Pearson plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals



Price
£863
Change
3.200 (0.372%)
52 week
7.848 - 909.0

Last traded: Today at 3:45 PM

Pearson plc provides educational materials and learning technologies. The company operates in four segments: Global Online Learning, Global Assessment, North America Courseware, and International. It provides test development, processing, and scoring services to governments, educational institutions, corporations, and professional bodies. The company also offers content across the curriculum and a range of education services, including teacher development, educational software, and system-wide solutions, as well as owns and operates colleges and schools comprising virtual schools. It provides content, assessment, and digital services to schools, colleges, and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners. Pearson plc was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Key Metrics

PE ratio

21.05

PB ratio

157.40

Dividend yield

0.02%

Beta

0.24

Market cap

£6.53B

Enterprise value

£7.08B

Company profile

Industry / SectorPublishing / Communication Services
Full time employees20000
Websitehttp://www.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

£0.19

Payout ratio

47.56%

5Y Avg. yield

4.14%

Pearson plc paid £0.19 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 25 Mar 2021.The dividend payout ratio is 47.56%. 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 £0.2 and the forward dividend yield is 2.27%. 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 May 2021, following are the company executives and directors listed on Pearson plc.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Adam Bird CBEChief Exec. & Director561.18M
Ms. Sally Kate Miranda JohnsonCFO & Exec. Director46568.32k
Ms. Joanne RussellSr. VP of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
Ms. Cinthia NespoliChief Legal Officer39
Ms. Lynne FrankChief Marketing Officer & Co-Pres of Direct-to-Consumer53
Ms. Anna Vikstrom PerssonChief HR Officer50
Mr. Tim BozikPres of Global Product & North America Courseware58
Mr. Deepak MehrotraManaging Director of India Bus.56
Mr. Albert Roger HitchcockHead of Telecom & Technology Partnerships55
Mr. Giovanni Giovannelli Ph.D.Pres of English Language Learning47

Profitability and management effectiveness

Profit margin

9.13%

Operating margin

7.07%

Return on assets

1.99%

Return on equity

7.33%

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 6.53B and its enterprise value is 7.08B. The enterprise value to revenue ratio of PSON is 2.09.

The PSON's stocks Beta value is 0.24 making it 76% 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 £863.

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 http://www.pearson.com.