Educational Development Corporation, a publishing company, operates as a trade co-publisher of the line of educational children’s books in the United States. More Details
Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Educational Development's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EDUC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EDUC's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Retail Distributors
1 Year Return
US Retail Distributors
Return vs Industry: EDUC exceeded the US Retail Distributors industry which returned 46.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EDUC exceeded the US Market which returned 36.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Educational Development's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Educational Development 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: EDUC ($15.96) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($415.95)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EDUC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EDUC is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.1x) compared to the US Retail Distributors industry average (31.3x).
PE vs Market: EDUC is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.1x) compared to the US market (21.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate EDUC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EDUC's PB Ratio (3.4x) is in line with the US Retail Distributors industry average.
How is Educational Development forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Retail 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 Educational Development 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 Educational Development performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EDUC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EDUC's current net profit margins (6%) are higher than last year (4.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EDUC's earnings have grown significantly by 27.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: EDUC's earnings growth over the past year (94.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (27.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: EDUC earnings growth over the past year (94.2%) exceeded the Retail Distributors industry 29.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: EDUC's Return on Equity (28.4%) is considered high.
How is Educational Development's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EDUC's short term assets ($84.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($62.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: EDUC's short term assets ($84.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($10.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EDUC's debt to equity ratio (28.7%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: EDUC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 3.5% to 28.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: EDUC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (313.5%).
Interest Coverage: EDUC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (21.5x coverage).
What is Educational Development current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EDUC's dividend (2.51%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: EDUC's dividend (2.51%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.64%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EDUC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: EDUC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.5%), EDUC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Randall White (78 yo)
Mr. Randall W. White has been the Executive Chairman, President and Treasurer at Educational Development Corporation since September 1986, January 1986 and February 1984 respectively and serves as its Chie...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Randall's total compensation ($USD346.30K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD516.25K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Randall's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Corporate Secretary & CFO||4yrs||US$260.60k||0.36% |
|Chief Operating Officer||2.67yrs||US$228.50k||5.29% |
|Chief Sales & Marketing Officer||2.67yrs||no data||0.25% |
Experienced Management: EDUC's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$8.18k||0.63% |
|Independent Director||10.25yrs||US$8.58k||0.044% |
|Independent Director||0.83yr||no data||0.54% |
|Independent Director||9.83yrs||US$8.18k||0.012% |
Experienced Board: EDUC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10 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.
Educational Development Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Educational Development Corporation
- Ticker: EDUC
- Exchange: NasdaqGM
- Founded: 1965
- Industry: Distributors
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$133.699m
- Shares outstanding: 8.35m
- Website: https://www.edcpub.com
Number of Employees
- Educational Development Corporation
- 5402 South 122nd East Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|EDUC||NasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1970|
Educational Development Corporation, a publishing company, operates as a trade co-publisher of the line of educational children’s books in the United States. The company offers various books, including Tou...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2021/03/05 23:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/05 00:00|
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