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Pearson (PSON)
Sector: Media
Share Price: 583.80p Change Today: 2.20p  Market Cap: £4,543.35m

Pearson Overview

UK higher education-focused publisher of courseware and assessment services provider. Its product offering includes Wall Street English, a global language school for adults, online program management, academic and vocal qualifications and digital learning for schoolchildren. Pearson's stated strategy is to combine its core capabilities and learning technology with related services to enable its partners to achieve scale online.

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Pearson Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (£m) Pre-tax (£m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-14 4,540.00 255.00 66.70p 17.8 n/a -5% 51.00p 4.3%
31-Dec-15 4,468.00 (433.00) 70.30p 10.5 2.1 +5% 52.00p 7.1%
31-Dec-16 4,552.00 (2,557.00) 58.80p 13.9 n/a -16% 52.00p 6.4%
31-Dec-17 4,513.00 421.00 54.10p 13.6 n/a -8% 17.00p 2.3%
31-Dec-18 4,129.00 498.00 70.30p 13.3 0.4 +30% 18.50p 2.0%

a. Based on UK GAAP presentation of accounts - includes discontinued activities

Pearson Forecasts

Year Ending Revenue (£m) Pre-tax (£m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-19 3,913.96 544.77 57.03p 10.2 n/a -19% 20.02p 3.4%
31-Dec-20 3,803.02 469.58 47.36p 12.3 n/a -17% 19.88p 3.4%
31-Dec-21 3,824.88 461.36 47.15p 12.4 n/a -0% 20.45p 3.5%

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Pearson Company Announcements

Transaction in Own Shares 24-Jan-2020 17:21 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 24-Jan-2020 12:25 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 23-Jan-2020 17:01 RNS

Latest Pearson Director Deals

No deals were found in the last 28 days.

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Note 2: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 3: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 4: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 5: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.


Price Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 583.80p
Change Today 2.20p
% Change 0.38 %
Volume 2,366,282
24-Jan-20 Close 583.80p
Shares Issued 778.24m
Market Cap £4,543.35m
Year End 31-Dec-18

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 3
Buy 2
Neutral 4
Sell 1
Strong Sell 6
Total 16
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Pearson Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 15-Aug-19 04-Apr-19
Paid 13-Sep-19 10-May-19
Amount 6.00p 13.00p

Trades for 24-Jan-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
17:09 2,352 @ 586.95p
17:09 1,122 @ 586.95p
17:09 1,401 @ 589.22p
17:09 2,987 @ 589.19p
17:09 9,081 @ 592.24p

Pearson Key Personnel

CEO John Fallon
Chair Sidney Taurel