Consumer ServicesMedia
  • Price (GBX)544.80
  • Today's Change-24.60 / -4.32%
  • Shares traded760.94k
  • 1 Year change-35.60%
  • Beta0.2846
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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)3.87bn
  • Net income in GBP264.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees24.32k
  • 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
Smart Sparrow Pty LtdDeal completed16 Jan 202016 Jan 2020Deal completed-11.90%--
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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)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC256.05m19.87m1.13bn1.56k56.072.1622.584.420.18480.56642.384.810.3175--4.31163,925.102.506.673.7410.04----7.8615.14----0.0066.154.59-8.83-69.58-23.389.57-0.6162
Future plc221.50m8.10m1.17bn1.23k126.534.6749.725.270.09420.09422.552.550.691--5.57180,816.302.53-0.5273.47-0.754348.0842.663.66-0.6849--23.150.1802--70.2527.40179.31--16.59--
GlobalData PLC178.20m6.98m1.44bn3.24k219.629.5049.808.090.05560.05561.411.280.514--3.67--2.01-0.71352.91-1.1039.0037.343.92-1.23--4.060.4233--13.1029.81162.47--2.27--
Sanoma Oyj779.66m52.50m1.48bn4.64k28.193.275.411.900.37710.07135.613.250.51949.086.59--3.58-1.836.68-3.6769.0568.856.89-3.080.16629.830.5863--2.46-13.64-13.761.04-9.0720.11
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C1.34bn113.50m1.56bn6.10k18.362.209.591.160.40310.34774.453.360.6177--4.84219,144.405.268.827.8113.94--68.288.5213.331.203.140.21738.09-0.2909-5.89-83.79-13.07-22.38-8.89
Lagardere SCA6.47bn105.00m1.94bn28.04k18.461.422.360.3000.93970.939757.9212.200.8237.416.08270,432.201.641.762.963.4138.2531.291.991.940.69443.290.7556130.522.17-0.59670.5682-32.96-1.820.00
Pearson plc3.87bn264.00m4.38bn24.32k16.791.036.681.130.33920.33924.985.510.497511.163.15--3.42-3.044.26-3.7451.9853.836.88-6.631.75--0.2779---6.30-3.15-55.105.711.18-17.49
Informa PLC2.82bn301.40m8.64bn9.83k28.771.4711.983.060.23980.23982.244.710.252--5.49286,818.602.893.283.474.12--68.3111.489.520.56095.220.3405116.9834.8815.96-7.7615.085.044.71
Data as of Feb 28 2020. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

59.49%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 21 Jan 202098.15m12.66%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 17 Feb 202085.11m10.97%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 31 May 201978.47m10.12%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201839.20m5.05%
Majedie Asset Management Ltd.as of 07 Oct 201939.06m5.04%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 06 Nov 201931.64m4.08%
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Feb 202024.60m3.17%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201824.43m3.15%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Feb 202021.69m2.80%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Feb 202019.03m2.45%
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