United Stationers Inc.

Industry: Office Supplies

Fortune Rank: 439

USTR is a distributor of a broad range of office products, computer supplies, facilities management supplies and office furniture. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues increased 9% to $2.14B. Net income increased 8% to $47.9M. Revenues reflect growth within the janitorial & sanitation supplies, and furniture businesses. Earnings were partially offset by increased cost of goods sold as a percentage of revenues.

United Stationers Inc. (United) is a broad line wholesale distributor of business products and a provider of marketing and logistics services to resellers. United Stationers Supply Co. (USSC) is the Company's only direct wholly owned subsidiary and United's principal operating company. USSC sells traditional business products, as well as technology products through its Azerty marketing division, and janitorial and sanitation products through its subsidiary, Lagasse, Inc. The Company distributes more than 40,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) classified into four categories: technology products, traditional office products, office furniture and janitorial/sanitation supplies. Its customers include independent office products dealers and contract stationers, national mega-dealers, office products superstores, computer products resellers, office furniture, mass merchandisers, mail-order companies, sanitary supply distributors, drug and grocery store chains and e-commerce merchants.

United Stationers Inc.

United Stationers Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 United Stationers Inc. was ranked number 439 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 439th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

United Stationers Inc. achieved revenue of $4,710.30 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $101.00 million.

United Stationers Inc.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 439th compared to 475th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $4,987 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $98 million (a change of $3 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then United Stationers Inc. would be ranked 357th rather than 439th due to its profits of $101 in 2010.

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