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Pearson PLC Fundamentals

Company NamePearson PLCLast Updated2022-01-26
IndustryPublishingSectorCommunication Services
Shares in Issue756.802 mMarket Cap£4.63 bn
PE Ratio16.78Dividend per Share£0.20
Dividend Yield3.2Dividend Cover2.10
EPS£0.41EPS Growth (%)-0.60
PEG2.29DPS Growth (%)0.0263
Debt Ratio0.2046Debt Equity Ratio0.3125
Asset Equity Ratio1.7126Cash Equity Ratio0.1604
Quick Ratio1.3426Current Ratio2.21
Price To Book Value1.1627ROCE0

Pearson PLC Dividends

TypeEx-DatePay DateCurrencyNet DividendYear Total
Interim2021-08-122021-09-20GBP0.0630
Prelim2021-03-252021-05-07GBP0.1350
Interim2020-08-132020-09-21GBP0.0600
Prelim2020-03-262020-05-07GBP0.1350
Interim2019-08-152019-09-13GBP0.0600
Prelim2019-04-042019-05-10GBP0.1300

Pearson PLC Company Financials

Assets20202019
Tangible Assets£515.00 m£618.00 m
Intangible Assets£2.74 bn£2.90 bn
Investments£144.00 m£129.00 m
Total Fixed Assets£4.11 bn£4.48 bn
Stocks£129.00 m£169.00 m
Debtors£909.00 m£1.11 bn
Cash & Equivalents£1.10 bn£437.00 m
Other Assets00
Total Assets£7.45 bn£7.65 bn
Liabilities20202019
Creditors within 1 year£1.65 bn£1.49 bn
Creditors after 1 year£1.67 bn£1.83 bn
Other Liabilities£74.00 m0
Total Liabilities£3.32 bn£3.33 bn
Net assets£4.13 bn£4.32 bn
Equity20202019
Called up share capital£188.00 m£195.00 m
Share Premium£2.64 bn£2.63 bn
Profit / Loss£354.00 m£232.00 m
Other Equity£4.13 bn£4.31 bn
Preference & Minorities£9.00 m£10.00 m
Total Capital Employed£4.13 bn£4.32 bn
Ratios20202019
Debt Ratio£0.25£0.27
Debt-to-Equity£0.34£0.36
Assets / Equity1.71261.7126
Cash / Equity0.16040.1604
EPS£0.20£0.50
Cash Flow20202019
Cash from operating activities£389.00 m£369.00 m
Cashflow before financing£90.00 m£267.00 m
Increase in Cash£679.00 m-£91.00 m
Income20202019
Turnover£3.40 bn£3.87 bn
Cost of sales£1.77 bn£1.86 bn
Gross Profit£1.63 bn£2.01 bn
Operating Profit£411.00 m£275.00 m
Pre-Tax profit£354.00 m£232.00 m

Pearson PLC Company Background

SectorCommunication Services
ActivitiesU.K.-listed Pearson is the world's largest educational provider. The company has been disposing of noncore businesses such as the Financial Times, The Economist, and publishing house Penguin, and is now focused on being an educational resource and testing provider. While Pearson's primary activity centres on higher-level education, the firm also has significant operations in providing clinical assessments, professional certification and testing.
Latest Interim Date30 Jul 2021
Latest Fiscal Year End Date8 Mar 2021

Pearson PLC Directors

AppointedNamePosition
2021-10-04Mr. Sidney TaurelNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2021-10-04Ms. Linda Koch LorimerNon-Executive Director
2013-04-26Baroness Rona Alison FairheadExecutive Director,Chairman and CEO, Financial Times
2015-12-31Mr. Glen Richard MorenoNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2018-05-04Mr. Harish ManwaniNon-Executive Director
2013-07-01Mr. John Crowther MakinsonExecutive Director,Chairman and Chief Executive, Penguin Grp
2015-04-24Mr. Kenneth John HydonNon-Executive Director
2013-03-21Ms. Marjorie Morris ScardinoExecutive Director,Chief Executive
2012-12-31Mr. Patrick Jean-Pierre CescauNon-Executive Director
2015-07-30Mr. Robin A D FreestoneExecutive Director,Chief Financial Officer
2013-08-07Professor Susan Harriet FuhrmanNon-Executive Director
2021-10-04Mr. Timothy ScoreNon-Executive Director
2021-04-07Dr. Vivienne Cox, CBENon-Executive Director,Senior Independent Director
2013-12-31Mr. William EthridgeExecutive Director,Chief Executive, Pearson North America
2011-08-09Sir David Charles Maurice BellExecutive Director
2015-04-24Sir Thomas David Guy ArculusNon-Executive Director
2021-04-01Mr. John J FallonExecutive Director,Chief Executive Officer
2007-04-02Mr. Gurvirendra Singh TalwarNon-Executive Director
2010-04-01Lord Terence Burns GCBNon-Executive Director
2021-10-04Ms. Sherry Leigh Coutu CBENon-Executive Director
2010-04-01Mr. Coimbatore Krishnarao PrahaladNon-Executive Director
2020-04-24Mr. Joshua LewisNon-Executive Director
2021-04-07Mr. Michael M. LyntonNon-Executive Director
2021-10-04Dame Elizabeth P L Corley CBENon-Executive Director
2020-04-24Mr. Coram WilliamsExecutive Director,Chief Financial Officer
2021-10-04Mr. Graeme PitkethlyNon-Executive Director
2021-10-04Mr. Lincoln WallenNon-Executive Director
2021-09-29Ms. Sally Kate Miranda JohnsonExecutive Director,Chief Financial Officer
2021-05-07Mr. Andy BirdExecutive Director,Chief Executive Officer

Pearson PLC Contact Details

Company NamePearson PLC
Address80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL
Telephone+44 2070102000
Websitehttps://plc.pearson.com

Pearson PLC Advisors

AuditorPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Phone+44 2075835000
Fax+44 2078224652
RegistrarEquiniti Limited
StockbrokerJ.P. Morgan Cazenove Ltd
Phone+44 2077424000
Remuneration ConsultantWillis Towers Watson
Phone+44 2071702000
Fax+44 2071702222
Financial AdviserCiti
Phone+44 2079864000
Fax+44 2079862266
SolicitorHerbert Smith Freehills LLP
Phone+44 2073748000
Fax+44 2073740888
SolicitorFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Phone+44 2079364000
Fax+44 2078327001
Financial AdviserJ.P. Morgan Cazenove
Phone+44 2077424000
SolicitorMorgan, Lewis & Bockius
Phone+1 (212) 309 6000
Fax+1 (212) 309 6273
BankHSBC Bank PLC
Financial AdviserGoldman Sachs International
Phone+44 2077741000
Fax+44 2077744477
Financial PR AdviserBrunswick Group LLP
Phone+44 2074045959
Fax+44 2078312823
StockbrokerCiti
Phone+44 2079864000
Fax+44 2079862266