Consumer DiscretionaryMedia
  • Price (GBX)859.80
  • Today's Change-0.80 / -0.09%
  • Shares traded485.89k
  • 1 Year change+22.13%
  • Beta0.5365
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About the company

Pearson PLC is a provider of educational materials and learning technologies. It provides test development, processing and scoring services to governments, educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies. It provides content across the curriculum and a range of education services including teacher development, educational software and system-wide solutions, it owns and operates colleges and schools (including virtual schools). The Company is run as one global learning company, operating in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, Canada, and Asia Pacific. Its four reporting segments include Global Online Learning, Global Assessment, North America Courseware, International. Within each geographical area it provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners. It offers Learning Hub digital credentials by Credly, which makes learners to earn their credentials across the web.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)3.62bn
  • Net income in GBP273.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees20.74k
  • 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
MondlyDeal completed29 Apr 202229 Apr 2022Deal completed11.52%--
Credly IncDeal completed31 Jan 202231 Jan 2022Deal completed41.83%200.00m
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Peer analysis

Key Information
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Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC365.17m9.06m1.58bn2.47k172.663.1636.514.330.08380.08383.384.580.4206--4.01147,900.401.045.131.487.6280.28--2.4812.16--10.090.105166.460.2401-1.70-59.18-10.53-2.79-4.90
Future plc738.50m86.90m1.65bn2.53k19.261.7710.212.230.70880.70886.027.710.4804333.816.34292,243.805.655.556.836.9652.5450.3711.778.900.529214.110.33915.0378.6859.3849.21--34.73--
Lagardere SA5.46bn27.67m1.91bn21.59k62.232.733.090.34930.24330.22144.495.560.72133.256.54283,358.800.672-0.30231.19-0.522264.5065.320.9317-0.45040.58221.330.8312--15.42-7.5583.91---11.67-17.40
Sanoma Oyj1.13bn89.26m1.95bn5.12k21.783.477.251.730.61240.61247.743.850.60934.926.19261,820.804.891.867.413.3165.9867.448.033.160.387332.840.5628125.1717.89-4.24-57.73-3.103.8621.98
Pearson plc3.62bn273.00m6.28bn20.74k23.881.4210.091.730.36040.36044.786.070.503116.353.07174,460.103.804.374.725.4848.2751.487.548.941.75--0.224641.930.9126-5.51-48.71---6.40-16.99
Informa PLC2.05bn197.60m7.50bn10.04k39.911.0913.903.650.13070.91141.364.810.1872--5.12204,330.901.83-0.67132.19-0.8063----9.76-2.861.703.920.2432---1.074.09104.71-22.23-13.42--
Data as of Sep 26 2022. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

54.42%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Cevian Capital ABas of 13 Jun 202282.95m11.30%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 29 Mar 202255.93m7.62%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 11 Mar 202245.59m6.21%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 21 Jan 202236.74m5.01%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 23 Aug 202236.32m4.95%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 02 Sep 202234.83m4.75%
Artemis Investment Management LLPas of 24 Mar 202233.34m4.54%
RWC Asset Management LLPas of 05 Apr 202227.22m3.71%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 202124.43m3.33%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Sep 202222.07m3.01%
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Data from 30 Jun 2022 - 01 Aug 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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