E Daily Stock Review: Essendant Inc. (ESND)

I'm now looking for a second stalwart industrial sector representative for my new Ivy portfolio. That industrial sector includes twenty-three industries all related to designing, fabricating and servicing stuff we want and use.

The industrials industries range from aerospace and defense to waste management with all the transportation, business services, and equipment required in between. 

Today I'm reviewing another small-cap business equipment supplier. This one is named, Essendant Inc. Its trading ticker symbol is ESND.

Essendant Inc. is a wholesale distributor of workplace items used in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments, business and facility essentials, ORS industrial, CPO, and automotive. 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, traditional office products, industrial supplies, furniture, as well as various products for education, government, healthcare, and professional services markets. It serves office and workplace dealers; facilities and maintenance distributors; technology, military, automotive aftermarket, healthcare, and other vertical suppliers; industrial resellers; national resellers; and resellers in the e-commerce channel. Essendant Inc. distributes its products through 70 distribution centers to approximately 29,000 reseller customers, as well as through online.

The company was formerly known as United Stationers Inc. and changed its name to Essendant Inc. in June 2015. Essendant Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

I use three key data points to gauge the value of any dividend equity or fund like Essendant Inc. (ESND):

(1) Price

(2) Dividends

(3) Returns Besides those three, four other keys will finally unlock equity or fund in which to invest.

But those first three primary keys, best tell whether a company has made, is making, and will make money.

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