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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
SCHSQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. SCHSQ: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SCHSQ' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: N/A
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.20
SCHSQ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SCHSQ: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SCHSQ' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.19  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.2
-0.19
0.64
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.74
M-Score: -3.73
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -0.04
SCHSQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. SCHSQ: -0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SCHSQ' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.36  Med: 2.99 Max: 9.14
Current: -0.04
-51.36
9.14
Net-margin (%) -2.56
SCHSQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. SCHSQ: -2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SCHSQ' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.75  Med: -1.53 Max: 3.78
Current: -2.56
-46.75
3.78
ROE (%) -21.75
SCHSQ's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. SCHSQ: -21.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SCHSQ' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -146.53  Med: 0.01 Max: 8.3
Current: -21.75
-146.53
8.3
ROA (%) -5.04
SCHSQ's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. SCHSQ: -5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCHSQ' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.78  Med: -2.28 Max: 3.69
Current: -5.04
-41.78
3.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.69
SCHSQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.51 vs. SCHSQ: -0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCHSQ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -246.75  Med: 10.52 Max: 38.7
Current: -0.69
-246.75
38.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 152.20
SCHSQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SCHSQ: 152.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCHSQ' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.2  Med: 0.9 Max: 152.2
Current: 152.2
-11.2
152.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
SCHSQ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SCHSQ: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCHSQ' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.5 Max: 41.8
Current: -100
0
41.8
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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School Specialty Inc is an education company. It distributes and supplies furniture, technology products, supplemental learning products and curriculum solutions to the education marketplace.

School Specialty Inc was incorporated on 1998. The Company distributes and supplies furniture, technology products, supplemental learning products and curriculum solutions to the education marketplace. It is an education company serving the pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade 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. The Company operates in two segments, Its Distribution segment product lines include Childcraft, Sax Arts & Crafts, Califone, Premier AgendasTM, Classroom Select, Sportime, Abilitations, Hammond & StephensTM, SPARK, Brodhead Garrett, School Smart, and Projects by Design. Its Curriculum segment product lines include Delta Education, FOSS, CPO ScienceTM, Frey Scientific, Educator's Publishing Service, Academy of Reading, Academy of Math, Wordly Wise 3000, Explode the Code, ThinkMath!TM, Making Connections, S.P.I.R.E. and EPS E.P.I.C. TM. 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. The Company competes with alternate channel competitors such as office product contract stationers and office supply superstores. Its trademarks includes School Specialty(R), Education Essentials(R), School Smart(R), Projects by Design(R), Academy of Reading(R), Academy of Math(R), abc School Supply(R), Integrations(R), Abilitations(R), Brodhead Garrett(R), Califone(R), Childcraft(R), ClassroomDirect(R), Frey Scientific(R), Hammond & StephensTM, Premier AgendasTM, Sax(R) Arts & Crafts, Sax(R) Family & Consumer Sciences, Sportime(R), Delta Education(R), Neo/SCI(R), CPO Science, EPS(R) and AutoSkill(R).

Ratios

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industry
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history
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 1.07
SCHSQ's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
99% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.44 vs. SCHSQ: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SCHSQ' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 14.68 Max: 42.33
Current: 1.07
1.07
42.33
P/B 0.49
SCHSQ's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SCHSQ: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCHSQ' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.49
0.18
1.67
P/S 0.06
SCHSQ's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. SCHSQ: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCHSQ' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.06
0.01
0.93
PFCF 0.88
SCHSQ's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.33 vs. SCHSQ: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SCHSQ' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 7.14 Max: 26.83
Current: 0.88
0.13
26.83
POCF 0.69
SCHSQ's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. SCHSQ: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SCHSQ' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 5.61 Max: 19.87
Current: 0.69
0.07
19.87
EV-to-EBITDA 12.57
SCHSQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. SCHSQ: 12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SCHSQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 8 Max: 19.6
Current: 12.57
-6.5
19.6
Current Ratio 1.81
SCHSQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. SCHSQ: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCHSQ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.84 Max: 3.84
Current: 1.81
0.46
3.84
Quick Ratio 0.84
SCHSQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. SCHSQ: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCHSQ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.38
Current: 0.84
0.24
2.38
Days Inventory 89.66
SCHSQ's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 86.93 vs. SCHSQ: 89.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCHSQ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 80.05  Med: 87.15 Max: 102.69
Current: 89.66
80.05
102.69
Days Sales Outstanding 52.80
SCHSQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
83% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.77 vs. SCHSQ: 52.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCHSQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.62  Med: 31.6 Max: 52.8
Current: 52.8
22.62
52.8
Days Payable 65.60
SCHSQ's Days Payable is ranked higher than
67% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.18 vs. SCHSQ: 65.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SCHSQ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.33  Med: 41.7 Max: 68.77
Current: 65.6
20.33
68.77

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 62.40
SCHSQ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. SCHSQ: 62.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SCHSQ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.1  Med: -0.6 Max: 62.4
Current: 62.4
-9.1
62.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.36
SCHSQ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. SCHSQ: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SCHSQ' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.36  Med: 16.14 Max: 219.53
Current: 3.36
3.36
219.53
Price/Projected FCF 0.13
SCHSQ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SCHSQ: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SCHSQ' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.13
0
1.4
Price/Median PS Value 0.14
SCHSQ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SCHSQ: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCHSQ' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.56
Current: 0.14
0
2.56
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.47
SCHSQ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SCHSQ: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SCHSQ' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.43 Max: 5.24
Current: 3.47
0
5.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.50
SCHSQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SCHSQ: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCHSQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 7.8 Max: 11.9
Current: -0.5
-0.5
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.26
SCHSQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. SCHSQ: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SCHSQ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 21.3 Max: 21760
Current: 16.26
7
21760

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $544.3
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $0.00 - 1.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1.00
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