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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 0.70
JW.A's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. JW.A: 0.70 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.7

Equity to Asset 0.38
JW.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. JW.A: 0.38 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.38

0.21
0.42
Interest Coverage 14.85
JW.A's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.68 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: 7
Z-Score: 2.60
M-Score: -2.86
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 (%) 11.64
JW.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. JW.A: 11.64 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 15.73
Current: 11.64

8.06
15.73
Net-margin (%) 9.04
JW.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. JW.A: 9.04 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 11.93
Current: 9.04

4.7
11.93
ROE (%) 13.58
JW.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. JW.A: 13.58 )
JW.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.58   Max: 30.33
Current: 13.58

13.58
30.33
ROA (%) 5.22
JW.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. JW.A: 5.22 )
JW.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 10.75
Current: 5.22

3.91
10.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 109.51
JW.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. JW.A: 109.51 )
JW.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 104.69   Max: 232.84
Current: 109.51

104.69
232.84
Revenue Growth (%) 1.70
JW.A's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. JW.A: 1.70 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 21.6
Current: 1.7

0.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.80
JW.A's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. JW.A: -0.80 )
JW.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 26.9
Current: -0.8

-1.4
26.9
EPS Growth (%) -1.20
JW.A's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. JW.A: -1.20 )
JW.A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) 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

Q2 2013

JW.A Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 200,000 sh (+3981.63%)
Jim Simons 240,100 sh (+134.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 112,621 sh (+18.12%)
John Hussman 5,200 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Private Capital Sold Out
James Barrow 489,906 sh (-1.97%)
Pioneer Investments 3,494,002 sh (-5.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 11,326 sh (-8.85%)
David Dreman 293,800 sh (-14.95%)
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Q3 2013

JW.A Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 5,137 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 479,300 sh (+139.65%)
John Hussman 7,200 sh (+38.46%)
Jeremy Grantham 12,939 sh (+14.24%)
James Barrow 485,875 sh (-0.82%)
Pioneer Investments 3,461,537 sh (-0.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 82,731 sh (-26.54%)
Jim Simons 146,700 sh (-38.9%)
David Dreman 82,836 sh (-71.81%)
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Q4 2013

JW.A Guru Trades in Q4 2013

James Barrow 1,035,465 sh (+113.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 127,456 sh (+54.06%)
Chuck Royce 617,800 sh (+28.9%)
David Dreman 94,731 sh (+14.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,733 sh (+6.14%)
John Hussman 7,200 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 3,461,455 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 4,505 sh (-12.3%)
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Q1 2014

JW.A Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 97,669 sh (+3.1%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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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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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -48.99%0.08%$51.63 - $58.62 $ 59.477%65014
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$51.63 - $58.62 $ 59.477%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 54.06%0.06%$48.25 - $55.2 $ 59.4718%127456
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Add 113.11%0.04%$48.25 - $55.2 $ 59.4718%1035465
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -71.81%0.28%$40.92 - $47.46 $ 59.4733%82836
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -26.54%0.05%$40.92 - $47.46 $ 59.4733%82731
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Add 38.46%0.01%$40.92 - $47.46 $ 59.4733%7200
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 132.37%0.11%$36.09 - $40.73 $ 59.4753%95348
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$36.09 - $40.73 $ 59.4753%5200
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Sold Out $36.09 - $40.73 $ 59.4753%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 102.54%0.05%$36.53 - $45.89 $ 59.4741%41032
Scott Black 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.78%$45.95 - $51.4 $ 59.4724%0
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 24.75%0.15%$43.52 - $48.8 $ 59.4730%102990
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 25.69%0.02%$43.52 - $48.8 $ 59.4730%21520
David Dreman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.36%$43.5 - $47.93 $ 59.4738%359716
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 77.02%0.03%$43.5 - $47.93 $ 59.4738%17121
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 30.83%0.01%$42.5 - $50.71 $ 59.4727%9672
Glenn Greenberg 2011-09-30 Sold Out 2.2192%$42.35 - $52.92 $ 59.4724%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$42.35 - $52.92 $ 59.4724%0
Dodge & Cox 2011-06-30 Reduce -30%$49.08 - $53 $ 59.4717%7000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.80
JW.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. JW.A: 21.80 )
JW.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.68   Max: 29.62
Current: 21.8

11.68
29.62
P/B 3.00
JW.A's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. JW.A: 3.00 )
JW.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 6.5
Current: 3

1.96
6.5
P/S 2.00
JW.A's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. JW.A: 2.00 )
JW.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.75
Current: 2

0.64
2.75
PFCF 12.10
JW.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 28.17 vs. JW.A: 12.10 )
JW.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 70.21
Current: 12.1

5.24
70.21
EV-to-EBIT 18.27
JW.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.65 vs. JW.A: 18.27 )
JW.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 23.4
Current: 18.27

10.3
23.4
PEG 11.50
JW.A's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JW.A: 11.50 )
JW.A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1   Max: 328.29
Current: 11.5

1
328.29
Shiller P/E 21.10
JW.A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JW.A: 21.10 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.18   Max: 34.96
Current: 21.1

13.18
34.96
Current Ratio 1.08
JW.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. JW.A: 1.08 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.33
Current: 1.08

0.64
1.33
Quick Ratio 0.98
JW.A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. JW.A: 0.98 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.98

0.47
1.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.70
JW.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. JW.A: 1.70 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.7

0.72
2.58
Dividend Payout 0.37
JW.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JW.A: 0.37 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.37

0.15
0.4
Dividend growth (3y) 16.00
JW.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 139 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) 3.71
JW.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. JW.A: 3.71 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 5.63
Current: 3.71

1.57
5.63
Share Buyback Rate 1.00
JW.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. JW.A: 1.00 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7   Max: -1.1
Current: 1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
JW.A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. JW.A: 1.00 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.58
Current: 1

0.59
1.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
JW.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. JW.A: 1.20 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.2

0.42
1.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
JW.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. JW.A: 5.60 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.6

4.3
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.67
JW.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. JW.A: 6.67 )
JW.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 22.9
Current: 6.67

7.8
22.9

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 content and content-enabled digital services to customers. The Company has three operating segments namely Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly; Professional/Trade; and Global Education. Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly provides content and content-enabled digital services for the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly communities including academic, corporate, government and public libraries; researchers; scientists; clinicians; engineers and technologists; scholarly and professional societies; and students and professors. Products include journals, books, major reference works, databases, clinical decision support tools and laboratory manuals and workflow tools. Publishing areas include the physical sciences, health sciences, social science and humanities and life sciences. Products are sold and distributed, online and in print through multiple channels, including research libraries and library consortia, subscription agents, direct sales to professional society members, bookstores, online booksellers and other customers. Publishing centers include Australia, Germany, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Products are developed for distribution through multiple channels, including major chains and online booksellers, independent bookstores, libraries, colleges and universities, warehouse clubs, corporations, direct marketing and websites. Professional/Trade customers are professionals, consumers and students worldwide. Publishing centers include Asia, Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Global Education publishes educational content for two and four-year colleges and universities, for-profit career colleges, advanced placement classes, as well as secondary schools in Australia. Global Education products focus on courses in the sciences, engineering, mathematics, business/accounting, geography, computer science, statistics, education, culinary, hospitality, psychology and world languages. The Company maintains centers in Asia, Australia, Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company also markets publications through agents as well as sales representatives in countries not served by the Company. The conduct of the Company's business, including the sourcing of content, distribution, sales, marketing and advertising is subject to various laws and regulations administered by governments.
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ReplyNey123456789 - 7 months ago
As long as they focus on being the dominant publication in each of their hundreds of small niches (which they can because of their network effects)they will be fine, think FORBES MAGAZINE.
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ReplyNey123456789 - 7 months ago
Wiley's profits, mainly come from niche publication where they are the market dominant player, great margins and a sustainable, expanding competitive advantage which they are now focusing on. the book business will die eventually. They may not grow mcuh, but they can cut cost in the future thanks to the web.

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