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John Wiley & Sons Inc (NYSE:JW.A)
Shiller P/E Ratio
18.15 (As of Today)

As of today, John Wiley & Sons Inc's current share price is $53.01. John Wiley & Sons Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 was $2.92. John Wiley & Sons Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 18.15.

JW.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 13.18   Max: 34.96
Current: 18.16

13.18
34.96

During the past 13 years, John Wiley & Sons Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 34.96. The lowest was 13.18. And the median was 20.62.

JW.A's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
51% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.98 vs. JW.A: 18.16 )

E10 is a concept invented by Prof. Robert Shiller, who uses E10 for his Shiller P/E calculation. E10 is the average of the inflation adjusted earnings of a company over the past 10 years.

John Wiley & Sons Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $0.795. Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, here we use 6 years to calculate. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 6 years together and divide 6 will get our E10, which is $2.92 for the trailing six years ended in Apr. 2015.


Definition

For the Shiller P/E, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. The result is used for P/E calculation. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, the Shiller P/E is also called PE10.

The Shiller P/E was first used by professor Robert Shiller to measure the valuation of the overall market. The same calculation is applied here to individual companies.

John Wiley & Sons Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=53.01/2.92
=18.15

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

John Wiley & Sons Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Apr15 is calculated as:

For example, John Wiley & Sons Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Apr. 2015*CPI of Current
=0.788/236.599*238.709
=0.795

Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, GuruFocus uses 6 years to do the calculation.

Current CPI = 238.709.

John Wiley & Sons Inc Quarterly Data

201301201304201307201310201401201404201407201410201501201504
per share eps 0.9500.1330.6100.6100.8800.5990.5600.9000.7200.788
CPI 230.280232.531233.596233.546233.916237.072238.250237.433233.707236.599
Adj_EPS 0.9850.1370.6230.6230.8980.6030.5610.9050.7350.795
201007201010201101201104201107201110201201201204201207201210
per share eps 0.7200.8800.7400.4610.8200.8301.0300.7870.6000.710
CPI 218.011218.711220.223224.906225.922226.421226.665230.085229.104231.317
Adj_EPS 0.7880.9600.8020.4890.8660.8751.0850.8160.6250.733
200907200910201001201004
per share eps 0.4500.7800.7100.462
CPI 215.351216.177216.687218.009
Adj_EPS 0.4990.8610.7820.506

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 6 will get our E10.


Explanation

Compared with the regular P/E ratio, which works poorly for cyclical businesses, the Shiller P/E smoothed out the fluctuations of profit margins during business cycles. Therefore it is more accurate in reflecting the valuation of the company.

If a company has consistent business performance, the Shiller P/E should give similar results to regular P/E.

Compared with the P/S ratio, the Shiller P/E makes the comparison between different industries more meaningful.


Be Aware

The Shiller P/E assumes that over the long term, businesses and profitability revert to their means. If a company’s business model does not work in the future compared with the past, the Shiller P/E and P/S ratio will give false valuations.


Related Terms

P/E Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/S Ratio, Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, E10


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

John Wiley & Sons Inc Annual Data

Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15
ShillerPE 25.7824.0824.7317.5920.0821.4417.0613.8820.5719.48

John Wiley & Sons Inc Quarterly Data

Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15
ShillerPE 13.9413.8816.4018.4119.6520.5721.2820.6821.6319.48
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