WKL Stock Overview
Wolters Kluwer N.V., together with its subsidiaries, provides professional information, software solutions, and services in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||€93.50|
|52 Week High||€105.25|
|52 Week Low||€63.88|
|1 Month Change||-7.38%|
|3 Month Change||1.65%|
|1 Year Change||33.57%|
|3 Year Change||73.73%|
|5 Year Change||167.99%|
|Change since IPO||1,276.02%|
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|WKL||NL Professional Services||NL Market|
Return vs Industry: WKL exceeded the Dutch Professional Services industry which returned 25.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WKL exceeded the Dutch Market which returned 15.8% over the past year.
|WKL Average Weekly Movement||2.6%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||7.9%|
|Market Average Movement||4.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in NL Market||7.2%|
|10% least volatile stocks in NL Market||2.6%|
Stable Share Price: WKL is less volatile than 75% of Dutch stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WKL's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Wolters Kluwer N.V., together with its subsidiaries, provides professional information, software solutions, and services in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through Health; Tax & Accounting; Governance, Risk & Compliance; and Legal & Regulatory divisions. The company’s Health division offers solutions in the areas of clinical decision support, clinical drug information, patient engagement, clinical terminologies, clinical surveillance, nursing education and practice, medical research, and continuing medical education services; and medical, nursing, and allied health journal and book publishing solutions.
Wolters Kluwer Fundamentals Summary
|WKL fundamental statistics|
Is WKL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WKL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||€1.33b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Feb 23, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.73|
|Net Profit Margin||15.41%|
How did WKL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.5%Current Dividend Yield
Is Wolters Kluwer undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WKL (€93.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€116.03)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WKL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WKL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.2x) compared to the Dutch Professional Services industry average (19.7x).
PE vs Market: WKL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.2x) compared to the Dutch market (21.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WKL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WKL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (11.2x) compared to the NL Professional Services industry average (2.1x).
How is Wolters Kluwer forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WKL's forecast earnings growth (7.4% per year) is above the savings rate (0.09%).
Earnings vs Market: WKL's earnings (7.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Dutch market (3.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WKL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WKL's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Dutch market (8.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WKL's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WKL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (29.4%)
How has Wolters Kluwer performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WKL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WKL's current net profit margins (15.4%) are lower than last year (15.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WKL's earnings have grown by 7.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WKL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WKL had negative earnings growth (-4.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (185.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst WKL's Return on Equity (32.76%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Wolters Kluwer's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WKL's short term assets (€2.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities (€2.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: WKL's short term assets (€2.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€3.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WKL's net debt to equity ratio (95.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WKL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 109.5% to 139.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WKL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (43.7%).
Interest Coverage: WKL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14x coverage).
What is Wolters Kluwer current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WKL's dividend (1.53%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Dutch market (1.55%).
High Dividend: WKL's dividend (1.53%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Dutch market (4.19%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WKL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WKL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (53.1%), WKL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WKL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Nancy McKinstry (62 yo)
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CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Nancy's total compensation ($USD8.57M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Dutch market ($USD3.01M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Nancy's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WKL's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WKL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Wolters Kluwer N.V.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Wolters Kluwer N.V.
- Ticker: WKL
- Exchange: ENXTAM
- Founded: 1836
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: €23.945b
- Shares outstanding: 258.58m
- Website: https://wolterskluwer.com
Number of Employees
- Wolters Kluwer N.V.
- Zuidpoolsingel 2
- PO Box 1030
- Alphen aan den Rijn
- 2400 BA
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/17 19:06|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/17 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.