John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLYB) vs. William H. Sadlier (OTCMKTS:SADL) Head to Head Review

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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

Risk & Volatility

John Wiley & Sons has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, William H. Sadlier has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares John Wiley & Sons and William H. Sadlier’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
John Wiley & Sons $1.93 billion 1.09 $17.23 million ($2.88) -13.32
William H. Sadlier N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Dividends

John Wiley & Sons pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. William H. Sadlier pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. John Wiley & Sons pays out -48.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. John Wiley & Sons has increased its dividend for 25 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

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

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

Summary

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

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.

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.

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