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About Scholastic Corporation
Scholastic Corporation operates as a childrens publishing, education, and media company. The company publishes and distributes childrens books, and provides educational technology products and related services. It also creates educational and entertainment materials and products for use in school and at home, including magazines, childrens reference and non-fiction materials, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos, and toys.
The company is an operator of school-based book clubs and book fairs in the United States. It distributes its products and services through these proprietary channels, as well as directly to schools and libraries, through retail stores and through the Internet. The companys Web site, scholastic.com, is a site for teachers, classrooms and parents and a destination for children.
The company categorizes its businesses into four segments: Childrens Book Publishing and Distribution; Educational Publishing; Media, Licensing and Advertising; and International.
Childrens Book Publishing and Distribution segment
The Childrens Book Publishing and Distribution segment operates as an integrated business, which includes the publication and distribution of childrens books in the United States through school-based book clubs and book fairs and the trade channel.
School-Based Book Clubs: The companys school-based book clubs consist of Honeybee, serving children ages 1½ to 4; Firefly, serving pre-kindergarten (pre-K) and kindergarten (K) students; SeeSaw, serving students grades K to 1; Lucky serving students grades 2 to 3; Arrow, serving students grades 4 to 6; TAB, serving students grades 7 to 12; and Club Leo, which provides Spanish language offers to students in pre-K to grade 8. In addition to its regular offers, the company creates special theme-based and seasonal offers targeted to different grade levels during the year. The company mails promotional materials containing order forms to teachers in the vast majority of the pre-K to grade 8 schools in the United States.
School-Based Book Fairs: The company provides products to the schools for resale, and the schools conduct the book fairs as fundraisers for various purposes, such as to purchase books, supplies and equipment for the school, and offers books available to their students to stimulate interest in reading. The company operates school-based book fairs in all 50 states under the name Scholastic Book Fairs. Books and display cases are delivered to schools from the companys warehouses principally by a fleet of leased vehicles.
Trade: The company is a publisher of childrens books sold through bookstores and mass merchandisers in the United States. It maintains approximately 6,000 titles for trade distribution. Its original publications include Harry Potter, The 39 Clues, The Magic School Bus, I Spy, Captain Underpants, Goosebumps, and Clifford The Big Red Dog; and licensed properties, such as Star Wars and Rainbow Magic. In addition, the companys Klutz imprint is a publisher and creator of books plus products for children, including titles, such as Paper Fashions, Friendship Bracelets, Klutz Encyclopedia of Immaturity II Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Doodle Journal.
The companys trade sales organization focuses on marketing and selling Scholastics publishing properties to bookstores, mass merchandisers, specialty sales outlets, and other book retailers.
Educational Publishing segment
The Educational Publishing segment includes the production and/or publication and distribution to schools and libraries of educational technology products, curriculum materials, childrens books, classroom magazines and print and on-line reference and non-fiction products for pre-K to grade 12 in the United States.
The company is a provider of educational technology products and reading materials for schools and libraries. It offers supplementary books and texts to its product line; professional books for teachers; and early childhood products and core curriculum materials, including educational technology products. It has acquired Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., a developer and publisher of inter
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1. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Scholastic Corporation Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Scholastic Corporation and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Scholastic Corporation and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Scholastic Corporation Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Media Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Scholastic Corporation Industry Position Analysis
6. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Scholastic Corporation Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Scholastic Corporation Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Scholastic Corporation Major Shareholders
Scholastic Corporation History
Scholastic Corporation Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Scholastic Corporation Offices and Representations
Scholastic Corporation SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Scholastic Corporation Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Scholastic Corporation Capital Market Snapshot
Scholastic Corporation Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Media Industry Statistics
Scholastic Corporation Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Scholastic Corporation Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Scholastic Corporation Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Scholastic Corporation 1-year Stock Charts
Scholastic Corporation 5-year Stock Charts
Scholastic Corporation vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Scholastic Corporation vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Scholastic Corporation Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?