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How to buy Scholastic Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Scholastic Corporation stock.

Scholastic Corporation is a publishing business based in the US. Scholastic Corporation shares (SCHL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Scholastic Corporation employs 5,160 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.7 billion.

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Scholastic Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: SCHL)

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Scholastic Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-02.
Latest market close$45.19
52-week range$27.94 - $47.80
50-day moving average $40.29
200-day moving average $38.93
Wall St. target price$26.00
PE ratio 24.0802
Dividend yield $0.7 (1.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.87

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Scholastic Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $45.19 from 2023-02-03

1 week (2023-01-30) 5.26%
1 month (2023-01-06) 10.71%
3 months (2022-11-07) 15.25%
6 months (2022-08-05) -2.63%
1 year (2022-02-07) 10.49%
2 years (2021-02-05) 66.90%
3 years (2020-02-07) 34.38%
5 years (2018-02-06) 33.82%

Is Scholastic Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Scholastic Corporation's P/E ratio

Scholastic 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 24x. In other words, Scholastic Corporation shares trade at around 24x 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.

Scholastic Corporation's PEG ratio

Scholastic Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.63. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Scholastic Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Scholastic Corporation's EBITDA

Scholastic Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $133.1 million.

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

Scholastic Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.57%
Gross profit TTM $877.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.97%
Return on equity TTM 5.52%
Profit margin 3.9%
Book value $35.77
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Scholastic Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 41.44% of net profits

Recently Scholastic Corporation has paid out, on average, around 41.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Scholastic Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Scholastic Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.

While Scholastic Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Scholastic Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Scholastic Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Scholastic Corporation's shares ever split?

Scholastic Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 January 2001. 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 Scholastic Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Scholastic Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Scholastic Corporation's share price.

Scholastic Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Scholastic Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.9362 up to $47.803. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCHL.US volatility(beta: 1.12)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 Scholastic Corporation's is 1.1196. This would suggest that Scholastic 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).

Scholastic Corporation overview

Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children's books worldwide. It operates in three segments: Children's Book Publishing and Distribution, Education Solutions, and International. The Children's Book Publishing and Distribution segment publishes and distributes children's books, e-books, media, and interactive products through its school book club and fair channels, as well as trade channels. Its original publications include the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Bad Guys, Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, Magic School Bus, Captain Underpants, Dog Man, Wings of Fire, Cat Kid Comic Club, Goosebumps, and Clifford The Big Red Dog; and licensed properties comprise the Peppa Pig and Pokemon. In addition, this segment publishes and creates books plus and novelty products for children, including titles, such as the Pastel Studio, Mini Clay World Candy Cart, LEGO Gear Bots, Never Touch series, and other titles under the Klutz and the Make Believe Ideas names; and non-fiction books under the Children's Press and Franklin Watts names. The Education Solutions segment publishes and distributes classroom magazines under the Scholastic News, Scholastic Scope, Storyworks, Let's Find Out, and Junior Scholastic names; supplemental and classroom materials and programs, and related support services; and print and on-line reference, and non-fiction products, as well as consulting services. The International segment offers original trade and educational publishing programs; distributes children's books, digital educational resources, and other materials through school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and trade channels; produces and distributes magazines; and provides online subscription services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Scholastic Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.395% of Scholastic Corporation shares are held by insiders and 89.928% by institutions.
How many people work for Scholastic Corporation?
Latest data suggests 5,160 work at Scholastic Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Scholastic Corporation?
Scholastic Corporation's fiscal year ends in May.
Where is Scholastic Corporation based?
Scholastic Corporation's address is: 557 Broadway, New York, NY, United States, 10012
What is Scholastic Corporation's ISIN number?
Scholastic Corporation's international securities identification number is: US8070661058
What is Scholastic Corporation's CUSIP number?
Scholastic Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 807066105

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