Pearson Education operates as a media and education company that offers a wide range of services to its customers. The Company offers wide range of products and services such as curriculum textbooks and other learning materials, student assessments and testing services, education technologies for educators and students from early education through elementary, middle and high school, and higher education. It also publishes educational materials in local languages, English language teaching materials for children and adults, and online learning products as well as offers testing, assessment, and qualification services.
London, GB
Size (employees)
32,719 (est)-12%
Pearson was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Pearson

Coram Williams

Coram Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Sidney Taurel

Sidney Taurel

Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis

Non-Executive Director
Linda Lorimer

Linda Lorimer

Non-Executive Director
Harish Manwani

Harish Manwani

Non-Executive Director
Tim Score

Tim Score

Non-Executive Director
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Pearson Office Locations

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

Pearson Financials

Pearson's revenue was reported to be £4.55 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1.9% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

4.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

2.5 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(2.3 b)

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

7.6 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

1.5 b
Pearson's current market capitalization is $7.6 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.1 b4.5 b4.5 b4.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

2.3 b2 b2 b2.1 b

Gross profit

2.8 b2.5 b2.5 b2.5 b
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


530 m1.7 b1.5 b

Accounts Receivable

963 m938 m961 m

Current Assets

2.9 b4.5 b4.5 b


2.2 b2.4 b2.5 b
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

455 m211 m410 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(534 m)(364 m)(697 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(56 m)81 m222 m
GBPY, 2016

Financial Leverage

2.4 x
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Pearson Operating Metrics

Pearson's Registered Users was reported to be 13 m in FY, 2017. Pearson's Properties was reported to be 900 in FY, 2017.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017

Course Enrollments (Core Segment)

4 k4 k


1.15 k1 k900

Registered Users

11 m11 m13 m

Test Centers

7.20 k7.20 k8 k
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Pearson News and Updates

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