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  • Previous Rank477
  • Revenues ($M)$5,369
  • Revenue Percent Change0.1%
  • Profits ($M)$63.9
  • Profits Percent Change-
  • Assets ($M)$2,164
  • Employees6,600
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$568

The Deerfield, IL-based company formerly known as United Stationers is a leading wholesale distributor of business products and 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

Richard D. Phillips
CEO Title
Interim President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment
HQ Location
Deerfield, IL
Years on Fortune 500 List19

Essendant Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$5,3690.1%
Profits ($M)$63.9-
Assets ($M)$2,164-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$781-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$568-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.2%
Profits as % of Assets3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.2%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1.73
EPS % Change (from 2015)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-6.5%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-1.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)-34.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-0.2%