Office Depot, Inc.
Stock Symbol: ODP
2200 Old Germantown Rd
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Office Depot, Inc. Description:
No one sells more office products to more customers in more countries through more channels than Office Depot. As the largest seller of office products around the world, the Company operates under the Office Depot(R), Viking Office Products(R), Viking Direct(R) and 4Sure.com(R) brand names. As of September 28, 2002, Office Depot operated 861 office supply superstores in the United States and Canada, in addition to a national business-to-business delivery network supported by 24 delivery centers, more than 60 local sales offices and 13 regional call centers. Furthermore, the Company sells products and services in 20 countries outside of the United States and Canada, including 32 office supply stores in France and 12 in Japan that are owned and operated by the Company; and 115 additional office supply stores under joint venture and licensing agreements operating under the Office Depot name in six foreign countries.
Office Depot, Inc. Financial Summary:
For the 39 Weeks ended 24 September 2005, Office Depot Inc.'s revenues increased 5% to $10.56B. Net income decreased 41% to $167.5M. Revenue reflects higher sales in North American Retail Division. Lower income reflects higher cost of sales & occupancy costs, higher store & warehouse operating & selling expenses, presence of asset impairments, higher general & administartive expenses and accelarated depreciation & impairment.
Office Depot, Inc. Business Summary:
Office Depot, Inc. is a global supplier of office products and services under various labels, including Office Depot, Viking Office Products, Guilbert and NiceDay. The Company is organized into three business segments: North American Retail Division, Business Services Group (BSG) and International Group. The Company's North American Retail Division sells a selection of merchandise, including brand name and private-label office supplies, business machines and computers, computer software, office furniture, and other business-related products and services. BSG provides office-supply products and services to businesses through its catalog and contract-sales operations. The Company's International Group sells office products and services in 21 countries outside the United States and Canada, through direct-mail catalogs, a contract-sales force, Internet sites, retail stores (in France, Japan, Spain and Hungary), and through international joint venture and licensing agreements.