John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JW.A) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare John Wiley & Sons to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
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 1.4% and pay out 36.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
72.2% of John Wiley & Sons shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.6% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of John Wiley & Sons shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares John Wiley & Sons and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|John Wiley & Sons||$1.72 billion||$113.64 million||37.34|
|John Wiley & Sons Competitors||$3.22 billion||$618.42 million||1,498.49|
John Wiley & Sons’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than John Wiley & Sons. John Wiley & Sons is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for John Wiley & Sons and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|John Wiley & Sons||0||2||0||0||2.00|
|John Wiley & Sons Competitors||76||539||715||6||2.49|
John Wiley & Sons currently has a consensus price target of $53.00, suggesting a potential downside of 10.17%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.74%. Given John Wiley & Sons’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe John Wiley & Sons has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares John Wiley & Sons and its peers’ 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||3.94%||17.97%||3.89%|
Volatility & Risk
John Wiley & Sons has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, John Wiley & Sons’ peers have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average share price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.
John Wiley & Sons peers beat John Wiley & Sons on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
John Wiley & Sons Company Profile
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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