Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children’s books worldwide. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
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 +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SCHL's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SCHL underperformed the US Media industry which returned 16.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SCHL underperformed the US Market which returned 22.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Scholastic's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Scholastic undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SCHL ($25) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($28.32)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SCHL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
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 (0.7x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.7x).
How is Scholastic forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SCHL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: SCHL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SCHL's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SCHL's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SCHL's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if SCHL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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 39.9% 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 (-12.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SCHL has a negative Return on Equity (-2.18%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Scholastic's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SCHL's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($563.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: SCHL's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($345.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SCHL's debt to equity ratio (19.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SCHL had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: SCHL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.5%).
Interest Coverage: SCHL is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Scholastic current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SCHL's dividend (2.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.49%).
High Dividend: SCHL's dividend (2.4%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.1%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SCHL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SCHL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SCHL is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dick Robinson (83 yo)
Mr. Richard Robinson, also known as Dick, has been the Chairman of the Board of Scholastic Corporation and Scholastic, Inc. since 1982 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 1975 and as President s...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dick's total compensation ($USD1.03M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.60M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dick's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||3.17yrs||US$568.14k||0.021% |
|Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer||6.92yrs||US$920.92k||0.14% |
|Executive Vice President||0.92yr||US$1.25m||0.076% |
|VP & Chief Accounting Officer||3.17yrs||no data||0.0052% |
|Chief Information Officer||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||7.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||29.92yrs||no data||0.13% |
|Senior Vice President of Marketing||1.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President||16.92yrs||US$1.04m||0.077% |
|Executive VP & President of Trade Publishing Division||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & International Education Publisher of International Division||6.92yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SCHL's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.9 years average tenure).
|Executive VP||29.92yrs||no data||0.13% |
|Lead Independent Director||5.25yrs||US$180.24k||0.053% |
|Independent Director||20.92yrs||US$175.49k||0.012% |
|Independent Director||6.25yrs||US$161.24k||0.021% |
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$266.24k||0.0077% |
|Independent Director||10.58yrs||US$175.49k||0.036% |
|Independent Director||5.25yrs||US$161.24k||0.011% |
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$165.99k||0.017% |
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: 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 company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Scholastic Corporation
- Ticker: SCHL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1920
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$855.082m
- Shares outstanding: 34.20m
- Website: https://www.scholastic.com
Number of Employees
- Scholastic Corporation
- 557 Broadway
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SCHL||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1992|
|SL1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 1992|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/04 23:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/04 00:00|
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