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

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

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  • 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

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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 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
List of Figures
Staples, Inc., Performance Chart (2013 - 2017) 29
Staples, Inc., Ratio Charts 31

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