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Pearson Fundamentals

Company Name Pearson Last Updated 21 Jun 2019
Industry Consumer Services Sector Publishing
Shares in Issue (m) 781.42 Market Cap (£m) 6,376.42
PE Ratio 10.79 Div per Share (p) 18.50
Div Yield 2.27 Div Cover 4.09
EPS 75.60 EPS Growth (%) 51.50
PEG 0.21 DPS Growth (%) 8.82
Debt Ratio 28.67 Debt Equity Ratio 0.54
Net Gearing 35.57 Gross Gearing 42.76
Asset Equity Ratio 1.75 Cash Equity Ratio 12.55
Quick Ratio 2.06 Current Ratio 2.16
Price To Book Value 1.41 ROCE 7.85

Pearson Dividends

Type Ex-Date Pay Date Currency Net Dividend Year Total
H2 Dividend 04 Apr 2019 10 May 2019 GBX 13.00 18.50
H1 Dividend 16 Aug 2018 14 Sep 2018 GBX 5.50
H2 Dividend 05 Apr 2018 11 May 2018 GBX 12.00 17.00
H1 Dividend 17 Aug 2017 15 Sep 2017 GBX 5.00
H2 Dividend 06 Apr 2017 12 May 2017 GBX 34.00 52.00
H1 Dividend 18 Aug 2016 16 Sep 2016 GBX 18.00
H2 Dividend 07 Apr 2016 06 May 2016 GBX 34.00 52.00
H1 Dividend 13 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015 GBX 18.00
H2 Dividend 02 Apr 2015 01 May 2015 GBX 34.00 51.00
H1 Dividend 13 Aug 2014 12 Sep 2014 GBX 17.00

Pearson Company Financials

Assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Tangible Assets 237 281 343
Intangible Assets 3,009 2,964 3,442
Investments 1,283 1,358 2,196
Total Fixed Assets 4,529 4,603 5,981
Stocks 164 148 235
Debtors 1,178 1,110 1,357
Cash & Equivalents 568 518 1,459
Other Assets 1,466 1,509 1,034
Total Assets 7,905 7,888 10,066
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Creditors within 1 year 1,561 1,617 1,924
Creditors after 1 year 1,246 1,662 3,794
Other Liabilities 573 588 0
Total Liabilities 3,380 3,867 5,718
Net assets 4,525 4,021 4,348
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Called up share capital 195 200 205
Share Premium 2,607 2,602 2,597
Profit / Loss 498 421 -2,557
Other Equity 1,714 1,211 1,542
Preference & Minorities 9 8 4
Total Capital Employed 4,525 4,021 4,348
Ratios 2018 2017 2016
Debt Ratio 28.67 35.88 46.60
Debt-to-Equity 0.54 0.58 0.66
Net Gearing 35.57 42.46 42.31
Gross Gearing 42.76 49.02 56.81
Assets / Equity 1.75 1.96 2.32
Cash / Equity 12.55 12.88 33.56
EPS 75.60 49.90 -286.80
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 462 298 410
Cashflow before financing 673 949 369
Increase in Cash -105 -794 -247
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 4,129 4,513 4,552
Cost of sales 1,943 2,066 2,093
Gross Profit 2,186 2,447 2,459
Operating Profit 553 451 -2,497
Pre-Tax profit 498 421 -2,557
Profit / Loss for the year 195 200 205

Pearson Company Background

Sector Publishing
Activities 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.
Latest Interim Date 27 Jul 2018
Latest Fiscal Year End Date 22 Feb 2019

Pearson Directors

Appointed Director Position
03 Oct 2012 John Joseph Fallon Chief Executive
01 Aug 2015 Coram Williams Chief Financial Officer
01 Jan 2016 Sidney Taurel Non-Executive Chairman
01 Jan 2016 Lincoln Anthony Wallen Non-Executive Director
01 Jan 2015 Timothy Score Non-Executive Director
01 Feb 2018 Michael Lynton Non-Executive Director
01 Jul 2013 Linda Koch Lorimer Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2011 Salim Joshua Lewis Non-Executive Director
01 Jan 2012 Dr Vivienne Cox Non-Executive Director
01 May 2014 Elizabeth Pauline Lucy Corley Non-Executive Director

Pearson Contact Details

Company Name Pearson
Company Address 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.
Company Telephone +44 (0)20 7010 2000
Company Website http://www.pearson.com/

Pearson Advisors

Auditor Name PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Auditor Address 1 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6RH.
Auditor Website http://www.pwc.co.uk/
Auditor Telephone +44(0) 20 7583 5000
Registrar Name Equiniti
Registrar Address Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA.
Registrar Website http://www.equiniti.com/
Registrar Telephone 0871 384 2030
Broker Name JPMorgan Cazenove
Broker Address 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA.
Broker Website http://www.jpmorgancazenove.com/
Broker Telephone +44 (0)20 7588 2828
Adviser Name Citigroup Global Markets
Adviser Address Citigroup Centre, 33 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB.
Adviser Website http://www.citi.com/
Adviser Telephone +44 (0)20 7986 4000
Solicitor Name Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Solicitor Address 65 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1HS.
Solicitor Website http://www.freshfields.com/
Solicitor Telephone +44 (0)20 7936 4000
Stockbroker Name Citigroup Global Markets
Stockbroker Address Citigroup Centre, 33 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB.
Stockbroker Website http://www.citi.com/
Stockbroker Telephone +44 (0)20 7986 4000