Morningstar Rating

Stock Research and Analysis

by R.J. Hottovy, CFA

Bulls Say

Despite some industry headwinds in the higher-education business, Wiley is well positioned among its peers given its strong digital presence. Wiley has a strong track record of adapting its business to changes in technology.
Deltak is a growth business in a rapidly developing industry, online education courses from respected traditional universities. If Wiley can attain enough market share, this business will contribute materially to earnings growth.
The company has a strong track record of balancing capital allocation between share repurchases, dividends, and acquisitions. Read more 

Bears Say

Some scholarly journal customers, such as the University of California system, have taken a stand against the prices charged by publishers for content. As a result, publishers like Wiley may have to take smaller price increases from academic libraries.
Profitable growth in new markets, such as India and China, may be more difficult than the company expects.
All three of Wiley's business lines would be negatively affected if another economic slowdown were to occur, especially the professional/trade segment, with its direct consumer exposure. Read more 

Management

Wiley's management has proved to be exemplary stewards of shareholder capital, in our view. We base our opinion on a long history of shareholder-friendly decisions during the past decade. Stephen Smith took the reins as CEO in May 2011 from William   Read more 

Profile

John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, with about half of its sales coming from outside the United States. The STMS segment, which   Read more 

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Zip Code
Create Password
Verify Password
(6-15 characters; case sensitive)

Health Care a Leader in Moat Stocks 
Watch more 

Premium Membership

View all of our analyst reports with a free trial to Morningstar.com Premium.