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Educational Development Corporation is a publishing business based in the US. Educational Development Corporation shares (EDUC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Educational Development Corporation employs 201 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$158.5 million.

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  3. Search for Educational Development Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EDUC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$15.92, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Educational Development Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Educational Development Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Educational Development Corporation share price

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Educational Development Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$15.92
52-week rangeUSD$2.9656 - USD$19.8661
50-day moving average USD$15.9732
200-day moving average USD$14.5359
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 13.8564
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (2.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.128

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Educational Development Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.92 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -1.00%
1 month (2020-12-17) -6.57%
3 months (2020-10-15) -9.90%
6 months (2020-07-15) 27.77%
1 year (2020-01-15) 176.87%
2 years (2019-01-15) 103.06%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 72.63%

Is Educational Development Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Educational Development Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Educational Development Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Educational Development Corporation's P/E ratio

Educational Development Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Educational Development Corporation shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Educational Development Corporation's EBITDA

Educational Development Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$13.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Educational Development Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Educational Development Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$158.5 million
Operating margin TTM 7.56%
Gross profit TTM USD$76.1 million
Return on assets TTM 9.78%
Return on equity TTM 30.37%
Profit margin 5.97%
Book value $4.186
Market capitalisation USD$130.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Educational Development Corporation shares

There are currently 22,955 Educational Development Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Educational Development Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 17.2% down from 27,725 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Educational Development Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Educational Development Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Educational Development Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Educational Development Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Educational Development Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 40991.071428571). Educational Development Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.56. In other words for every 100,000 Educational Development Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 560 shares are currently held short.

However Educational Development Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Educational Development Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Educational Development Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Educational Development Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Educational Development Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0038% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Educational Development Corporation shares, roughly 4 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Educational Development Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Educational Development Corporation stock.

Educational Development Corporation share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.57% of net profits

Recently Educational Development Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Educational Development Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Educational Development Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While Educational Development Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Educational Development Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Educational Development Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 8 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Educational Development Corporation's shares ever split?

Educational Development Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 August 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Educational Development Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Educational Development Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Educational Development Corporation's share price.

Educational Development Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Educational Development Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.9656 up to $19.8661. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EDUC.US volatility(beta: 1.25)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Educational Development Corporation's is 1.2488. This would suggest that Educational Development Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Educational Development Corporation overview

Educational Development Corporation, a publishing company, operates as a trade co-publisher of the line of educational children's books in the United States. The company offers various books, including Touchy-Feely board books, activity and flashcards, adventure and search books, art books, sticker books, and foreign language books, as well as science and math titles, and chapter books and novels. It operates through two divisions, Home Business and Publishing. The Home Business division distributes books through a network of independent consultants using a combination of direct sales, home parties, book fairs, and Internet based social media platforms. The Publishing division markets books to bookstores, toy stores, specialty stores, museums, and other retail outlets throughout the country. The company distributes children's books published by Usborne Publishing Limited in the United Kingdom. Educational Development Corporation was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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