John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW.A): Price and Financial Metrics

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW.A)

Today's Latest Price: $46.50 USD

0.18 (-0.39%)

Updated Jan 26 6:40pm

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Ranked of 17 in Entertainment - Publishing

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JW.A Stock Summary

  • John Wiley & Sons Inc's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 71.42% of US listed stocks.
  • JW.A's went public 30.86 years ago, making it older than 84.25% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, John Wiley & Sons Inc is reporting a growth rate of -102.12%; that's higher than merely 18.93% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to John Wiley & Sons Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be DDS, BJRI, ARKR, ODP, and CPRI.
  • Visit JW.A's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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JW.A Price/Volume Stats

Current price $46.50 52-week high $49.97
Prev. close $46.68 52-week low $30.00
Day low $45.70 Volume 222,000
Day high $47.11 Avg. volume 259,888
50-day MA $42.30 Dividend yield 2.95%
200-day MA $36.96 Market Cap 2.60B

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW.A) Company Bio

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. The company was founded in 1807 and is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.

JW.A Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$46.50$18.03 -61%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for John Wiley & Sons Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that John Wiley & Sons Inc ranked in the 29th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 61%. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for John Wiley & Sons Inc ended up being:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.46 years comes in at -0.01%; that's greater than merely 22.66% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -0.19. This coverage rate is greater than that of only 24.76% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • As a business, John Wiley & Sons Inc experienced a tax rate of about 149% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Consumer Cyclical), this tax rate is higher than 97.38% of stocks generating free cash flow.

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FLWS, SEE, SSP, CPRI, and ICON can be thought of as valuation peers to JW.A, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Cyclical sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest JW.A News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about John Wiley & Sons Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate JW.A as an investment opportunity.

Switching To Neutral On John Wiley & Sons

Since I published my bullish piece on John Wiley & Sons Inc. (JW.A) a little over two months ago, the shares have returned about 41% against a gain of ~8.5% for the S&P 500. I thought I'd check in on the name again to see if it's worth holding at...

Patrick Doyle on Seeking Alpha | January 25, 2021

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Samuel Smith on Seeking Alpha | January 7, 2021

Wiley Announces the Acquisition of Hindawi

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB) today announced the acquisition of Hindawi Limited, an innovator in open access (OA) publishing and one of the world's fastest growing scientific research publishers, for a total purchase price of $298 million. The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley’s position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company’s open access publishing program. Open access is a rapid

Business Wire | January 5, 2021

Wiley Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA)(NYSE:JWB), a global leader in research and education, today announced results for the second quarter ended October 31, 2020. SECOND QUARTER SUMMARY GAAP Results: Revenue of $491 million (+5%) and EPS of $1.22 (+54%) Adjusted Results (at constant currency): Revenue +4% to $491 million, EBITDA +7% to $120 million, and EPS +12% to $1.00 Research Publishing & Platforms (at constant currency): Revenue +5% and Adjusted EBITDA

Business Wire | December 8, 2020

Wiley Accelerates Innovation in Research Publishing

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley & Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, continues to innovate its publishing business, announcing today two technologies that advance how scientific research is published, delivering greater value to researchers. First, the company’s publishing platform provider and subsidiary, Atypon, has successfully piloted its interactive figures technology in the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, publishing the first scientific articl

Business Wire | October 29, 2020

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JW.A Price Returns

1-mo 2.11%
3-mo 53.16%
6-mo 39.95%
1-year 4.88%
3-year -22.11%
5-year 28.31%
YTD 1.84%
2020 -2.43%
2019 6.41%
2018 -26.39%
2017 23.42%
2016 23.99%

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