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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 0.25
JW.B's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. JW.B: 0.25 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25

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

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. JW.B: 0.40 )
JW.B' 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.B's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 41.73 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.86
M-Score: -2.63
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 (%) 13.47
JW.B's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. JW.B: 13.47 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 15.73
Current: 13.47

8.06
15.73
Net-margin (%) 9.61
JW.B's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. JW.B: 9.61 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 11.93
Current: 9.61

4.7
11.93
ROE (%) 15.22
JW.B's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. JW.B: 15.22 )
JW.B' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.38   Max: 31.28
Current: 15.22

14.38
31.28
ROA (%) 6.03
JW.B's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. JW.B: 6.03 )
JW.B' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.34   Max: 10.72
Current: 6.03

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

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

105.63
286.96
Revenue Growth (%) 1.70
JW.B's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 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
80% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 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
74% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 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

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.30
JW.B's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. JW.B: 20.30 )
JW.B' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.68   Max: 29.62
Current: 20.3

11.68
29.62
P/B 3.04
JW.B's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. JW.B: 3.04 )
JW.B' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 6.5
Current: 3.04

1.96
6.5
P/S 1.94
JW.B's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. JW.B: 1.94 )
JW.B' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.94

0.64
2.75
PFCF 13.73
JW.B's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 48.84 vs. JW.B: 13.73 )
JW.B' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 70.21
Current: 13.73

5.24
70.21
EV-to-EBIT 16.69
JW.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.16 vs. JW.B: 16.69 )
JW.B' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.3   Max: 23.4
Current: 16.69

10.3
23.4
Shiller P/E 21.13
JW.B's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 91.05 vs. JW.B: 21.13 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.08   Max: 34.96
Current: 21.13

13.08
34.96
Current Ratio 1.02
JW.B's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. JW.B: 1.02 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.02

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

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. JW.B: 0.89 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.89

0.44
1.11

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.81
JW.B's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. JW.B: 1.81 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.81

0.72
2.58
Dividend Payout 0.37
JW.B's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. JW.B: 0.37 )
JW.B' 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.B's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 149 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) 3.93
JW.B's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. JW.B: 3.93 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 5.63
Current: 3.93

1.57
5.63
Share Buyback Rate 1.00
JW.B's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 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) 0.98
JW.B's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. JW.B: 0.98 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 13.61
Current: 0.98

0.53
13.61
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
JW.B's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. JW.B: 1.15 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.15

0.4
1.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
JW.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. JW.B: 6.00 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.7
Current: 6

4.3
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.20
JW.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. JW.B: 7.20 )
JW.B' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7   Max: 23.4
Current: 7.2

7
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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