Pearson (PSON)

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867.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      31.60p
  • 52 Week High: 957.40
  • 52 Week Low: 653.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 781.06m
  • Volume: 4,499,730
  • Market Cap: 6,772m
  • RiskGrade: 129

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 2.0% 2.4%
Div Cover 3.2 2.7
Op Mrgn 8.3% 11.1%
ROCE 18.0%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 16.0 16.6
PEG n/a n/a
Pr/Revenue 1.5 1.6
Pr/Book 1.7  
Latest F'cast
Revenue -0.9% -7.4%
PBT n/a 10.0%
EPS -8.0% -6.9%
DPS -67.3% 8.3%

Pearson Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-13 5,069.00 382.00 70.10p 19.1 n/a -15% 48.00p 3.6%
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%

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-18 4,177.64 463.02 50.38p 17.2 n/a -7% 18.41p 2.4%
31-Dec-19 4,178.66 510.86 56.85p 15.3 1.2 +13% 20.55p 2.6%

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Pearson Company Announcements

Trading Statement 17-Oct-2018 07:00 RNS
Holding(s) in Company 15-Oct-2018 10:04 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 01-Oct-2018 15:35 RNS

Latest Pearson Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
28-Sep-18 Buy Sidney Taurel 894.13p 2,495 22,308.41
28-Sep-18 Buy Michael Lynton 894.13p 341 3,048.97
28-Sep-18 Buy Linda Lorimer 894.13p 460 4,112.97

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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 867.00p
Change Today 31.60p
% Change 3.78 %
52 Week High 957.40
52 Week Low 653.00
Volume 4,499,730
Shares Issued 781.06m
Market Cap 6,772m
RiskGrade 129

Pearson Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
1.22% above the market average1.22% above the market average1.22% above the market average1.22% above the market average1.22% above the market average
7.46% below the sector average7.46% below the sector average7.46% below the sector average7.46% below the sector average7.46% below the sector average
Price Trend
72.22% above the market average72.22% above the market average72.22% above the market average72.22% above the market average72.22% above the market average
68.57% above the sector average68.57% above the sector average68.57% above the sector average68.57% above the sector average68.57% above the sector average
Income
34.35% below the market average34.35% below the market average34.35% below the market average34.35% below the market average34.35% below the market average
22.22% below the sector average22.22% below the sector average22.22% below the sector average22.22% below the sector average22.22% below the sector average
Growth
73.49% below the market average73.49% below the market average73.49% below the market average73.49% below the market average73.49% below the market average
70.15% below the sector average70.15% below the sector average70.15% below the sector average70.15% below the sector average70.15% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 1
Buy 0
Neutral 5
Sell 0
Strong Sell 9
Total 15
sell
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Pearson Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 16-Aug-18 05-Apr-18
Paid 14-Sep-18 11-May-18
Amount 5.50p 12.00p

Trades for 18-Oct-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
17:09 1,786 @ 867.00p
17:09 3,685 @ 867.00p
17:08 8,552 @ 865.73p
17:03 75,976 @ 866.75p
17:03 13,526 @ 861.69p

Pearson Key Personnel

CEO John Fallon
Chair Sidney Taurel

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