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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.25
JW.A's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. JW.A: 0.25 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25

Equity to Asset 0.40
JW.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. JW.A: 0.40 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.4

0.2
0.48
Interest Coverage 14.85
JW.A's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 34.58 vs. JW.A: 14.85 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.37   Max: 82.5
Current: 14.85

3.37
82.5
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.90
M-Score: -2.63
WACC vs ROIC
7.26%
11.71%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.47
JW.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. JW.A: 13.47 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 15.73
Current: 13.47

8.06
15.73
Net-margin (%) 9.61
JW.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. JW.A: 9.61 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 11.93
Current: 9.61

4.7
11.93
ROE (%) 15.22
JW.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. JW.A: 15.22 )
JW.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.38   Max: 31.28
Current: 15.22

14.38
31.28
ROA (%) 6.03
JW.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. JW.A: 6.03 )
JW.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 10.72
Current: 6.03

5.34
10.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 131.16
JW.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.16 vs. JW.A: 131.16 )
JW.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 105.63   Max: 286.96
Current: 131.16

105.63
286.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
JW.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. JW.A: 1.70 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 21.6
Current: 1.7

0.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.80
JW.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. JW.A: -0.80 )
JW.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 26.9
Current: -0.8

-1.4
26.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -1.20
JW.A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. JW.A: -1.20 )
JW.A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 37.7
Current: -1.2

-1.2
37.7
» JW.A's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

JW.A Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 97,669 sh (+3.1%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
James Barrow 1,031,875 sh (-0.35%)
Pioneer Investments 3,427,334 sh (-0.99%)
Chuck Royce 591,800 sh (-4.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 65,014 sh (-48.99%)
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Q2 2014

JW.A Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,987 sh (New)
Jim Simons 14,300 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 640,518 sh (+8.23%)
Pioneer Investments 3,428,374 sh (+0.03%)
David Dreman 95,674 sh (-2.04%)
James Barrow 997,670 sh (-3.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,977 sh (-78.5%)
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Q3 2014

JW.A Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 125,900 sh (+780.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,429 sh (+63.58%)
Pioneer Investments 3,428,416 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman 95,526 sh (-0.15%)
Chuck Royce 634,283 sh (-0.97%)
James Barrow 971,000 sh (-2.67%)
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Q4 2014

JW.A Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 4,499 sh (New)
John Hussman 3,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 703,822 sh (+10.96%)
David Dreman 98,038 sh (+2.63%)
Pioneer Investments 3,425,763 sh (-0.08%)
James Barrow 875,144 sh (-9.87%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,300 sh (-36.13%)
Jim Simons 34,000 sh (-72.99%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with JW.A

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-12-31 New Buy0.02%$51.45 - $60.71 $ 64.4712%3500
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 New Buy$51.45 - $60.71 $ 64.4712%4499
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$56.45 - $62.05 $ 64.478%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -78.5%0.04%$53.89 - $60.73 $ 64.4714%13977
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -48.99%0.08%$51.63 - $58.62 $ 64.4716%65014
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$51.63 - $58.62 $ 64.4716%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 54.06%0.06%$48.25 - $55.2 $ 64.4728%127456
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Add 113.11%0.04%$48.25 - $55.2 $ 64.4728%1035465
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.81%0.28%$40.92 - $47.46 $ 64.4744%82836
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -26.54%0.05%$40.92 - $47.46 $ 64.4744%82731
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Add 38.46%0.01%$40.92 - $47.46 $ 64.4744%7200
Private Capital 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.3%$36.55 - $41.45 $ 64.4766%0
Private Capital 2013-03-31 Reduce -63.85%0.54%$36.09 - $40.73 $ 64.4766%79896
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 132.37%0.11%$36.09 - $40.73 $ 64.4766%95348
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$36.09 - $40.73 $ 64.4766%5200
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Sold Out $36.09 - $40.73 $ 64.4766%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 102.54%0.05%$36.53 - $45.89 $ 64.4753%41032
Scott Black 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.78%$45.95 - $51.4 $ 64.4734%0
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 24.75%0.15%$43.52 - $48.8 $ 64.4741%102990
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 25.69%0.02%$43.52 - $48.8 $ 64.4741%21520
David Dreman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.36%$43.5 - $47.93 $ 64.4749%359716
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 77.02%0.03%$43.5 - $47.93 $ 64.4749%17121
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 30.83%0.01%$42.5 - $50.71 $ 64.4738%9672
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.90
JW.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.20 vs. JW.A: 21.90 )
JW.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.68   Max: 29.62
Current: 21.9

11.68
29.62
Forward P/E 16.64
JW.A's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 65.36 vs. JW.A: 16.64 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.90
JW.A's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. JW.A: 21.90 )
JW.A' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.67   Max: 29.56
Current: 21.9

11.67
29.56
P/B 3.26
JW.A's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. JW.A: 3.26 )
JW.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 6.5
Current: 3.26

1.96
6.5
P/S 2.11
JW.A's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. JW.A: 2.11 )
JW.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.11

0.64
2.75
PFCF 14.85
JW.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 49.24 vs. JW.A: 14.85 )
JW.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 70.21
Current: 14.85

5.24
70.21
POCF 12.01
JW.A's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.14 vs. JW.A: 12.01 )
JW.A' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 16.14
Current: 12.01

4.8
16.14
EV-to-EBIT 17.19
JW.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.69 vs. JW.A: 17.19 )
JW.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 23.4
Current: 17.19

10.3
23.4
PEG 16.85
JW.A's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. JW.A: 16.85 )
JW.A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 317.43
Current: 16.85

0.93
317.43
Shiller P/E 23.04
JW.A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 82.95 vs. JW.A: 23.04 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.18   Max: 34.96
Current: 23.04

13.18
34.96
Current Ratio 1.02
JW.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. JW.A: 1.02 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.02

0.62
1.43
Quick Ratio 0.89
JW.A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. JW.A: 0.89 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.89

0.44
1.11
Days Inventory 52.99
JW.A's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 39.36 vs. JW.A: 52.99 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 56.71   Max: 149.75
Current: 52.99

56.71
149.75
Days Sales Outstanding 40.78
JW.A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 89.32 vs. JW.A: 40.78 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 30.79   Max: 60.68
Current: 40.78

30.79
60.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.74
JW.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. JW.A: 1.74 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.74

0.72
2.58
Dividend Payout 0.37
JW.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. JW.A: 0.37 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.81
Current: 0.37

0.09
1.81
Dividend growth (3y) 16.00
JW.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. JW.A: 16.00 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 11.9   Max: 21.6
Current: 16

11.9
21.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.52
JW.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. JW.A: 3.52 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 5.35
Current: 3.52

1.49
5.35
Share Buyback Rate 1.00
JW.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. JW.A: 1.00 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7   Max: -1.1
Current: 1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.06
JW.A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. JW.A: 1.06 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 13.61
Current: 1.06

0.53
13.61
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
JW.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. JW.A: 1.25 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.25

0.4
1.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
JW.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. JW.A: 5.80 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.8

4.3
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.64
JW.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.89 vs. JW.A: 6.64 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 23.4
Current: 6.64

6.6
23.4

Analyst Estimate

Apr15 Apr16
Revenue(Mil) 1,863 1,919
EPS($) 3.37 3.85
EPS without NRI($) 3.37 3.85

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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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 includes 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.
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