Scholastic Corporation Stock Downgraded (SCHL)
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- SCHL's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.25 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.81 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
- 49.80% is the gross profit margin for SCHOLASTIC CORP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of SCHL's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, SCHL's net profit margin of -5.28% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$20.20 million or 180.80% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
- The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, SCHOLASTIC CORP's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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