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  • Price (GBX)627.80
  • Today's Change-0.600 / -0.10%
  • Shares traded1.92m
  • 1 Year change+20.50%
  • Beta0.6634
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About the company

Pearson plc (Pearson) is a learning company. The Company delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments, which include North America, Core and Growth. The Company's North America segment includes Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. The Company's Core segment includes Assessments and Services businesses in more mature markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company's Growth segment includes Assessments and Services businesses in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and South Africa. The Company provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)3.50bn
  • Net income in GBP279.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees21.34k
  • Location
    PearsonShell Mex House, 80 StrandLONDON WC2R 0RLUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 207 010 2000
  • Fax+44 207 010 6060
  • Websitehttps://www.pearson.com/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
PSON:LSE since
Faethm Holdings Pty LtdDeal completed07 Sep 202107 Sep 2021Deal completed-17.48%--
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Reach PLC611.70m-59.10m1.04bn4.18k--1.66--1.70-0.1874-0.18741.942.010.440668.736.28146,199.80-4.261.17-4.851.3349.4449.40-9.662.390.985--0.057487.80-14.560.2518-128.31---12.00-2.91
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC304.47m-1.19m1.16bn2.35k--2.3533.103.81-0.0111-0.01112.824.520.333--4.17129,453.20-0.14295.52-0.19318.26-----0.429312.51--7.320.189868.26-16.54-3.63-49.16-21.736.08-13.40
GlobalData PLC182.80m28.00m1.64bn3.47k61.4212.0738.198.960.22550.22551.471.150.5116--4.4752,649.777.841.3811.742.0699.40--15.322.48--34.640.443359.780.11524.16223.60--26.6646.72
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C1.07bn57.10m2.23bn6.07k43.801.3917.982.090.24111.014.637.600.4728--4.04175,795.002.527.863.3011.96--69.745.3212.511.534.120.151640.58-9.99-8.17-52.95-20.35-26.80-9.61
Future plc467.90m65.80m4.28bn2.04k55.165.2239.309.150.64320.64324.616.790.4875--6.10229,700.506.863.698.205.0654.4347.2214.065.090.5549.270.25996.6253.3241.53446.91--25.79--
Pearson plc3.50bn279.00m4.76bn21.34k16.941.187.831.360.37110.37114.645.330.485211.713.14164,143.403.88-1.784.83-2.2149.8352.468.00-3.742.11--0.2594---12.20-5.3317.42---11.51-17.81
Informa PLC1.54bn-366.20m7.85bn10.95k--1.43852.855.11-0.2439-0.24741.023.640.1459--3.61140,274.10-3.35-0.4746-3.95-0.5761--67.65-22.98-1.800.6108-0.96450.2873---42.546.50-596.79---15.12--
Data as of Oct 22 2021. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

59.87%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 18 Aug 202175.61m9.99%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 28 Feb 202175.05m9.92%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 28 Feb 202172.34m9.56%
UBS Asset Management (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Oct 202155.46m7.33%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 28 Feb 202141.24m5.45%
Cevian Capital ABas of 28 Feb 202140.62m5.37%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 202024.43m3.23%
FIL Investment Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 09 Feb 202123.44m3.10%
RWC Asset Management LLPas of 01 Oct 202123.02m3.04%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 22 Mar 202121.86m2.89%
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Data from 30 Jun 2021 - 01 Oct 2021Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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