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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.64
EDUC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. EDUC: 0.64 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.64

Equity to Asset 0.70
EDUC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. EDUC: 0.70 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.7

0.41
1.45
Interest Coverage No Debt
EDUC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.10 vs. EDUC: No Debt )
EDUC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.67   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

9.67
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.72
M-Score: -2.88
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.63
EDUC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. EDUC: 5.63 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 17.1
Current: 5.63

4.8
17.1
Net-margin (%) 1.95
EDUC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. EDUC: 1.95 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 8.81
Current: 1.95

1.37
8.81
ROE (%) 4.23
EDUC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. EDUC: 4.23 )
EDUC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.85   Max: 22.39
Current: 4.23

2.85
22.39
ROA (%) 2.97
EDUC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. EDUC: 2.97 )
EDUC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 13.38
Current: 2.97

2.14
13.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.79
EDUC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.49 vs. EDUC: 12.79 )
EDUC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.51   Max: 32.26
Current: 12.79

9.51
32.26
Revenue Growth (%) -2.00
EDUC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. EDUC: -2.00 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.5   Max: 18.6
Current: -2

-4.5
18.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -10.90
EDUC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. EDUC: -10.90 )
EDUC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.5   Max: 24.7
Current: -10.9

-24.5
24.7
EPS Growth (%) -33.10
EDUC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. EDUC: -33.10 )
EDUC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.1   Max: 26.9
Current: -33.1

-33.1
26.9
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 37.30
EDUC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. EDUC: 37.30 )
EDUC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.36   Max: 42.09
Current: 37.3

6.36
42.09
P/B 1.55
EDUC's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. EDUC: 1.55 )
EDUC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.02
Current: 1.55

0.5
4.02
P/S 0.71
EDUC's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. EDUC: 0.71 )
EDUC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.71

0.42
1.71
PFCF 16.83
EDUC's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 44.48 vs. EDUC: 16.83 )
EDUC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 118.91
Current: 16.83

3.3
118.91
EV-to-EBIT 12.85
EDUC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.86 vs. EDUC: 12.85 )
EDUC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 21.4
Current: 12.85

3.1
21.4
Shiller P/E 14.30
EDUC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 239.22 vs. EDUC: 14.30 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 31.14
Current: 14.3

5.6
31.14
Current Ratio 2.85
EDUC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. EDUC: 2.85 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 5.45
Current: 2.85

1.61
5.45
Quick Ratio 0.82
EDUC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EDUC: 0.82 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.34
Current: 0.82

0.37
2.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 6.53
EDUC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. EDUC: 6.53 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 15.09
Current: 6.53

1.05
15.09
Dividend Payout 2.40
EDUC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. EDUC: 2.40 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 50
Current: 2.4

0.11
50
Dividend growth (3y) -14.40
EDUC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. EDUC: -14.40 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 71
Current: -14.4

0
71
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.44
EDUC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. EDUC: 3.44 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 8.1
Current: 3.44

0.56
8.1
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
EDUC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. EDUC: -0.70 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.8   Max: -2
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.42
EDUC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EDUC: 6.42 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 403.15
Current: 6.42

1.72
403.15
Price/Tangible Book 1.56
EDUC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.94 vs. EDUC: 1.56 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 9.69
Current: 1.56

0.57
9.69
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.76
EDUC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. EDUC: 0.76 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.97
Current: 0.76

0.37
1.97
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
EDUC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. EDUC: 0.90 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 4.25
Current: 0.9

0.59
4.25
Price/Graham Number 1.58
EDUC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EDUC: 1.58 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 4.06
Current: 1.58

0.52
4.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
EDUC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. EDUC: 7.80 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 32.4
Current: 7.8

4.7
32.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.45
EDUC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
56% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. EDUC: -14.45 )
EDUC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 24.5
Current: -14.45

-13.3
24.5

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Educational Development Corporation was incorporated on August 23, 1965. The Company is the United States trade publisher of the line of educational children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited (Usborne). The Company also owns Kane/Miller Book Publishers; award-winning publishers of International children's books. As the sole United States trade publisher of the Usborne line of books, it offers over 1,500 different titles. Many are interactive in nature, including its Touchy-Feely board books, jigsaw puzzle books, activity and flashcards, adventure and search books, art books, sticker books and foreign language books. The majority of the titles published by Kane/Miller Book Publishers originally were published in other countries in their native languages. The Company has a line of 'internet-linked' books which allow readers to expand their educational experience by referring them to relevant non-Usborne websites. The Company's books include science and math titles, as well as chapter books and novels. The Company continually introduces new titles across all lines of its products. UBAM markets the books through commissioned consultants using a combination of direct sales, home parties, book fairs and the Internet. The Publishing Division uses a variety of methods to attract potential new customers and maintain current customers. Company personnel attend many of the national trade shows held by the book selling industry each year, allowing it to make contact with potential buyers who may be unfamiliar with its books. The Company actively targets the national chains through joint promotional efforts and institutional advertising in trade publications. The Publishing Division also participates with certain customers in a cooperative advertising allowance program, under which it pays back up to 2% of the net sales to that customer. The Company's products are then featured in promotions, such as catalogs, offered by the vendor. The UBAM Division is a multi-level direct selling organization that markets its products through independent sales representatives (consultants) located throughout the United States. The customer base of UBAM consists of individual purchasers, as well as school and public libraries. The Company faces competition on two fronts for its UBAM Division from several other larger direct selling companies for sales and consultants.
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