Staples

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May 19, 2017

Same-store sales are falling. Office supplies brick/mortar are just killing them right now, and they don’t have a great e-commerce presence. It will hang in, because it is only one of 2 out there, but it will struggle.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 19, 2017

Same-store sales are falling. Office supplies brick/mortar are just killing them right now, and they don’t have a great e-commerce presence. It will hang in, because it is only one of 2 out there, but it will struggle.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 11, 2016

He would rather own advertising companies in the consumer discretionary sector. You get a better dividend and a smoother ride.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 11, 2016

He would rather own advertising companies in the consumer discretionary sector. You get a better dividend and a smoother ride.

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November 2, 2015

(Market Call Minute) It is one of the underperforming retailers. Prefers CSCO-Q.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
November 2, 2015

(Market Call Minute) It is one of the underperforming retailers. Prefers CSCO-Q.

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COMMENT
April 14, 2015

If this company does eventually buy Office Depot (ODP-Q), that is a positive because they are consolidating a very competitive industry. There is a lot of competition from online retailers. Not an industry where she sees a lot of strong secular growth and it is relatively mature. Not a space that she is particularly interested in.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
April 14, 2015

If this company does eventually buy Office Depot (ODP-Q), that is a positive because they are consolidating a very competitive industry. There is a lot of competition from online retailers. Not an industry where she sees a lot of strong secular growth and it is relatively mature. Not a space that she is particularly interested in.

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DON'T BUY
July 24, 2014

In the midst of a structural shift in the retail sector and you may want to avoid this. With stores closing, they are in a shrinking space.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
July 24, 2014

In the midst of a structural shift in the retail sector and you may want to avoid this. With stores closing, they are in a shrinking space.

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COMMENT
July 9, 2014

Was on his Stock Watch list, and then had a run and was taken off the list. He isn’t watching this one that closely. Good online growth, but the stores themselves have been having some troubles. A lot of the companies in this sector are downsizing. If this got under $10, he would be more interested. A leader in its field, and he loves investing in the leaders as contrarian plays.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
July 9, 2014

Was on his Stock Watch list, and then had a run and was taken off the list. He isn’t watching this one that closely. Good online growth, but the stores themselves have been having some troubles. A lot of the companies in this sector are downsizing. If this got under $10, he would be more interested. A leader in its field, and he loves investing in the leaders as contrarian plays.

SELL
SELL
June 24, 2014

Growth rate has really declined to low single digits. Stock is expensive. Would not own this stock.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
June 24, 2014

Growth rate has really declined to low single digits. Stock is expensive. Would not own this stock.

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DON'T BUY
June 23, 2014

Market leader in office supplies. Problem is that the whole world has changed for them. More and more businesses order on line and company is stuck with big leases.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
June 23, 2014

Market leader in office supplies. Problem is that the whole world has changed for them. More and more businesses order on line and company is stuck with big leases.

HOLD
HOLD
May 12, 2014

Facing stronger competition now compared to the 1990s when they were building out lots of stores in a consolidated industry. Some of the office supply consumption, such as paper, is going down. A lot more competition from big box stores. They are obviously going into and entrenchment period where they will try to cut costs. In the short term, this is a Hold more than anything else. If they are able to stabilize the situation and cut their costs, there is definitely value in the stock for patient investors.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 12, 2014

Facing stronger competition now compared to the 1990s when they were building out lots of stores in a consolidated industry. Some of the office supply consumption, such as paper, is going down. A lot more competition from big box stores. They are obviously going into and entrenchment period where they will try to cut costs. In the short term, this is a Hold more than anything else. If they are able to stabilize the situation and cut their costs, there is definitely value in the stock for patient investors.

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DON'T BUY
May 2, 2014

Unfortunately is in a business that is declining from a retail point of view. Companies don’t use as much of their products as in the past. More and more orders are placed on-line so the stores are just costing them more and more to operate.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 2, 2014

Unfortunately is in a business that is declining from a retail point of view. Companies don’t use as much of their products as in the past. More and more orders are placed on-line so the stores are just costing them more and more to operate.

WATCH
WATCH
March 10, 2014

Had terrible earnings and the stock dropped 15% or so. Announced they are closing a bunch of stores and are increasingly trying to sell things on line. The problem with going head to head with Amazon (AMZN-Q) online is that Amazon seems to have an unlimited ability to sell things at a loss. This company is not going out of business. They made a lot of money, just not as much as people wanted them to. He owns, but thinks his time as an owner is coming to a close. When companies have bad earnings, there is frequently an emotion in the market to have a big selloff, but if you look 6 weeks later, infrequently half of that loss is recaptured.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
March 10, 2014

Had terrible earnings and the stock dropped 15% or so. Announced they are closing a bunch of stores and are increasingly trying to sell things on line. The problem with going head to head with Amazon (AMZN-Q) online is that Amazon seems to have an unlimited ability to sell things at a loss. This company is not going out of business. They made a lot of money, just not as much as people wanted them to. He owns, but thinks his time as an owner is coming to a close. When companies have bad earnings, there is frequently an emotion in the market to have a big selloff, but if you look 6 weeks later, infrequently half of that loss is recaptured.

BUY
BUY
August 6, 2013

The leader in office products. Likes their ability to do “fulfillment the next day” on every product that you want. Sees a continuance to improve revenues. The problem is, revenues have flat lined so they are looking to improve it by cost cutting. Likes 1) their high free cash flow yield, 2) increasing dividend each and every year and 3) always a potential as a takeover target from private equity. $25 in a few years.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
August 6, 2013

The leader in office products. Likes their ability to do “fulfillment the next day” on every product that you want. Sees a continuance to improve revenues. The problem is, revenues have flat lined so they are looking to improve it by cost cutting. Likes 1) their high free cash flow yield, 2) increasing dividend each and every year and 3) always a potential as a takeover target from private equity. $25 in a few years.

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DON'T BUY
May 22, 2013

Just under 10% yield. Fundamentals are challenging. It is a very competitive market. Expects them to shrink over the net several years.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 22, 2013

Just under 10% yield. Fundamentals are challenging. It is a very competitive market. Expects them to shrink over the net several years.

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DON'T BUY
April 18, 2013

Phenomenal valuation, great balance sheet. But it comes short on management. Likes them to have a sense of urgency. They are not concerned about the lower amount of paper usage. Ignoring that trend is a red flag. They made a lot of acquisitions in Europe over the last 5 years and she is not convinced they can do what is necessary. Short term the consolidation of the number 2 and 3 players will be a bit of a benefit to them.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
April 18, 2013

Phenomenal valuation, great balance sheet. But it comes short on management. Likes them to have a sense of urgency. They are not concerned about the lower amount of paper usage. Ignoring that trend is a red flag. They made a lot of acquisitions in Europe over the last 5 years and she is not convinced they can do what is necessary. Short term the consolidation of the number 2 and 3 players will be a bit of a benefit to them.

BUY
BUY
January 14, 2013

Has been lumped in with all the other retailers, he thinks, unfairly. It is their European stores. Great company and too cheap and they are buying back shares hand over fist. Could be taken over by private equity.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
January 14, 2013

Has been lumped in with all the other retailers, he thinks, unfairly. It is their European stores. Great company and too cheap and they are buying back shares hand over fist. Could be taken over by private equity.

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WATCH
August 16, 2012

This whole sector has been hit very hard. Just dropped a couple of dollars in the last few days because of poor results and they weren’t very positive looking forward. Because of that, he will look at this more closely now. Would buy it at this time as he expects there will be tax loss selling in the future.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
August 16, 2012

This whole sector has been hit very hard. Just dropped a couple of dollars in the last few days because of poor results and they weren’t very positive looking forward. Because of that, he will look at this more closely now. Would buy it at this time as he expects there will be tax loss selling in the future.

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DON'T BUY
August 2, 2012

Went into an expansion in Portugal that did not work out and now they are into another expansion and the market does not like it. It is not a name with him.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
August 2, 2012

Went into an expansion in Portugal that did not work out and now they are into another expansion and the market does not like it. It is not a name with him.

HOLD
HOLD
August 1, 2012

(Market Call Minute.) There is a potential pickup in business spending as economic growth improves. Cheap.

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Staples (SPLS-Q)
August 1, 2012

(Market Call Minute.) There is a potential pickup in business spending as economic growth improves. Cheap.

BUY
BUY
June 12, 2012
Office supplies. Very mature business. As long as the US employment improves over time, people are going to need office supplies. This company pretty much has dominant market share. Generates a significant amount of free cash flow. They are buying back shares hand over fist. Great dividend increaser. Valuation is remarkably cheap at 8X this year's earnings.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
June 12, 2012
Office supplies. Very mature business. As long as the US employment improves over time, people are going to need office supplies. This company pretty much has dominant market share. Generates a significant amount of free cash flow. They are buying back shares hand over fist. Great dividend increaser. Valuation is remarkably cheap at 8X this year's earnings.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 23, 2012
This is a stock he would have liked to own but hasn't for a little while. Office supplies has been a pretty tough market to be in. Their biggest product has been paper over the years. People have been using less and less paper. If you think you are getting a strong economic recovery, this might be one to look at.
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May 23, 2012
This is a stock he would have liked to own but hasn't for a little while. Office supplies has been a pretty tough market to be in. Their biggest product has been paper over the years. People have been using less and less paper. If you think you are getting a strong economic recovery, this might be one to look at.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 8, 2012
Largest office supply company globally. 2nd biggest online retailer globally. Trading for less than 10X earnings. Beautiful balance sheet. Just raised its dividend 10%. Very strong free cash flow yield.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 8, 2012
Largest office supply company globally. 2nd biggest online retailer globally. Trading for less than 10X earnings. Beautiful balance sheet. Just raised its dividend 10%. Very strong free cash flow yield.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 18, 2011
Stock took a big drop. He is not a bottom fisher so not interested. Recent earnings have not been very good. There are a lot of retailers doing extremely well so there are better places to focus on.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 18, 2011
Stock took a big drop. He is not a bottom fisher so not interested. Recent earnings have not been very good. There are a lot of retailers doing extremely well so there are better places to focus on.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 13, 2009
This is a difficult market as there is some reliance on businesses. Found a significant bottom at $14. Fairly strong resistance point at $21.60. Upside is going to be fairly limited to $21-$22. This is a stock that is not going to take off. Has a lot of competition.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 13, 2009
This is a difficult market as there is some reliance on businesses. Found a significant bottom at $14. Fairly strong resistance point at $21.60. Upside is going to be fairly limited to $21-$22. This is a stock that is not going to take off. Has a lot of competition.
BUY
BUY
September 8, 2008
(Market Call Minute.) Breadth in the retail sector is improving. Taking market share in the stock is working higher.
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September 8, 2008
(Market Call Minute.) Breadth in the retail sector is improving. Taking market share in the stock is working higher.
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 8, 2008
The model price is $28.46, a positive 30% differential. Thinks this would be consumer discretionary, which is not the favourite of most portfolio managers, but this is done very well to hang in there. Not cheap enough to get into his portfolios but doing a very good job in a hostile retail environment.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
May 8, 2008
The model price is $28.46, a positive 30% differential. Thinks this would be consumer discretionary, which is not the favourite of most portfolio managers, but this is done very well to hang in there. Not cheap enough to get into his portfolios but doing a very good job in a hostile retail environment.
BUY
BUY
November 1, 2007
He has a model price of $31.44, which is a 35% positive differential. $20.10 would be a huge Buy.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
November 1, 2007
He has a model price of $31.44, which is a 35% positive differential. $20.10 would be a huge Buy.
BUY
BUY
May 11, 2006
If you are going to be in the retail/consumer sector, this is a good one to be in. 75% of their revenue comes from spending by businesses which he likes. Not too expensive.
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May 11, 2006
If you are going to be in the retail/consumer sector, this is a good one to be in. 75% of their revenue comes from spending by businesses which he likes. Not too expensive.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 30, 2004
Chosen for its predictability and deliverability.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
July 30, 2004
Chosen for its predictability and deliverability.
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July 9, 2004
Expects accelerated earnings growth next year. In a recovering economy, you'll see a tremendous growth in small-business which will be a tremendous help.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
July 9, 2004
Expects accelerated earnings growth next year. In a recovering economy, you'll see a tremendous growth in small-business which will be a tremendous help.
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TOP PICK
June 25, 2004
Has done extremely well against competition. Had some major issues 1 1/2 - 2 years ago and has sold them. Can grow its earnings about 16%. Selling at about 20 X next 12 months earnings.
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Staples (SPLS-Q)
June 25, 2004
Has done extremely well against competition. Had some major issues 1 1/2 - 2 years ago and has sold them. Can grow its earnings about 16%. Selling at about 20 X next 12 months earnings.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 4, 2004
Thinks they will benefit from increased demand for their product by the mid-and large-cap commercial sector.
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June 4, 2004
Thinks they will benefit from increased demand for their product by the mid-and large-cap commercial sector.
TOP PICK
Staples (SPLS-Q)
March 19, 2004
HOLD
HOLD
August 22, 2002
Had great earnings.
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August 22, 2002
Had great earnings.
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