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  • Price (GBX)924.20
  • Today's Change1.20 / 0.13%
  • Shares traded1.02m
  • 1 Year change+50.18%
  • Beta0.4980
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About the company

Pearson PLC is a learning company. The Company’s divisions include Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Its Virtual Learning division offers online learning for every age and stage of education. It offers digital and blended English solutions to educational institutions in approximately 163 countries around the world, as well as the flagship Pearson Test of English. Its digital and blended English solutions are used in academic institutions and private language schools across the world. It combines engaging courseware, teacher support and assessment with its assessment brand, The Pearson Test of English (PTE). It focuses on serving the committed learner. It is a strategic solutions provider for workforce skills. It is also focused on producing higher education digital learning materials in North America. Its products include Connections Academy, Credly, Faethm, Mondly by Pearson, Pearson, PTE and Pearson VUE.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)3.62bn
  • Net income in GBP273.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees20.74k
  • 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
Personnel Decisions Research Institutes LLCAnnounced19 Dec 202219 Dec 2022Announced0.52%190.00m
MondlyDeal completed29 Apr 202229 Apr 2022Deal completed19.87%--
Credly IncDeal completed31 Jan 202231 Jan 2022Deal completed52.46%200.00m
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Peer analysis

Key Information
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TX Group AG830.14m678.75m1.38bn3.37k2.030.66921.701.6673.0173.0189.39221.770.308121.304.21280,487.9026.417.9634.7010.9283.8284.8285.7122.961.48--0.065321.142.43-0.9148814.1350.2534.23-6.59
Sanoma Oyj1.13bn72.94m1.43bn5.14k19.592.245.481.260.50910.50857.924.450.57527.324.30267,752.003.761.865.553.3165.3367.446.533.160.565930.470.5652125.1717.89-4.24-57.73-3.103.8621.98
Future plc825.40m122.20m1.92bn2.99k15.801.819.462.321.001.006.788.780.4599355.187.11276,515.906.816.217.907.4852.6751.6714.8011.470.617511.100.32934.2336.0357.7884.87138.0134.86--
Lagardere SA5.37bn27.21m2.62bn21.59k86.893.814.320.48770.24330.22144.495.560.72133.256.54283,358.800.672-0.30231.19-0.522264.5065.320.9317-0.45040.58221.330.8312--15.42-7.5583.91---11.67-17.40
Pearson plc3.62bn273.00m6.61bn20.74k25.611.5210.621.830.36040.36044.786.070.503116.353.07174,460.103.804.374.725.4848.2751.487.548.941.75--0.224641.930.9126-5.51-48.71---6.40-16.99
Informa PLC2.05bn197.60m9.46bn10.04k51.131.3917.554.610.13070.91141.364.810.1872--5.12204,330.901.83-0.67132.19-0.8063----9.76-2.861.703.920.2432---1.074.09104.71-22.23-13.42--
Data as of Jan 27 2023. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

55.76%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Cevian Capital ABas of 09 Nov 202285.20m11.89%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 29 Mar 202255.93m7.80%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 11 Mar 202245.59m6.36%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 21 Jan 202236.74m5.13%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 03 Nov 202234.68m4.84%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 27 Sep 202234.44m4.80%
Artemis Investment Management LLPas of 24 Mar 202233.34m4.65%
RWC Asset Management LLPas of 05 Apr 202227.22m3.80%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 28 Feb 202224.43m3.41%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Dec 202222.13m3.09%
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