Consumer ServicesMedia
  • Price (GBX)590.20
  • Today's Change-14.80 / -2.45%
  • Shares traded2.44m
  • 1 Year change-28.29%
  • Beta0.1788
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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)3.53bn
  • Net income in GBP265.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees22.73k
  • 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-4.56%--
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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)
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(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C1.30bn142.20m1.40bn6.10k13.651.397.231.080.48710.99554.054.770.5985--4.44212,489.806.568.8212.0013.94--68.2810.9613.331.412.310.207738.09-0.2909-5.89-83.79-13.07-22.38-8.89
Future plc257.10m21.60m1.40bn1.23k63.673.8132.375.450.22460.22462.793.750.5631--6.19209,877.504.73-0.5275.56-0.754351.8142.668.40-0.6849----0.2825--70.2527.40179.31--16.59--
Sanoma Oyj757.87m30.07m1.46bn4.48k48.443.438.391.930.2044-0.10565.152.890.50593.884.52212,294.502.17-1.834.21-3.6771.3768.854.29-3.080.30245.720.5366--2.46-13.64-13.761.04-9.0720.11
Lagardere SCA5.20bn-300.73m1.63bn26.69k--1.844.040.3143-2.58-4.2544.677.510.56593.385.44215,744.30-3.382.02-5.923.6962.8563.62-5.972.420.6582-0.40120.8354101.584.95-0.534211.6336.18-2.89-5.11
GlobalData PLC176.40m10.61m1.98bn3.36k198.3214.0660.7611.250.08470.08471.411.200.4826--4.0152,577.052.90-0.71354.26-1.1041.5137.666.01-1.23--3.950.43--13.1029.81162.47--2.27--
Pearson plc3.53bn265.00m4.44bn22.73k17.271.067.441.260.34180.34184.595.560.45639.342.99155,362.003.44-3.044.23-3.7448.9853.837.53-6.631.825.210.3052---6.30-3.15-55.105.711.18-17.49
Informa PLC2.89bn208.60m5.94bn11.17k23.820.87759.372.060.1660.17952.304.510.2656--6.59258,663.002.113.332.514.10--67.707.9310.700.43175.780.328103.4121.9820.510.3367--30.55-15.73
Data as of Aug 07 2020. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

61.44%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 01 Jul 202082.34m10.94%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 07 Jul 202079.29m10.54%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 22 Apr 202079.26m10.54%
Cevian Capital ABas of 29 Jul 202063.65m8.46%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201941.24m5.48%
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Jul 202025.37m3.37%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201924.43m3.25%
RWC Asset Management LLPas of 01 Jul 202023.34m3.10%
Majedie Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Jul 202022.13m2.94%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Jul 202021.25m2.82%
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