ScholasticNasdaqGS:SCHL Stock Report

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16 Sep, 2021


Company Financials
SCHL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6

SCHL Overview

Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children’s books worldwide.

Scholastic Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Scholastic
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$33.67
52 Week HighUS$18.80
52 Week LowUS$40.47
1 Month Change1.42%
3 Month Change-9.66%
1 Year Change57.78%
3 Year Change-21.73%
5 Year Change-14.37%
Change since IPO138.37%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 24

Scholastic Corporation: The Line Between Learning And Earning

Scholastic Corporation has been on a very bumpy ride over the past few years. Its troubles existed before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that crisis made the pain even greater. We are seeing something of a turnaround, but valuing the business is tricky. At worst, it probably is fairly valued, so some upside might exist.

Jun 07

Scholastic CEO M. Richard Robinson, Jr. dies unexpectedly

Scholastic (SCHL) announces that M. Richard Robinson, Jr. the company's Chairman and CEO passed away unexpectedly. Robinson, 84 years old, had been in excellent health and had been overseeing Scholastic's long-term strategic direction and day-to-day operations for the better part of five decades, the company said. He was a longtime head of Scholastic and shaped the reading habits of millions of young readers through such bestsellers as J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” novels and through a wide range of educational materials, reading clubs and

Shareholder Returns

SCHLUS MediaUS Market

Return vs Industry: SCHL exceeded the US Media industry which returned 29.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SCHL exceeded the US Market which returned 33.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SCHL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SCHL volatility
SCHL Beta0.94
Industry Beta1.15
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: SCHL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SCHL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19205,202Peter Warwick

Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children’s books worldwide. It operates in three segments: Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution, Education, and International. The Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution segment publishes and distributes children’s books, e-books, media, and interactive products through its school book club and school book fair channels, as well as through its trade channel.

Scholastic Fundamentals Summary

How do Scholastic's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SCHL fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$1.16b
Earnings (TTM)-US$11.00m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.30b


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SCHL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$666.50m
Gross ProfitUS$633.80m

Last Reported Earnings

May 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.32
Gross Margin48.74%
Net Profit Margin-0.84%
Debt/Equity Ratio16.1%

How did SCHL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Scholastic undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SCHL ($33.67) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($7.62)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SCHL is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SCHL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Media industry average.

PE vs Market: SCHL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SCHL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SCHL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Media industry average (2x).

Future Growth

How is Scholastic forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Scholastic has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Scholastic performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SCHL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SCHL is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SCHL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 58.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SCHL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: SCHL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (96.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SCHL has a negative Return on Equity (-0.92%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Scholastic's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SCHL's short term assets ($1.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($695.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: SCHL's short term assets ($1.0B) exceed its long term liabilities ($130.5M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SCHL's debt to equity ratio (16.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SCHL had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.

Debt Coverage: SCHL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37.3%).

Interest Coverage: SCHL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Scholastic current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SCHL's dividend (1.78%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).

High Dividend: SCHL's dividend (1.78%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.58%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SCHL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SCHL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: SCHL is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Peter Warwick (69 yo)





Mr. Peter Warwick has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Scholastic Corporation since August 1, 2021. Mr. Warwick has been Chief Executive Officer of Scholastic, Inc. since August 1, 2021. H...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SCHL's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: SCHL's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Scholastic Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Scholastic Corporation
  • Ticker: SCHL
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1920
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$1.158b
  • Shares outstanding: 34.40m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Scholastic Corporation
  • 557 Broadway
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10012
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/16 22:48
End of Day Share Price2021/09/16 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/05/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.