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Current Price 692.60p Bid 692.60p Ask 693.00p Change -0.29%
Last Updated: 13/11/2019 14:35. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

Pearson has 3 main divisions. Education: From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, its curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programmes help to educate more than 100 million people worldwide - more than any other private enterprise. The Financial Times Group, one of the leading business information companies, provides a broad range of business information and multimedia services to the international business community. Penguin Group: The Penguin brand is the label of quality from novels and classics to cookbooks - and much more - around the world. We publish an unrivalled range of fiction and non-fiction, bestsellers and classics, children's books and illustrated reference treasure chests in over 100 countries.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2018

Turnover
£4,129.00m
Operating Profit
£553.00m
Dividend Yield
2.74
Dividend Per Share
18.50
Dividend Cover
3.98
P/E Ratio
9.19

Key Personnel

John Joseph Fallon
Chief Executive
Coram Williams
Chief Financial Officer
Sidney Taurel
Non-Executive Chairman
Lincoln Anthony Wallen
Non-Executive Director
Timothy Score
Non-Executive Director
Graeme David Pitkethly
Non-Executive Director
Michael Lynton
Non-Executive Director
Linda Koch Lorimer
Non-Executive Director
Salim Joshua Lewis
Non-Executive Director
Dr Vivienne Cox
Non-Executive Director
Sherry Leigh Coutu
Non-Executive Director
Elizabeth Pauline Lucy Corley
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
PSON
ISIN
GB0006776081
Shares in Issue
782,067,096
Market cap
£5,433.80m
Sector

Analyst Views (10)

Strong Buy
 
30.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
20.00%
Sell
 
20.00%
Strong Sell
 
30.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
692.80p
Bid Price
692.60p
Ask Price
693.00p
Volume
361166
Change Today
-2.00p
% Change Today
-0.29%
Open
695.00p
Previous Close
694.80p
Intraday High
695.00p
Intraday Low
683.80p
52 Week High
1030.00p
52 Week Low
669.40p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Pearson Intra-day Chart

Pearson News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 21 Oct 2019 | 08:10 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 17 Oct 2019 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 04 Oct 2019 | 08:10 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 01 Oct 2019 | 11:40 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 01 Oct 2019 | 11:40 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 01 Oct 2019 | 11:35 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 01 Oct 2019 | 11:35 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 01 Oct 2019 | 11:35 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 01 Oct 2019 | 11:35 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 30 Sep 2019 | 10:00 Blue-chips maintain gains while mid-caps fade into close 26 Sep 2019 | 16:49 FTSE builds on early gains despite stock-specific woes 26 Sep 2019 | 12:16 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 26 Sep 2019 | 11:30 UK stocks get lift from oils and miners 26 Sep 2019 | 09:32 Pearson cuts guidance to lower end of range 26 Sep 2019 | 07:35 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 18 Sep 2019 | 10:55 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 18 Sep 2019 | 10:55 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 13 Sep 2019 | 12:10 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 06 Aug 2019 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 30 Jul 2019 | 09:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 30 Jul 2019 | 08:50 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 30 Jul 2019 | 08:10 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 29 Jul 2019 | 09:40 FTSE ends higher thanks to Vodafone and sterling 26 Jul 2019 | 16:41 FTSE bounces higher after Vodafone surge 26 Jul 2019 | 13:57 Pearson maintains profit guidance, increases EPS as shift to digital pays off 26 Jul 2019 | 08:25 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 15 Jul 2019 | 10:00 Broker Forecast - UBS issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 04 Jul 2019 | 11:20 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 20 Jun 2019 | 15:15 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 14 May 2019 | 12:00

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Tangible Assets
237.0
281.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
3,009.0
2,964.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
1,283.0
1,358.0
Total Non-Current Assets
4,529.0
4,603.0
Inventory
164.0
148.0
Trade & Receivables
1,178.0
1,110.0
Cash & Receivables
568.0
518.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
1,466.0
1,509.0
Total Assets
7,905.0
7,888.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Short Term Liabilities
1,561.0
1,617.0
Long Term Liabilities
1,246.0
1,662.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
573.0
588.0
Total Liabilities
3,380.0
3,867.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Net Assets
4,525.0
4,021.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Share Capital
195.0
200.0
Minority Interests
9.0
8.0
Retained Earnings
0.0
0.0
Share Premium Account
2,607.0
2,602.0
Other Equity
1,714.0
1,211.0
Total Equity
4,525.0
4,021.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
462.0
298.0
Cashflow Before Financing
673.0
949.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-105.0
-794.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Turnover
4,129.0
4,513.0
Cost of Sales
1,943.0
2,066.0
Gross Profit
2,186.0
2,447.0
Operating Profit
553.0
451.0
Pre-Tax Profit
498.0
421.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
590.0
408.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H1 Dividend
15 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
H2 Dividend
04 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
H1 Dividend
16 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2018
H2 Dividend
05 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
H1 Dividend
17 Aug 2017
15 Sep 2017
H2 Dividend
06 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
H1 Dividend
18 Aug 2016
16 Sep 2016
H2 Dividend
07 Apr 2016
06 May 2016
H1 Dividend
13 Aug 2015
11 Sep 2015
H2 Dividend
02 Apr 2015
01 May 2015
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