLS)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

Business description-A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.

Corporate strategy-Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.

SWOT Analysis-A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.

Company history-Progression of key events associated with the company.

Major products and services-A list of major products, services and brands of the company.

Key competitors-A list of key competitors to the company.

Key employees-A list of the key executives of the company.

Executive biographies-A brief summary of the executives' employment history.

Key operational heads-A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.

Important locations and subsidiaries-A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.

Detailed financial ratios for the past five years-The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.

Interim ratios for the last five interim periods-The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Staples, Inc. (Staples) is a retailer and distributor of office equipment products. The company's product portfolio include notebooks, paper, folders, binders, calendars, computers and related products, tablets, phone, cameras, chairs, desks, tables, bookcases, lamps, decors, cleaning tools, ladders, batteries, coffee makers, candy, hand soaps, sanitizers and kitchen supplies. It offers these products under Staples and Quill brands. Staples also merchandise products online through and Its operations are spread across North America, Australia, South America and Asia. It operates several distribution and fulfillment centers in the US, Canada, Australia, Asia and Latin America. Staples is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, the US.

Staples, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Jun 02,2017: Staples' new CIO to lead shift to public cloud

May 26,2017: Staples names Michelle Bottomley as chief marketing officer

May 08,2017: Staples names Brett Wahlin as chief information security officer

Mar 09,2017: Staples reports net loss for Q4, provides outlook for 2017

Feb 04,2017: Office supply retailer Staples to lay off more than 200

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.

The profile analyzes the company's business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors' business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.

The company's core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.

Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies' strategic, financial and operational performance.

Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.

Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 5

List of Figures 5

Section 1-About the Company 6

Staples, Inc.-Key Facts 6

Staples, Inc.-Key Employees 7

Staples, Inc.-Key Employee Biographies 8

Staples, Inc.-Major Products and Services 10

Staples, Inc.-History 12

Staples, Inc.-Company Statement 13

Staples, Inc.-Locations And Subsidiaries 14

Head Office 14

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14

Business Unit 16

Section 2-Company Analysis 17

Staples, Inc.-Business Description 17

Business Description-North American Delivery 17

North American Delivery-Overview 17

North American Delivery-Financials 17

Business Description-North American Retail 17

North American Retail-Overview 17

North American Retail-Financials 18

Business Description-Other 18

Other-Overview 18

Other-Financials 18

Staples, Inc.-Corporate Strategy 19

Staples, Inc.-SWOT Analysis 20

SWOT Analysis-Overview 20

Staples, Inc.-Strengths 20

Staples, Inc.-Weaknesses 21

Staples, Inc.-Opportunities 22

Staples, Inc.-Threats 23

Staples, Inc.-Key Competitors 24

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 25

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 25

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 26

Performance Chart 29

Financial Performance 29

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 30

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 31

Section 4-Company's Recent Developments 32

May 26, 2017: Staples names Michelle Bottomley as chief marketing officer 32

May 08, 2017: Staples names Brett Wahlin as chief information security officer 33

Mar 09, 2017: Staples reports net loss for Q4, provides outlook for 2017 34

Jan 26, 2017: Staples announces changes to board and governance practices 35

Jan 05, 2017: Staples appoints Jeff Hall chief administrative officer and vice chairman 36

Oct 26, 2016: Staples unveils new cognitive-enabled Easy Button office supply reordering system 37

Section 5-Appendix 38

Methodology 38

Ratio Definitions 38

About GlobalData 42

Contact Us 42

Disclaimer 42

List of Figures

Staples, Inc., Performance Chart (2013-2017) 29

Staples, Inc., Ratio Charts 31

List of Tables

Staples, Inc., Key Facts 6

Staples, Inc., Key Employees 7

Staples, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8

Staples, Inc., Major Products and Services 10

Staples, Inc., History 12

Staples, Inc., Subsidiaries 14

Staples, Inc., Business Unit 16

Staples, Inc., Key Competitors 24

Staples, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 25

Staples, Inc., Annual Ratios 26

Staples, Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 27

Staples, Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 28

Staples, Inc., Interim Ratios 30

Currency Codes 38

Capital Market Ratios 38

Equity Ratios 39

Profitability Ratios 39

Cost Ratios 40

Liquidity Ratios 40

Leverage Ratios 41

Efficiency Ratios 41

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