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About the company

Pearson plc (Pearson) is an international education and media company. The Company has operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a range of products and services, such as courseware, assessments and services. The core markets are the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy. The Company provides English language schools in China and Brazil; partner schools in Brazil and India; vocational and higher education institutions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as textbooks and educational software. The Company creates and manages intellectual property, which it promotes and sells to its customers under various brand names.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)4.34bn
  • Net income in GBP-481.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees37.27k
  • Location
    Pearson80 StrandLONDON WC2R 0RLUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7010 2000
  • Fax+44 20 7010 6060
  • Websitehttp://www.pearson.com/
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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
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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 %)
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(YOY change %)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC403.11m30.74m1.27bn2.26k47.763.1723.333.140.24290.24293.183.660.551--5.62178,210.404.2410.956.2517.14----7.6917.67--34.230.000941.06-0.07442.11-70.84-7.5816.114.53
Sanoma Oyj1.65bn31.30m1.36bn5.27k21.901.623.510.82480.38170.38179.295.160.580210.634.90269,833.200.5871-1.531.18-2.6569.1166.471.01-2.560.30485.240.4148---9.72-10.68-344.43---7.60-38.10
Tamedia AG1.04bn305.79m1.61bn3.29k5.,992.3014.199.1419.5012.90--45.8430.6916.98----0.0027.74-4.557.39119.8724.14-14.422.38
Daily Mail and General Trust plc1.92bn204.20m2.53bn10.11k13.377.637.901.320.56120.56125.320.98320.7869--5.74189,681.408.799.2514.9316.26----11.1711.390.4638--0.571140.324.051.8622.5712.429.516.18
Lagardere SCA7.58bn109.00m3.24bn29.70k29.401.839.680.42790.8410.84158.2213.520.99014.466.45255,177.301.401.962.763.4962.1556.631.412.240.7126.350.5329103.50-0.4938-2.2180.49-14.612.580.00
Pearson plc4.34bn-481.00m4.84bn37.27k--0.74956.571.12-0.59080.83785.337.860.38167.343.31116,382.70-4.222.28-5.112.8355.5955.67-11.075.371.92--0.2741148.12-1.59-4.63-276.00--13.356.09
Informa PLC1.24bn163.30m5.49bn6.57k28.773.5219.384.420.23150.23151.761.890.3961--4.71188,904.105.242.676.653.42--67.4513.246.700.52439.100.4532148.156.61-0.2343427.1011.6336.687.50
Schibsted ASA15.74bn-53.00m46.59bn6.90k--4.8881.452.96-0.2359-0.235969.6443.680.7293--5.382,281,449.000.19463.780.26655.5096.7294.150.26684.34--24.110.188666.120.94831.89801.67-14.621.50-10.22
Data as of Jan 20 2017. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

19.68%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201542.15m5.13%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 19 Oct 201641.44m5.04%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 08 Apr 201639.13m4.76%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 11 Mar 201623.53m2.86%
DNCA Finance SAas of 30 Jun 20163.52m0.43%
SEI Investments Management Corp.as of 30 Nov 20163.36m0.41%
Financi�re de l'�chiquier SAas of 31 Dec 20152.47m0.30%
Pioneer Investment Management Ltd.as of 31 Aug 20162.41m0.29%
BWM AGas of 30 Jun 20162.24m0.27%
BC Investment Management Corp.as of 31 Mar 20161.53m0.19%
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