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  • Previous Rank488
  • Revenues ($M)5,327
  • Revenue Percent Change4.8%
  • Profits ($M)119
  • Profits Percent Change-3.2%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)1,581

The leading wholesale distributor of business products, the Deerfield, IL company sells 160,000 items, from office furniture to writing implements to janitorial supplies, to customers in North America and the Middle East.

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Company Info

CEO
Robert B. Aiken Jr.
Industry
Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment
Sector
Wholesalers
HQ Location
Deerfield, IL
Websitehttp://www.essendant.com
Years on List17

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)5,3274.8%
Profits ($M)119-3.2%
Total Stockholder Equity856-
Employees6,500-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)1,581-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.2%
Profits as % of Assets5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity13.9%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.05
EPS % Change (from 2013)-0.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)7.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)8.7%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)-6.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)9.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)6.8%