Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
RUK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 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
83% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 38.63 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: 8405.49
WACC vs ROIC
9.14%
42.09%
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 : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
ROE (%) 43.41
RUK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. RUK: 43.41 )
RUK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 47.89
Current: 43.41

-3.7
47.89
ROA (%) 43.35
RUK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. RUK: 43.35 )
RUK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.27   Max: 46.71
Current: 43.35

-3.27
46.71
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
RUK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. RUK: 10.70 )
RUK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.4
Current: 10.7

0
52.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
RUK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. RUK: 11.50 )
RUK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -47.7   Max: 180.2
Current: 11.5

-47.7
180.2
» RUK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

» Details

Guru Trades

Q1 2014

RUK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 91,301 sh (unchged)
» More
Q2 2014

RUK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 91,301 sh (unchged)
» More
Q3 2014

RUK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 21,032 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 91,181 sh (-0.13%)
» More
Q4 2014

RUK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 41,832 sh (+98.90%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 91,181 sh (unchged)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with RUK

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)



No Guru Trades Found!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.10
RUK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.30 vs. RUK: 27.10 )
RUK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0   Max: 27.7
Current: 27.1

0
27.7
Forward P/E 70.92
RUK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.44 vs. RUK: 70.92 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.00
RUK's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 29.30 vs. RUK: 27.00 )
RUK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 27

P/B 12.40
RUK's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. RUK: 12.40 )
RUK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.8
Current: 12.4

0
12.8
POCF 1162.00
RUK's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.05 vs. RUK: 1162.00 )
RUK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 1162

EV-to-EBIT 29.30
RUK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 22.60 vs. RUK: 29.30 )
RUK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 29.3

PEG 1.30
RUK's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. RUK: 1.30 )
RUK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.75
Current: 1.3

0
0.75
Shiller P/E 32.10
RUK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 93.06 vs. RUK: 32.10 )
RUK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.4
Current: 32.1

0
36.4

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.40
RUK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. RUK: 2.40 )
RUK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 2.4

Dividend Payout 0.58
RUK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. RUK: 0.58 )
RUK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 11.3
Current: 0.58

0.4
11.3
Dividend growth (3y) 3.00
RUK's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. RUK: 3.00 )
RUK' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -12.2   Max: 27.7
Current: 3

-12.2
27.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.02
RUK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. RUK: 3.02 )
RUK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 3.02

Share Buyback Rate 2.00
RUK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. RUK: 2.00 )
RUK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.8   Max: -17.3
Current: 2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 12.40
RUK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. RUK: 12.40 )
RUK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 11.49
Current: 12.4

0.01
11.49
Price/DCF (Projected) 14.80
RUK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. RUK: 14.80 )
RUK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 14.29
Current: 14.8

6.83
14.29
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
RUK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. RUK: 1.90 )
RUK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 12.11
Current: 1.9

0.65
12.11
Price/Graham Number 4.00
RUK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. RUK: 4.00 )
RUK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 15.42
Current: 4

0.01
15.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
RUK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. RUK: 3.50 )
RUK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 8.3
Current: 3.5

0
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.12
RUK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. RUK: 14.12 )
RUK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 14.12

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
Compare:PSO, MHP, WTKWY, SGPRY, IFPJY » details
Traded in other countries:REL.UK, RDEB.Germany, RDEC.Germany, RUKEF.USA,
Reed Elsevier PLC was incorporated on 28 may 1903. The Company through its subsidiaries provides professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Risk, Legal and Business sectors . Its five business segments are: Scientific, Technical & Medical, providing information and tools to help its customers improve scientific and healthcare outcomes; Risk Solutions, providing tools that combine proprietary, public and third-party information with advanced technology and analytics; Business Information, providing data services, information and marketing solutions to business professionals; Legal, providing legal, tax, regulatory news & business information to legal, corporate, government, accounting and academic markets; and Exhibitions, organising exhibitions and conferences.
» More Articles for RUK

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
MS Global More Active in International Stocks Than Usual Mar 11 2015 
Morgan Stanley Global Franchise Fund Invests in FOX, Walt Disney Mar 10 2015 
Invesco's Top Five Stocks Showing Focus in the London Market Jul 01 2014 
Invesco's Top Five Stocks Showing Focus in the London Market Apr 02 2014 
Reed Elsevier’s Profitable Portfolio Shift Mar 25 2014 
Thomson Reuters: An Unstable Industry Leader? Feb 28 2014 
Jim Simons’ Formula Got Something Right About This Publishing Company Dec 23 2013 
My 3 Favorite Services Stocks with Safe-Haven Characteristics and Top Yields Apr 08 2013 
52-Week High Companies: MON, ENB, AV, MOH, RUK Dec 24 2012 
The Best Dividends on April 25, 2012 Apr 24 2012 

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK