PearsonPSON:LSE

1,056
4.00 / 0.38%
2.28m
6.55%
0.8418
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About the company

5.07bn294.00m189742.12k
Revenue in GBP (TTM)Net income in GBPIncorporatedEmployees
IndustryPrinting & PublishingLocation
Pearson
80 Strand
LONDONWC2R 0RL
United Kingdom
GBR
Phone+44 20 7010 2000Fax+44 20 7010 6060Websitehttp://www.pearson.com
Pearson plc (Pearson) is an international media and education company with its principal operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company delivers the content in a range of forms and through a variety of channels, including books, newspapers and online services. It offers services, as well as content, from test creation, administration and processing to teacher development and school software. It operates in more than 70 countries worldwide, its major markets are the United States (55% of sales) and Europe (22% of sales). Pearson consists of three worldwide businesses: Pearson Education, The FT Group and The Penguin Group. Effective August 27, 2013, Pearson acquired BioBehavioral Diagnostics Co.

Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired company
Deal status
DatePSON:LSE since
announced
Transaction
value
Multi Brasil Franqueadora e Participacoes LtdaAnnounced03 Dec 2013+21.37%827.59m
BioBehavioral Diagnostics CoDeal completed27 Aug 2013+20.60%--

Peer analysis

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1.75bn141.30m2.96bn10.21k22.8914.0011.171.690.36560.48864.530.59790.821--5.55171,7397.727.0113.427.01----9.405.190.54055.310.667676.760.332-5.3871-28.995--2.565.49
Informa PLC
1.11bn192.50m3.00bn7.53k15.572.468.572.690.31890.12631.852.020.378--5.11148,0156.533.808.213.80----17.277.590.63267.340.440988.05-12.9146-0.329830.11-0.221211.885.32
Lagardere SCA
6.23bn1.08bn3.21bn24.01k2.941.332.540.515210.1110.1158.3722.270.85515.946.07315,08814.913.5526.813.5555.2155.7617.442.740.97162.420.348383.62-2.0461-2.57981,368.5417.125.640.00
Wolters Kluwer
2.94bn289.80m5.22bn18.33k17.883.978.331.781.181.1511.905.300.531311.493.19194,5015.266.789.046.7867.9466.589.907.730.65135.340.632574.80-0.88961.115.392.381.121.49
Pearson plc
5.07bn294.00m8.68bn42.12k29.231.5114.371.710.36260.66356.277.040.4559.534.45120,3612.655.533.325.5354.3955.005.829.101.1421.260.280672.762.221.0517.60-5.10218.697.27
Reed Elsevier plc
3.19bn587.19m19.31bn14.92k17.668.1721.726.050.50120.50122.721.082.58----214,00447.7040.5847.7640.5864.9064.1918.4813.13--8.070.0061.80-1.32442.506.3219.30--3.92
Reed Elsevier NV
2.93bn539.26m19.36bn016.767.47--6.600.90060.90064.902.022.41------44.5540.5746.4040.5764.9164.2018.4813.23--8.370.0066.04-5.34361.162.0217.86--4.61
Schibsted ASA
1.51bn152.52m3.69bn7.80k24.084.7116.872.4414.3114.31141.9273.130.937110.256.01--9.6110.0314.0510.0394.2892.0310.257.660.81686.710.3675--3.183.46989.36------
Data as of Apr 23 2014. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: .

Institutional shareholders

HolderShares% Held
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.
as of 01 Apr 2014
26.90m3.28%
Northern Cross LLC
as of 04 Mar 2014
24.60m3.00%
Libyan Investment Authority (Investment Management)
as of 04 Mar 2014
24.43m2.98%
Longview Partners LLP
as of 01 Apr 2014
23.16m2.83%
Lindsell Train Ltd.
as of 01 Apr 2014
18.60m2.27%
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Investment GmbH
as of 01 Apr 2014
17.09m2.09%
Mackenzie Financial Corp.
as of 01 Apr 2014
16.15m1.97%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.
as of 01 Apr 2014
15.53m1.90%
Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd.
as of 01 Apr 2014
14.09m1.72%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.
as of 01 Apr 2014
13.62m1.66%
23.71%
Per cent of shares
held by top holders
Data from 31 Dec 2013 - 01 Apr 2014Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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