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/Management at Pearson

Coram Williams

Coram Williams


Pearson Office Locations

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

Pearson Financials and Metrics

Pearson Financials

Pearson's revenue was reported to be £4.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2% 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
Y, 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

Teaching Centers


Registered Users

11 m11 m13 m


1.15 k1 k900

Test Centers

7.2 k7.2 k8 k
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Pearson Market Value History

Pearson Revenue Breakdown

Pearson's Web-traffic and Trends

Pearson Online and Social Media Presence

Pearson News and Updates

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