Pearson plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals



Price
£866.8
Change
28.200 (3.363%)
52 week
571.0 - 932.6

Last traded: Last Friday at 4:18 PM

Pearson plc provides educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Higher Education, and Workforce Skills. The Assessment & Qualifications segment offers Pearson VUE, US student assessment, clinical assessment, UK GCSE, and A levels and international academic qualifications. The Virtual Learning segment provides virtual schools and online program management services. The English Language Learning segment offers Pearson test of English, institutional courseware, and English online solutions. The Higher Education segment provides the US, Canadian, and international higher education courseware businesses. The Workforce Skills offers BTEC, GED, TalentLens, Faethm, Pearson college, and apprenticeships. Pearson plc was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Key Metrics

PE ratio

24.01

PB ratio

1.41

Dividend yield

0.02%

Beta

0.25

Market cap

-

Enterprise value

-

Company profile

Industry / SectorPublishing / Communication Services
Full time employees21350
Websitehttps://plc.pearson.com
Mailing address80 Strand London WC2R 0RL United Kingdom
Phone / Fax44 20 7010 2000 / 44 20 7010 6060

Dividends

Dividend yield

0.02%

Dividend amount

£0.21

Payout ratio

56.79%

5Y Avg. yield

2.96%

Pearson plc paid £0.21 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 11 Aug 2022.The dividend payout ratio is 56.79%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.PSON dividend payout ratio is less than 70. This is ideal as it gives company room to grow the dividends and also the excess earnings can be invested in company for growth.

PSON's forward dividend amount is £0.21 and the forward dividend yield is 2.40%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of Oct 2022, following are the company executives and directors listed on Pearson plc.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Adam Bird CBECEO & Director577.11M
Ms. Sally Kate Miranda JohnsonCFO & Exec. Director471.16M
Ms. Marykay WellsChief Information Officer58
Ms. Joanne RussellSr. VP of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
Ms. Cinthia NespoliChief Legal Officer40
Ms. Lynne FrankChief Marketing Officer & Co-Pres of Direct-to-Consumer54
Ms. Allison P. BeboChief HR Officer52
Mr. Tim BozikPres of Higher Education, Interim Chief Product Officer & Co-Pres of Direct to Consumer58
Mr. Deepak MehrotraManaging Director of India Bus.57
Mr. Albert Roger HitchcockHead of Telecom & Technology Partnerships56

Profitability and management effectiveness

Profit margin

7.54%

Operating margin

12.57%

Return on assets

3.95%

Return on equity

6.40%

Profitability ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business's ability to generate earnings relative to its revenue, operating costs, balance sheet assets, and shareholders' equity over time, using data from a specific point in time.

The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of Pearson plc is and its enterprise value is .

The PSON's stocks Beta value is 0.25 making it 75% less volatile compared to LSE market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Pearson plc's Stock Symbol?

Pearson plc trades on LSE under the ticker symbol "PSON".

2. What is Pearson plc's stock price today?

One share of PSON stock can currently be purchased for approximately £866.8.

3. How can I contact Pearson plc?

Pearson plc's mailing address is 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at 44 20 7010 2000.

4. What is Pearson plc's official website?

The official website of Pearson plc is https://plc.pearson.com.