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How to buy John Wiley-and-Sons stock

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc is a publishing - books business based in the US. John Wiley-and-Sons shares (JWA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. John Wiley-and-Sons employs 6,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

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John Wiley-and-Sons share price

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John Wiley-and-Sons shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-22.
52-week rangeUSD$29.8826 - USD$46.87
50-day moving average USD$0.5
200-day moving average USD$0.5
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 13.4657
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.5754

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Is John Wiley-and-Sons under- or over-valued?

Valuing John Wiley-and-Sons stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of John Wiley-and-Sons's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

John Wiley-and-Sons's P/E ratio

John Wiley-and-Sons's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, John Wiley-and-Sons shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

John Wiley-and-Sons's EBITDA

John Wiley-and-Sons's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$299.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a John Wiley-and-Sons's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

John Wiley-and-Sons financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.35%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.22%
Return on equity TTM -5.85%
Profit margin -3.35%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

John Wiley-and-Sons share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 52.3% of net profits

Recently John Wiley-and-Sons has paid out, on average, around 52.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), John Wiley-and-Sons shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In John Wiley-and-Sons's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

John Wiley-and-Sons's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

John Wiley-and-Sons's most recent dividend payout was on 20 October 2020.

John Wiley-and-Sons share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, John Wiley-and-Sons's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.8826 up to $46.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JWA.US volatility(beta: 0.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while John Wiley-and-Sons's is 0.701. This would suggest that John Wiley-and-Sons's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

John Wiley-and-Sons overview

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 Services. The Research Publishing & Platforms segment offers scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, as well as related content and services to learned societies, individual researchers, other professionals, and academic, corporate, and government libraries. This segment also publishes physical sciences and engineering, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities and life sciences journals; and provides a publishing software and service for scholarly and professional societies, and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market, and manage their content on the Web through the Literatum platform. It sells its products in digital and print formats through research libraries and library consortia, and independent subscription agents, as well as directly to professional society members, bookstores, online booksellers, and other customers. The Academic & Professional Learning segment provides scientific, professional, and education books in print and digital formats, digital courseware, and test preparation services to libraries, corporations, students, professionals, and researchers, as well as learning, development, and assessment services for businesses and professionals. This segment distributes its products in digital and print formats through chain and online booksellers, libraries, colleges and universities, corporations, direct to consumer, Websites, distributor networks, and other online applications. The Education Services segment provides online program management services for higher education institutions and mthree training, upskilling, and talent placement services for professionals and businesses. The company was founded in 1807 and is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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