Pearson (PSON)

Sector:

Media

Index:

FTSE 100

704.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -5.60p
  • 52 Week High: 869.40
  • 52 Week Low: 499.60
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 756.75m
  • Volume: 571,277
  • Market Cap: 5,328m
  • RiskGrade: 238

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 2.8% 2.8%
Div Cover 2.1 1.7
Op Mrgn 12.0% 9.1%
ROCE 13.2%  
Latest F'cast
P/E 17.2 21.5
PEG 0.8 n/a
Pr/Revenue 1.6 1.6
Pr/Book 1.3  
Latest F'cast
Revenue -12.2% 1.4%
PBT 52.6% -11.1%
EPS 20.6% -18.3%
DPS n/a 3.1%

Pearson Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
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%
31-Dec-19 3,869.00 232.00 34.00p 18.7 n/a -52% 19.50p 3.1%
31-Dec-20 3,397.00 354.00 41.00p 16.6 0.8 +21% 19.50p 2.9%

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-21 3,443.68 314.53 33.49p 21.0 n/a -18% 20.10p 2.8%
31-Dec-22 3,595.81 369.63 39.95p 17.6 0.9 +19% 21.59p 3.0%

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Pearson Company Announcements

Withdrawal of Credit Rating Agency 23-Sep-2021 15:45 RNS
Director/PDMR Shareholding 22-Sep-2021 14:53 RNS
Total Voting Rights 01-Sep-2021 10:53 RNS

Latest Pearson Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
20-Sep-21 Buy Dividends Lincoln Wallen 711.59p 112 796.98
20-Sep-21 Buy Dividends Sally Johnson 711.59p 105 747.17
30-Jun-21 Buy Sidney Taurel 838.98p 3,538 29,683.25

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: 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 704.00p
Change Today -5.60p
% Change -0.79 %
52 Week High 869.40
52 Week Low 499.60
Volume 571,277
Shares Issued 756.75m
Market Cap 5,328m
RiskGrade 238

Pearson Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
18.38% below the market average18.38% below the market average18.38% below the market average18.38% below the market average18.38% below the market average
70.37% above the sector average70.37% above the sector average70.37% above the sector average70.37% above the sector average70.37% above the sector average
Price Trend
40.07% below the market average40.07% below the market average40.07% below the market average40.07% below the market average40.07% below the market average
61.4% below the sector average61.4% below the sector average61.4% below the sector average61.4% below the sector average61.4% below the sector average
Income
46.98% above the market average46.98% above the market average46.98% above the market average46.98% above the market average46.98% above the market average
90.48% above the sector average90.48% above the sector average90.48% above the sector average90.48% above the sector average90.48% above the sector average
Growth
6.75% below the market average6.75% below the market average6.75% below the market average6.75% below the market average6.75% below the market average
11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 3
Buy 0
Neutral 4
Sell 1
Strong Sell 2
Total 10
neutral
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Pearson Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 12-Aug-21 25-Mar-21
Paid 20-Sep-21 07-May-21
Amount 6.30p 13.50p

Trades for 24-Sep-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:36 2,865 @ 704.00p
16:35 333,319 @ 704.00p
16:30 300 @ 704.20p
16:29 239 @ 704.13p
16:29 4 @ 704.20p

Pearson Key Personnel

Chair Sidney Taurel
CEO Andy Bird

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