On this page of Benford's Law Stocks.com we present our study of JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. — ticker symbol WLY. SEC filings have been screened by our Benford's Law software, for quarterly 10Q and annual 10K filings from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024 for JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. under CIK number 0000107140. For filings made in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) format, our algorithm extracts all "tagged" numbers presented by the company; for any non-XBRL filings our algorithm uses its own interal set of rules to extract what it believes to be numbers as found throughout the filings. The format found for each filing is presented below together with the results for WLY, with the percentage of found numbers beginning with each digit (1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, and 9's) charted against the "normal" range observed throughout our coverage universe, as well as the "normal" range for JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. based on the past WLY filings our system processed in the past.
29.3
16.5
14.1
9.2
10.2
5.0
6.3
4.9
4.5
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,728
Recent share count: 45,717,102 (4's column)

= Typical range across full coverage universe
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1728
High count compared to other filers, with WLY falling in the highest 10% of filers. At this number count, it would take about 17 numbers to move any given column by a full percentage point.
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Starting from a possible score of 100, we made the following score deductions:
 • We deducted point upon observing the 3's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
 • The 5's percentage was higher than the 4's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • We deducted points (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 5's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
 • The 7's percentage was higher than the 6's percentage, increasing the penalty multiplier.
 • This is the 2nd column with percentage higher than the prior column, resulting in a penalty deduction.
 • We deducted point (includes the impact of penalty multiplier) upon observing the 7's percentage was above the typical coverage universe range.
Benford's Law Stocks Indicator
WLY
Normal-to-high score compared to other filers, falling within the top of the middle 50%.
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Check our work! We provide our JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. Benford's Law analysis for informational purposes only, and our software should be expected to make mistakes and contain errors (nothing you see on this website should be relied upon for any decision-making without first repeating the analysis yourself independently), and so below we present to you all of the numbers our system detected, for the WLY filing above. This way, you can open the filing on your own and compare what you see below against what you yourself find. This can also be helpful for exploring any columns in particular that caught your eye.

1's 2's 3's
We found 507 numbers that start with the digit 1. Here they are:
1
1,286
106,714
192,438
1,091,368
1,204,050
170,341
19,160
113,423
18,294
19,673
144,042
115,540
11,237
1,985,779
1
1
180
1
12,923
12,951
12,923
12,951
1,583,348
1,860,872
1,045,027
1,872,987
1,013,520
1,037,399
1,079,585
108,449
1,427
1,820,726
1,964,010
1,863,652
19,802
183,389
10,177
187,047
13,272
15,867
17,233
148,309
17,233
148,309
13,440
17,356
199,856
130,953
17,233
148,309
108,449
183,389
10,217
1,427
19,146
12,319
16,373
1,332
19,274
13,476
10,915
17,262
1,771
15,585
106,643
194,024
1,156,939
1,044,205
1,184,706
1,005,271
107,221
168,568
131,638
1,493
106,714
100,397
107,262
100,727
106,714
100,397
102
107,262
100,727
17,834
12,974
1,850,058
1,091,291
12,578
12,854
1.38
1.38
12,481
12,481
18
18
148,309
17,356
130,953
12,956
1,921,160
1,142,269
16,152
16,436
137
1.39
1.39
12,551
12,551
17,233
12,951
1,860,872
1,045,027
1
1.40
1.40
12,622
12,622
199,856
12,923
1,583,348
10.1
14.6
14.4
14,448
14,419
11.4
16.6
100,572
149,921
153,538
147,628
1,042,705
1,080,311
1,111,343
1,872,987
1,042.7
149.9
14,819
17,426
14.8
10.6
119.1
17.8
10
11.9
12
10
12
107.0
1.5
1.0
16.5
15.5
1.0
10.2
19.4
16,192
12,914
13,897
17,909
17,909
17,777
1,091
1,008
14,877
14,930
19,401
19,160
19,160
16,796
16,796
11,795
1,037
1,037
159
11,237
16,192
16,244
1,264
17,356
182,226
11,398
13
11,448
19,252
13,112
110,436
10,043
12,696
11,252
1,784
110,436
12.1
1.0
1.1
107
1,794
1,879
101
1.4
1.4
1,445
1,031
181
11.9
13.0
11,692
17,639
192,438
14,910
17,565
15.9
1,946
1,095,754
1,091,368
108,296
108,449
153
1,204,050
108,449
1,091,368
11.4
15.3
10.0
18.3
141.5
1,087,601
1,100,463
125,521
189,943
19,522
1,157
1,123
1,663
1,363
1,290,607
1,629,799
119,436
119,436
121,904
121,904
1,410,043
1,751,703
18,294
19,673
115,540
14,575
18,620
1,096
1,326
1,496
1,059
187
15,883
19,920
17,251
13,306
13,280
141,255
112,680
18,294
1,797
15,882
13,272
15,867
109,616
170,955
187,047
11.7
10.5
11.9
14.0
11.9
1.0
1.8
12.1
1.1
10.9
13.7
11.1
1,607
1,236
181
10,203
16,880
10,676
133,781
134,628
107,180
155,862
12,685
16,049
177,014
132,671
11,371
11,371
144,042
106,054
144,042
132,671
113
11.8
184,418
191,757
17,500
1.115
185
1.50
10
1.00
15
1
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.0
1,493.5
100,000
100,000
100,000
100,000
154
1,439
15,164
12,420
1,196
11,654
16,069
11,242
13,389
11,148
10,372
19,443
12,144
154
154
154
1,828
10,900
1.9
1.5
1
186,607
133,855
11,708
11,600
16,003
12,215
15,596
10,458
1,104
173,569
186,607
11,654
16,069
11,242
13,389
15,976
127,635
16,003
12,215
15,596
10,458
1,193
1,203
1,037
196,705
197,701
1,638
1,224
1,792
1,058
197,929
198,759
173,569
186,607
173,569
186,607
109,733
109,733
106,601
106,601
167,971
173,569
180,070
186,607
125,223
125,223
133,878
133,878
1,328
1,902
19,319
1,328
1,902
1,328
167,971
1,902
180,070
15.0
11.8
15,887
13,847
15,648
13,119
15,659
13,923
15,700
14,132
15,781
15,268
167,032
155,641
160,355
1
100
10
11.75
1.2
1.5
170
107
132
1
1.3
190
18
185
114
132
100
1,073
1,274
1,280
1,089
153
1,203
1,073
1,274
1.8
100
100
18,384
117.4
1,294
1
18
181
116
1,294
129
12,951
12,956
12,974
18
12,923
12,951
12,956
1
1,042,705
1,080,311
1,111,343
1,872,987
142,733
100,100
111,112
1,186
154,555
196,791
198,617
16,462
16,553
176,989
185,456
171,926
192,584
108,449
1,427
19,802
183,389
10,177
187,047
1,011,716
165,457
150,601
164,205
120,213
150,939
140,323
1,872,987
14,419
14,448
18,662
17,297
12,990
11,919
1,430
19,422
14,419
18,662
11,219
12,990
1,485
19,422
13,970
11,219
We found 285 numbers that start with the digit 2. Here they are:
224,198
26,219
247,149
283,719
2,725,495
2,063,783
2
200,922
206,806
24,828
23,983
2,725,495
2,019,900
2,082,928
219,276
2,959
209,661
200,319
2.66
2.62
200,319
2,010
24,580
2,787
2,060
20,756
200,319
22,835
24,982
26,504
25,705
27,844
26,956
2,959
22,062
26,757
26,318
2,311
22,908
26,599
25,852
26,919
29,737
28,974
2,958
207,638
277,071
22,958
27,015
2,578
2
274
26,703
26,703
287
26,520
26,520
20,756
20,392
20,698
24,996
24,996
28
28
200,319
25,393
24,582
28,809
251,198
241,762
249,277
255,543
2,019,900
2,082,928
251.2
255.5
224,198
20,917
2,607
25.4
24.6
25.4
25.9
27.1
29.0
2.5
2.4
26,811
29,332
2,888
2,099
268
268
2,762
28,444
251
228
257,941
228,146
26,213
29,053
21,448
24,580
20,756
206,806
2,060
200,922
22
2,413
28,556
25,827
22,739
2,140
2,285
2.0
28,556
27,625
24,295
29,339
248
25,921
26,219
213,811
223,944
266,822
249,183
297,369
22.8
2.3
247,149
21,325
20.3
2,440
209.8
231.0
217,346
25,358
25,714
2.8
280,766
2.4
2.2
24,180
24,918
25,852
26,919
29,737
24,173
22,339
28,575
2,152
2,857
221
25,026
24,368
2,539
204,055
256,456
296,663
209,661
21.0
21.0
21.0
29.3
2
2
24
22,587
27,434
2,363
2,523
27,293
24,928
23,095
26,631
27,448
2,835
216,251
239,851
26.1
2.9
200
25
25
2
2.588
23,134
28,118
2,446
2,295
2,617
2,874
230
204,455
293,168
235,888
249,570
21,258
2,009
235
2,470
215,563
235,888
2,967
26,320
215,563
235,888
215,563
235,888
293,326
215,563
235,888
22,496
22,496
21,221
291,840
293,168
297,438
29,734
28,767
29,582
29,832
27.0
20
2.0
2.4
25
229
25.0
26.5
25.7
29.4
29.9
25.7
22.0
20,028
25
25,744
200
2
28
23,983
23,515
23,419
213
24,828
23,983
23,515
28
2
255,543
2,019,900
2,082,928
237,763
283,984
295,227
28,711
22,434
213,253
215,170
2,959
209,661
2,019,900
2,082,928
213,192
275,229
27,584
20,736
28,369
261,512
21,158
21,129
27,448
24,620
24,439
29,442
21,221
2,906
27,448
22,199
29,191
21,474
21,221
230
24,915
We found 243 numbers that start with the digit 3. Here they are:
310,121
30,733
34,422
3,108,810
37,632
333,827
326,346
3,928
3,925
3,108,810
37,745
3,192
3,694
3,957
3,884
33,100
3.65
31
3.65
31
3,220
393
3,523
3,694
32,366
35,162
3,192
37,128
38,460
36,529
38,520
36,887
339,100
3,116
3,375
35,000
30,000
3,570
330
330
36,130
30,000
30,000
3
35,000
35,000
3,523
307
3,112
3,240
32,900
37,478
37,683
323,541
304,633
331,931
393,194
390,377
33
323.5
33
30
310,121
3.1
3.9
3.7
31.6
3,780
34,422
3,786
34,612
37,531
3,990
319
37,632
393
3,184
329,566
3,646
3,220
3,781
3,220
326,346
37
3,880
3,417
333,827
35,370
32,879
3
3,725
38,520
30,618
30,733
329,690
32,321
32.4
35.2
31,814
34,990
3,283
3,316
31.0
326.0
39,709
30,654
31,448
36,949
34
300
37,000
37,000
37,000
37,000
38,088
33,467
324
337
37,900
37,481
3,550
33,100
30.2
3
33,742
31,930
3,822
3,732
3,115
3,147
30.2
3.1
30,000
3.700
3.774
3.689
3.850
3.565
3.720
3.772
3.467
3,851
39
3,574
3,459
3.0
3.2
3.0
3.1
3.0
3
302,055
3,672
3,701
394
302,055
343,008
324,362
343,008
31,194
3,093
3,557
38,901
31,931
38,901
32,968
31,194
34,274
35,068
34,643
335,109
3.0
3.0
316,107
329,329
30
39,618
39,618
300,153
302,055
306,690
31,049
315,996
30.7
30.3
30
34.0
32.4
30.7
3.4
30.37
34.86
312
34.86
375
369
32.68
35.54
35.70
375
31.33
3
353
37.07
30.95
30.23
35,538
30,706
30
3
34.71
3,925
3,924
3,922
3
3,928
3,925
3,924
393,194
390,377
385,270
3,437
385,270
3,671
37,745
3,192
3,694
3,957
3,884
33,100
3.7
311,912
34,748
38,365
33,014
338,346
383,291
3,844
347
30,000
31,968
30,000
30.2
4's 5's 6's
We found 159 numbers that start with the digit 4. Here they are:
45,434,465
454,042
483,778
474,406
469,802
4,250
49,389
49,003
45,920
463
49,389
48,787
45,985
46,729
4,493
45,050
4,472
4,841
47,101
48,887
444,358
490,790
459,297
469,802
45,050
45,050
463
474,406
483,778
498.6
458.4
4.5
4.5
4
40
494
494
468
4,730
4,420
4,448
410
4,835
4,703
490,790
40,247
45,920
4,385
4,473
4,250
463
48,882
4,148
4,254
4,150
48,882
4,572
4,581
43,109
4.8
4.4
486,025
484,079
4,386
4,233
467.0
431,259
462,463
407,289
44,880
45,500
44,230
496,258
4.6
48,647
44,007
496,258
49,357
48,694
4,772
4,408
46,795
4.6
4.0
47.9
4,716
47.2
4.5
4.05
4.76
4.243
4.053
465
4,242
4.6
4,846
4.8
4.6
442,259
474,802
41,994
49,281
40,953
45,724
40,580
45,724
40,580
41,994
49,281
40,953
4,407
481
496
481
4.8
4.8
48,806
48,806
480
480
496
496
466,737
488,662
40
4.6
4.6
41.30
41.30
48.74
48.89
4
45.99
48.74
48.49
44
45.29
432
41.84
42.07
433
45,431
46,248
46,711
4,094
409,207
410,433
46,085
45,027
4.6
409,207
410,433
49,389
4,594
49,003
4,037
4,029
4,282
4,855
We found 177 numbers that start with the digit 5. Here they are:
541,279
55,659
5,000
504,695
528,439
528,902
579,722
55,994
52,261
55,890
54,945
55,558
55,759
54,945
56,355
56,598
5,967
5,884
55,994
5,436
522
5,911
5,838
548
564
548
50,834
50,891
508,146
5
5
528,902
528,439
55,907
574,739
546,395
581,208
574.7
56
55
504,695
5.2
5.2
5
5
5.3
55.4
5,548
5,090
52,389
53
56,932
50
52
54,945
55,558
55,759
54,945
55,558
55,759
54,945
56,355
56,598
5,165
5,673
508,146
528,902
5,921
5,884
528,439
5,786
54,383
5,586
5,396
5,586
5
52,415
596
53,918
57,670
580,228
587,021
50.2
5,734
51,283
5.95
5.84
50,906
57,905
51,172
53,348
57,802
533
570
53,498
5,352
53.5
5,000
582,678
551,535
50
50
500
50
5.8
5.0
5.52
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
500,000
500,000
50.0
5,039
532
5,656
5.1
5.8
5.0
5.5
5.3
5.5
5,953
532
5,416
5.1
5.1
5
5,598
58,238
5,598
58,036
58,036
5.6
56.51
59.77
58.80
5
58.79
5
5
53.79
58.79
540
54
57.55
544
542
55.14
5
544
542
5
574,739
546,395
581,208
57,696
57,698
58,691
544,167
550,319
592,004
5,209
5,906
53,498
5,451
We found 86 numbers that start with the digit 6. Here they are:
615,694
69,074
6,310
692,541
63,041
61,352
663
604
63,041
6,319
661,873
650,877
6,327
6,535
6,368
64,724
64,724
64,973
64,973
64,584
64,584
6,923
61,709
62,889
67
6.1
6.4
6,305
6,674
694
6,402
692
604
6,310
6.0
68,249
61,554
6,288
61,554
6
6,923
6,808
601,452
649,138
609,729
607,289
68.8
656,342
638,000
615,694
69,074
6.05
61,352
66.7
6.1
6,176
6.4
6
6
6.07
6
6,394
648
6,036
6,894
60
60
67
6,866
6.4
63,836
60,959
60,959
6
6.2
6.47
61.84
63.07
62.34
62.45
658
660
662
63,041
6,977
6,786
7's 8's 9's
We found 109 numbers that start with the digit 7. Here they are:
7,500
76,266
767,096
743,292
70,832
71,760
79,052
70,259
70,231
70,259
70,231
72
739,716
700,658
7,481
71,625
76,080
7,292
75,703
76,964
77,298
77,205
7,110
7,070
7,719
7,363
70,208
795,517
7,363
7,363
7,924
7,110
70,226
70,231
70,259
739,716
7,833
75.4
74.8
7,805
787
7,492
797
772
71,625
71,625
7,481
7,481
7.9
7.2
7,410
7,804
7,326
7,370
7,170
7,833
7,535
7.4
772,666
78,441
73,847
76,154
7,281
794,349
732,890
794,349
744
770
7.4
7.2
7.1
7,500
767,096
743,292
774,596
748,292
7
7,500
720,178
775,178
718.3
774.6
775.2
7,185
796
707
7,276
7,097
796
77,025
75,387
7,188
70
73,469
73,045
74,373
76,966
7
77.0
77.3
77.2
70,231
70,226
70,208
70,259
70,231
70,226
76,509
7,222
We found 85 numbers that start with the digit 8. Here they are:
8,990,760
83,249
85,954
854,794
84,325
80,458
87,979
873,282
895,553
86,304
872,781
839,927
84,881
84,836
894
8,349
84,881
84,836
894
81,155
88,843
8,414
8,502
8,002
814
813,224
8,139
8,002
839,927
8,502
8,502
872,781
892,784
892.8
86
85,923
89.4
8,868
83,249
83,299
839
8,857
8,349
8,404
8,967
8.7
8.3
8,967
82,199
89,056
834,170
83,250
81.7
85,812
896,909
82,436
82,436
84,904
84,904
896,909
854,794
847
8,705
8,102
8,592
849
847
80,283
8,868
8
8
830
84,367
82,575
830
80,006
831
831
8,995
894
881,795
84,846
89,084
83,039
80,640
We found 77 numbers that start with the digit 9. Here they are:
93,711
91,197
97,173
96,980
97,186
94,386
99,800
9,685
99,800
98,160
96,006
95,172
9,973
98,398
93,795
94,359
99,441
99,543
93,385
926,773
963,715
9
9,887
9,328
9,188
922
99,543
9,338
9,823
9
9
9,069
94,054
98,160
96,006
95,172
93.1
91,197
94,386
945
94,386
9,793
9.5
9
9.2
9.4
9.2
9.4
9,421
916
9,151
9,421
96,731
9,323
97,186
96,731
98
9,686
9,840
9,451
9,924
9,328
9,637
9,637
90,066
9.24
9
9,026
9,032
93,422
93,008
94,899
99,800
9,685
995,918
94,040
9,537
While the above WLY 10K Filed 6/26/2024 is interesting in isolation, we have found that it is also useful to take a look at older JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. filings processed by our Benford's Law Stocks algorithm, to see how the company's filings "typically look" on a Benford's Law analysis. Below we repeat the 10K Filed 6/26/2024 but instead of the chart comparing against the typical company across our coverage universe, below we show the same chart compared against the typical WLY 10Q and 10K filings that we have processed historically. This is followed by similar charts for each of those historical filings.

29.3
16.5
14.1
9.2
10.2
5.0
6.3
4.9
4.5
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 87
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,728

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
30.4
13.7
12.5
10.5
9.9
6.3
7.0
6.1
3.7
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 92
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 840

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
31.4
14.2
13.4
10.2
11.0
4.7
6.2
4.0
4.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 79
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,073

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
29.6
16.8
13.3
10.1
9.9
6.2
5.9
3.5
4.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 96
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,807

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
27.1
15.5
11.9
9.9
12.5
6.0
7.5
4.8
4.9
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 66
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,208

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
28.4
18.3
14.6
9.3
8.3
5.0
6.1
5.2
4.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 99
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,764

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
28.4
18.2
14.3
8.6
9.7
5.6
6.2
4.2
4.8
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 80
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,745

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
28.9
15.1
13.6
9.7
12.4
5.1
5.8
5.8
3.6
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 83
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,197

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
27.6
17.1
11.5
9.4
12.0
5.2
7.4
4.6
5.1
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 69
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,104

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
28.8
16.7
13.9
9.3
10.5
6.2
5.1
4.4
5.1
 
%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Benford's Law Stocks Score: 86
XBRL?   [ original filing ]
Total numbers found: 1,900

= Typical WLY range from 6/26/2020 to 6/26/2024
 

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