McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP) Sells Textbook Business To Apollo Global

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Shares of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MHP)  showed positive movement after it announced that it has a buyer for its textbook business.

McGraw-Hill declared that Private equity company Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) will purchase McGraw-Hill’s educational publishing business for $2.5 billion.

The analysts declared that the price, which is lower than $3B, McGraw-Hill had expected for earlier.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MHP)  reported that the transaction is anticipated to close by early 2013. It will have a non-cash impairment charge of around $450 million to $550 million in the Q4 and utilize a projected $1.9 billion in net proceeds to fund share buy backs and debt payments.

An independent analyst,Craig Huber of Huber Research Partners in Greenwich, stated that the investors should cheer with $2.5 billion.

Shares of  McGraw-Hill (MHP) surged 0.7% to $52.06 while Apollo (NYSE:APO) shares plunged 0.7% to $15.23 in afternoon trading. McGraw-Hill shares, which frequently move with the guidance for new bond issues that will be rated by its Standard & Poor’s unit, are increased around 15% this year.

Last Session Performance; The Services sector and Publishing Books industry element The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MHP) traded at $51.89 by adding 0.40% or 0.20 cent with traded volume of 4.76 million above the average volume of 1.76 million.

Stocks Volatility: The stock price saw week’s volatility was 1.99% and month’s volatility remained 2.44%. While the stock price of MHP is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -1.16% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -3.71%.

Analytic Ratios; The price to sales ratio ofMHP in past twelve months was calculated 2.27% and price to cash ratio remained 11.57%. As for returns rations are concerned, theMHP return on equity ratio was recorded as 39.54% and an increased 20.63% return on investment while its return on asset remain at 10.95%.

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