Consumer ServicesMedia
  • Price (GBX)678.00
  • Today's Change-1.60 / -0.24%
  • Shares traded1.62m
  • 1 Year change+9.64%
  • Beta0.6533
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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)3.53bn
  • Net income in GBP265.00m
  • Incorporated1897
  • Employees22.73k
  • 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
Smart Sparrow Pty LtdDeal completed16 Jan 202016 Jan 2020Deal completed9.64%--
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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 PLC335.26m30.98m1.09bn2.35k34.752.1115.883.260.28780.28783.114.730.3983--5.44142,540.803.665.525.268.26----9.1812.51--9.900.119468.26-16.54-3.63-49.16-21.736.08-13.40
GlobalData PLC176.40m10.61m1.48bn3.36k147.5610.4645.288.380.08470.08471.411.200.4826--4.0152,577.052.90-0.71354.26-1.1041.5137.666.01-1.23--3.950.43--13.1029.81162.47--2.27--
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C1.20bn53.40m1.66bn6.07k34.491.5913.481.380.22850.81525.254.970.6634--4.49198,286.402.937.864.2911.96--69.744.4112.511.483.760.220240.58-9.99-8.17-52.95-20.35-26.80-9.61
Future plc339.60m44.30m1.73bn2.04k39.014.5522.745.110.45380.45383.483.890.6808--5.94166,715.808.883.6911.805.0652.0047.2213.045.090.7308--0.21776.6253.3241.53446.91--25.79--
Sanoma Oyj848.55m203.83m2.11bn4.22k10.303.315.962.481.411.045.864.380.49917.164.46241,689.9012.09-1.8321.16-3.6767.9768.8524.22-3.080.613610.590.355--2.46-13.64-13.761.04-9.0720.11
Lagardere SCA5.11bn-295.76m2.28bn26.69k--2.615.740.4466-2.58-4.2544.677.510.56593.385.44215,744.30-3.382.02-5.923.6962.8563.62-5.972.420.6582-0.40120.835485.254.95-0.534211.6336.18-2.89--
Pearson plc3.53bn265.00m5.12bn22.73k19.881.228.571.450.34180.34184.595.560.45639.342.99155,362.003.44-3.044.23-3.7448.9853.837.53-6.631.825.210.3052---6.30-3.15-55.105.711.18-17.49
Informa PLC2.30bn-735.20m8.16bn11.17k--1.36--3.55-0.5483-0.53481.774.010.2037--4.49205,575.40-6.513.33-7.634.10--67.70-31.9510.700.98853.180.309883.1521.9820.510.3367--30.55-15.73
Data as of Jan 15 2021. Currency figures normalised to Pearson's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

60.83%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 22 Apr 202079.26m10.53%
Silchester International Investors LLPas of 04 Dec 202075.05m9.97%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 27 Aug 202071.86m9.54%
Cevian Capital ABas of 29 Jul 202063.65m8.45%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201941.24m5.48%
FIL Investment Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 18 Nov 202031.91m4.24%
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.as of 01 Dec 202030.63m4.07%
RWC Asset Management LLPas of 01 Dec 202025.06m3.33%
Lia Advisory (Malta) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201924.43m3.24%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Dec 202015.00m1.99%
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