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staples inc (SPLS) Snapshot

Open
$11.15
Previous Close
$11.08
Day High
$11.29
Day Low
$11.08
52 Week High
08/13/13 - $17.30
52 Week Low
06/26/14 - $10.70
Market Cap
7.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
6.3M
EPS TTM
$1.08
Shares Outstanding
646.6M
EX-Date
06/25/14
P/E TM
10.3x
Dividend
$0.48
Dividend Yield
4.29%
Current Stock Chart for STAPLES INC (SPLS)

staples inc (SPLS) Details

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates office products superstores. It operates in three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. The company offers a range of office supplies, business technology products and services, facility and breakroom supplies, computers and mobility products, and office furniture under the Staples, Quill, and other proprietary brands. It also provides copy and print services to retail and delivery customers, as well as technology services through its EasyTech business. The company sells and delivers office products and services directly to businesses and consumers through its Staples.com and Quill.com Websites, as well as through retail stores, contract sales force, and direct mail catalog business. As of March 7, 2014, it operated approximately 2,200 stores worldwide. The company also operated 116 distribution and fulfillment centers in 30 states in the United States; 7 provinces in Canada; and in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, China, Argentina, Brazil, and Australia. Staples, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

46,361 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/6/14
Founded in 1985

staples inc (SPLS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $567.5K
President of Europe
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President of North American Stores & Online
Total Annual Compensation: $742.2K
Vice Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $742.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

staples inc (SPLS) Key Developments

Staples Announces New Brands, Features and Wearable Technology to Home/Office Automation Platform

Staples announced a series of major expansions of its home and office automation platform Staples Connect, including a 500 store rollout, new pricing for the Staples Connect Hub, and collaborations with Microsoft, Jawbone, and D-Link. Major Expansion of stores and services: After a limited launch in the fall of 2013, Staples is adding Staples Connect in-store displays to 500 retail locations. All compatible devices are already currently available for purchase on Staples.com and through all of Staples' in-store kiosks. These devices - the most widely supported list in the industry, with 35 existing hardware partners - include an extensive variety of top brand name manufacturers including Lutron, Philips, Honeywell, First Alert, Yale, Kwikset, Schlage, Leviton, Cooper, GE, D-Link, Radio Thermostat and dozens of others, representing close to 150 individual smart devices for the home or office. Widest Array of App Platforms on the Market; Powered by software from smart home technology company Zonoff, Staples Connect has the most supported App platforms in the industry, with apps currently available on native iPad, iPhone, Android, and web browsers via HTML5. In addition, the Staples Connect App is now also available for Windows 8 and will soon be available on Samsung Smart TV's. First Retail Platform to Support Wearables: With the Staples Connect in-store rollout, Staples is debuting an enhanced wearable technology experience, with a wide selection of brands, like Samsung and Polar. Select tech wearables available at Staples, including smart watches and lifestyle trackers like UP24 by Jawbone, will be able to control other integrated devices such as thermostats, shades, cameras, and doorbells. For example, users will be able to turn on the lights or open the blinds by turning off sleep the mode on their Jawbone UP. Additional Staples Connect Hub Options: Staples also announced new options for its Staples Connect Hub, with a reduced price of $49.99 for the critically acclaimed Linksys hub, and a new hub, manufactured by D-Link, available in the fall. The D-Link hub, which will retail for $79.99, adds support for ZigBee and Bluetooth LE (low energy), alongside all the major wireless protocols found in the current Linksys hub which includes WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Z-Wave, and Lutron Clear Connect(TM). With the Staples Connect apps and the new hub's expanded protocols, users can control and connect an even wider range of devices from the most trusted brands in the industry.

Staples, Inc. Announces New Products and Latest Technology Trends

Staples, Inc. announced that it makes more fun, fashion and function happen with the debut of top products for the 2014 back-to-school shopping season. Staples carries a wide assortment of must-have essentials and the hottest technology for less, including Staples brand products with trendy new patterns, exclusive assortments from Teen Vogue and Nickelodeon, new glitter treatments and bright, colorful supplies. In addition to top products, Staples makes guaranteed savings happen on the widest selection of core supplies and technology with its back-to-school 110% Price Match Guarantee. Staples will match the prices of all competitors with retail store and online presence (as well as Amazon.com) plus give back-to-school shoppers 10% off the price difference, whether in store or online. Additionally, customers can shop however they want, whether it's online, mobile or in-store at conveniently located stores nationwide. Additionally, the back-to-school Less List and weekly great deals offer shoppers even more savings. Staples' top trends and must-have products for 2014 back to school include: the Teen Vogue collection, exclusively at Staples, features Electric Jungle, Punk Prodigy, Rive Gauche and Festive Floral prints across an array of school supplies including notebooks, pens, erasers, folders, Staples BETTER binders and more. Inspiration straight from the runway gives trendsetting students function with fashion. Make more exclusive characters Happen Staples offers unique designs on products including exclusive Nickelodeon patterns on Staples BETTER binders, pencil pouches, die-cut erasers, notebooks, folders and clipboards that make it easy for students to show off their favorite characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob. A wide selection of the latest tech tools at Staples will keep students up-to-date on the latest classroom and dorm room gadgets. Perfect for touch screens, the Slapband Stylus ($14.99) adds style to a traditional stylus while keeping it within reach anytime and anywhere as a bracelet on your wrist. Bring music to life with the wireless JBL Pulse Speaker with LED that has glowing, multi-colored visuals ($199.99). The easiest way to enjoy stream videos and music on dorm room TVs just plug in and play with Amazon Fire ($99.99). Pick up the latest laptops, tablets and mobile phones at Staples but don't forget the accessories. From tablet covers to 3-1 in charging cables and more, Staples has everything your tech savvy student needs. It's easy to get its college students everything they need for the school year, even if they're already living in the dorm rooms. Staples e-gift cards are an easy way to help student replenish their school supplies. Stand-out students can work in color with Poppin accessories. The Poppin Mouse Pad ($9) provides a squeak-free experience as its pointy round shape slides right up to the computer. The colorful Poppin Stapler is bound to get double takes as it adds flair and sophistication to any desk. Or dress up desks with the bright-colored Poppin Tape Dispenser ($12) available in a variety of colors. Keep game-time excitement going with action-packed school tools such as the Staples Game Controller Calculator designed to look like a game controller ($3.99). Get in the game with Staples Sports Erasers (2 pack/$0.99), Staples Fashion Clipboards ($3.00) or Staples Sports Slider Pencil Cases that come in a variety of sports designs. Take a walk on the wild side with University of Style, Into the Wild and Neon Safari notebooks and composition books ($3.00) that add depth to note-taking in eye-catching colors. Or have zoo animal fun in the classroom with Staples Animal Erasers ($1.00), Staples Animal Pencil Sharpeners ($0.99) and Staples Animal #2 Pencils ($0.65). Shimmering with shine, but important to keep to-do lists, class assignments and more handy, University of Style Glitter Notebooks and Composition Books are available in pink, purple and silver to satisfy any fashionista's style. Or get #hashtaghappy with Gartner Studios Spiral Notebooks ($3.00) social media-themed notebooks featuring #craycray, #overit or #whatevs. Add to the sparkle with sleek and sophisticated Staples Sparkle Clipboards or Staples Sparkle Binder Pencil Pouches. Find a variety of kid-friendly bags and accessories, perfect for toting favorite foods, snacks and drinks, from Staples. From a magical My Little Pony Lunch Box ($7.99) to a purrrfect Hello Kitty Lunch Box ($9.99) to beyond the bots with a Transform Lunch Box ($12.99), Staples has a wide selection of bags to make lunchtime fun. To keep the on-the-go student quenched, Staples offers stylish and eco-friendly Glass Water Bottles ($19.99) or Mason Jar Water Bottles that keep drinks colder, longer ($9.99). Whether sporty designs or eye-catching prints, Staples offers a wide variety of backpacks all season long. The large High Sierra Swerve Backpacks with its distinctive swerve design and padded computer sleeve will comfortably carry everything all day long. JanSport Breakstar Backpacks are trendy and comfortable with multiple compartments to make organizing and transporting supplies easy. Keep it fun, functional and affordable with Extreme Basic Backpacks designed to carry all of your school tools in one place. Or bring out the prehistoric explorer with the Mad Pax Spiky Backpack, a fun and functional bag.

Staples, Inc. and Teen Vogue Partner to Launch New Back-To-School Collection

Staples, Inc. and Teen Vogue have announced the partnership to launch new Teen Vogue collection, an exclusive collection of back-to-school supplies. Beginning in July 2014, Staples stores nationwide and Staples.com will be stocked with unique Teen Vogue products, including exclusive Staples BETTER binders, notebooks, folders, pencil pouches, pencils, pens, compact staplers, lipstick and other die-cut erasers, sticky notes, clipboards, and more that make it easy for students to show their style and keep up with the latest trends. Staples will also be the official school-supplies destination for Teen Vogue's annual Back-to-School Saturdays initiative.

 

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