Equities

Forecasts data is unavailable for this security.

Consensus recommendation

As of Oct 18, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 20 polled investment analysts covering Pearson plc advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on Dec 02, 2014. The previous consensus forecast advised that Pearson plc would outperform the market.
  • 1yr ago
  • 3M ago
  • 2M ago
  • 1M ago
  • Latest
Select bar for recommendation details.
RecommendationsLatest
Buy1
Outperform4
Hold7
Underperform3
Sell5

Share price forecast

The 19 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Pearson plc have a median target of 645.00, with a high estimate of 975.00 and a low estimate of 330.00. The median estimate represents a -7.13% decrease from the last price of 694.50.
High40.4%975.00
Med-7.1%645.00
Low-52.5%330.00

Dividends

In 2016, Pearson reported a dividend of 0.52 GBP, equaling last years dividend. The 20 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.18 GBP for the upcoming fiscal year, a decrease of 65.58%.
Div growth (TTM)0.00%
More ▼

Earnings history & estimates

On Aug 04, 2017, Pearson plc reported semi annual 2017 earnings of 0.056 per share. This result exceeded the 0.02 consensus of the 3 analysts covering the company and outperformed last year's results for the same period by 0.069.
Average growth rate+653.52%
Pearson plc reported annual 2016 earnings of 0.588 per share on Feb 24, 2017.
The next earnings announcement from Pearson plc is expected the week of Feb 19, 2018.
Average growth rate-8.14%
More ▼

Revenue history & estimates

Pearson plc reported semi annual 2017 revenues of 2.05bn. This bettered the 2.04bn consensus of the 3 analysts covering the company. This was 9.70% above the prior year's period results.
Average growth rate+2.01%
Pearson plc had revenues for the full year 2016 of 4.55bn. This was 1.88% above the prior year's results.
Average growth rate-6.84%
More ▼
© Thomson Reuters Click for restrictions
All markets data located on FT.com is subject to the FT Terms & Conditions
All content on FT.com is for your general information and use only and is not intended to address your particular requirements. In particular, the content does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by FT and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment or other decisions.
Any information that you receive via FT.com is at best delayed intraday data and not "real time". Share price information may be rounded up/down and therefore not entirely accurate. FT is not responsible for any use of content by you outside its scope as stated in the FT Terms & Conditions.