Head-To-Head Contrast: John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLY) & William H. Sadlier (OTCMKTS:SADL)

John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:WLY – Get Rating) and William H. Sadlier (OTCMKTS:SADL – Get Rating) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.3% of John Wiley & Sons shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/earnings ratio
John Wiley & Sons $1.94 billion 1.42 $148.26 million $2.59 19.06
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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for John Wiley & Sons and William H. Sadlier, as reported by MarketBeat.

sell ratings hold ratings Buy rating Strong Buy Ratings rating score
John Wiley & Sons 0 0 0 0 N / A
William H Sadlier 0 0 0 0 N / A

Volatility & Risk

John Wiley & Sons has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, William H. Sadlier has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500


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 7.06% 18.61% 6.04%
William H Sadlier N / A N / A N / A


John Wiley & Sons pays an annual dividend of $1.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. William H. Sadlier pays an annual dividend of $1.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. John Wiley & Sons pays out 53.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


John Wiley & Sons beats William H. Sadlier on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About John Wiley & Sons (Get Rating)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. operates as a research and education 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 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, and other customers. The Academic & Professional Learning segment provides scientific, professional, and education print and digital books, 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 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 talent placement services for professionals and businesses. The company was founded in 1807 and is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey.

About William H Sadlier (Get Rating)

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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