Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. 

We provide learning materials, technologies, assessments and services to teachers and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential. We put the learner at the centre of everything we do. 
Our commitment to them requires a holistic approach to education. It begins by using research to understand what sort of learning works best, it continues by bringing together people and organisations to develop ideas, and it comes back round by measuring the outcomes of our products.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
37,265 (est)
Pearson was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Pearson

Coram Williams

Coram Williams


Pearson Office Locations

Pearson has offices in London and New York
New York, US (HQ)
330 Hudson St
London, GB (HQ)
80 Strand

Pearson Metrics

Pearson Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

£4.6 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

£2.5 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

(£2.3 b)

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$6.7 b

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

£1.5 b
Pearson's current market capitalization is $6.7 b.
Pearson's revenue was reported to be £4.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


£5.1 b£4.5 b£4.5 b£4.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

£2.3 b£2 b£2 b£2.1 b

Gross profit

£2.8 b£2.5 b£2.5 b£2.5 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

£2.3 b£2.2 b£2.9 b£5 b

Pre tax profit

£255 m(£433 m)(£2.6 b)

Net Income

£199 m(£352 m)(£2.3 b)
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


£530 m£1.7 b£1.5 b

Accounts Receivable

£963 m£938 m£961 m

Current Assets

£2.9 b£4.5 b£4.5 b


£2.2 b£2.4 b£2.5 b


£6.3 b£5.2 b£3.4 b

Total Assets

£11.4 b£12 b£10.5 b

Accounts Payable

£329 m£338 m£364 m

Current Liabilities

£2.2 b£2.3 b£2.3 b

Retained Earnings

£74 m(£775 m)(£2.8 b)

Total Equity

£6 b£6.4 b£4.3 b

Financial Leverage

1.9 x1.9 x2.4 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

£455 m£211 m£410 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(£534 m)(£364 m)(£697 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(£56 m)£81 m£222 m

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