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Pearson is a media and learning company providing educational products and services. It offers test development, processing, and scoring services and a range of education services, including teacher development, educational software, and system-wide solutions. The company provides curriculum textbooks and other learning materials, student assessments and testing services, and education technologies.
TypePublic
Founded1998
HQLondon, GB
Websitepearson.com
Employee Ratings3.5
Overall CultureC+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)24,322(-19%)
Job Openings919
Revenue (FY, 2018)£4.1 B(-8%)
Share Price (May 2021)£8.5(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Pearson

Jason MacLean

Jason MacLean

Director of Project Management, Course Development
Albert Hitchcock

Albert Hitchcock

Chief Technology and Operations Officer
Anna Vikstrom Persson

Anna Vikstrom Persson

Chief Human Resources Officer
Sally Johnson

Sally Johnson

Chief Financial Officer
Andy Bird

Andy Bird

Chief Executive
Tim Bozik

Tim Bozik

President, Global Product & North America Courseware
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Pearson Office Locations

Pearson has offices in London, Albuquerque, Boston, Chandler and in 53 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
80 Strand
Buenos Aires, AR
Ing Enrique Butty 240
Melbourne, AU
707 Collins Street
Gaborone, BW
Plot 20613, Unit 6 Block 3 industrial (after Botswana Craft 400m up the road in northern direction
São Paulo, BR
26, Nelson Francisco Street
Mississauga, CA
6301 Silver Dart Dr
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Pearson Financials and Metrics

Pearson Revenue

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Pearson's revenue was reported to be £4.13 b in FY, 2018 which is a 8.5% decrease from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

4.1b

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

(8.5%)

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

2.2b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

52.9%

Net income (FY, 2018)

590.0m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

553.0m

Market capitalization (7-May-2021)

6.4b

Closing stock price (7-May-2021)

8.5

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

568.0m

EV

5.2b
Pearson's current market capitalization is £6.4 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

4.6b4.5b4.1b

Revenue growth, %

2%(1%)(9%)

Cost of goods sold

2.1b2.1b1.9b

Gross profit

2.5b2.4b2.2b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Revenue

1.9b2.0b1.9b

Cost of goods sold

912.0m993.0m912.0m

Gross profit

954.0m1.1b953.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

51%51%51%
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

1.5b518.0m568.0m

Accounts Receivable

961.0m739.0m874.0m

Inventories

235.0m148.0m164.0m

Current Assets

4.1b2.5b3.4b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Cash

980.0m458.0m330.0m

Inventories

274.0m238.0m167.0m

Current Assets

3.6b2.9b2.3b

PP&E

339.0m306.0m268.0m
Annual
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

(2.3b)408.0m590.0m

Inventories

17.0m24.0m(10.0m)

Accounts Payable

61.0m6.0m35.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

410.0m298.0m462.0m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2016H1, 2017H1, 2018

Net Income

(220.0m)(16.0m)189.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

184.0m155.0m123.0m

Inventories

(39.0m)(13.0m)(19.0m)

Accounts Payable

(52.0m)(231.0m)(241.0m)
GBPH1, 2016

EV/EBIT

-24.2 x

EV/CFO

-21.4 x

Debt/Equity

-0.4 x

Debt/Assets

-0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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Pearson Operating Metrics

Pearson's Properties was reported to be 825 in FY, 2017. Pearson's Registered Users was reported to be 13 m in FY, 2017.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Countries

70707070

Properties

1.15 k1 k900825

Registered Users

11 m11 m13 m13 m

Test Centers

7.2 k7.2 k8 k20 k
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Pearson Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Integrated Analytics LLCJuly 28, 2016
Multi HoldingMarch 12, 2013
Virtual NerdJanuary 07, 2013
EmbanetCompassOctober 16, 2012
Author SolutionsJuly 19, 2012$116 m
CertiportMay 16, 2012
GlobalEnglishMay 07, 2012
Learning CatalyticsApril 22, 2012
Global EducationNovember 21, 2011$294 m
Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc.
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Pearson Revenue Breakdown

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Pearson revenue breakdown by business segment: 18.0% from Services, 32.6% from Assessments and 49.4% from Courseware

Pearson revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 63.6% from US, 9.1% from UK, 7.2% from Other Countries, 11.0% from Asia Pacific, 6.0% from Other European Countries and 3.1% from Other

Pearson Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

79/100

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Pearson Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

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Pearson Online and Social Media Presence

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Pearson Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    66/100

  • CEO Rating

    D-

    54/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    65/100

  • Diversity

    C+

    66/100

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Pearson News and Updates

Relay Medical and Fio Report on Testing Success at Pearson Airport and the Significance of What Has Been Accomplished

TORONTO, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Relay Medical Corp. (“Relay” or the “Company”) (CSE: RELA, OTC: RYMDF, Frankfurt: EIY2) and Fio Corporation (“Fio”), through their joint venture company Fionet Rapid Response Group (“FRR”), report on successful, unprecedented on-site testing at Toronto Pea…

Pearson sales jump as demand for online learning soars

Global education firm Pearson said strong demand for online learning courses helped the group post a five per cent rise The post Pearson sales jump as demand for online learning soars appeared first on CityAM.

Worldwide Book Publishers Industry to 2030 - Players Include Pearson, Bertelsmann and Hachette Livre Among Others

DUBLIN, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Book Publishers Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they...

Global Print Media Market Report 2021-2030 Featuring Prominent Players - News Corp; Pearson PLC; Bertelsmann; Axel Springer and Gannett Company

Dublin, April 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Print Media Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global print media market is expected to grow from $287.87 billion in 2020 to $313.28 billion in 2021 at a co…

Relay Medical & Fio Execute Agreement to Provide COVID-19 Rapid Testing at Toronto Pearson International Airport

TORONTO, March 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Relay Medical Corp. (“Relay” or the “Company”) (CSE: RELA, OTC: RYMDF, Frankfurt: EIY2) and Fio Corporation (“Fio”) – together through their joint venture company Fionet Rapid Response Group Inc (“FRR”) – are pleased to announce that further to its press…
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Pearson Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Pearson founded?

    Pearson was founded in 1998.

  • Who are Pearson key executives?

    Pearson's key executives are Jason MacLean, Albert Hitchcock and Anna Vikstrom Persson.

  • How many employees does Pearson have?

    Pearson has 24,322 employees.

  • What is Pearson revenue?

    Latest Pearson annual revenue is £4.1 b.

  • What is Pearson revenue per employee?

    Latest Pearson revenue per employee is £169.8 k.

  • Who are Pearson competitors?

    Competitors of Pearson include Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Cambridge University Press.

  • Where is Pearson headquarters?

    Pearson headquarters is located at 80 Strand, London.

  • Where are Pearson offices?

    Pearson has offices in London, Albuquerque, Boston, Chandler and in 53 other locations.

  • How many offices does Pearson have?

    Pearson has 59 offices.