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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 0.22
WTKWY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WTKWY: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WTKWY' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.20 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22
Equity to Asset 0.29
WTKWY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WTKWY: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WTKWY' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.29
0.14
0.29
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.69
M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
7.15%
14.07%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 15.55
WTKWY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. WTKWY: 15.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WTKWY' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.83  Med: 15.05 Max: 17.36
Current: 15.55
6.83
17.36
Net-margin (%) 12.92
WTKWY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. WTKWY: 12.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WTKWY' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.45  Med: 8.71 Max: 26.9
Current: 12.92
3.45
26.9
ROE (%) 25.78
WTKWY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. WTKWY: 25.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WTKWY' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.61  Med: 23.20 Max: 77.4
Current: 25.78
7.61
77.4
ROA (%) 6.65
WTKWY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. WTKWY: 6.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WTKWY' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 5.06 Max: 16.8
Current: 6.65
1.81
16.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 446.27
WTKWY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. WTKWY: 446.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WTKWY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 169.4  Med: 384.68 Max: 493.55
Current: 446.27
169.4
493.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
WTKWY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. WTKWY: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTKWY' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -1.40 Max: 5.3
Current: 3.1
0
5.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.10
WTKWY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. WTKWY: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTKWY' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.95 Max: 9.1
Current: 9.1
0
9.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 24.90
WTKWY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. WTKWY: 24.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WTKWY' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.70 Max: 39.7
Current: 24.9
0
39.7
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.84
WTKWY's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. WTKWY: 18.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WTKWY' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.83  Med: 17.98 Max: 41.6
Current: 18.84
3.83
41.6
Forward P/E 14.03
WTKWY's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. WTKWY: 14.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.84
WTKWY's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
59% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. WTKWY: 18.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WTKWY' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.68  Med: 17.29 Max: 40.88
Current: 18.84
10.68
40.88
P/B 4.20
WTKWY's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. WTKWY: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WTKWY' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.16  Med: 3.49 Max: 6.07
Current: 4.2
2.16
6.07
P/S 2.25
WTKWY's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. WTKWY: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WTKWY' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.44 Max: 2.69
Current: 2.25
1.01
2.69
PFCF 17.95
WTKWY's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.33 vs. WTKWY: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WTKWY' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.89  Med: 12.11 Max: 19.79
Current: 17.95
8.89
19.79
POCF 13.90
WTKWY's POCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. WTKWY: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WTKWY' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.58  Med: 9.14 Max: 15.68
Current: 13.9
6.58
15.68
EV-to-EBIT 18.96
WTKWY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.64 vs. WTKWY: 18.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WTKWY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 13.60 Max: 30
Current: 18.96
8
30
EV-to-EBITDA 11.99
WTKWY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. WTKWY: 11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WTKWY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 8.90 Max: 14.5
Current: 11.99
5.8
14.5
PEG 3.38
WTKWY's PEG is ranked lower than
64% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. WTKWY: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WTKWY' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.34  Med: 4.08 Max: 10.02
Current: 3.38
2.34
10.02
Shiller P/E 23.82
WTKWY's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. WTKWY: 23.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WTKWY' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.58  Med: 15.49 Max: 26.28
Current: 23.82
10.58
26.28
Current Ratio 0.80
WTKWY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. WTKWY: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WTKWY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.8
0.45
1.31
Quick Ratio 0.75
WTKWY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. WTKWY: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WTKWY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.60 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.75
0.4
1.2
Days Inventory 34.85
WTKWY's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 38.01 vs. WTKWY: 34.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WTKWY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.56  Med: 29.38 Max: 39.04
Current: 34.85
24.56
39.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.04
WTKWY's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. WTKWY: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WTKWY' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 3.73 Max: 5.81
Current: 3.04
2.13
5.81
Dividend Payout 0.50
WTKWY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
51% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. WTKWY: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WTKWY' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.68
Current: 0.5
0.19
1.68
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.50
WTKWY's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WTKWY: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WTKWY' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 7.2
Current: 1.5
0
7.2
Forward Dividend Yield 3.05
WTKWY's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. WTKWY: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.69
WTKWY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
52% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. WTKWY: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WTKWY' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 4.52 Max: 7.03
Current: 3.69
2.58
7.03
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
WTKWY's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. WTKWY: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WTKWY' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.8  Med: -0.55 Max: 0
Current: 0.2
-4.8
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.31
WTKWY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. WTKWY: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WTKWY' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.46
Current: 1.31
0.8
1.46
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
WTKWY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WTKWY: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WTKWY' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.44
Current: 1.58
0.8
1.44
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.98
WTKWY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. WTKWY: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WTKWY' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.75 Max: 6.02
Current: 2.98
1.34
6.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.28
WTKWY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. WTKWY: 5.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WTKWY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 7.30 Max: 12.5
Current: 5.28
3.3
12.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.53
WTKWY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. WTKWY: 10.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WTKWY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.7  Med: 10.70 Max: 15.8
Current: 10.53
-10.7
15.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $3978
EPS $ 1.72
Beta1.20
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $28.30 - 35.41
Shares Outstanding(Mil)291.80

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 4,516 4,644 4,715
EPS($) 2.06 2.21 2.30
EPS without NRI($) 2.06 2.21 2.30

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Wolters Kluwer NV was founded in 1836. The Company ans its subsidiaries provides information, software and services to professionals in legal and regulatory, tax and accounting, health, and financial & compliance services. It delivers vital insights, intelligent tools, and guidance of subject-matter experts. Healthcare professionals and organizations use the information, tools, and solutions provided by the company to improve their clinical practice and improve access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. It provides medical, nursing, and allied health information resources in electronic media, book, journal, newsletter, and loose leaf formats customers depend on its services and solutions to successfully move through the complex layers of data and regulation that define modern business and government. It maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
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