Pearson plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals

3.800 (0.621%)
52 week
571.0 - 883.6

Last traded: Yesterday at 4:35 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.

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Company profile

Industry / SectorPublishing / Communication Services
Full time employees20000
Mailing address80 Strand London WC2R 0RL United Kingdom
Phone / Fax44 20 7010 2000 / 44 20 7010 6060


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Pearson plc paid £0.20 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 12 Aug 2021.The dividend payout ratio is 52.85%. 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 3.24%. 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 Jan 2022, following are the company executives and directors listed on Pearson plc.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Adam Bird CBECEO & Director571.18M
Ms. Sally Kate Miranda JohnsonCFO & Exec. Director47568.32k
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
Mr. Tim BozikGlobal Pres of Higher Education59
Mr. Deepak MehrotraManaging Director of India Bus.57
Mr. Albert Roger HitchcockHead of Telecom & Technology Partnerships56
Mr. Giovanni Giovannelli Ph.D.Pres of English Language Learning48
Mr. Robert WhelanPres of Assessments & Qualifications72

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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 0.40 making it 60% 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 £615.4.

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