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Scholastic Corporation: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. ICD Research's "Scholastic Corporation: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. ICD Research strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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									Scholastic Corporation

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Scholastic Corporation                                                   Financial Snapshot

                                                                         Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                  557 Broadway, New York, 10012,United   The company reported revenues of US$1,906.10
Headquarters Address
                                  States of America                      million during 2011, with a CARC of 0.47% during
                                                                         2007–2011. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
Telephone                          + 1 212 3436100
                                                                         0.36% over the previous fiscal year. In 2011, the
                                                                         company recorded an operating margin of 5.28%, as
Fax                                + 1 212 3436928                       against 6.71% in 2010.

Website                           www.scholastic.com
                                                                         Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange     SCHL, NASDAQ

Number of Employees               8,900

Fiscal Year End                   May

Revenue (in US$ million)          1,906.10




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                         Weaknesses

Strong Liquidity Position         Declining Market Share in Sector

Strong Market Position            Legal Proceedings

Wide Geographic Presence          Weak Return on Equity




Opportunities                     Threats

Augment in Online Sales           Intellectual Property Risks

Booming Indian Education Market   Seasonality of Business

Increased Spending on Education   Weakening Relationship with Talent
Sector                            Pool

Strategic Focus




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Scholastic Corporation - SWOT Profile                                                                          Page 1
Scholastic Corporation

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................12
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................13
3     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 14
    3.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................14
    3.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................14
    3.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................14
    3.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................15
    3.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................15
4     Scholastic Corporation - Company Statement .................................................................................... 17
5     History .................................................................................................................................................... 18
6     Scholastic Corporation - Key Employees ............................................................................................ 20
7     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 21
8     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 22
    8.1       Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................22
    8.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................22
9     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 24
    9.1       Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................24
    9.2       Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................24
    9.3       Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................28




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................6
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................7
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ..................................................................................................................................................9
Table 4: Scholastic Corporation, History ..............................................................................................................................18
Table 5: Scholastic Corporation, Key Employees ................................................................................................................20
Table 6: Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................................21
Table 7: Scholastic Corporation, Subsidiaries ......................................................................................................................22
Table 8: Scholastic C
								
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