Pearson plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals

-8.400 (-0.901%)
52 week
0.0 - 1006.291

Last traded: Yesterday at 6:19 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.

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Company profile

Industry / Sector Publishing / Communication Services
Full time employees 21350
Mailing address 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL United Kingdom
Phone / Fax 44 20 7010 2000 / 44 20 7010 6060


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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 2.24%. 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 Feb 2023, following are the company executives and directors listed on Pearson plc.

Name Title Age Total Pay
Mr. Adam Bird CBE CEO & Director 58 7.11M
Ms. Sally Kate Miranda Johnson CFO & Exec. Director 48 1.16M
Ms. Marykay Wells Chief Information Officer 59
Ms. Joanne Russell Sr. VP of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
Ms. Cinthia Nespoli Chief Legal Officer 41
Ms. Lynne Frank Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Pres of Direct-to-Consumer 55
Ms. Allison P. Bebo Chief HR Officer 53
Mr. Tim Bozik Pres of Higher Education, Interim Chief Product Officer & Co-Pres of Direct to Consumer 59
Mr. Deepak Mehrotra Managing Director of India Bus. 58
Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock Head of Telecom & Technology Partnerships 57

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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 0.28 making it 72% 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 £923.6.

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