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John Wiley & Sons' CEO Discusses F4Q2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW.A)

F4Q2012 Earnings Conference Call

June 19, 2012, 14:00 p.m. ET

Executives

Steve Smith - President and CEO

Ellis Cousens - EVP, CFO and COO

Brian Campbell - Director, Investor Relations

Analysts

Daniel Moore - CJS Securities

David Pang - Stifel Nicolaus

Michael Corty - Morningstar

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the John Wiley & Sons Quarterly Earnings Call. Before introducing Steve Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, I’d like to remind this call is being record and may include forward-looking statements. You should not rely on such statements as actual results may differ materially and are subject to factors that are discussed in detail in the company’s 10-K and 10-Q filings with the SEC. The company does not undertake any obligations to update or revise forward-looking statements reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Mr. Smith, please go ahead.

Steve Smith

Good afternoon. Thank you for participating in Wiley’s fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter investor conference call. I’m with Ellis Cousens, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Operations Officer; and Brian Campbell, Director of Investor Relations.

I will take a few moments to provide an overview of Wiley’s performance in the fourth quarter and full fiscal year, we will then respond to your questions and comments. My overview of Wiley’s performance will refer to financial variations excluding the effect of foreign exchange unless otherwise noted.

Challenging market conditions depicted in the fourth quarter against the sluggish economic backdrop, Wiley achieved revenue growth of 2% or 3% excluding the unfavorable effect of foreign exchange. All three global businesses reported revenue growth in the fourth quarter.

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