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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
SCHSQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. SCHSQ: 0.06 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.35
SCHSQ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SCHSQ: 0.35 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.35

-0.19
0.64
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.87
M-Score: -2.58
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 3.70
SCHSQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. SCHSQ: 3.70 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -51.36   Max: 9.88
Current: 3.7

-51.36
9.88
Net-margin (%) 0.99
SCHSQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. SCHSQ: 0.99 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.75   Max: 4.55
Current: 0.99

-46.75
4.55
ROE (%) 5.77
SCHSQ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. SCHSQ: 5.77 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -99.43   Max: 13.36
Current: 5.77

-99.43
13.36
ROA (%) 1.92
SCHSQ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. SCHSQ: 1.92 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.78   Max: 5.62
Current: 1.92

-41.78
5.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.17
SCHSQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. SCHSQ: 14.17 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -241.34   Max: 56.41
Current: 14.17

-241.34
56.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.10
SCHSQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. SCHSQ: -9.10 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.2   Max: 19.3
Current: -9.1

-11.2
19.3
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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Q4 2012

SCHSQ Guru Trades in Q4 2012

Michael Dell 2,884,499 sh (New)
Jim Simons 452,696 sh (New)
Chris Davis 594,117 sh (New)
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Q1 2013

SCHSQ Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Michael Dell Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SCHSQ

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chris Davis 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0015%$0.065 - $1.06 $ 33.3611020%0
Chris Davis 2012-12-31 New Buy$0.95 - $2.24 $ 33.362011%594117
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Ratios

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P/B 0.27
SCHSQ's P/B is ranked higher than
99% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. SCHSQ: 0.27 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.96
Current: 0.27

0.18
1.96
P/S 0.07
SCHSQ's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. SCHSQ: 0.07 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.07

0.01
1.17
PFCF 4.73
SCHSQ's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 45.81 vs. SCHSQ: 4.73 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 45.91
Current: 4.73

0.13
45.91
EV-to-EBIT 17.71
SCHSQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. SCHSQ: 17.71 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -7.3   Max: 97.6
Current: 17.71

-7.3
97.6
Current Ratio 2.89
SCHSQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SCHSQ: 2.89 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.84
Current: 2.89

0.46
3.84
Quick Ratio 1.97
SCHSQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. SCHSQ: 1.97 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.38
Current: 1.97

0.24
2.38

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
SCHSQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SCHSQ: 5.60 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 12.3
Current: 5.6

1
12.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.07
SCHSQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. SCHSQ: 19.07 )
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7   Max: 108800
Current: 19.07

7
108800

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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School Specialty Inc was founded in October 1959. The Company is an education company serving the pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade (preK-12) market with instructional solutions that address spectrum of educational needs, from basic school supplies to standards-based curriculum solutions. The Company offers its products through two operating groups: Accelerated Learning and Educational Resources. Its Accelerated Learning segment is a preK-12 curriculum-based publisher of proprietary and nonproprietary products and services supporting the areas which include: Science, Math, Reading and Math Intervention, Planning and Student Development, and Coordinated School Health. Accelerated Learning develops standards-based curriculum products, supplemental curriculum materials, instructional programs and student assessment tools. Its Accelerated Learning segment product lines include Premier AgendasTM, Delta Education, FOSS, CPO ScienceTM, Frey Scientific, Educators Publishing Service, Academy of Reading, Wordly Wise 3000, ThinkMath!TM, Making Connections, S.P.I.R.E. and SPARK. Its Educational Resources segment provides supplemental educational materials to educators in the preK-12 market. Products include everyday consumables and instructional materials and furniture and equipment. Educational Resources products are marketed using a category management structure that focuses on customer segments within three primary product categories: Administrator, Educator and Furniture. Educational Resources products include Education Essentials, Sportime, Childcraft, Sax Arts & Crafts, Califone, abc, Abilitations, School Smart, Classroom Select and Projects by Design. The Company competes with alternate channel competitors such as office product contract stationers and office supply superstores.
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