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Current Price 745.60p Bid 745.00p Ask 745.80p Change -1.89%
Last Updated: 28/05/2022 12:42. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company 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.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2021

Revenue
£3,428.00m
Operating Profit/Loss
£183.00m
Dividend yield (%)
3.40
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
1.07
P/E Ratio
27.90

Key Personnel

Ms Sally Johnson
CFO & Executive Director
Mr Andy Bird
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Annette Thomas
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Esther Lee
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Graeme Pitkethly
Non-Executive Director
Mr Lincoln Wallen
Non-Executive Director
Mr Omid Kordestani
Non-Executive Director
Mr Tim Score
Non-Executive Director
Ms Linda Lorimer
Non-Executive Director
Ms Sherry Coutu
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
PSONL
ISIN
GB0006776081
Shares in Issue
821.62m
Market cap
£6,125.99m

Analyst Views (7)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
42.86%
Hold
 
57.14%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect the views held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
745.60p
Bid Price
745.00p
Ask Price
745.80p
Volume
456,168
Change Today
-14.40p
% Change Today
-1.89%
Open
757.40p
Previous Close
745.60p
Intraday High
757.90p
Intraday Low
739.10p
52 Week High
872.40p
52 Week Low
571.20p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
3,428.00
3,397.00
Operating Profit/Loss
183.00
406.00
Net Interest
-26.00
-57.00
Pre-Tax Profit
157.00
354.00
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
160.00
310.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
160.00
310.00
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
160.00
310.00
Minority Interests
n/a
n/a
Total Dividend Paid
n/ap
n/ap
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2020
Basic
21.10p
41.00p
Diluted
20.90p
41.00p
Adjusted
21.90p
41.00p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
n/ap

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
366.00
515.00
Intangible Assets
2,769.00
2,742.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
24.00
6.00
Other Financial Assets
143.00
183.00
Other Non-Current Assets
820.00
665.00
Current Assets
Inventories
98.00
129.00
Trade & Other Receivables
1,257.00
1,118.00
Cash at Bank & In Hand
937.00
1,097.00
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
922.00
923.00
Other Assets
7.00
73.00
Total Assets
7,343.00
7,451.00

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
155.00
254.00
Other Current Liabilities
1,425.00
1,317.00
Total Current Liabilities
1,580.00
1,571.00
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
1,245.00
1,397.00
Provisions
47.00
70.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
191.00
205.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
1,483.00
1,672.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
74.00
Total Liabilities
3,063.00
3,317.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
4,280.00
4,134.00

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2020
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
189.00
188.00
Share Premium Account
2,626.00
2,620.00
Other Reserves
-12.00
-7.00
Retained Earnings
1,467.00
1,324.00
Shareholders Funds
4,270.00
4,125.00
Minority Interests/Other Equity
10.00
9.00
Total Equity
4,280.00
4,134.00

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Final
24 Mar 2022
06 May 2022
14.20p
Interim
12 Aug 2021
20 Sep 2021
6.30p
Final
25 Mar 2021
07 May 2021
13.50p
Interim
13 Aug 2020
21 Sep 2020
6.00p
Final
26 Mar 2020
07 May 2020
13.50p
Interim
15 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
6.00p
Final
04 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
13.00p
Interim
16 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2018
5.50p
Final
05 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
12.00p
Interim
17 Aug 2017
15 Sep 2017
5.00p
Final
06 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
34.00p
Interim
18 Aug 2016
16 Sep 2016
18.00p
Final
07 Apr 2016
06 May 2016
34.00p
Interim
13 Aug 2015
11 Sep 2015
18.00p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Dec 2021
31 Dec 2020
Dividend growth
5.13%
n/a%
Dividend yield
3.40%
2.90%
Dividend cover
1.07
2.10


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