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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
SCHL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. SCHL: 0.12 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.12

0
1.73
Equity to Asset 0.55
SCHL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. SCHL: 0.55 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.55

0.25
0.6
Interest Coverage 4.32
SCHL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.69 vs. SCHL: 4.32 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 12.54
Current: 4.32

1.06
12.54
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.94
M-Score: -2.80
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.79
SCHL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. SCHL: 3.79 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 9.63
Current: 3.79

1.83
9.63
Net-margin (%) 1.74
SCHL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. SCHL: 1.74 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.78   Max: 5.15
Current: 1.74

-0.78
5.15
ROE (%) 3.60
SCHL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. SCHL: 3.60 )
SCHL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.97   Max: 15.43
Current: 3.6

-1.97
15.43
ROA (%) 2.16
SCHL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. SCHL: 2.16 )
SCHL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.98   Max: 7.63
Current: 2.16

-0.98
7.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.91
SCHL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. SCHL: 12.91 )
SCHL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.06   Max: 32.66
Current: 12.91

5.06
32.66
Revenue Growth (%) 2.10
SCHL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. SCHL: 2.10 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 15.4
Current: 2.1

-7.1
15.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.00
SCHL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -6.50 vs. SCHL: -4.00 )
SCHL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.2   Max: 45.1
Current: -4

-21.2
45.1
EPS Growth (%) -11.60
SCHL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. SCHL: -11.60 )
SCHL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 429
Current: -11.6

-41.2
429
» SCHL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SCHL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 3,515,103 sh (+8.67%)
Mario Gabelli 7,500 sh (+7.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,900 sh (+0.42%)
Joel Greenblatt 128,580 sh (-0.77%)
Jim Simons 35,201 sh (-83.12%)
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Q2 2013

SCHL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 10,500 sh (+40%)
Chuck Royce 3,708,899 sh (+5.51%)
Joel Greenblatt 133,431 sh (+3.77%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 14,400 sh (-39.75%)
» More
Q3 2013

SCHL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 49,201 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 16,500 sh (+57.14%)
Chuck Royce 3,713,910 sh (+0.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
» More
Q4 2013

SCHL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 12,929 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,700 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 17,500 sh (+6.06%)
Chuck Royce 3,778,828 sh (+1.75%)
Jim Simons 14,701 sh (-70.12%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SCHL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$27.59 - $33.87 $ 33.1913%12929
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.17%$28.81 - $33.02 $ 33.199%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 57.14%$28.81 - $33.02 $ 33.199%16500
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 40%$25.82 - $30.67 $ 33.1917%10500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 65.51%0.09%$26.05 - $34.36 $ 33.198%129577
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 New Buy$26.05 - $34.36 $ 33.198%7000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 27.85%0.04%$27.51 - $34.04 $ 33.199%78289
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 68.43%0.07%$28.51 - $37.51 $ 33.1912%57413
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.12%$24.28 - $30.57 $ 33.1921%34088
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.00
SCHL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. SCHL: 29.00 )
SCHL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.27   Max: 89.48
Current: 29

8.27
89.48
P/B 1.22
SCHL's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SCHL: 1.22 )
SCHL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.22

0.45
1.73
P/S 0.60
SCHL's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SCHL: 0.60 )
SCHL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.6

0.19
0.82
EV-to-EBIT 22.38
SCHL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. SCHL: 22.38 )
SCHL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 23.8
Current: 22.38

4.7
23.8
PEG 1.56
SCHL's PEG is ranked higher than
73% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. SCHL: 1.56 )
SCHL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 295.33
Current: 1.56

0.88
295.33
Shiller P/E 28.89
SCHL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.21 vs. SCHL: 28.89 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.73   Max: 42.06
Current: 28.89

9.73
42.06

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.70
SCHL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. SCHL: 1.70 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.37
Current: 1.7

0.25
2.37
Dividend growth (3y) 18.60
SCHL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SCHL: 18.60 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.6
Current: 18.6

0
18.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.46
SCHL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. SCHL: 3.46 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 4.83
Current: 3.46

0.51
4.83
Share Buyback Rate 4.20
SCHL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SCHL: 4.20 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: -6.6
Current: 4.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.48
SCHL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SCHL: 1.48 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 8.15
Current: 1.48

0.69
8.15
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.66
SCHL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. SCHL: 0.66 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.42
Current: 0.66

0.19
1.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
SCHL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SCHL: 1.11 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.11

0.4
2.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.71
SCHL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SCHL: 2.71 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 6.19
Current: 2.71

0.84
6.19
Price/Graham Number 1.31
SCHL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SCHL: 1.31 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 9.02
Current: 1.31

0.68
9.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
SCHL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. SCHL: 4.50 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 21.5
Current: 4.5

4.2
21.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.12
SCHL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. SCHL: 21.12 )
SCHL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1   Max: 43.1
Current: 21.12

1
43.1

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:SL1.Germany
Scholastic Corporation was founded in 1920. It is a global children's publishing, education and media company. The Company is a publisher and distributor of children's books and a provider of educational technology products and related services and children's media. Scholastic creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company is an operator of school-based book clubs and book fairs in the United States. It distributes its products and services through these proprietary channels, as well as directly to schools and libraries, through retail stores and through the internet. The Company's website, scholastic.com, is a site for teachers, classrooms and parents and an award-winning destination for children. Scholastic has operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, India, China, Singapore and other parts of Asia, and, through its export business, sells products in about 140 countries. The Company categorizes its businesses into five reportable segments: Children's Book Publishing and Distribution; Educational Technology and Services; Classroom and Supplemental Materials Publishing; Media, Licensing and Advertising and International. Children's Book Publishing and Distribution operates as an integrated business which includes the publication and distribution of children's books and other products in the United States through school-based book clubs and book fairs, ecommerce and the trade channel. Educational Technology and Services includes the production and distribution to schools of curriculum-based learning technology and materials for grades pre-kindergarten to 12 in the United States, together with related implementation and assessment services and school consulting services. Classroom and Supplemental Materials Publishing includes the publication and distribution to schools and libraries of children's books, classroom magazines, supplemental classroom materials and print and on-line reference and non-fiction products for grades pre-kindergarten to 12 in the United States. Media, Licensing and Advertising includes the production and/or distribution of digital media, consumer promotions and merchandising and advertising revenue, including sponsorship programs. International includes the publication and distribution of products and services outside the United States by the Company's international operations, and its export and foreign rights businesses. The Company maintains approximately 6,100 titles for trade distribution Scholastic's original publications include Harry Potter , The Hunger Games, The 39 Clues , The Magic School Bus , I Spy, Captain Underpants , Goosebumps , and Clifford The Big Red Dog , and licensed properties such as Star Wars , Lego and Geronimo Stilton . The Company's products also include non-fiction books publi

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