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2021/06/20 22:08 UTC

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Executive Summary

Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children’s books worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Second-rate dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.

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Share Price & News

How has Scholastic's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Media


US Market

1 Year Return




US Media


US Market

Return vs Industry: SCHL underperformed the US Media industry which returned 40.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SCHL underperformed the US Market which returned 38.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-5.9%-1.4%-1.9%
30 Day13.6%0.2%1.1%
90 Day26.3%-7.9%4.3%
1 Year26.9%23.8%41.8%40.2%40.4%38.2%
3 Year-13.7%-18.4%60.6%53.8%57.5%47.8%
5 Year6.2%-2.6%85.4%72.2%127.2%101.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Scholastic's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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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 ($37.27) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($7.67)

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 (1.1x) 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 56.4% 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 (25.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SCHL has a negative Return on Equity (-2.69%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Scholastic's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SCHL's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($730.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: SCHL's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($128.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SCHL's debt to equity ratio (16.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SCHL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.7% to 16.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SCHL's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if SCHL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SCHL's dividend (1.61%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).

High Dividend: SCHL's dividend (1.61%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.49%).

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.

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


Average management tenure


Scholastic has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SCHL's management team is considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: SCHL's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SCHL insiders have only sold shares 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 company bio, 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$1.279b
  • Shares outstanding: 34.33m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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



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 Pu...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/20 22:08
End of Day Share Price2021/06/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/05/31

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.