In this economy there are many other trucking companies that would love to pick up this work. Hopefully SPLS can get even better rates. No need to worry. Within the next year ODP and maybe OMX will be out of business. Their market cap is so low and it doesn't make sense for them to stay around. This will be big for SPLS.
Ummm as you like to put it - Office depot in the past two years has gone from $7 to $2, and OMX has gone from $20 to $6. So although the SPLS performance is less than acceptable it must be evaluated as compared with the other players in the group. I think the probability that SPLS will be back to $23 in the next year is good while the probability that ODP or OMX are still in business next year is also good. As for contingency plans for trucking you are out of your mind if you believe that Staples does not have a plan. Trucking firms and delivery companies are and have lined up to take the staples business at any moment of Staples chosing. They will not skip a beat. Perhaps the reason you have this nevative attitude about Staples is that you did not part company on good terms - sour grapes perhaps?
UMMM I was just answering a question about the trucking. Most likely they will buy from united stationers for a few months if this happens and knock the margins down another 10% this making this a $4.00 stock. It sounds like the excuse you used is typical of how they brainwash Staples employees. No I am not bitter and simply answering a question. Why is it that Staples employees get so hostile when someone gives an opinion on something? I still talk with all my wonderful friends still there.