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Current Price 679.00p Bid 816.40p Ask 575.60p Change 0.35%
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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 31/12/2019

Revenue
£3,869.00m
Operating Profit/Loss
£221.00m
Dividend yield (%)
3.10
Total dividend for year
19.5000p
Dividend cover
2.96
P/E Ratio
11.00

Key Personnel

Ms Sally Johnson
CFO & Executive Director
Mr Sidney Taurel
Chairman
Mr John Fallon
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Andy Bird
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Graeme Pitkethly
Non-Executive Director
Mr Lincoln Wallen
Non-Executive Director
Mr Michael Lynton
Non-Executive Director
Mr Tim Score
Non-Executive Director
Ms Elizabeth Corley
Non-Executive Director
Ms Linda Lorimer
Non-Executive Director
Ms Sherry Coutu
Non-Executive Director
Ms Vivienne Cox
Senior Independent Director

Stock Details

EPIC
PSON
ISIN
GB0006776081
Shares in Issue
752.97m
Market cap
£5,113.55m
Sector

Analyst Views (4)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
50.00%
Hold
 
0%
Sell
 
50.00%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
679.00p
Bid Price
816.40p
Ask Price
575.60p
Volume
884,926
Change Today
2.40p
% Change Today
0.35%
Open
666.80p
Previous Close
676.60p
Intraday High
686.60p
Intraday Low
666.80p
52 Week High
686.60p
52 Week Low
423.50p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
3,869.00
4,129.00
Operating Profit/Loss
221.00
509.00
Net Interest
-43.00
-55.00
Pre-Tax Profit
232.00
498.00
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
266.00
590.00
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
n/a
n/a
Profit/Loss for the Year
266.00
590.00
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
264.00
588.00
Minority Interests
2.00
2.00
Total Dividend Paid
19.5000p
18.5000p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
Basic
34.00p
75.60p
Diluted
34.00p
75.50p
Adjusted
57.80p
70.30p
Dividend per Share
19.5000p
18.5000p

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
618.00
237.00
Intangible Assets
2,900.00
3,009.00
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
7.00
392.00
Other Financial Assets
151.00
160.00
Other Non-Current Assets
801.00
731.00
Current Assets
Inventories
169.00
164.00
Trade & Other Receivables
1,275.00
1,178.00
Cash at Bank & In Hand
437.00
568.00
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
895.00
818.00
Other Assets
397.00
648.00
Total Assets
7,650.00
7,905.00

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
92.00
46.00
Other Current Liabilities
1,400.00
1,515.00
Total Current Liabilities
1,492.00
1,561.00
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
1,572.00
674.00
Provisions
61.00
281.00
Other Non-Current Liabilities
202.00
291.00
Total Non-Current Liabilities
1,835.00
1,246.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
573.00
Total Liabilities
3,327.00
3,380.00

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
4,323.00
4,525.00

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
195.00
195.00
Share Premium Account
2,614.00
2,607.00
Other Reserves
1,504.00
1,714.00
Retained Earnings
n/a
n/a
Shareholders Funds
4,313.00
4,516.00
Minority Interests/Other Equity
10.00
9.00
Total Equity
4,323.00
4,525.00

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
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 2019
31 Dec 2018
Dividend growth
5.41%
8.82%
Dividend yield
3.10%
2.00%
Dividend cover
2.96
3.80
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