Pearson (PSON)

Sector:

Media

Index:

FTSE 100

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810.80p
   
  • Change Today:
      3.80p
  • 52 Week High: 1,027.50
  • 52 Week Low: 777.60
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 781.42m
  • Volume: 1,288,417
  • Market Cap: 6,336m
  • RiskGrade: 98

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 Financials

Latest F'cast
Div Yield 2.3% 2.4%
Div Cover 3.8 2.8
Op Mrgn 12.3% 13.9%
ROCE 17.4%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 11.5 14.1
PEG 0.4 n/a
Pr/Revenue 1.5 1.6
Pr/Book 1.4  
Latest F'cast
Revenue -8.5% -3.9%
PBT 18.3% 10.6%
EPS 29.9% -18.9%
DPS 8.8% 10.1%

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 3,966.16 550.62 57.01p 14.2 n/a -19% 20.37p 2.4%
31-Dec-20 3,951.43 610.04 62.20p 13.0 1.4 +9% 22.71p 2.7%

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Pearson Company Announcements

Holding(s) in Company 24-May-2019 10:42 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 20-May-2019 09:32 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 17-May-2019 11:17 RNS

Latest Pearson Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
10-May-19 Buy Dividends Lincoln Wallen 808.92p 109 881.72
03-May-19 Sell Coram Williams 813.70p 22,367 182,000.28
03-May-19 Sell John Fallon 813.70p 62,536 508,855.44

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Note 2: RiskGrade figures are provided by RiskMetrics.

Note 3: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 4: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 5: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 6: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.

 

Pearson Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 810.80p
Change Today 3.80p
% Change 0.47 %
52 Week High 1,027.50
52 Week Low 777.60
Volume 1,288,417
Shares Issued 781.42m
Market Cap 6,336m
RiskGrade 98

Pearson Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
37.02% below the market average37.02% below the market average37.02% below the market average37.02% below the market average37.02% below the market average
44.93% below the sector average44.93% below the sector average44.93% below the sector average44.93% below the sector average44.93% below the sector average
Price Trend
9.28% below the market average9.28% below the market average9.28% below the market average9.28% below the market average9.28% below the market average
14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average
Income
10.61% below the market average10.61% below the market average10.61% below the market average10.61% below the market average10.61% below the market average
5.56% above the sector average5.56% above the sector average5.56% above the sector average5.56% above the sector average5.56% above the sector average
Growth
50.15% below the market average50.15% below the market average50.15% below the market average50.15% below the market average50.15% below the market average
45.45% below the sector average45.45% below the sector average45.45% below the sector average45.45% below the sector average45.45% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 2
Buy 0
Neutral 6
Sell 2
Strong Sell 8
Total 18
sell
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Pearson Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 04-Apr-19 16-Aug-18
Paid 10-May-19 14-Sep-18
Amount 13.00p 5.50p

Trades for 24-May-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
14:22 10 @ 810.80p
14:22 573 @ 810.80p
14:22 55 @ 810.80p
14:22 434 @ 810.80p
14:22 578 @ 811.00p

Pearson Key Personnel

CEO John Fallon
Chair Sidney Taurel

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