SCHL equity, debt and subsidiaries

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Summary (from the latest 2018 annual and quarterly report)

  • Total equity: 1.26 billion USD
  • Market Cap is 1.4 billion  USD ( the last price of the stock is 39.76 USD)
  • Scholastic is an American publishing and education media company that focuses on books and educational material for schools, teachers, parents, and children
  • The company has 338 million USD in cash on the account (from the latest 2019 quarterly report)
  • The company has 297 million USD treasury stocks
  •  In 2019 long-term debt is zero, short – term debt is 11 million USD (In 2017 total debt was 6 million USD)
  • Company's revenue has decreased in 2018 to 1.62 billion USD from 1.74 billion in 2017
  • Net loss in 2018 was 5 million USD, Net income in 2017 was 52 million USD
  • In 2019 the company paid 21 million USD dividend to its shareholders


Opinion about the company

Fundamentally it is a good company and in the future, we can expect its growth (Total debt is 11 million USD, big amount of cash on company's account, ROE is around 3 %).

Scholastic is an American publishing and education media company that focuses on books and educational material for schools, teachers, parents, and children. The company is one of the world's largest publishers of children's books and also owns the exclusive rights to various books, including Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Some of the company's original titles include Clifford the Big Red Dog, Goosebumps, and The Magic School Bus. Products are distributed to schools and districts, to consumers through the schools via reading clubs and fairs, and through retail stores and online sales. Scholastic operates in three segments: Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution, Education, 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 school book fair channels, as well as through its trade channel. Its original publications include Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The 39 Clues, Spirit Animals, The Magic School Bus, I Spy, Captain Underpants, Dog Man, Goosebumps, and Clifford The Big Red Dog; and licensed properties comprise Star Wars, Lego, Pokemon, and Geronimo Stilton. In addition, this segment publishes and creates books plus products for children, including titles, such as Sew Mini Treats, Lego Chain Reactions, and Make Your Own Bath Bombs under the Klutz name. The Education segment publishes and distributes classroom magazines under the Scholastic News, Scope, Storyworks, Let's Find Out, and Junior Scholastic names; non-fiction books under the Children’s Press and Franklin Watts names; consumer magazine and custom products under the Teacher magazine name; and literacy curriculum products under the Scholastic Literacy name, as well as provides children’s books, other print and online references, fiction focused products, classroom materials, and 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 offers online services. This segment has operations in approximately 135 countries. The company distributes its products and services directly to schools and libraries through retail stores and the Internet. Scholastic Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York. The Company currently employs approximately 6,400 people in the United States and approximately 2,600 people outside the United States.

SCHL standalone subsidiaries and acquisitions :

  • In February 2012, SCHL bought Weekly Reader Publishing from Reader's Digest Association, and announced in July that year that it planned to discontinue separate issues of Weekly Reader magazines after more than a century of publication, and co-branded the magazines as "Scholastic News/Weekly Reader"
  • Scholastic had bought Weekly Reader for an undisclosed sum which analysts surmised was between 10 million and 20 million USD
  • The Company categorizes its businesses into three reportable segments: Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution ; Education ; and International
  • Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution segment represents 60% of total revenues, this segment is worth around 1 billion USD
  • Education segment represents 18% of total revenues, this segment is worth around 300 million USD
  • The international segment represents 22% of total revenues, this segment is worth around 400 million USD

Total =  1.7 billion USD