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About the company

Pearson plc (Pearson) is an international education and media company. The Company has operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a range of products and services, such as courseware, assessments and services. The core markets are the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy. The Company provides English language schools in China and Brazil; partner schools in Brazil and India; vocational and higher education institutions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as textbooks and educational software. The Company creates and manages intellectual property, which it promotes and sells to its customers under various brand names.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)4.34bn
  • Net income in GBP-481.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees37.27k
  • Location
    Pearson80 StrandLONDON WC2R 0RLUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7010 2000Fax+44 20 7010 6060
  • Websitehttp://www.pearson.com/
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Peer analysis

CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesMarket Cap /
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC399.92m42.25m1.40bn2.32k1.40bn2.32k
Tamedia AG1.04bn305.79m1.72bn3.29k1.72bn3.29k
Daily Mail and General Trust plc1.87bn251.80m2.36bn10.16k2.36bn10.16k
Lagardere SCA7.58bn109.00m2.92bn29.70k2.92bn29.70k
Informa PLC1.24bn163.30m4.62bn6.57k4.62bn6.57k
Pearson plc4.34bn-481.00m6.17bn37.27k6.17bn37.27k
Relx PLC6.26bn1.10bn29.91bn30.00k29.91bn30.00k
Relx NV7.27bn1.28bn34.73bn30.00k34.73bn30.00k
Schibsted ASA15.62bn570.00m51.11bn6.90k51.11bn6.90k
Data as of Sep 28 2016. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

32.88%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201542.15m5.13%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 08 Apr 201639.13m4.76%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201635.58m4.33%
Libyan Investment Authority (Investment Management)as of 01 Sep 201626.57m3.23%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 11 Mar 201623.53m2.86%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 01 Sep 201623.04m2.80%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201622.08m2.69%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Sep 201620.45m2.49%
Artemis Investment Management LLPas of 01 Sep 201619.12m2.33%
Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201618.62m2.27%
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Data from 30 Jun 2016 - 01 Sep 2016Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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