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Pricing Impact Of A Potential Staples-Office Depot Combination
Pricing pressures come from rival superstores as well as a variety of discount stores and online retailers. Therefore, a merger likely won’t result in higher prices for consumers.
Staples Reports Fiscal 3Q15 Results: Revenue and Income Falls
Staples (SPLS) has a market cap of $7.8 billion, and its YTD (year-to-date) price movement has been falling since June 2015.
Why Online Sales Are A Competitive Advantage For Staples
The growth in ODP and OMX’s combined sales fell—compared to Staples. They were ~143% of SPLS’s sales in 2007. This is just over $8 billion. That fell to $7.3 billion in 2013.
Office Supplies Retail: Regulation, Competition, And Consolidation
There aren’t many large brick-and-mortar players left in the market. The industry faced stiff competition from online retailers like Amazon (AMZN).
Change Is Needed In The Office Supplies Retail Segment
Although the office supplies industry is a niche retail segment, it’s highly fragmented. The industry has many players. The rivalry between the players is intense.
Why Office Depot And OfficeMax Were A Merger Of Equals
Starboard’s interest in the office supplies industry is well known. Starboard disclosed a ~14.8% stake in Office Depot (ODP) in 2012. It has been pushing ODP to reduce its store size and cut costs.
A Look at the Details of Home Depot’s Digital Update
Home Depot has been following a strategy that leverages its brick-and-mortar store network and digital capabilities to create a seamless shopper experience.
Why Amazon’s Business Prime Service Matters
Amazon (AMZN) recently expanded its corporate-focused e-commerce offerings with the launch of its Amazon Prime version for businesses.
Staples-Office Depot: Another Merger Bites the Dust
The Staples-Office Depot deal was always a long shot. The spread was always wide. The Obama administration is getting tougher on antitrust enforcement.
The Relationship between the Retail Industry and the US Economy
When we compare the S&P 500 (SPX) with the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT), the retail ETF has beaten the broad market index on a trailing one-year basis.
Don’t trade the Office Depot spread like a typical arb spread
Once the proxy comes out, check the transaction background and see if they ran an auction. If not, a private equity buyer may step in after the deal breaks.
Handicapping the risk-reward balance of the Office Depot deal
Staples stock was up on the announcement, and the analyst community understands the pressure this segment is under. At any rate, no Staples vote is needed.
The Office Depot–Staples merger is about cost savings
Staples expects to spend $1 billion up front in order to achieve $1 billion in annual synergies—usually meaning reducing workforce—beginning in year three.
Online Sales Channels—Staples And Office Depot
During the last fiscal year—ending on February 1, 2014—almost half of SPLS’s sales came from its online sales channel. Its online sales were nearly flat from 2011 to 2013.
Bricks and mortar retailers may push back against Google Express
Google Express helps retailers grow business. But it also enables customers to avoid the need to visit stores, which reduces impulse purchases.