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PSON - Pearson Share Price

521p 0.8  0.2%

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Consumer Cyclicals
Large Cap
Market Cap £3.92bn
Enterprise Value £5.08bn
Revenue £3.53bn
Position in Universe 189th / 1803
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52w High -27.0%
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Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
4,540 4,468 4,552 4,513 4,129 3,869 3,460 3,628 -3.1%
-31.9 -30.7 +46.7 -19.6 -43.3 +39.4
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 30 June 2020, Pearson plc revenues decreased 18% to £1.49B. Net income increased 2% to £48M. Revenues reflect a decrease in demand for the Company's products and services due to unfavorable market conditions. Net Income benefited from Operating expenses decrease of 21% to £720M (expense), Other net gains and losses increase from £6M to £181M (income). Dividend per share remained flat at £0.06.
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Profile Summary

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.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim June 30th, 2020
Incorporated August 12, 1897
Public Since August 13, 1969
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: 22,734
Sector Consumer Cyclicals
Industry Media & Publishing
Index FTSE4GD UK 50, FTSE All Share , FTSE All Share Consumer Services , FTSE All Share Media , FTSEurofirst 300 Media , FTSE Euromid , FTSE 350 Higher Yield , FTSE 350 , FTSE 350 Media , FTSE 100 , , ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 752,971,674
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Frequently Asked Questions for Pearson
What is the Pearson share price?

As of 5:03pm, shares in Pearson are trading at 521p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £3.92bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Pearson share price performed this year?

Shares in Pearson are currently trading at 521p and the price has moved by -22.84% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Pearson price has moved by -6.83% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Pearson?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Pearson, there are there are currently 1 "buy" , 7 "hold" and 1 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Pearson is Sell. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Pearson next release its financial results?

Pearson is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-06-30
What is the Pearson dividend yield?

The Pearson dividend yield is 3.75% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Pearson pay a dividend?

Last year, Pearson paid a total dividend of 0.2, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 3.75%. Looking ahead, Pearson has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Pearson next pay dividends?

Pearson has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Pearson shares is currently 3.75%.

How do I buy Pearson shares?

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What is the market cap of Pearson?

Shares in Pearson are currently trading at 521p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £3.92bn.

Where are Pearson shares listed? Where are Pearson shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Pearson:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: PSON
What kind of share is Pearson?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Pearson is currently classified as a Style Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Pearson share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Pearson are currently priced at 521p. At that level they are trading at 13.97% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 605.60.

Analysts covering Pearson currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.29114 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Pearson share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Pearson. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been 16.71%. At the current price of 521p, shares in Pearson are trading at -3.55% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Pearson PE Ratio?

The Pearson PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 13.74. The shares are currently trading at 521p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Pearson?

Pearson's management team is headed by:

Josh Lewis - NID
Vivienne Cox - NID
John Fallon - CEO
Linda Lorimer - NID
Elizabeth Corley - NID
Sidney Taurel - CHM
Albert Hitchcock - COO
Bob Whelan - CEX
Giovanni Giovannelli - CEX
Rod Bristow - CEX
Tim Bozik - CEX
Deirdre Latour - CEX
Sherry Coutu - NID
Sally Johnson - CFO
Andy Bird - CEO
Who are the major shareholders of Pearson?

Here are the top five shareholders of Pearson based on the size of their shareholding:

Lindsell Train Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 11.17% (84.1m shares)
Silchester International Investors, L.L.P. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 10% (75.3m shares)
Schroder Investment Management Ltd. (SIM) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.97% (75.1m shares)
Cevian Capital Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8.45% (63.6m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 6.33% (47.6m shares)
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