John Wiley & Sons, Inc. operates as a research and learning company worldwide. More Details
Moderate growth potential second-rate dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has John Wiley & Sons's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: JW.A has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: JW.A underperformed the US Media industry which returned 4.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: JW.A underperformed the US Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is John Wiley & Sons's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 months ago | Simply Wall StIs John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A) Trading At A 45% Discount?
4 months ago | Simply Wall StBefore You Buy John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A), Consider Its Volatility
5 months ago | Simply Wall StJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s (NYSE:JW.A) Earnings Dropped -7.6%, Did Its Industry Show Weakness Too?
Is John Wiley & Sons 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: JW.A ($32.99) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($68.95)
Significantly Below Fair Value: JW.A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: JW.A is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Media industry average.
PE vs Market: JW.A is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate JW.A's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: JW.A is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.4x).
How is John Wiley & Sons forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: JW.A is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: JW.A is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: JW.A's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: JW.A's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: JW.A's revenue (0.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if JW.A's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has John Wiley & Sons performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: JW.A is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: JW.A is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: JW.A is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 12.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare JW.A's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: JW.A is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (-11%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: JW.A has a negative Return on Equity (-6.32%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is John Wiley & Sons's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: JW.A's short term assets ($488.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($716.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: JW.A's short term assets ($488.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: JW.A's debt to equity ratio (87%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: JW.A's debt to equity ratio has increased from 78.8% to 87% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: JW.A's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.9%).
Interest Coverage: JW.A is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is John Wiley & Sons's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: JW.A's dividend (4.15%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).
High Dividend: JW.A's dividend (4.15%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.7%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: JW.A's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: JW.A's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: JW.A is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Napack (58 yo)
Mr. Brian A. Napack has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. since December 04, 2017. Mr. Napack has been Senior Advisor of Providence Equity Partners LLC since March 2 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD5.59M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.57M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Non-Executive Chairman||1.58yrs||US$320.00k||0.044% |
|Executive VP of Operation||7.17yrs||US$2.84m||0.11% |
|Executive VP & CTO||2.33yrs||US$2.14m||0.0049% |
|Executive VP & Group Executive||1.58yrs||US$2.04m||0.072% |
|Executive VP & GM of Research||3.92yrs||US$1.81m||0.024% |
|Vice President||12.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||0.58yr||no data||0.0049% |
|Vice President of Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Marketing||0.083yr||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief People Officer||0.83yr||no data||0.0011% |
|Senior VP & GM of International Education||0.083yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: JW.A's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Non-Executive Chairman||1.58yrs||US$320.00k||0.044% |
|Independent Director||6yrs||US$256.31k||no data|
|Independent Director||22.33yrs||US$225.00k||0.13% |
|Independent Director||15yrs||US$333.20k||0.00089% |
|Independent Director||9yrs||US$253.47k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$216.84k||0.0086% |
|Independent Director||4.83yrs||US$223.16k||no data|
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$230.11k||no data|
|Independent Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: JW.A's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Ticker: JW.A
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1807
- Industry: Publishing
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$1.852b
- Shares outstanding: 56.00m
- Website: https://www.wiley.com
Number of Employees
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 111 River Street
- New Jersey
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|JW.A||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Shares||US||USD||Jul 1995|
|JW.B||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Class B Shares||US||USD||Jul 1995|
|2F7||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 1995|
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. operates as a research and learning company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Research Publishing & Platforms, Academic & Professional Learning, and Education ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/21 05:56|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/18 00:00|
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