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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)4.09bn
  • Net income in GBP447.00m
  • 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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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)
Sanoma Oyj1.13bn104.58m1.39bn4.42k13.272.746.161.230.73460.73467.943.550.76219.235.38288,205.107.07-1.3114.80-2.5964.2667.969.28-2.050.287114.040.5075---8.32-8.79167.45---13.5135.10
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC386.08m38.84m1.54bn1.99k39.113.0623.074.000.36111.183.594.610.4898--5.58193,813.804.909.777.2114.76----10.0117.97----0.0045.340.8674-0.7233197.948.60-11.2513.74
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C1.40bn620.90m1.78bn7.19k4.874.042.561.261.731.733.912.090.6278--5.04195,259.3027.589.9553.4316.39--67.1543.9313.941.01--0.214736.30-8.82-3.15496.2141.65-11.90-8.25
Lagardere SCA6.62bn107.38m2.31bn28.04k21.521.662.750.34960.93970.939757.9212.200.8237.416.08270,432.201.641.762.963.4138.2131.281.991.940.69443.270.7556130.522.17-0.59670.5682-32.96-1.820.00
Pearson plc4.09bn447.00m5.42bn24.32k12.071.277.361.330.57480.57485.275.480.524710.213.51168,283.905.76-2.977.08-3.6652.7254.4910.97-6.731.80411.000.319---8.51-4.0246.6314.871.90-17.36
Informa PLC2.82bn301.40m9.86bn9.83k32.861.6713.693.500.23980.23982.244.710.252--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 Oct 14 2019. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

54.15%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 23 Sep 201985.67m10.96%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 31 May 201978.47m10.03%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 31 Dec 201877.89m9.96%
Majedie Asset Management Ltd.as of 11 Jun 201939.23m5.02%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201839.20m5.01%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201824.43m3.12%
FIL Investment Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201923.31m2.98%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Sep 201921.65m2.77%
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201916.84m2.15%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Sep 201916.79m2.15%
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