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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 0.61
JW.B's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. JW.B: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.47 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.61
Equity to Asset 0.35
JW.B's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. JW.B: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.35
0.21
0.42
Interest Coverage 13.92
JW.B's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 141.94 vs. JW.B: 13.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.37  Med: 12.91 Max: 82.5
Current: 13.92
3.37
82.5
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.58
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
9.12%
12.02%
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 (%) 13.05
JW.B's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. JW.B: 13.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.06  Med: 13.51 Max: 15.73
Current: 13.05
8.06
15.73
Net-margin (%) 9.71
JW.B's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. JW.B: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 8.63 Max: 11.93
Current: 9.71
4.7
11.93
ROE (%) 15.53
JW.B's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. JW.B: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.38  Med: 23.08 Max: 31.28
Current: 15.53
14.38
31.28
ROA (%) 5.91
JW.B's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. JW.B: 5.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.34  Med: 7.59 Max: 10.72
Current: 5.91
5.34
10.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 126.92
JW.B's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. JW.B: 126.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 105.93  Med: 148.41 Max: 249.63
Current: 126.92
105.93
249.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
JW.B's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. JW.B: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 11.30 Max: 21.6
Current: 1.7
0.2
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
JW.B's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. JW.B: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.4  Med: 9.90 Max: 26.9
Current: -0.2
-1.4
26.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.10
JW.B's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. JW.B: -5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.1  Med: 14.10 Max: 37.7
Current: -5.1
-5.1
37.7
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
JW.B's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. JW.B: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.68  Med: 18.67 Max: 29.62
Current: 18.5
11.68
29.62
Forward P/E 14.64
JW.B's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. JW.B: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.50
JW.B's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. JW.B: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.67  Med: 18.67 Max: 29.56
Current: 18.5
11.67
29.56
P/B 3.07
JW.B's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. JW.B: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
JW.B' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.32 Max: 6.5
Current: 3.07
1.96
6.5
P/S 1.80
JW.B's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. JW.B: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
JW.B' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.70 Max: 2.75
Current: 1.8
0.64
2.75
PFCF 11.40
JW.B's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. JW.B: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
JW.B' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.24  Med: 10.73 Max: 70.21
Current: 11.4
5.24
70.21
POCF 9.19
JW.B's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. JW.B: 9.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
JW.B' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 8.86 Max: 16.14
Current: 9.19
4.8
16.14
EV-to-EBIT 14.53
JW.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. JW.B: 14.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JW.B' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3  Med: 14.90 Max: 23.4
Current: 14.53
10.3
23.4
PEG 14.23
JW.B's PEG is ranked lower than
93% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. JW.B: 14.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
JW.B' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.78 Max: 317.43
Current: 14.23
0.93
317.43
Shiller P/E 18.97
JW.B's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. JW.B: 18.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.13  Med: 20.71 Max: 34.69
Current: 18.97
13.13
34.69
Current Ratio 0.92
JW.B's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. JW.B: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.92
0.64
1.33
Quick Ratio 0.84
JW.B's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. JW.B: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.70 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.84
0.47
1.11
Days Inventory 50.01
JW.B's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 37.62 vs. JW.B: 50.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 50.87  Med: 87.33 Max: 131.61
Current: 50.01
50.87
131.61
Days Sales Outstanding 29.48
JW.B's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.25 vs. JW.B: 29.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.48  Med: 42.42 Max: 60.68
Current: 29.48
29.48
60.68

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.17
JW.B's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. JW.B: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.58
Current: 2.17
0.72
2.58
Dividend Payout 0.39
JW.B's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. JW.B: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.39
0.15
0.4
Dividend growth (3y) 13.20
JW.B's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. JW.B: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 11.9  Med: 13.30 Max: 21.6
Current: 13.2
11.9
21.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.54
JW.B's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. JW.B: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.91 Max: 5.4
Current: 4.54
1.51
5.4
Share Buyback Rate 0.90
JW.B's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. JW.B: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 0.50 Max: -1.1
Current: 0.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.86
JW.B's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. JW.B: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.86
0.59
1.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.05
JW.B's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. JW.B: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.05
0.42
1.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.90
JW.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. JW.B: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 6.70 Max: 9.7
Current: 6.9
4.3
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.25
JW.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. JW.B: 9.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
JW.B' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 7.1  Med: 15.70 Max: 23.4
Current: 9.25
7.1
23.4

Analyst Estimate

Apr16
Revenue(Mil) 1,912
EPS($) 3.76
EPS without NRI($) 3.76

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 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.
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