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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 0.00.
|52-week range||$4.87 - $19.74|
|50-day moving average||$17.59|
|200-day moving average||$16.45|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||$0.27 (1.5%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.32|
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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 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $15.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Educational Development Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$184.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||7.45%|
|Gross profit TTM||$76.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||9.36%|
|Return on equity TTM||32.27%|
|Market capitalisation||$153.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 17,771 Educational Development Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Educational Development Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 47.6% down from 33,906 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) is the quantity of Educational Development Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Educational Development Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 26925.757575758). Educational Development Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.66. In other words for every 100,000 Educational Development Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 660 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 0.0029% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Educational Development Corporation shares, roughly 3 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.
Dividend payout ratio: 20.91% of net profits
Recently Educational Development Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.22% 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 2.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Educational Development Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.27 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 10 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Educational Development Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 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.
Over the last 12 months, Educational Development Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.8692 up to $19.7419. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.1627. 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, 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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