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ODP

Office Depot

$5.76

-0.12 (-2.04%)

, SPLS

Staples

$10.14

-0.04 (-0.39%)

09:53
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Loop struggles to see long-term rationale for Office Depot buying Staples stores

After the New York Post said Staples (SPLS) has held talks to sell its 1,500 North American retail stores to Office Depot (ODP), Anthony Chukumba said he believes buying the stores would result in significant synergies for Office Depot and could make near-term sense, but he has a hard time understanding the long-term strategic rationale to "double down" on the secularly declining retail business. Any short-term benefits would be more than offset by the negative long-term implications, believes Chukumba, who keeps a Hold rating on Office Depot shares.

ODP

Office Depot

$5.76

-0.12 (-2.04%)

SPLS

Staples

$10.14

-0.04 (-0.39%)

  • 09

    Aug

ODP Office Depot
$5.76

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07/12/17
LOOP
07/12/17
NO CHANGE
LOOP
Hold
Office Depot LBO potential doesn't offer significant upside, says Loop Capital
After the recent agreement struck by Staples (SPLS) to go private, Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba examined the leveraged buyout potential of peer Office Depot (ODP). He estimates that a takeover by a private equity sponsor at $7 per share would generate "acceptable, but not awesome" returns, which he concludes provides some level of downside protection but not a significant amount of upside potential for Office Depot shares. Chukumba keeps a Hold rating on Office Depot.
04/04/17
KEYB
04/04/17
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KEYB
Staples would be of interest to PE buyers, says KeyBanc
Following The Wall Street Journal report that Staples (SPLS) is exploring a sale and holding talks with possible private equity bidders, KeyBanc analyst Bradley Thomas said he believes the company would be of interest given its strong free cash flow generation and recent actions taken to make its operations more streamlined. Additionally, the rise of Amazon's (AMZN) delivery segment could provide the "silver lining" of making another attempt at a combination of Staples and Office Depot (ODP) possible, Thomas tells investors.
01/30/17
LOOP
01/30/17
NO CHANGE
LOOP
Hold
Loop says Office Depot CEO pick positive, but doesn't change fundamentals
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba said he views Office Depot's appointment of Gerry Smith as CEO as a positive given his strong technology background and the fact that the hiring reduces senior management uncertainty. However, this one appointment does not eliminate management uncertainty completely and does not change the company's fundamental outlook, said Chukumba, who keeps a Hold rating on the shares.
12/13/16
LOOP
12/13/16
INITIATION
Target $5
LOOP
Hold
Office Depot initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba initiated Office Depot with a Hold and a $5 price target.
SPLS Staples
$10.14

-0.04 (-0.39%)

06/22/17
SBSH
06/22/17
NO CHANGE
Target $12
SBSH
Buy
Staples intrinsic value closer to $12 per share, says Citi
Reuters reported Sycamore Partners is close to acquired staples for a price that could top $6B, or approximately $8.66 per share. Citi analyst Kate McShane said the $6B offer appears low considering the value of the two business segments and things intrinsic value is closer to $12 per share based on the sum-of-the-parts valuation. McShane rates Staples a Buy with a $12 price target.
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DBAB
06/22/17
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DBAB
Staples LBO could work in high $9 per share range, says Deutsche Bank
After Reuters reported that buyout firm Sycamore Partners is in advanced discussions to acquire Staples, Deutsche Bank analyst Mike Baker says that Staples could be acquired in an LBO "in the high $9 (per share) range." Baker assumes its new owners would be able to improve its margins by 25 basis point per year, enabling its EBITDA margin to reach 8.5% by 2021, up from 6.9% in 2016. He keeps a Hold rating and $8 price target on the stock, citing what he sees as its "weak sales and/or profit trends."
05/16/17
LOOP
05/16/17
NO CHANGE
LOOP
Hold
Staples Q1 results 'mediocre at best,' says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba noted that Staples reported Q1 revenues that missed expectations due to continued weakness in North American retail comparable store sales and earnings that were in line with consensus. The analyst, who called the early year results "mediocre at best," keeps a Hold rating on Staples, as he believes its current low valuation is appropriate.

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