SCHL Stock Overview
Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children’s books worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$36.53|
|52 Week High||US$43.71|
|52 Week Low||US$31.84|
|1 Month Change||-7.96%|
|3 Month Change||-12.42%|
|1 Year Change||9.54%|
|3 Year Change||-1.85%|
|5 Year Change||-13.33%|
|Change since IPO||158.62%|
Recent News & Updates
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|SCHL||US Media||US Market|
Return vs Industry: SCHL exceeded the US Media industry which returned -29.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SCHL exceeded the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
|SCHL Average Weekly Movement||4.5%|
|Media Industry Average Movement||8.3%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: SCHL is less volatile than 75% 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$766.80m|
Last Reported Earnings
Feb 28, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.06|
|Net Profit Margin||2.38%|
How did SCHL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.6%Current Dividend Yield
Is Scholastic undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SCHL ($36.53) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($504.4)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SCHL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SCHL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the US Media industry average (16.6x).
PE vs Market: SCHL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the US market (15.5x).
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 (1.1x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.6x).
How is Scholastic forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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?
Past Performance Score1/6
Past Performance Score 1/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SCHL has a large one-off loss of $21.5M impacting its February 28 2022 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SCHL became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SCHL's earnings have declined by 27.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SCHL has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SCHL has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (22.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SCHL's Return on Equity (3.1%) is considered low.
How is Scholastic's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SCHL's short term assets ($991.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($659.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: SCHL's short term assets ($991.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($96.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SCHL has more cash than its total debt.
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 (1554.7%).
Interest Coverage: SCHL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.8x coverage).
What is Scholastic current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SCHL's dividend (1.64%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.54%).
High Dividend: SCHL's dividend (1.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).
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.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.9%), SCHL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (11.8%), SCHL's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by cash flows.
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 (3.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: SCHL's board of directors are considered experienced (6.7 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
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.257b
- Shares outstanding: 34.42m
- 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||2022/05/15 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/13 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.