Staples, Inc. (SPLS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Date: March 23, 2015
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Staples, Inc. (SPLS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Staples, Inc. (SPLS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:
  • Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
  • Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
  • SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
  • Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
  • Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
  • Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
  • Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
  • Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
  • Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
  • Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
  • Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
  • Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Staples, Inc. (Staples) is a retailer and distributor of office equipment, furniture, technology and related products. The company's product portfolio include office supplies including paper, print, document services, office machine and related products, computers and related products and furniture to large, medium and small businesses, government offices and consumers. It offers more than 10,000 own brand products and services. Staples sells its products across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company also sells its products through internet and direct mail catalog, and others. It operates several distribution and fulfillment centers in 30 states in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America. Staples is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, the US.

The company’s strategic aim focuses on investing in its e-commerce capabilities to provide customers with a enhanced shopping experience. In line, the company recently acquired Runa, a software company which assists online retailers to enhance their sales operations.

Staples, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Jun 05, 2013: Bullfrog Power And Staples Announce Partnership For Renewable Power In Canada
Apr 25, 2013: Staples Unveils Solar Power Installation At Global Headquarters In Framingham, Massachusetts

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Staples, Inc. - Key Facts
Staples, Inc. - Key Employees
Staples, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies
Staples, Inc. - Major Products and Services
Staples, Inc. - History
Staples, Inc. - Company Statement
Staples, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries


Staples, Inc. - Business Description
Business Description - International Operations
International Operations - Overview
International Operations - Financials
International Operations - Capital Expenditure
International Operations - Key Strategies
Business Description - North American Commercial
North American Commercial - Overview
North American Commercial - Financials
North American Commercial - Capital Expenditure
North American Commercial - Key Strategies
Business Description - North American Stores & Online
North American Stores & Online - Overview
North American Stores & Online - Financials
North American Stores & Online - Capital Expenditure
North American Stores & Online - Key Strategies
Staples, Inc. - Corporate Strategy
Staples, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Staples, Inc. - Strengths
Strength - Operational Network
Strength - Leading Office Products Supplier
Strength - Strong Supply Chain Network
Staples, Inc. - Weaknesses
Weakness - High Operating Costs affecting Margins
Staples, Inc. - Opportunities
Opportunity - Growth in e-Commerce
Opportunity - Acquisition of PNI Digital Media
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Office Equipment Market
Staples, Inc. - Threats
Threat - Highly Competitive Environment
Threat - International and Political Risk
Threat - Regulatory Changes
Threat - Overdependence on the US Market
Staples, Inc. - Key Competitors


Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Staples, Inc., Recent Deals Summary


Nov 13, 2014: EnergySage Partners with Staples to Help Americans Save Money by Going Solar
Sep 30, 2014: Private Companies, Federal Agencies and National Labs Join Better Buildings Challenge to Drive Greater Efficiency in U.S. Data Centers


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Staples, Inc., Key Facts
Staples, Inc., Key Employees
Staples, Inc., Key Employee Biographies
Staples, Inc., Major Products and Services
Staples, Inc., History
Staples, Inc., Subsidiaries
Staples, Inc., Key Competitors
Staples, Inc., Ratios based on current share price
Staples, Inc., Annual Ratios
Staples, Inc., Interim Ratios
Staples, Inc., Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios


Staples, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)
Staples, Inc., Ratio Charts

Staples, Inc., SWOT analysis, SWOT, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, Corporate Strategy, Key Ratios, Share Data, Performance, Financial Performance, Overview, Business Description, Major Product, Brands, History,Key Employees, Key Operational Heads, Strategy, Key Competitors, Company Statement, Capital Market Ratios, Financial Ratios, Annual Ratios, Interim Ratios, Ratio Charts
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