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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.56
JW.B's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. JW.B: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
JW.B' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.29 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.56
0.02
1.46
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
JW.B's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. JW.B: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
JW.B' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.33
0.2
0.48
Interest Coverage 10.58
JW.B's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.74 vs. JW.B: 10.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JW.B' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.37  Med: 12.59 Max: 31.03
Current: 10.58
3.37
31.03
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.14
Beneish M-Score: -3.09
WACC vs ROIC
8.82%
7.54%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 10.93
JW.B's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. JW.B: 10.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
JW.B' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.89  Med: 13.26 Max: 15.73
Current: 10.93
10.89
15.73
Net Margin % 5.95
JW.B's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
66% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. JW.B: 5.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
JW.B' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.95  Med: 8.63 Max: 11.93
Current: 5.95
5.95
11.93
ROE % 9.99
JW.B's ROE % is ranked higher than
70% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. JW.B: 9.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
JW.B' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.99  Med: 20.77 Max: 24.21
Current: 9.99
9.99
24.21
ROA % 3.43
JW.B's ROA % is ranked higher than
59% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. JW.B: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
JW.B' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 5.67 Max: 8.57
Current: 3.43
3.43
8.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 84.01
JW.B's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
80% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.52 vs. JW.B: 84.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
JW.B' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 84.01  Med: 146.61 Max: 167.58
Current: 84.01
84.01
167.58
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.20
JW.B's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. JW.B: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
JW.B' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 10.4 Max: 21.6
Current: 0.2
0.2
21.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 1.90
JW.B's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. JW.B: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
JW.B' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.4  Med: 9.2 Max: 27
Current: 1.9
-1.4
27
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 1.20
JW.B's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. JW.B: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
JW.B' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 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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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 is a leading global provider of academic journals, books, pre-and post-hire assessments and training, test preparation, and online education program management solutions. Wiley derived 63% of its fiscal 2016 revenue from digital products and services, with 56% of the total top line coming from its Research segment, 23% from its Professional Development unit, and 21% from its Education effort. Of fiscal 2016 revenue, 51% was derived in the U.S. and 9% in the U.K., with no other country accounting for more than 5% of sales.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 30.60
JW.B's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.29 vs. JW.B: 30.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
JW.B' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.71  Med: 18.1 Max: 37.76
Current: 30.6
11.71
37.76
Forward PE Ratio 17.83
JW.B's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.47 vs. JW.B: 17.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 30.60
JW.B's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
72% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. JW.B: 30.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
JW.B' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.71  Med: 18.1 Max: 37.76
Current: 30.6
11.71
37.76
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.74
JW.B's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
56% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. JW.B: 17.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
JW.B' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.94  Med: 17.19 Max: 540.71
Current: 17.74
5.94
540.71
PB Ratio 3.01
JW.B's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. JW.B: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
JW.B' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.07 Max: 5.39
Current: 3.01
1.96
5.39
PS Ratio 1.81
JW.B's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. JW.B: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
JW.B' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.27
Current: 1.81
0.64
2.27
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.68
JW.B's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
65% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. JW.B: 8.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
JW.B' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.23  Med: 10.87 Max: 69.11
Current: 8.68
5.23
69.11
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.66
JW.B's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
71% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. JW.B: 6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
JW.B' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.81  Med: 8.51 Max: 16.04
Current: 6.66
4.81
16.04
EV-to-EBIT 13.10
JW.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. JW.B: 13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JW.B' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3  Med: 14.5 Max: 22.6
Current: 13.1
10.3
22.6
EV-to-EBITDA 8.14
JW.B's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.85 vs. JW.B: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
JW.B' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 10.2 Max: 14.7
Current: 8.14
7.5
14.7
Shiller PE Ratio 19.64
JW.B's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.79 vs. JW.B: 19.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
JW.B' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.12  Med: 21.32 Max: 37.43
Current: 19.64
15.12
37.43
Current Ratio 1.11
JW.B's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. JW.B: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JW.B' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.43
Current: 1.11
0.62
1.43
Quick Ratio 1.05
JW.B's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. JW.B: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JW.B' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.05
0.44
1.16
Days Inventory 43.31
JW.B's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 31.42 vs. JW.B: 43.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JW.B' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.31  Med: 71.18 Max: 87.33
Current: 43.31
43.31
87.33
Days Sales Outstanding 47.40
JW.B's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 68.28 vs. JW.B: 47.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
JW.B' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.48  Med: 35.33 Max: 59.53
Current: 47.4
29.48
59.53

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.32
JW.B's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
69% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. JW.B: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
JW.B' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.94
Current: 2.32
0.83
2.94
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.71
JW.B's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. JW.B: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
JW.B' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.71
0.18
0.71
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 7.70
JW.B's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. JW.B: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
JW.B' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 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 % 2.34
JW.B's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
69% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. JW.B: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.31
JW.B's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
65% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. JW.B: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
JW.B' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 3 Max: 5.44
Current: 4.31
1.54
5.44
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.60
JW.B's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. JW.B: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
JW.B' 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-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.90
JW.B's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. JW.B: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
JW.B' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.91 Max: 13.61
Current: 0.9
0.53
13.61
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.09
JW.B's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. JW.B: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
JW.B' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.09
0.41
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.61
JW.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. JW.B: 7.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
JW.B' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 6.9 Max: 9.7
Current: 7.61
4.4
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.55
JW.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
61% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. JW.B: 9.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
JW.B' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 14.3 Max: 24.5
Current: 9.55
7.1
24.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,701
EPS (TTM) $ 1.73
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $46.53 - 58.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)58.65

Analyst Estimate

Apr17 Apr18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,701 1,723
EPS ($) 2.82 2.97
EPS without NRI ($) 2.82 2.97
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.45%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.24 1.30
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