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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 : 9/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
RUK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. RUK: No Debt )
RUK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Interest Coverage No Debt
RUK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.56 vs. RUK: No Debt )
RUK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 108.02   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

108.02
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3074.97
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 : 3/10

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ROE (%) 45.25
RUK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. RUK: 45.25 )
RUK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.97   Max: 47.82
Current: 45.25

-3.97
47.82
ROA (%) 45.18
RUK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. RUK: 45.18 )
RUK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.58   Max: 46.8
Current: 45.18

-3.58
46.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.10
RUK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. RUK: 21.10 )
RUK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.4
Current: 21.1

0
52.4
EPS Growth (%) 21.10
RUK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.90 vs. RUK: 21.10 )
RUK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.7   Max: 180.2
Current: 21.1

-47.7
180.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

RUK Guru Trades in Q1 2013

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Q3 2013

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Q4 2013

RUK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 18.50
RUK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. RUK: 18.50 )
RUK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.08   Max: 21.79
Current: 18.5

7.08
21.79
P/B 8.20
RUK's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. RUK: 8.20 )
RUK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 9.7
Current: 8.2

2.59
9.7
EV-to-EBIT 18.50
RUK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. RUK: 18.50 )
RUK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 9.8
Current: 18.5

5.8
9.8
PEG 0.60
RUK's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. RUK: 0.60 )
RUK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.55
Current: 0.6

0
1.55
Shiller P/E 27.30
RUK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.21 vs. RUK: 27.30 )
RUK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.38   Max: 27.6
Current: 27.3

15.38
27.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.40
RUK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. RUK: 2.40 )
RUK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 4.41
Current: 2.4

2.36
4.41
Dividend Payout 0.48
RUK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. RUK: 0.48 )
RUK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 11.3
Current: 0.48

0.44
11.3
Dividend growth (3y) 5.10
RUK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. RUK: 5.10 )
RUK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 33.5
Current: 5.1

-12.4
33.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.88
RUK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. RUK: 2.88 )
RUK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 5.29
Current: 2.88

2.83
5.29
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
RUK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. RUK: 0.50 )
RUK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.8   Max: -17.3
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 8.40
RUK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. RUK: 8.40 )
RUK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 11.49
Current: 8.4

0.01
11.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 11.00
RUK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
68% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. RUK: 11.00 )
RUK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 5.87   Max: 10.96
Current: 11

5.87
10.96
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
RUK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. RUK: 0.80 )
RUK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 12.11
Current: 0.8

0.65
12.11
Price/Graham Number 2.60
RUK's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. RUK: 2.60 )
RUK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 15.42
Current: 2.6

0.01
15.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
RUK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. RUK: 5.40 )
RUK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 17.1
Current: 5.4

5.1
17.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.21
RUK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. RUK: 29.21 )
RUK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 17.5   Max: 95.9
Current: 29.21

17.5
95.9

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:REL.UK, RDEB.Germany, RDEC.Germany, RUKEF.USA
Reed Elsevier PLC through its subsidiaries provides professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Risk, Legal and Business sectors. Its five business segments are Elsevier, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, LexisNexis Legal & Professional, Reed Exhibitions, and Reed Business Information. Elsevier segment provides scientific, technical and medical information solutions. LexisNexis Risk Solutions segment provides risk information and analytics to business and government customers. LexisNexis Legal & Professional segment provides legal, tax, regulatory and business information solutions to professionals, business and government customers. Reed Exhibitions segment engages in organising trade exhibitions and conferences and Reed Business Information segment provides information and marketing solutions to business professionals.

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