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  • Previous Rank
    132
  • Revenues ($M)
    $20,217
  • Revenue Percent Change
    -4%
  • Profits ($M)
    $-1,497
  • Profits Percent Change
    -494.8%
  • Assets ($M)
    $8,271
  • Employees
    61,503
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    $5,723

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.

Company Info

Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2017.
CEO
Shira D. Goodman
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Sector
Retailing
Industry
Specialty Retailers: Other
HQ Location
Framingham, MA
Websitehttp://www.staples.com
Years on Fortune 500 List22
Employees61,503

Staples Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$20,217-4%
Profits ($M)$-1,497-494.8%
Assets ($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%