Analyzing William H. Sadlier (OTCMKTS:SADL) & John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLYB)

William H. Sadlier (OTCMKTS:SADLGet Free Report) and John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLYBGet Free Report) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares William H. Sadlier and John Wiley & Sons’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
William H. Sadlier N/A N/A N/A
John Wiley & Sons -8.14% 18.83% 5.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for William H. Sadlier and John Wiley & Sons, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
William H. Sadlier 0 0 0 0 N/A
John Wiley & Sons 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of John Wiley & Sons shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of William H. Sadlier shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 29.7% of John Wiley & Sons shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares William H. Sadlier and John Wiley & Sons’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
William H. Sadlier N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
John Wiley & Sons $2.02 billion 0.97 $17.23 million ($2.88) -12.40

John Wiley & Sons has higher revenue and earnings than William H. Sadlier.

Dividends

William H. Sadlier pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. John Wiley & Sons pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. John Wiley & Sons pays out -48.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. John Wiley & Sons has raised its dividend for 25 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

William H. Sadlier has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, John Wiley & Sons has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

John Wiley & Sons beats William H. Sadlier on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About William H. Sadlier

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William H. Sadlier, Inc. publishes print, digital, and online educational materials for public and nonpublic schools. It also publishes catechetical materials for catholic schools, parishes, and families. The company was founded in 1832 and is based in New York, New York.

About John Wiley & Sons

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. operates as a research and education company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Research, Academic, and Talent. The company 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. It 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. In addition, it sells and distributes its products through various channels, including research libraries and library consortia, and independent subscription agents, as well as directly to professional society members, bookstores, online booksellers, and other customers. Further, it provides education publishing and professional learning products and services, including scientific, professional, and education print and digital books, digital courseware, and test preparation services to libraries, corporations, students, professionals, and researchers. Furthermore, it distributes its products through chain and online booksellers, libraries, colleges and universities, corporations, direct to consumer, websites, distributor networks, and other online applications; and offers talent development for professionals and businesses, assessments, and corporate learning. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. was founded in 1807 and is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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