4.40% Jul 28, 04:13 PM
$0.48 Paid Quarterly
48.5% EPS $0.99
4 years Since 2010
No Ex-Dividend Dates
Have Been Scheduled

SPLS - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date None

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
No Upcoming Dividend Dates
SPLS has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.

SPLS - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 4.40%

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SPLS - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $0.48

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SPLS - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for SPLS. 10.1% 9.1% 4 years
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

SPLS - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$0.4800 2013 9.1%
$0.4400 2012 10.0%

SPLS - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.1200 2014-06-03 2014-06-25 2014-06-27 2014-07-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2014-03-06 2014-03-26 2014-03-28 2014-04-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2013-12-03 2013-12-24 2013-12-27 2014-01-16 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2013-09-10 2013-09-25 2013-09-27 2013-10-17 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1200 2013-06-03 2013-06-26 2013-06-28 2013-07-18 Yes Regular Quarter

Staples (SPLS) - News

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  • Staples, Inc. Misses Estimates; Issues Weak Outlook; Shares Plummet (SPLS)

    Shares of Staples, Inc. (SPLS) were down over 10% on Thursday morning after the company missed estimates and reported a weak outlook for the first quarter.  SPLS Earnings in Brief
    • Staples reported Q4 earnings of $212.38 million, or 33 cents per share, up from $78.06 million, or 12 cents per share, last year.
    • On a Non-GAAP basis, earnings were 33 cents per share, above analysts' view of 39 cents per share.
    • Revenue declined to $5.87 billion from $6.57 billion a year ago. Analysts expected to see quarterly revenue of $5.97 billion.
    • The company said that it plans to close 225 stores by 2015 as part of its cost cutting measures.
    • Looking forward, SPLS expects to see Q1 earnings between 17 and 22 cents per share, which would miss analysts' estimate of 27 cents per share.
    CEO Commentary

    Ron Sargent, chairman and CEO of SPLS commented: "A year ago, we announced a plan to fundamentally reinvent our company. With nearly half of our sales generated online today, we’re meeting the changing needs of business customers and taking aggressive action to reduce costs and improve efficiency."

    SPLS Declares Dividend SPLS announced that it will pay a 12 cent quarterly dividend on April 17 to shareholders of record on March 28. This payout will end the company's four year streak of consecutively raising its dividend. Stock Performance   Staples shares were down $1.45, or 10.82%, during pre-market trading Thursday. The stock is down 15% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Staples, Inc. (SPLS) have a 3.58% yield based on Wednesday's closing price of $13.40. Staples, Inc. (SPLS) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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