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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
SCHSQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. SCHSQ: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.05
0
0.11
Equity to Asset 0.21
SCHSQ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. SCHSQ: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.21
-0.19
0.62
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.22
M-Score: -3.07
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 (%) -2.10
SCHSQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SCHSQ: -2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -51.36  Med: 7.42 Max: 9.88
Current: -2.1
-51.36
9.88
Net-margin (%) -5.39
SCHSQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. SCHSQ: -5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -46.75  Med: 1.75 Max: 4.55
Current: -5.39
-46.75
4.55
ROE (%) -32.41
SCHSQ's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. SCHSQ: -32.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -99.43  Med: 5.63 Max: 13.36
Current: -32.41
-99.43
13.36
ROA (%) -9.68
SCHSQ's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SCHSQ: -9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.78  Med: 2.50 Max: 5.62
Current: -9.68
-41.78
5.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.70
SCHSQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. SCHSQ: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -246.75  Med: 33.17 Max: 55.19
Current: -7.7
-246.75
55.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 148.80
SCHSQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SCHSQ: 148.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.2  Med: 2.15 Max: 148.8
Current: 148.8
-11.2
148.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 21.10
SCHSQ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SCHSQ: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.1  Med: 17.10 Max: 40.8
Current: 21.1
-23.1
40.8
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.36
SCHSQ's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. SCHSQ: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.36
0.54
1.52
P/S 0.14
SCHSQ's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. SCHSQ: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.14
0.14
0.34
POCF 16.73
SCHSQ's POCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. SCHSQ: 16.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.67  Med: 6.39 Max: 18.77
Current: 16.73
1.67
18.77
Current Ratio 2.13
SCHSQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SCHSQ: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.6
Current: 2.13
0.89
2.6
Quick Ratio 1.04
SCHSQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. SCHSQ: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.04
0.44
1.52
Days Inventory 79.97
SCHSQ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
51% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 81.82 vs. SCHSQ: 79.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 70.48  Med: 85.08 Max: 102.69
Current: 79.97
70.48
102.69
Days Sales Outstanding 34.44
SCHSQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.01 vs. SCHSQ: 34.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 16.34  Med: 29.61 Max: 52.33
Current: 34.44
16.34
52.33

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -5.10
SCHSQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SCHSQ: -5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.1  Med: 6.75 Max: 10.4
Current: -5.1
-5.1
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.65
SCHSQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. SCHSQ: 11.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SCHSQ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.8  Med: 1.10 Max: 2.4
Current: 11.65
-8.8
2.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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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).
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