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Pearson (PSON)
Sector: Media
Share Price: 691.00p Change Today: 4.00p  Market Cap: 5,685m

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.

1 Day Chart (19-10-2017)

6 Month Chart

Pearson Fundamentals

Year Ending Revenue (m) Pre-tax (m) EPS P/E PEG EPS Grth. Div Yield
31-Dec-12 4,959.00 391.00 82.60p 14.4 n/a -4% 45.00p 3.8%
31-Dec-13 5,069.00 382.00 70.10p 19.1 n/a -15% 48.00p 3.6%
31-Dec-14 4,540.00 255.00 66.70p 17.8 n/a -5% 51.00p 4.3%
31-Dec-15 4,468.00 (433.00) 70.30p 10.5 2.1 +5% 52.00p 7.1%
31-Dec-16 4,552.00 (2,557.00) 58.80p 13.9 n/a -16% 52.00p 6.4%

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-17 4,580.51 465.72 47.51p 14.5 n/a -19% 15.29p 2.4%
31-Dec-18 4,475.80 443.18 48.18p 14.3 10.2 +1% 16.36p 2.6%

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Pearson Company Announcements

Transaction in Own Shares 18-Oct-2017 17:58 RNS
Transaction in Own Shares 17-Oct-2017 07:20 RNS
Trading Statement 17-Oct-2017 07:00 RNS

Latest Pearson Director Deals

Traded Action Notifier PriceAmountValue
29-Sep-17 Buy Sidney Taurel 609.02p 3,528 21,486.35
29-Sep-17 Buy Linda Lorimer 609.02p 651 3,964.74
29-Sep-17 Buy Joshua Lewis 609.02p 496 3,020.76

Note 1: Prices and trades are provided by Digital Look Corporate Solutions and are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Note 2: Above ratios are on a 'per annum' basis, adjusted for corporate actions and based on the fundamentals of the primary listed security.

Note 3: Under IFRS, all figures are based on 'Continuing' operations unless otherwise stated.

Note 4: In the case of dual listed securities, broker recommendations and forecasts relate to the primary listing.

Note 5: Forecast figures based on normalised accounts.


Price Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 691.00p
Change Today 4.00p
% Change 0.58 %
Volume 5,255,230
19-Oct-17 Close 691.00p
Shares Issued 822.71m
Market Cap 5,685m
Year End 31-Dec-16

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 6
Buy 0
Neutral 6
Sell 2
Strong Sell 7
Total 21
Broker recommendations should not be taken as investment advice, and are provided by the authorised brokers listed on this page.

Pearson Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 17-Aug-17 06-Apr-17
Paid 15-Sep-17 12-May-17
Amount 5.00p 34.00p

Trades for 19-Oct-2017

Time Volume / Share Price
17:06 23,979 @ 689.85p
17:06 23,979 @ 689.85p
17:02 5,187 @ 689.79p
17:02 5,187 @ 689.79p
17:02 1,600 @ 689.89p

Pearson Key Personnel

CEO John Fallon
Chair Sidney Taurel