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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)4.13bn
  • Net income in GBP588.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees24.32k
  • Location
    Pearson80 StrandLONDON WC2R 0RLUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7010 2000
  • Fax+44 20 7010 6060
  • Websitehttps://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 %)
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC390.28m109.73m1.35bn1.99k12.122.739.723.461.021.873.634.520.501--5.88195,923.2014.109.7721.2114.76----28.1517.97----0.0045.340.8674-0.7233197.948.60-11.25--
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C1.43bn689.40m1.40bn7.19k1.860.80671.840.98443.593.597.438.280.6017--5.69198,303.9029.039.9540.9416.39--67.1548.2513.941.24--0.203536.30-8.82-3.15496.2141.65-11.903.95
Lagardere SCA6.34bn167.62m2.83bn28.04k16.931.766.760.44591.471.4755.8814.210.92568.865.41261,767.202.721.865.293.6830.6529.852.941.980.72754.990.5112127.162.17-0.596710.23-31.72-1.820.00
Pearson plc4.13bn588.00m6.59bn24.32k11.161.467.821.600.75540.75545.305.780.522912.463.61169,764.007.47-2.979.37-3.6652.9454.4914.29-6.731.6433.550.1373---8.51-4.0246.6314.871.90-17.36
Informa PLC2.37bn207.90m9.99bn7.54k40.231.7019.184.220.19840.19842.244.690.3003--6.50--2.813.293.434.13----9.359.530.43576.090.3181118.3734.8115.96-7.9715.085.044.71
Data as of Apr 18 2019. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

49.90%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 15 Jan 201987.86m11.24%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 14 May 201877.89m9.97%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201741.39m5.30%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201739.20m5.02%
Majedie Asset Management Ltd.as of 09 May 201838.78m4.96%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201724.43m3.13%
FIL Investment Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Mar 201921.90m2.80%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Mar 201921.32m2.73%
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Mar 201918.89m2.42%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 01 Mar 201918.26m2.34%
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Data from 31 Dec 2018 - 01 Mar 2019Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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