Balance Sheet Discussion Forum

Subject: Business    / Accounting
Question

Discussion Forum 5

Visit the home page of Staples, Inc., at www.staples.com. Locate the company’s most current balance sheet by selecting Investor Information located at the bottom of the page under Corporate Information.

In Discussion Forum 5, post your response to the following discussion assignment. Reply to at least two classmates’ responses by the date indicated in the Course Calendar.

Does the company report preferred stock in its balance sheet? If so, how many shares are currently outstanding?

How much common stock does the company report in its most recent balance sheet? What is the par value of each?

Does the company report any treasury stock? Has this amount changed since the previous year?