Quarterly Financial Review of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS)


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) reported sales (ttm) of 18.25 Billion, whereas, 8 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 4203.27 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 4247.72 million and lower end at 4167.68 million while the year ago reported sale was 4799.02 million.

8 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending May 16, 2017- May 22, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 4745.51 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 4805.6 million and 4587.88 million respectively.

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Mar 09 BMO at 0.25, whereas, 12 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.13. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.14 and lower end at 0.12 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.14.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.34 reported by 12 number of analyst for the quarter ending May 16, 2017- May 22, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.34 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.36 and 0.32 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.37. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 12 analysts is at 0.89%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 1.01 and 0.83.

Valuation Ratios of Staples, Inc. (SPLS) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Staples, Inc. (SPLS). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 0 while the company’s industry has 58.41 P/E and the sector P/E is 26.94. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 88.11 and low P/E is 12.26, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 57.48 and 33.54 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 20.1 for the industry and 14.92 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, SPLS has Beta of 1.69 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 1.02 and 1.31 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of SPLS stands at 0.34 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 1.7. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 0, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 15.3 and 542851.6 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Staples, Inc. (SPLS) stands at -5.85 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 12.39 and 3.72 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 0 and -7.84.

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Trading Statistics:

The company surged 1.25% and closed its last trading session at $9.62. The market capitalization of the company is at $6.36 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $10.46 on 05/09/16 and 52-week Low of $7.05 on 11/01/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.61% and Monthly Volatility of 2.91%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.68 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.25.