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Last €29.96 EUR
Change Today +0.11 / 0.37%
Volume 1.2M
WKL On Other Exchanges
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As of 12:35 PM 03/27/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

wolters kluwer (WKL) Snapshot

Open
€29.99
Previous Close
€29.85
Day High
€30.28
Day Low
€29.74
52 Week High
03/25/15 - €31.32
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - €18.62
Market Cap
9.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.8M
EPS TTM
€1.61
Shares Outstanding
301.9M
EX-Date
04/24/15
P/E TM
18.6x
Dividend
€0.71
Dividend Yield
2.34%
Current Stock Chart for WOLTERS KLUWER (WKL)

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wolters kluwer (WKL) Details

Wolters Kluwer NV, together with its subsidiaries, provides information, software, and services to professionals in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates in four divisions: Legal & Regulatory, Tax & Accounting, Health, and Financial & Compliance Services. The Legal & Regulatory division offers information solutions and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance to lawyers and law firm professionals, corporate law departments, business compliance professionals, corporate legal counsel, financial institution lenders, small business owners, legal educators, universities, libraries, and government agencies. The Tax & Accounting division provides tax, accounting, and audit information, solutions, and services to accounting firms, corporate finance, tax and auditing departments, government agencies, universities, and libraries. The Health division offers medical, nursing, and allied health information resources in electronic media, book, and journal formats to professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, medical libraries, and hospitals. The Financial & Compliance Services division provides audit, compliance, finance, and risk management solutions for risk, compliance, audit, and finance professionals in banking, securities, insurance, and government industries, as well as for audit professionals in life sciences, healthcare, transportation, energy, and other sectors. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

18,549 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/17/15
Founded in 1889

wolters kluwer (WKL) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.8M
Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: €987.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

wolters kluwer (WKL) Key Developments

Wolters Kluwer Announces Partnership with Society of Pediatric Nurses to Review Pediatric Content in Lippincott Solutions

Wolters Kluwer announced a partnership with the Society of Pediatric Nurses to review pediatric-specific content for the Lippincott Solutions software suite. With a membership comprised of more than 3,500 pediatric nurses, SPN is the premier pediatric nursing society in the U.S. The SPN leadership team is selecting a core group of 70 subject-matter experts from its membership to review the pediatric content in Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures, two of the leading clinical decision support software solutions used by nurses and other clinicians at the bedside. The SPN team will ensure that all of the evidence-based content conforms to the best practice guidelines supported by leading pediatric nursing experts. SPN will also work closely with Wolters Kluwer on an ongoing basis to identify and develop additional topics in pediatric care for inclusion in the two products.

Wolters Kluwer Promotes Andres Sadler to the New Role of CEO of Wolters Kluwer Global Business Services

Wolters Kluwer announced that Mr. Andres Sadler has been promoted to the new role of CEO of Wolters Kluwer Global Business Services. As the company continues its transformation into a digital enterprise, the new Global Business Services group will focus on providing services to Wolters Kluwer's business units and support them in responding to strategic, market, and technology changes. Mr. Sadler is currently Senior VP Strategy & Operational Excellence and over the past 12 years has been the architect of key strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Mr. Sadler was a partner with Accenture in their Strategy and Business Architecture practice and a principal with Booz leading large scale initiatives globally, in the areas of operational improvement and technology planning.

Wolters Kluwer Proposes Dividend for the Year 2014, Payable on May 13, 2015; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Wolters Kluwer proposed dividend increase to 0.71 per share to be paid in cash for the year 2014. The dividend is payable on May 13, 2015, to the shareholders of record as on April 27, 2015. The ex-dividend date is April 24, 2015. The company reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the period, the company's revenues were EUR 3,660 million against EUR 3,565 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was EUR 768 million against EUR 765 million a year ago. Adjusted net profit was EUR 470 million or EUR 1.57 diluted per share against EUR 467 million or EUR 1.56 diluted per share a year ago. Net debt was EUR 1,897 million against EUR 1,988 million a year ago. Operating profit was EUR 569 million against EUR 619 million a year ago. Profit for the year was EUR 474 million or EUR 1.58 diluted per share against EUR 346 million or EUR 1.15 diluted per share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was EUR 645 million against EUR 630 million a year ago. Adjusted cash flow from operations was EUR 764 million against EUR 727 million a year ago, up 5% overall and up 3% at constant currencies. Profit before tax was EUR 512 million against EUR 490 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was EUR 148 million against EUR 148 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was EUR 908 million against EUR 897 million a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax was EUR 654 million against EUR 647 million a year ago. Diluted adjusted earnings per share improved 3% in constant currencies to EUR 1.57 per share. The increase in operating cash flow was partially offset by an increase in paid financing costs of EUR 20 million to a total of EUR 135 million for the year. For the year 2015, the company expects adjusted operating profit margin to be 21.0% to 21.5%. Adjusted free cash flow to be EUR 500 million to EUR 525 million. Return on invested capital to be 8%. Diluted adjusted EPS to be mid-single-digit growth. The company expects the benchmark effective tax rate to be between 27% and 28% in 2015. Capital expenditure between 4% and 5% of revenue.

 

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