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How Does Scholastic Compare to Its Peers?

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Nov. 20 2020, Updated 5:06 p.m. ET

Scholastic Corporation and its ETFs

In this article, we’ll compare Scholastic (SCHL)(SCHL) with its peers:

  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of Scholastic (SCHL)(SCHL), Pearson (PSO), R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), and John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) are 1.0x, 1.1x, 4.8x, and 2.4x, respectively, as of December 17, 2015.

  • The price-to-sales ratios of Scholastic, McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), Pearson, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, and John Wiley & Sons are 0.81x, 4.9x, 1.2x, 0.27x, and 1.5x, respectively.

Thus, these peers have outperformed Scholastic based on PBV and price-to-sales ratios.

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ETFs that invest in Scholastic

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio (PSCD) invests 1.2% of its holdings in Scholastic.

The Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF (VIOV) invests 0.35% of its holdings in Scholastic. The ETF aims to track a market cap–weighted index of small cap US stocks. The index uses three factors to select value stocks from the 600 stocks chosen by the S&P Committee.

The SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (SLYV) invests 0.34% of its holdings in Scholastic. The ETF aims to track a market cap–weighted index of US small cap value stocks. The index selects stocks with market capitalizations between $250 million and $1.2 billion.

Comparing Scholastic and its ETFs

Now let’s compare Scholastic (SCHL) with these ETFs:

  • The YTD (year-to-date) price movements of SCHL, PSCD, VIOV, and SLYV are 2.5%, -6.6%, -7.1%, and -5.6%, respectively.
  • The PBV ratios of SCHL, PSCD, VIOV, and SLYV are 1.0x, 2.4x, 1.6x, and 1.6x, respectively.

According to the above findings, these ETFs are ahead of Scholastic based on PBV ratio. However, Scholastic has outperformed these ETFs based on price movement.

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