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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, today announced the following results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015:

% Change

$ millions FY15 * FY14 Excluding FX Including FX

Revenue

$438

$411

4%

7%

EPS
Adjusted $0.56 $0.51 8% 10%
US GAAP $0.56 $0.61 (10%) (8%)
*Includes only one month of results for CrossKnowledge acquisition (reported on a two-month lag)

Please see the attached financial schedules for more detail

Management Commentary

“Wiley’s revenue growth in this quarter was fueled by double-digit growth rates across most of our Education portfolio, as well as contributions from our newly acquired Talent Solutions businesses. In addition, our journal revenues continued to grow at low-single-digit rates, supported by growth in subscriptions and author funded access,” said Steve Smith, President and CEO. “Our solutions businesses achieved important new milestones, with CrossKnowledge rising to #8 in worldwide market share for Learning Management Systems and Deltak signing its first UK university partnership in late August.”

Fiscal Year 2015 Outlook

Wiley is reaffirming its fiscal year 2015 outlook of mid-single-digit revenue growth and EPS in a range of $3.25 to $3.35, including a 10-cent per share dilutive earnings impact from recently acquired CrossKnowledge and Profiles International.

Financial Highlights

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First quarter revenue grew 4% on a constant currency basis to $438 million due to strong organic growth in Education (+12%) and the contribution from recent acquisitions in Professional Development (+$9.6 million). Including the impact of currency, revenue grew 7%.

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Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) on a constant currency basis grew 8% to $0.56. Adjusted EPS excludes certain one-time or unusual items in the prior year as further described in the attached reconciliation of US GAAP to Adjusted EPS. Adjusted EPS growth was due to revenue growth in Education and company-wide cost savings resulting from restructuring, partially offset by investments in technology and Education Services (Deltak) partnership programs. EPS on a US GAAP basis fell 8% primarily due to a large tax benefit in the year-ago period related to a UK corporate income tax rate reduction.

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Share Repurchases: Wiley repurchased 200,492 shares this quarter at a cost of $12.2 million, an average of $60.72 per share.

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Dividend: In June, the Board of Directors increased Wiley’s quarterly cash dividend by 16% to $0.29 per share on its Class A and Class B Common Stock. It was the 21st consecutive annual increase.

Revised Allocations of Shared Services and Administrative Costs

As part of Wiley’s restructuring and reorganization program, the Company consolidated certain decentralized business functions (Content Management, Vendor Procurement Services, Marketing Services, etc.) into global shared service functions. These newly centralized service groups enable significant cost reduction opportunities, including efficiencies gained from standardized technology and centralized management. The costs of these functions were previously reported as direct operating expenses in each business segment but are now reported within the shared service functions. Prior year amounts have been revised to reflect the same reporting methodology.

Adjusted Results

The Company provides financial measures referred to as “adjusted” revenue, contribution to profit, and EPS, which exclude restructuring charges and deferred tax benefits related to a UK corporate income tax rate reduction. Variances to adjusted revenue, contribution to profit, and EPS are on a constant currency basis unless otherwise noted. Management believes the exclusion of such items provides additional information to facilitate the analysis of results. These non-GAAP measures are not intended to replace the financial results reported in accordance with GAAP.

Foreign Exchange (“FX”)

Throughout this report, references are made to variances “excluding foreign exchange” or “on a constant currency basis”; such amounts exclude both currency translation effects and transactional gains and losses.

RESEARCH

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Revenue: First quarter revenue of $254.9 million was flat on a constant currency basis. Growth in journal subscription revenue (+1%) and funded access (+54%) was offset by declines in other journal revenue (-1%), book sales (-8%), and other research revenue (-8%).

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Calendar Year 2014 Journal Subscriptions: At the end of July, calendar year 2014 journal subscriptions were up 1.5% on a constant currency basis, with 98% of targeted business closed for the 2014 calendar year.

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Adjusted Contribution to Profit: First quarter adjusted contribution to profit after allocated shared service and administrative costs of $69.7 million was flat on a constant currency basis, in line with the flat revenue trend. Contribution to profit after allocated shared service and administrative costs on a US GAAP basis rose 6%.

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Society Business: Two new society journals were signed in the quarter with combined annual revenue of $0.3 million; seven were renewed with approximately $11.4 million in combined annual revenue; and four were not renewed, worth $2.3 million annually.

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SimBioSys Acquisition: In June 2014, Wiley announced the acquisition of SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process. SimBioSys is a pioneer in the field of computer-aided retrosynthetic analysis, where it supports chemists in the challenges of organic synthesis. It was founded in 1996, privately held, and is based in Toronto, Canada. Terms were not disclosed.

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Journal Impact Index: In July, Wiley announced a continued increase in the number of its journal titles indexed in the Thomson Reuters(R) 2013 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). A total of 1,202 Wiley titles were indexed, up from 1,193 in the previous year report, with 27 Wiley journals achieving the top rank in their respective categories, compared to 25 in 2012. The Thomson Reuters index is a barometer of journal influence and impact.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Revenue: First quarter revenue grew 9% on a constant currency basis to $92.3 million due to revenue from recent acquisitions, including a one-month contribution from CrossKnowledge (+$4.1 million) and a full quarter contribution from Profiles International (+$5.5 million). Excluding the contributions from both acquisitions, revenue was down 3% from prior year as declines in book sales (-3%) exceeded growth in post-hire assessment (+16%) and online test preparation (+4%). Financial results for the recently acquired CrossKnowledge subsidiary will be reported on a two-month delay pending implementation of reporting process improvements.

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Adjusted Contribution to Profit: First quarter adjusted contribution to profit after allocated shared service and administrative costs more than tripled to $7.8 million, principally due to savings from the company’s restructuring program. Contribution to profit after allocated shared service and administrative costs on a US GAAP basis rose by $8.9 million to $7.6 million.

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Assessment Program Launch: Wiley, in collaboration with best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, has launched The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamTM, an assessment-based facilitation tool and program designed to help professionals and their organizations build cohesive, effective teams. Powered by Wiley’s Everything DiSC(R) assessment platform, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is showing strong momentum since its release in June.

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CrossKnowledge Ranking: In a recently released Bersin by Deloitte report entitled, “Global Market for Learning Management Systems 2014,” CrossKnowledge was ranked 8th in worldwide market share for Learning Management Systems, up from 12th a year ago. Learning Management Systems (LMS) are defined as training technologies that enable companies to develop and share content, deliver instructional materials to employees, and administer formal training. Bersin by Deloitte estimates that spending on LMS applications will grow 21% to more than $2.5 billion in 2014.

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Alliance: Wiley has partnered with the Chinese Cultural University to distribute the CPAexcel(R) test preparation platform in China.

EDUCATION

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Revenue: First quarter revenue on a constant currency basis grew 12% to $90.7 million, due to growth in print textbooks (+8%), digital books (+36%), and custom products (+20%). The favorable pace of growth was driven by a combination of earlier ordering patterns at US bookstores and new adoptions at US high schools. Education Services (Deltak) revenue grew by 10%.

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Adjusted Contribution to Profit: First quarter adjusted contribution to profit after shared service and administrative costs grew 58% to $8.7 million, reflecting revenue growth and cost savings. Contribution to profit after allocated shared service and administrative costs on a US GAAP basis grew 59% to $8.7 million.

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Education Services: As of July 31, 2014, Deltak had 36 university partners, compared to 33 in the prior year period. During the quarter, the Company signed one new partner, a highly prestigious US university and the largest contract in its history. Two expiring partnerships, totaling five programs, concluded during the quarter. After the quarter closed, Deltak signed its first UK university partnership. At quarter end, Deltak had 179 programs under contract (47 in development but not yet generating revenue) compared to 173 programs in the previous quarter (53 in development) and 129 programs in the prior year period (29 in development). Note: Wiley has revised previously reported Deltak program counts. The revised program count had no impact on current or previously reported financial results. Please see the Company’s first quarter fiscal year 2015 10Q for the fiscal year 2014 revised program counts by quarter.

Earnings Conference Call

o Scheduled for today, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
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“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the Company’s operations, performance, and financial condition. Reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, as actual results may differ materially from those in any forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, and are subject to change based on many important factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to (i) the level of investment in new technologies and products; (ii) subscriber renewal rates for the Company’s journals; (iii) the financial stability and liquidity of journal subscription agents; (iv) the consolidation of book wholesalers and retail accounts; (v) the market position and financial stability of key online retailers; (vi) the seasonal nature of the Company’s educational business and the impact of the used book market; (vii) worldwide economic and political conditions; (viii) the Company’s ability to protect its copyrights and other intellectual property worldwide (ix) the ability of the Company to successfully integrate acquired operations and realize expected opportunities and (x) other factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
UNAUDITED SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDED
JULY 31, 2014 AND 2013
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

FIRST QUARTER ENDED JULY 31,

2014 2013 % Change
US GAAP

Adjustments
(A)

Adjusted US GAAP

Adjustments
(A-B)

Adjusted US GAAP

Adjusted
excl. FX

Revenue $ 437,917 - 437,917 411,020 - 411,020 7 % 4 %
Costs and Expenses
Cost of Sales 124,053 - 124,053 119,791 - 119,791 4 % 1 %
Operating and Administrative 251,734 - 251,734 236,995 - 236,995 6 % 4 %
Restructuring (Credits) Charges (A) (155 ) 155 - 7,755 (7,755 ) -
Amortization of Intangibles 12,655 - 12,655 10,915 - 10,915 16 % 12 %
Total Costs and Expenses 388,287 155 388,442 375,456 (7,755 ) 367,701 3 % 3 %
Operating Income 49,630 (155 ) 49,475 35,564 7,755 43,319 40 % 10 %
Operating Margin 11.3 % 11.3 % 8.7 % 10.5 %
Interest Expense (4,144 ) - (4,144 ) (3,471 ) - (3,471 ) 19 % 19 %
Foreign Exchange Gain (Loss) (165 ) - (165 ) 881 - 881 -119 % -5 %
Interest Income and Other 310 - 310 1,138 - 1,138 -73 % -73 %
Income Before Taxes 45,631 (155 ) 45,476 34,112 7,755 41,867 34 % 7 %
Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes (A-B) 11,985 (24 ) 11,961 (1,821 ) 13,417 11,596 -758 % 1 %
Net Income $ 33,646 (131 ) 33,515 35,933 (5,662 ) 30,271 -6 % 9 %
Earnings Per Share- Diluted (A-B) $ 0.56 - 0.56 0.61 (0.10 ) 0.51 -8 % 8 %
Average Shares – Diluted 59,784 59,784 59,784 59,134 59,134 59,134

See the accompanying Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements for a description of each Adjustment.

JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDED
JULY 31, 2014 AND 2013

RECONCILIATION OF US GAAP TO ADJUSTED EPS – DILUTED (UNAUDITED)

First Quarter Ended
July 31,
2014 2013
US GAAP Earnings Per Share – Diluted $ 0.56 $ 0.61
Adjusted to exclude the following:
Restructuring Charges (A) - (0.08 )
Deferred Income Tax Benefit on UK Rate Change (B) - 0.18
Adjusted Earnings Per Share – Diluted $ 0.56 $ 0.51

NOTES TO UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Adjustments:

(A)

RESTRUCTURING CHARGES: The adjusted results exclude restructuring (credits) charges related to the Company’s Restructuring and Reinvestment Program of ($0.2 million) for fiscal year 2015 and $7.8 million, or $0.08 per share, for fiscal year 2014.

(B)

Deferred Income Tax Benefit on UK Rate Change: The adjusted results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 exclude deferred tax benefits of $10.6 million, or $0.18 per share, associated with tax legislation enacted in the United Kingdom that reduced the U.K. corporate income tax rates by 3%. The benefits reflect the remeasurement of the Company’s deferred tax balances to the new income tax rates of 21% effective April 1, 2014 and 20% effective April 1, 2015 and had no current cash tax impact.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

In addition to providing financial results in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided adjusted financial results that exclude the impact of other nonrecurring items described in more detail throughout this press release. These non-GAAP financial measures are labeled as “Adjusted” and are used for evaluating the results of operations for internal purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not intended to replace the presentation of financial results in accordance with GAAP. Rather, the Company believes the exclusion of such items provides additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison of past and present operations. Unless otherwise noted, adjusted amounts in the attached schedules include foreign exchange.

JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
UNAUDITED SEGMENT RESULTS
FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDED
JULY 31, 2014 AND 2013
(in thousands)

FIRST QUARTER ENDED JULY 31,

2014 2013 % Change
US GAAP

Adjustments
(A)

Adjusted US GAAP

Adjustments
(A)

Adjusted US GAAP

Adjusted
excl. FX

Revenue

Research $ 254,870 - 254,870 245,788 - 245,788 4 % 0 %
Professional Development 92,327 - 92,327 84,086 - 84,086 10 % 9 %
Education 90,720 - 90,720 81,146 - 81,146 12 % 12 %
Total $ 437,917 - 437,917 411,020 - 411,020 7 % 4 %

Direct Contribution to Profit

Research $ 113,851 (185 ) 113,666 110,007 1,971 111,978 3 % -2 %
Professional Development 32,341 245 32,586 26,217 3,553 29,770 23 % 8 %
Education 28,152 51 28,203 24,146 48 24,194 17 % 17 %
Total $ 174,344 111 174,455 160,370 5,572 165,942 9 % 3 %

Contribution to Profit (After Allocated Shared Services

and Admin. Costs)

Research $ 69,851 (185 ) 69,666 65,749 1,971 67,720 6 % 0 %
Professional Development 7,598 245 7,843 (1,270 ) 3,553 2,283 - 239 %
Education 8,671 51 8,722 5,466 48 5,514 59 % 58 %
Total $ 86,120 111 86,231 69,945 5,572 75,517 23 % 11 %
Unallocated Shared Services and Admin. Costs (36,490 ) (266 ) (36,756 ) (34,381 ) 2,183 (32,198 ) 6 % 12 %
Operating Income $ 49,630 (155 ) 49,475 35,564 7,755 43,319 40 % 10 %

Total Shared Services and Admin. Costs by Function

Distribution and Operation Services $ (24,060 ) 384 (23,676 ) (25,448 ) 213 (25,235 ) -5 % -9 %
Technology and Content Management (61,822 ) (557 ) (62,379 ) (59,887 ) - (59,887 ) 3 % 2 %
Finance (13,642 ) (93 ) (13,735 ) (12,785 ) - (12,785 ) 7 % 5 %
Other Administration (25,190 ) - (25,190 ) (26,686 ) 1,970 (24,716 ) -6 % 0 %
Total $ (124,714 ) (266 ) (124,980 ) (124,806 ) 2,183 (122,623 ) 0 % 0 %

See the accompanying Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements for a description of each Adjustment.

UNAUDITED ADJUSTED CONTRIBUTION TO PROFIT
INCLUDING ALLOCATED SHARED SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDED
JULY 31, 2014 AND 2013
(in thousands)
First Quarter Ended
July 31,
2014 2013

%
Change

%
Change
excl. FX

Research:

Direct Contribution to Profit 113,851 110,007 3 % 0 %
Restructuring (Credits) Charges (A) (185 ) 1,971
Adjusted Direct Contribution to Profit 113,666 111,978 2 % -2 %
Allocated Shared Services and Admin. Costs:
Distribution and Operation Services (11,970 ) (11,567 ) 3 % -2 %
Technology and Content Management (25,872 ) (26,238 ) -1 % -5 %
Occupancy and Other (6,158 ) (6,453 ) -5 % -8 %
Adjusted Contribution to Profit (after allocated 69,666 67,720 3 % 0 %
Shared Services and Admin. Costs)

Professional Development:

Direct Contribution to Profit 32,341 26,217 23 % 22 %
Restructuring Charges (A) 245 3,553
Adjusted Direct Contribution to Profit 32,586 29,770 9 % 8 %
Allocated Shared Services and Admin. Costs:
Distribution and Operation Services (8,279 ) (9,653 ) -14 % -16 %
Technology and Content Management (10,844 ) (13,069 ) -17 % -18 %
Occupancy and Other (5,620 ) (4,765 ) 18 % 18 %
Adjusted Contribution to Profit (after allocated 7,843 2,283 244 % 239 %
Shared Services and Admin. Costs)

Education:

Direct Contribution to Profit 28,152 24,146 17 % 17 %
Restructuring Charges (A) 51 48
Adjusted Direct Contribution to Profit 28,203 24,194 17 % 17 %
Allocated Shared Services and Admin. Costs:
Distribution and Operation Services (3,319 ) (4,041 ) -18 % -18 %
Technology and Content Management (12,987 ) (11,637 ) 12 % 12 %
Occupancy and Other (3,175 ) (3,002 ) 6 % 6 %
Adjusted Contribution to Profit (after allocated 8,722 5,514 58 % 58 %
Shared Services and Admin. Costs)
Total Adjusted Contribution to Profit (after 86,231 75,517 14 % 11 %
allocated Shared Services and Admin. Costs)

Unallocated Shared Services and Admin. Costs:

Unallocated Shared Services and Admin. Costs (36,490 ) (34,381 ) 6 % 4 %
Restructuring (Credits) Charges (A) (266 ) 2,183
Adjusted Unallocated Shared Services and Admin. Costs (36,756 ) (32,198 ) 14 % 12 %
Adjusted Operating Income 49,475 43,319 14 % 10 %

See the accompanying Notes to Unaudited Financial Statements for a description of each Adjustment.

JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
SEGMENT REVENUE by PRODUCT/SERVICE
FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDED
JULY 31, 2014 AND 2013
(in thousands)
First Quarter
Ended July 31, % of % Change
2014 2013 Revenue excl. FX

RESEARCH

Research Communication:
Journal Subscriptions $ 168,823 160,220 66 % 1 %
Funded Access 5,429 3,334 2 % 54 %
Other Journal Revenue 26,462 25,560 10 % -1 %
200,714 189,114 79 % 2 %
Books and References:
Print Books 26,072 27,424 10 % -8 %
Digital Books 9,256 9,569 4 % -7 %
35,328 36,993 14 % -8 %
Other Research Revenue 18,828 19,681 7 % -8 %
Total Revenue $ 254,870 245,788 100 % 0 %

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Knowledge Services:
Print Books $ 55,927 56,308 61 % -2 %
Digital Books 10,499 11,657 11 % -11 %
Online Test Preparation and Certification 2,949 2,846 3 % 4 %
Other Knowledge Service Revenue 5,776 6,688 6 % -14 %
75,151 77,499 81 % -4 %
Talent Solutions:
Assessment 13,122 6,587 14 % 99 %
Online Learning and Training 4,054 - 4 %
17,176 6,587 19 % 161 %
Total Revenue $ 92,327 84,086 100 % 9 %

EDUCATION

Books:
Print Textbooks $ 44,535 41,372 49 % 8 %
Digital Books 5,704 4,200 6 % 36 %
50,239 45,572 55 % 10 %
Custom Products 19,572 16,312 22 % 20 %
Course Workflow Solutions (WileyPLUS) 1,314 1,096 1 % 20 %
Education Services (Deltak) 16,236 14,700 18 % 10 %
Other Education Revenue 3,359 3,466 4 % -3 %
Total Revenue $ 90,720 81,146 100 % 12 %
Note: Segment Revenue Categorization
Wiley has modified its segment product revenue categories to reflect recent changes to the business, including acquisitions and restructuring. All prior periods have been revised to reflect the new categorization.
JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
UNAUDITED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(in thousands)
July 31, April 30,
2014 2013 2014
Current Assets
Cash & cash equivalents $ 255,857 189,795 486,377
Accounts receivable 202,770 184,714 149,733
Inventories 74,608 81,005 75,495
Prepaid and other 68,526 48,901 78,057
Total Current Assets 601,761 504,415 789,662
Product Development Assets 71,755 74,925 82,940
Technology, Property and Equipment 195,270 189,725 188,718
Intangible Assets 1,037,749 942,004 984,661
Goodwill 1,031,527 831,176 903,665
Income Tax Deposits 65,729 53,515 64,037
Other Assets 65,245 60,524 63,682
Total Assets 3,069,036 2,656,284 3,077,365
Current Liabilities
Accounts and royalties payable 148,891 137,421 142,534
Deferred revenue 290,215 264,606 385,654
Accrued employment costs 73,074 66,648 118,503
Accrued income taxes 7,388 15,372 13,324
Accrued pension liability 4,655 4,365 4,671
Other accrued liabilities 58,944 44,796 64,901
Total Current Liabilities 583,167 533,208 729,587
Long-Term Debt 788,013 660,000 700,100
Accrued Pension Liability 161,847 201,622 164,634
Deferred Income Tax Liabilities 245,830 186,741 222,482
Other Long-Term Liabilities 81,838 78,486 78,314
Shareholders’ Equity 1,208,341 996,227 1,182,248
Total Liabilities & Shareholders’ Equity $ 3,069,036 2,656,284 3,077,365
JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.
UNAUDITED STATEMENTS OF FREE CASH FLOW
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended
July 31,
2014 2013
Operating Activities:
Net income $ 33,646 35,933
Amortization of intangibles 12,655 10,915
Amortization of composition costs 10,094 11,198
Depreciation of technology, property and equipment 14,956 14,485
Restructuring (credits) charges (155 ) 7,755
Deferred tax benefits on U.K. rate changes - (10,634 )
Share-based compensation expense 3,289 3,347
Excess tax (benefits) charges from share-based compensation (1,732 ) 153
Royalty advances (24,649 ) (25,115 )
Earned royalty advances 32,145 34,200
Other non-cash charges and credits 13,653 11,457
Change in deferred revenue (104,719 ) (97,277 )
Restructuring payments (8,356 ) (3,549 )
Net change in operating assets and liabilities, excluding acquisitions (83,054 ) (49,544 )
Cash Used for Operating Activities (102,227 ) (56,676 )
Investments in organic growth:
Composition spending (7,064 ) (8,873 )
Additions to technology, property and equipment (13,964 ) (13,795 )
Free Cash Flow (123,255 ) (79,344 )
Other Investing and Financing Activities:
Acquisitions, net of cash (170,910 ) (101 )
Proceeds from sale of consumer publishing programs 1,100 -
Repayment of long-term debt (219,033 ) (135,500 )
Borrowings of long-term debt 304,552 122,500
Change in book overdrafts (13,206 ) (23,634 )
Cash dividends (17,162 ) (14,720 )
Purchase of treasury shares (12,173 ) (14,592 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and other 18,207 4,754
Excess tax benefits (charges) from share-based compensation 1,732 (153 )
Cash Used for Investing and Financing Activities (106,893 ) (61,446 )
Effects of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash (372 ) (3,555 )
Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents for Period $ (230,520 ) (144,345 )
RECONCILIATION TO GAAP PRESENTATION
Investing Activities:
Composition spending $ (7,064 ) (8,873 )
Additions to technology, property and equipment (13,964 ) (13,795 )
Acquisitions, net of cash (170,910 ) (101 )
Proceeds from sale of consumer publishing programs 1,100 -
Cash Used for Investing Activities $ (190,838 ) (22,769 )
Financing Activities:
Cash Used for Investing and Financing Activities $ (106,893 ) (61,446 )
Excluding:
Acquisitions, net of cash (170,910 ) (101 )
Proceeds from sale of consumer publishing programs 1,100 -
Cash Provided by (Used for) Financing Activities $ 62,917 (61,345 )

Note: The Company’s management evaluates performance using free cash flow. The Company believes free cash flow provides a meaningful and comparable measure of performance. Since free cash flow is not a measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, it should not be considered as a substitute for other GAAP measures, including cash used for or provided by operating activities, investing activities and financing activities, as an indicator of performance.

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