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Solid End to Fiscal 2022 Leaves Wiley Poised to Meet Our Long-Term Targets; Shares Attractive

Zain Akbari, CFA Equity Analyst

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| Zain Akbari, CFA |

Our $57 fair value estimate for wide-moat Wiley shouldn't change much after the company posted fiscal 2022 earnings that beat our estimates but set fiscal 2023 guidance somewhat below our targets, largely reflecting currency movements. Our long-term forecast for mid-single-digit top-line growth and roughly 20% adjusted EBITDA margins is intact, and we still believe Wiley is well positioned for a changing learning landscape as education digitizes and research demand remains on a growth trajectory. We believe the shares are attractive and agita about the impact of lower student enrollments—a transitory phenomenon we attribute to the pandemic and the hot labor market—is obscuring Wiley's long-term strengths.

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John Wiley & Sons Inc Class A's Company Profile

Business Description

John Wiley & Sons is one of the foremost global providers of academic journals, books, pre- and post-hire assessments and training, test preparation materials, and online education program management solutions. Wiley derived more than 80% of its total fiscal 2021 revenue from digital products and tech-enabled services, with just over half of the total top line coming from its research publishing and platforms segment, 33% from its academic and professional learning effort, and 15% from its education services unit. Around half of revenue recorded in fiscal 2021 was derived from customers in the United States. The company has a dual-class share ownership structure, with Wiley family members controlling about 60% of the voting power of the firm’s equity.

111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
T +1 201 748-6000
Sector Communication Services
Industry Publishing
Most Recent Earnings Apr 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Apr 30, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 9,500

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