John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) and The Competition Head to Head Survey
John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JW.A) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare John Wiley & Sons to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares John Wiley & Sons and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|John Wiley & Sons||$1.72 billion||$113.64 million||36.11|
|John Wiley & Sons Competitors||$3.13 billion||$588.72 million||1,464.86|
John Wiley & Sons pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. John Wiley & Sons pays out 81.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 38.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
John Wiley & Sons has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, John Wiley & Sons’ rivals have a beta of 0.99, indicating that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for John Wiley & Sons and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|John Wiley & Sons||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|John Wiley & Sons Competitors||76||535||714||6||2.49|
John Wiley & Sons presently has a consensus target price of $53.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.10%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 3.48%. Given John Wiley & Sons’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe John Wiley & Sons has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
72.1% of John Wiley & Sons shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.7% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of John Wiley & Sons shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares John Wiley & Sons and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|John Wiley & Sons||5.32%||17.78%||6.34%|
|John Wiley & Sons Competitors||3.81%||17.37%||3.77%|
John Wiley & Sons rivals beat John Wiley & Sons on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About John Wiley & Sons
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. provides knowledge and knowledge-enabled services in the areas of research, professional practice and education. The Company operates through three segments: Research, Professional Development and Education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, corporate learning solutions, employment talent solutions and training services, and test prep and certification. In the Education segment, the Company provides print and digital content, and education solutions, including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students. The Company is engaged in developing and cross-marketing products to its customer base of researchers, professionals, students and educators.
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