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Current Price 905.80p Bid 906.80p Ask 907.00p Change 0.62%
Last Updated: 27/05/2018 14:53. 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 31/12/2017

Turnover
£4,513.00m
Operating Profit
£451.00m
Dividend Yield
1.86
Dividend Per Share
17.00
Dividend Cover
2.94
P/E Ratio
18.30

Key Personnel

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

Stock Details

EPIC
PSON
ISIN
GB0006776081
Shares in Issue
780,668,607
Market cap
£7,129.07m
Sector

Analyst Views (9)

Strong Buy
 
11.11%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
55.56%
Sell
 
0.00%
Strong Sell
 
33.33%
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
906.80p
Bid Price
906.80p
Ask Price
907.00p
Volume
3839412
Change Today
5.60p
% Change Today
0.62%
Open
910.40p
Previous Close
906.80p
Intraday High
912.20p
Intraday Low
901.80p
52 Week High
929.80p
52 Week Low
563.00p
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 MoneyAM

Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 08 May 2018 | 09:40 Commodity stocks give FTSE pre-bank holiday lift 04 May 2018 | 16:50 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 04 May 2018 | 15:00 Miners support FTSE recovery 04 May 2018 | 11:56 Pearson reaffirms annual guidance as first-quarter revenue rises 1% 04 May 2018 | 07:17 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 02 May 2018 | 09:20 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 30 Apr 2018 | 10:20 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 03 Apr 2018 | 12:15 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 03 Apr 2018 | 12:15 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 03 Apr 2018 | 12:15 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 03 Apr 2018 | 12:10 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 03 Apr 2018 | 12:10 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 09 Mar 2018 | 16:20 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 09 Mar 2018 | 12:20 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 09 Mar 2018 | 08:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 26 Feb 2018 | 09:10 FTSE falls on stronger sterling 23 Feb 2018 | 17:00 FTSE falls as RBS results get frosty reception 23 Feb 2018 | 11:58 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 23 Feb 2018 | 11:20 Pearson earnings at top end of guidance, slashes dividend 23 Feb 2018 | 08:27 Pearson competes £300m share buy back 19 Feb 2018 | 13:14 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 23 Jan 2018 | 13:30 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 23 Jan 2018 | 13:00 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 18 Jan 2018 | 16:20 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 18 Jan 2018 | 14:30 FTSE falls as investors book profits 17 Jan 2018 | 16:53 FTSE falls on overseas sell-off 17 Jan 2018 | 11:56 Pearson sees profit at top end of guidance 17 Jan 2018 | 07:30 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on Pearson PLC 15 Jan 2018 | 08:00 Director Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) 18 Dec 2017 | 11:25

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Tangible Assets
281.0
343.0
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
2,964.0
3,442.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
1,358.0
2,196.0
Total Non-Current Assets
4,603.0
5,981.0
Inventory
148.0
235.0
Trade & Receivables
1,110.0
1,357.0
Cash & Receivables
518.0
1,459.0
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
1,509.0
1,034.0
Total Assets
7,888.0
10,066.0

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Short Term Liabilities
1,617.0
1,924.0
Long Term Liabilities
1,662.0
3,794.0
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
588.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
3,867.0
5,718.0

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Net Assets
4,021.0
4,348.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Share Capital
200.0
205.0
Minority Interests
8.0
4.0
Retained Earnings
0.0
0.0
Share Premium Account
2,602.0
2,597.0
Other Equity
1,211.0
1,542.0
Total Equity
4,021.0
4,348.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
298.0
410.0
Cashflow Before Financing
949.0
369.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-794.0
-247.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Turnover
4,513.0
4,552.0
Cost of Sales
2,066.0
2,093.0
Gross Profit
2,447.0
2,459.0
Operating Profit
451.0
-2,497.0
Pre-Tax Profit
421.0
-2,557.0
Profit / Loss for the Year
408.0
-2,335.0

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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
H1 Dividend
13 Aug 2014
12 Sep 2014
H2 Dividend
02 Apr 2014
02 May 2014
H1 Dividend
14 Aug 2013
13 Sep 2013
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