PreK-12 Instructional Materials - Market Research, Industry Trends, Market Share

Published: 08/03/2021
Pages: 48
Full Study Price: US$ 1,900

This competitive analysis examines how K-12 instructional materials providers are faring in light of various market environmental factors. Obviously, the biggest environmental factor currently is the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted almost every aspect of the delivery of education in the U.S. How companies responded to the needs of K-12 schools is defining how those businesses are progressing into a changing future. Their response also demonstrated the enormous interaction and connections between industry participants and the schools.

One of the most interesting points about the pandemic is how it is had propelled the transition to a more digital education in U.S. schools. What is reflected in this analysis is the change in the pace of change within the companies themselves as they transition to a more digital future.

The transition to digital is by no means complete or even completely determined, but the actions of schools, the federal government and the companies themselves indicate the market and industry are further along the transition path.

In this report, Simba looks at several comparative factors as a guide to how the industry is faring. These factors are:

  • How companies responded to market need the pandemic and how they took care of their own business health.
  • Shifting positioning through mergers and acquisitions in 2020 and the first half of 2021.
  • How public companies performed operationally in 2020.

Finally, Simba provides detailed strategic profiles of 12 of the leading providers of K-12 instructional resources.

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Table Of Contents

  • Methodology
  • Introduction
  • Operating Performance in the Year of COVID- 19
    • What Companies Did
      • Summer Slide
      • Thinking about Fall 2020
      • Goodheart-Willcox
      • Stride
        • Table Simba Information's PreK-12 Performance Index, 2020 vs. 2019 ($ in 000; ranked by 2020 Operating Margin
      • Scholastic
      • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      • Discovery Education
      • McGraw Hill
      • Cengage
  • AAP: Education Net Sales Down 12% in 2020
    • Table U.S. PreK-12 and Higher Education Instructional Materials Net Sales December and Year-End, 2020 vs. 2019 ($ in 000,000)
  • Stockwatch Reflects Difficult Year in 2020
    • Table EER Stockwatch: Company Price per Share 2020
  • Digital Expansion Drives 2020 M&A Activity
    • Table Simba Information's PreK-12 Merger & Acquisition Index, 2020
    • Literacy
    • Traditional Leaders Reshape Their Businesses
    • Technology as Acquisition Driver
  • M&A Pace Accelerates in H1 2021
    • Table Simba Information's PreK-12 Merger & Acquisition Index, H1 2021
  • Company Profiles
    • Cambium Learning
      • Pandemic Response
    • Cengage
    • Discovery Education
      • Building Partner Relationships
    • Goodheart-Willcox Company
    • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Kahoot!
      • Pandemic Impact
    • McGraw Hill
    • Pearson
    • Renaissance
      • Pandemic Impact
    • Savvas Learning Company
    • Scholastic Corporation
    • Stride
      • Pandemic Impact