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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.30
JW.A's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. JW.A: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
JW.A' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.29 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.3
0.02
1.46
Equity to Asset 0.34
JW.A's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. JW.A: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
JW.A' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.34
0.2
0.48
Interest Coverage 10.12
JW.A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.74 vs. JW.A: 10.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JW.A' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.37  Med: 12.59 Max: 31.03
Current: 10.12
3.37
31.03
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.72
M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
9.51%
6.50%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.26
JW.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. JW.A: 10.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
JW.A' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.89  Med: 13.26 Max: 15.73
Current: 10.26
10.89
15.73
Net-margin (%) 5.25
JW.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. JW.A: 5.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
JW.A' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.96  Med: 8.63 Max: 11.93
Current: 5.25
7.96
11.93
ROE (%) 8.72
JW.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. JW.A: 8.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
JW.A' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.94  Med: 20.77 Max: 24.21
Current: 8.72
13.94
24.21
ROA (%) 3.08
JW.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. JW.A: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
JW.A' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.92  Med: 5.67 Max: 8.57
Current: 3.08
4.92
8.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.25
JW.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. JW.A: 81.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
JW.A' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 93.92  Med: 146.61 Max: 167.58
Current: 81.25
93.92
167.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.20
JW.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. JW.A: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JW.A' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 10.4 Max: 21.6
Current: 0.2
0.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
JW.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. JW.A: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JW.A' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.4  Med: 9.2 Max: 27
Current: 1.9
-1.4
27
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.20
JW.A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. JW.A: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JW.A' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: 12.1 Max: 37.7
Current: 1.2
-5.1
37.7
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-08)


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Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

JW.A Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 90,804 sh (New)
John Hussman 2,800 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 516,952 sh (-45.71%)
Jim Simons 51,900 sh (-52.60%)
Chuck Royce 519,682 sh (-56.74%)
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Q2 2016

JW.A Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 11,125 sh (New)
Jim Simons 58,200 sh (+12.14%)
John Hussman 2,800 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Chuck Royce 400,582 sh (-22.92%)
Pioneer Investments 270,081 sh (-47.76%)
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Q3 2016

JW.A Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 260,981 sh (-3.37%)
John Hussman 2,100 sh (-25.00%)
Chuck Royce 263,989 sh (-34.10%)
Jim Simons 9,900 sh (-82.99%)
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Q4 2016

JW.A Guru Trades in Q4 2016

John Hussman 2,100 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 220,739 sh (-16.38%)
Pioneer Investments 135,281 sh (-48.16%)
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Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing    NAICS: 511130    SIC: 2731
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John Wiley & Sons Inc provides knowledge and knowledge-enabled services to customers. Its segments includes research, professional practice and education.

John Wiley & Sons Inc was incorporated in the state of New York on January 15, 1904. The Company provides knowledge and knowledge-enabled services to customers. Its segments include research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, the Company provides print and digital content, and education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students. Its customer base includes researchers, professionals, students, and educators. The Company's operations are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 37.34
JW.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
81% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. JW.A: 37.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
JW.A' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.71  Med: 18.08 Max: 37.76
Current: 37.34
11.71
37.76
Forward P/E 16.89
JW.A's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. JW.A: 16.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.34
JW.A's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
79% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.89 vs. JW.A: 37.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
JW.A' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.71  Med: 18.08 Max: 37.76
Current: 37.34
11.71
37.76
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 24.87
JW.A's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. JW.A: 24.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
JW.A' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.94  Med: 17.12 Max: 540.71
Current: 24.87
5.94
540.71
P/B 3.33
JW.A's P/B is ranked lower than
80% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. JW.A: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
JW.A' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.09 Max: 5.39
Current: 3.33
1.96
5.39
P/S 1.94
JW.A's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. JW.A: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
JW.A' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.27
Current: 1.94
0.64
2.27
PFCF 11.46
JW.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.15 vs. JW.A: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
JW.A' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.23  Med: 10.94 Max: 69.11
Current: 11.46
5.23
69.11
POCF 8.50
JW.A's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. JW.A: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
JW.A' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.81  Med: 8.53 Max: 16.04
Current: 8.5
4.81
16.04
EV-to-EBIT 21.90
JW.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. JW.A: 21.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JW.A' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3  Med: 14.5 Max: 22.6
Current: 21.9
10.3
22.6
EV-to-EBITDA 13.18
JW.A's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. JW.A: 13.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
JW.A' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 10.2 Max: 14.7
Current: 13.18
7.5
14.7
Shiller P/E 21.16
JW.A's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. JW.A: 21.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
JW.A' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.12  Med: 21.48 Max: 37.43
Current: 21.16
15.12
37.43
Current Ratio 1.25
JW.A's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. JW.A: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JW.A' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.25
0.62
1.43
Quick Ratio 1.16
JW.A's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. JW.A: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JW.A' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.16
0.44
1.16
Days Inventory 44.41
JW.A's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 31.42 vs. JW.A: 44.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JW.A' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.61  Med: 71.18 Max: 87.33
Current: 44.41
47.61
87.33
Days Sales Outstanding 45.63
JW.A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 70.68 vs. JW.A: 45.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
JW.A' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.48  Med: 35.33 Max: 59.53
Current: 45.63
29.48
59.53

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.17
JW.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. JW.A: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
JW.A' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.94
Current: 2.17
0.83
2.94
Dividend Payout 0.80
JW.A's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
80% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. JW.A: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
JW.A' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.8
0.18
0.48
Dividend Growth (3y) 7.70
JW.A's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. JW.A: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
JW.A' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 13.3 Max: 21.6
Current: 7.7
4.2
21.6
Forward Dividend Yield 2.19
JW.A's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. JW.A: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.02
JW.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. JW.A: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
JW.A' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 3 Max: 5.44
Current: 4.02
1.54
5.44
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.60
JW.A's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. JW.A: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
JW.A' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8  Med: 0.4 Max: 8.2
Current: 0.6
-8
8.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.98
JW.A's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. JW.A: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
JW.A' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.91 Max: 13.61
Current: 0.98
0.53
13.61
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
JW.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. JW.A: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
JW.A' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.17
0.41
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.60
JW.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. JW.A: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
JW.A' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 6.9 Max: 9.7
Current: 4.6
4.4
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.39
JW.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. JW.A: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
JW.A' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 14.45 Max: 24.5
Current: 7.39
7.1
24.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,701
EPS (TTM) $ 1.52
Beta1.15
Short Percentage of Float3.75%
52-Week Range $41.45 - 58.86
Shares Outstanding (Mil)57.53

Analyst Estimate

Apr17 Apr18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,768 1,810
EPS ($) 2.85 3.36
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.85 3.36
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.43%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.24 1.30
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