Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children’s books worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$33.67|
|52 Week High||US$18.80|
|52 Week Low||US$40.47|
|1 Month Change||1.42%|
|3 Month Change||-9.66%|
|1 Year Change||57.78%|
|3 Year Change||-21.73%|
|5 Year Change||-14.37%|
|Change since IPO||138.37%|
Recent News & Updates
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.
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
|SCHL||US Media||US 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.
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
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
|SCHL fundamental statistics|
Is SCHL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|SCHL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$666.50m|
Last Reported Earnings
May 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.32|
|Net Profit Margin||-0.84%|
How did SCHL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.8%Current Dividend Yield
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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...
Experienced Management: SCHL's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Scholastic Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Scholastic Corporation
- Ticker: SCHL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1920
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$1.158b
- Shares outstanding: 34.40m
- Website: https://www.scholastic.com
Number of Employees
- Scholastic Corporation
- 557 Broadway
- New York
- New York
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/16 22:48|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/16 00:00|
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.