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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 Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. The Company's Core segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in more mature markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company's Growth segment includes Courseware, 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)4.73bn
  • Net income in GBP-2.13bn
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees32.72k
  • 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
(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 PLC412.13m27.11m1.24bn2.26k51.314.2923.853.020.2220.2223.372.650.5815--5.86182,198.503.8710.956.0217.14----6.6617.67--45.110.288941.06-0.07442.11-70.84-7.5816.114.53
Tamedia AG976.18m123.35m1.49bn3.31k12.070.93226.971.5211.6211.6291.96150.390.4039----296,170.805.927.837.8210.9546.8245.2114.6616.300.7574--0.032128.73-5.55-2.08-67.41-9.89-30.42-4.78
Sanoma Oyj1.62bn-223.80m1.53bn5.21k--3.42--0.9459-1.38-1.389.982.760.6579.625.62310,197.10-14.31-1.40-31.70-2.5369.3267.59-21.78-2.370.29295.610.587---4.52-7.17170.916.43-13.39-19.73
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C1.55bn37.70m2.26bn10.11k65.322.2619.541.460.10271.594.332.970.6512--5.13153,601.101.848.962.6615.75----2.8211.550.6148--0.346741.80-17.83-2.843.128.619.516.18
Lagardere SCA7.50bn160.00m3.68bn28.25k22.992.157.540.4911.221.2257.2013.070.97444.116.89265,665.902.404.164.707.7664.9458.332.474.590.7564.050.57249.502.71-0.9885136.49--0.000.00
Pearson plc4.73bn-2.13bn5.68bn32.72k--1.44--1.20-2.62-2.625.814.810.45798.493.67144,656.00-20.62-3.47-24.86-4.2854.0755.09-45.02-8.221.49--0.3445--1.88-1.13-563.92--11.214.36
Informa PLC1.61bn198.60m5.69bn6.56k27.552.6715.183.530.25060.25062.052.590.389--4.87245,982.604.873.146.343.98--68.3612.528.290.371--0.4297129.2411.011.080.116717.8818.164.53
Schibsted ASA16.18bn1.66bn44.73bn7.30k28.064.0019.112.767.337.3371.4651.450.6966--5.542,216,986.007.393.419.994.8897.1695.1310.604.04--7.780.340371.044.881.97-63.18-6.0114.54-12.94
Data as of Oct 20 2017. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

50.03%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 12 Jun 201798.75m12.00%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 19 Sep 201790.65m11.01%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 20 Feb 201741.39m5.03%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201639.13m4.76%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 01 Oct 201726.57m3.23%
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Oct 201725.13m3.05%
Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd.as of 01 Oct 201725.09m3.05%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Oct 201724.55m2.98%
Kiltearn Partners LLPas of 01 Oct 201721.16m2.57%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Oct 201719.36m2.35%
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Data from 30 Jun 2017 - 12 Oct 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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