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€25.21
Previous Close
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Day High
€25.60
Day Low
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52 Week High
12/24/14 - €25.60
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - €18.62
Market Cap
7.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.1M
EPS TTM
€1.31
Shares Outstanding
301.9M
EX-Date
04/24/15
P/E TM
19.5x
Dividend
€0.70
Dividend Yield
2.73%
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Wolters Kluwer NV, together with its subsidiaries, provides information, software, and services to professionals in various business fields. It operates in four divisions: Legal and Regulatory, Tax & Accounting, Health, and Financial & Compliance Services. The Legal and Regulatory division offers content, solutions, software, 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, legal educators, universities, libraries, and government agencies. The Tax and 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 and Compliance Services division provides audit, compliance, finance, risk management, and logistic professionals to make decisions in the areas of banking, securities, insurance, life sciences, healthcare, transportation, energy and government. The company operates in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer NV was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

18,442 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/30/14
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: €310.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

wolters kluwer (WKL) Key Developments

Maryjo Charbonnier Appoints Maryjo Charbonnier as Chief Human Resources Officer for Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer announced that Maryjo Charbonnier will join the company per January 2015 as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Charbonnier succeeds Kathy Baker, who will retire after 10 years in the role. Maryjo is currently Chief Human Resources Officer at Broadridge, and prior to that held several HR leadership roles at PepsiCo. Charbonnier will join Wolters Kluwer's headquarters and will report to the CEO of Wolters Kluwer, Nancy McKinstry.

Wolters Kluwer Announces Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014

Wolters Kluwer announced earnings results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the period, the company announced revenues up 2% in constant currencies and up 1% organically. Adjusted operating profit margin declined in line with expectations, reflecting planned restructuring costs. Adjusted free cash flow declined modestly in constant currencies, on track to meet full-year guidance. Total recurring revenues increased 2% organically in the first nine months, in line with the trend seen in the first half of the year. Net acquisition spending including earn outs amounted to EUR 165 million. For the full year of 2014, restructuring costs are expected to be at the upper end of the range indicated in February, at approximately EUR 30 million. The company continues to expect cash conversion of around 95%. Adjusted free cash flow declined in constant currencies, mainly reflecting higher tax paid and higher interest paid. Adjusted free cash flow remains unchanged at EUR 475 million in constant currencies. Adjusted operating profit margin is in the range of 20.5% to 21.5%. Return on invested capital of 8%. Diluted adjusted EPS of low single-digit growth. The company continues to expect the effective tax rate on adjusted income before tax to be between 27.5% to 28.0% in full-year 2014.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions Names Frank Vrancken Peeters as Regional Managing Director of Western Europe

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions announced that Frank Vrancken Peeters, CEO of Wolters Kluwer in the Netherlands and Regional Managing Director of the region Northern Europe, has been appointed as Regional Managing Director of the new region Western Europe consisting of the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, France and Spain. As Frank assumes this expanded responsibility, Frans Klaassen has been named Managing Director for Legal & Regulation Solutions in the Netherlands. Klaassen formerly held the position of Business Unit Director for the Kluwer Tax & Accounting business in the Netherlands. The new positions for Frank and Frans will become effective January 1, 2015.

 

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