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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.B's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. JW.B: 0.70 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.7

Equity to Asset 0.38
JW.B's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. JW.B: 0.38 )
JW.B' 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.B's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. JW.B: 14.85 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.37   Max: 82.5
Current: 14.85

3.37
82.5
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.59
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.B's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.39 vs. JW.B: 11.64 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 15.73
Current: 11.64

8.06
15.73
Net-margin (%) 9.04
JW.B's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. JW.B: 9.04 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 11.93
Current: 9.04

4.7
11.93
ROE (%) 13.58
JW.B's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. JW.B: 13.58 )
JW.B' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.58   Max: 30.33
Current: 13.58

13.58
30.33
ROA (%) 5.22
JW.B's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. JW.B: 5.22 )
JW.B' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 10.75
Current: 5.22

3.91
10.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 109.51
JW.B's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.84 vs. JW.B: 109.51 )
JW.B' 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.B's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.30 vs. JW.B: 1.70 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 21.6
Current: 1.7

0.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.80
JW.B's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -6.60 vs. JW.B: -0.80 )
JW.B' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 26.9
Current: -0.8

-1.4
26.9
EPS Growth (%) -1.20
JW.B's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. JW.B: -1.20 )
JW.B' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 37.7
Current: -1.2

-1.2
37.7
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.20
JW.B's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. JW.B: 22.20 )
JW.B' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.68   Max: 29.62
Current: 22.2

11.68
29.62
P/B 3.01
JW.B's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. JW.B: 3.01 )
JW.B' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 6.5
Current: 3.01

1.96
6.5
P/S 2.01
JW.B's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. JW.B: 2.01 )
JW.B' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.01

0.64
2.75
PFCF 12.36
JW.B's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 51.00 vs. JW.B: 12.36 )
JW.B' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 70.21
Current: 12.36

5.24
70.21
EV-to-EBIT 18.18
JW.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. JW.B: 18.18 )
JW.B' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 23.4
Current: 18.18

10.3
23.4
Shiller P/E 21.20
JW.B's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 505.59 vs. JW.B: 21.20 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.13   Max: 34.69
Current: 21.2

13.13
34.69
Current Ratio 1.08
JW.B's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
133% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. JW.B: 1.08 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.33
Current: 1.08

0.64
1.33
Quick Ratio 0.98
JW.B's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
133% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. JW.B: 0.98 )
JW.B' 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.B's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. JW.B: 1.70 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.7

0.72
2.58
Dividend Payout 0.37
JW.B's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. JW.B: 0.37 )
JW.B' 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.B's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. JW.B: 16.00 )
JW.B' 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.B's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. JW.B: 3.71 )
JW.B' 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.B's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. JW.B: 1.00 )
JW.B' 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) 0.96
JW.B's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. JW.B: 0.96 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.58
Current: 0.96

0.59
1.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.19
JW.B's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. JW.B: 1.19 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.19

0.42
1.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
JW.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. JW.B: 5.50 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.7
Current: 5.5

4.3
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.70
JW.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. JW.B: 6.70 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 22.9
Current: 6.7

7.8
22.9

Business Description

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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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