Essendant (ESND) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.19 EPS

Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.19), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Essendant had a positive return on equity of 4.53% and a negative net margin of 5.30%.

Shares of Essendant stock traded up $0.03 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.60. 207,260 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 427,041. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 2.17 and a quick ratio of 0.99. Essendant has a fifty-two week low of $7.25 and a fifty-two week high of $18.30. The company has a market capitalization of $354.01, a P/E ratio of 14.03 and a beta of 1.08.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th were given a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.83%.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded Essendant from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th.

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Essendant Company Profile

Essendant Inc operates as a distributor of workplace items in the United States and internationally. It offers janitorial and sanitation supplies, breakroom items, foodservice consumables, safety and security items, and paper and packaging supplies. The company also provides technology products, such as computer accessories, imaging supplies, and data storage products; and computer hardware, including printers and other peripherals.

Earnings History for Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND)

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