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Staples

The office supply retailer has been having a hard time recently. Closing multiple stores, the company finally decided to sell itself to Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion.

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CEO

Shira D. Goodman

CEO Title

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Sector

Retailing

Industry

Specialty Retailers: Other

HQ Location

Framingham, MA

Years on Fortune 500 List

22

Employees

61,503

Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2017.Includes revenues from discontinued operations. Profile provided by S&P Global.
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$20,217-4.0%
Profits ($M)$-1,497.0-494.8%
Assets ($M)$8,271
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$3,688
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$5,723
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues-7.4%
Profits as % of Assets-18.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity-40.6%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)-2.31
EPS % Change (from 2015)-491.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)0.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-4.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-7.9%