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  1. Corporate Activism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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    Wed, 5 Mar 2014

    service offerings is key for Office Depot given industry leader Staples' SPLS foray into the services business. CEO Steve Odland 's relentless focus on cost-cutting is evident in the company's improved bottom line. Operating margins expanded

  2. Office Depot Appoints Interim CEO and Chair to Permanent Post; We're Underwhelmed

    Commentary

    Tue, 24 May 2011

    served as interim chairman in 2004 and has been with the Office Depot since 1998, when the firm merged with Viking. Steve Odland , who had been CEO since 2005, stepped down last October; at the time, we said it was a positive move for a company

  3. Office Depot CEO to Depart; Sluggish Sales but Improving Profitability Expected in 3Q

    Commentary

    Mon, 25 Oct 2010

    Office Depot ODP announced that Steve Odland , CEO since 2005, will step down effective Nov. 1. We believe this is a positive move for a company that needs to go in a different

  4. New Morningstar Analyst Report - Office Depot, Inc.

    Stock Reports

    Tue, 2 Mar 2010

    products, we expect revenue to be flattish in fiscal 2011 before giving way to modest increases in subsequent years. Steve Odland became chairman and CEO of Office Depot in March 2005 after Bruce Nelson resigned in 2004. We were encouraged that

  5. We believe AutoZone is a formidable player in automotive retail.

    Stock Reports

    Mon, 9 Nov 2009

    who has been with the firm for more than 10 years, became the fourth CEO in the company's 25-year history after Steve Odland left in 2005. In June 2007, Rhodes also took on the role of chairman of the board of directors. While we'd rather

  6. Decent Year for Office Depot

    Commentary

    Fri, 16 Feb 2007

    service offerings is key for Office Depot given industry leader Staples' SPLS foray into the services business. CEO Steve Odland 's relentless focus on cost-cutting is evident in the company's improved bottom line. Operating margins expanded

  7. Raising Office Depot's Fair Value

    Commentary

    Wed, 18 Oct 2006

    forecast because we had initially underestimated the level of expense savings the firm would be able to realize through CEO Steve Odland 's relentless focus on cost-cutting. We now expect approximately 50 basis points of annual operating margin improvement

  8. Decent 2Q for Office Depot

    Commentary

    Tue, 1 Aug 2006

    increase was primarily due to lower selling, general, and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales, as new CEO Steve Odland continues to explore every opportunity to cut costs. We expect further expense reductions over the next several quarters

  9. Office Depot's 1Q Margins Jump

    Commentary

    Thu, 27 Apr 2006

    Depot increased its profit margins in all three of its business units. As he did at his last post, AutoZone AZO, CEO Steve Odland continues to aggressively seek out new areas to trim costs, and thus we have forecast increasing profit margins in

  10. Office Depot 4Q on Target

    Commentary

    Fri, 17 Feb 2006

    an increased focus on cost controls. We expect Office Depot's operating margin to continue to expand, as new CEO Steve Odland pledges to leave no stone unturned in his quest to trim costs (for example, the company is using more-efficient

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