The Office Times

Office Depot reports sales increase

Office Depot reported sales for the third quarter 2018 of $2.9 billion compared to $2.6 billion in the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 10.2%. Product sales in the third quarter were up 1.1%, while service revenues grew 123.7%, driven primarily by the service revenues contributed by the CompuCom acquisition.

“We’re making excellent progress on our strategy and we have again delivered strong top line growth and generated significant free cash flow,” said Gerry Smith, chief executive officer of Office Depot.

“A primary focus during this phase of our transformation is to recapture top-line sales growth and strengthen our core, and I’m pleased to report that our Business Solutions Division delivered their best quarter in over a decade, with sales up 6% in total including recent acquisitions, and most importantly, up 1% organically. The investments that we are making in building our services capabilities are also continuing to pay off as service revenues again grew double digits in both our BSD and Retail divisions. Overall, we are making great progress on our transformation and remain confident that we have the right strategy in place to drive sustainable, profitable growth in the future.”