Pearson (PSON)

Sector:

Media

Index:

FTSE 100

720.60p
   
  • Change Today:
    -5.00p
  • 52 Week High: 869.40
  • 52 Week Low: 484.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 756.75m
  • Volume: 2,882,812
  • Market Cap: £5,453m
  • RiskGrade: 238

Dividend Data

  31-Dec-2031-Dec-1931-Dec-1831-Dec-1731-Dec-16
Interim Dividend6.00p6.00p5.50p5.00p18.00p
Final Dividend13.50p13.50p13.00p12.00p34.00p
Total Dividend19.50p19.50p18.50p17.00p52.00p
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Fundamentals - based on IFRS

  £ (Millions) £ (Millions) £ (Millions) £ (Millions) £ (Millions)
Income Statement 31-Dec-20 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16
Continuing Operations          
Revenue 3,397.00 3,869.00 4,129.00 4,513.00 4,552.00
Operating Profit/(Loss) 406.00 221.00 509.00 373.00 (2,594.00)
Net Interest (57.00) (43.00) (55.00) (30.00) (60.00)
Profit Before Tax 354.00 232.00 498.00 421.00 (2,557.00)
Profit After Tax 310.00 266.00 590.00 408.00 (2,335.00)
Discontinued Operations          
Profit After Tax n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD 310.00 266.00 590.00 408.00 (2,335.00)
Attributable to:          
Equity Holders of Parent Company 310.00 264.00 588.00 406.00 (2,337.00)
Minority Interests n/a 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00
           
Continuing EPS          
Earnings per Share - Basic 41.00p 34.00p 75.60p 49.90p (286.80p)
Earnings per Share - Diluted 41.00p 34.00p 75.50p 49.90p (286.80p)
Earnings per Share - Adjusted 41.00p 34.00p 70.30p 54.10p 58.80p
Continuing and Discontinued EPS          
Earnings per Share - Basic 41.00p 34.00p 75.60p 49.90p (286.80p)
Earnings per Share - Diluted 41.00p 34.00p 75.50p 49.90p (286.80p)
Earnings per Share - Adjusted 41.00p 34.00p 70.30p 54.10p 58.80p
           
Dividend per Share 19.50p 19.50p 18.50p 17.00p 52.00p
  £ (Millions) £ (Millions) £ (Millions) £ (Millions) £ (Millions)
Balance Sheet 31-Dec-20 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16
Assets          
Non-Current Assets          
Property, Plant & Equipment 515.00 618.00 237.00 281.00 343.00
Intangible Assets 2,742.00 2,900.00 3,009.00 2,964.00 3,442.00
Investment Properties n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Investments 6.00 7.00 392.00 398.00 1,247.00
Other Financial Assets 183.00 151.00 160.00 217.00 236.00
Other Non-Current Assets 665.00 801.00 731.00 743.00 713.00
  4,111.00 4,477.00 4,529.00 4,603.00 5,981.00
Current Assets          
Inventories 129.00 169.00 164.00 148.00 235.00
Trade & Other Receivables 1,118.00 1,275.00 1,178.00 1,110.00 1,357.00
Cash at Bank & in Hand 1,097.00 437.00 568.00 518.00 1,459.00
Current Asset Investments n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Current Assets 923.00 895.00 818.00 749.00 1,034.00
  3,267.00 2,776.00 2,728.00 2,525.00 4,085.00
           
Other Assets 73.00 397.00 648.00 760.00 n/a
Total Assets 7,451.00 7,650.00 7,905.00 7,888.00 10,066.00
           
Liabilities          
Current Liabilities          
Borrowings 254.00 92.00 46.00 19.00 44.00
Other Current Liabilities 1,317.00 1,400.00 1,515.00 1,598.00 1,880.00
  1,571.00 1,492.00 1,561.00 1,617.00 1,924.00
           
Net Current Assets cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
           
Non-Current Liabilities          
Borrowings 1,397.00 1,572.00 674.00 1,206.00 2,688.00
Provisions 70.00 61.00 281.00 219.00 545.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities 205.00 202.00 291.00 237.00 561.00
  1,672.00 1,835.00 1,246.00 1,662.00 3,794.00
           
Other Liabilities 74.00 n/a 573.00 588.00 n/a
Total Liabilities 3,317.00 3,327.00 3,380.00 3,867.00 5,718.00
           
Net Assets 4,134.00 4,323.00 4,525.00 4,021.00 4,348.00
           
Capital & Reserves          
Share Capital 188.00 195.00 195.00 200.00 205.00
Share Premium Account 2,620.00 2,614.00 2,607.00 2,602.00 2,597.00
Other Reserves (7.00) (24.00) 1,714.00 1,211.00 1,542.00
Retained Earnings 1,324.00 1,528.00 n/a n/a n/a
Shareholders Funds 4,125.00 4,313.00 4,516.00 4,013.00 4,344.00
           
Minority Interests/Other Equity 9.00 10.00 9.00 8.00 4.00
Total Equity 4,134.00 4,323.00 4,525.00 4,021.00 4,348.00
Cash Flow 31-Dec-20 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16
Net Cash Flow From Operating Activities 389.00 369.00 462.00 298.00 410.00
Returns On Investment & Servicing of Finance fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Taxation Paid fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Net Cash Flow from Investing Activities 591.00 (325.00) 211.00 651.00 (41.00)
Acquisitions & Disposals gn/a gn/a gn/a gn/a gn/a
Dividends Paid fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a fn/a
Management of Liquid Resources cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a cn/a
Net Cash Flow from Financing Activities (301.00) (135.00) (778.00) (1,743.00) (616.00)
Net Increase/Decrease In Cash 679.00 (91.00) (105.00) (794.00) (247.00)
Ratios - based on IFRS 31-Dec-20 31-Dec-19 31-Dec-18 31-Dec-17 31-Dec-16
Continuing Operations          
PE Ratio - Adjusted 16.6 18.7 13.3 13.6 13.9
PEG - Adjusted 0.8 n/a 0.4 n/a n/a
Earnings per Share Growth - Adjusted 21% -52% 30% -8% -16%
Dividend Cover 2.10 1.74 3.80 3.18 1.13
Revenue per Share 449.70p 497.94p 530.65p 596.37p 601.52p
Pre-Tax Profit per Share 46.86p 29.86p 64.00p 55.63p (337.89p)
Operating Margin 11.95% 5.71% 12.33% 8.27% (56.99%)
Return on Capital Employed 13.20% 8.74% 21.97% 18.03% n/a
Continuing & Discontinued Operations          
PE Ratio - Adjusted 16.6 18.7 13.3 13.6 13.9
PEG - Adjusted 0.8 n/a 0.4 n/a n/a
Earnings per Share Growth - Adjusted 21% -52% 30% -8% -16%
Dividend Cover 2.10 1.74 3.80 3.18 1.13
           
Dividend Yield 2.9% 3.1% 2.0% 2.3% 6.4%
Dividend per Share Growth n/a 5.41% 8.82% (67.31%) n/a
Operating Cash Flow per Share 51.50p 47.49p 59.38p 39.38p 54.18p
Cash Incr/Decr per Share 89.89p (11.71p) (13.49p) (104.92p) (32.64p)
Net Asset Value per Share (exc. Intangibles) 184.27p 183.14p 194.83p 139.68p 119.72p
Net Gearing 13.43% 28.45% 3.37% 17.62% 29.30%

Key

* GAAP

a. Includes discontinued activities

b. Including assets due in more than one year

c. Not disclosed under IFRS

d. Total fixed assets

e. Includes borrowings

f. Included in cash flow from operating activities under IFRS

g. Included in net cash from investing activities under IFRS

h. Pre-tax

i. Capital expenditure

j. Based on operating cash flow before tax

k. Issue of ordinary shares

Note 1: Prices and trades are provided by Digital Look Corporate Solutions and are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.

 

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