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
New York, US (HQ)
330 Hudson St
London, GB (HQ)
80 Strand

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 (16-Oct-2017)

6.7 b

Closing share price (16-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

1.5 b
Pearson's current market capitalization is $6.7 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

Traffic Overview of Pearson

Pearson Online and Social Media Presence

Pearson News and Updates

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Boyd Douglas-Davies awarded the HTA Pearson Medal

Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, was awarded the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures dinner, which took place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on 4 October. This award, in memory of the HTA’s first general secretary Charles Pearson, is presented annually to an ind…

Robots taking jobs? How higher ed can help students skill up for the jobs of the future

In contrast to many recent headlines, a new study finds that many jobs today will still be in demand by 2030 and beyond. However, while jobs may remain, the skills needed for success are changing. The post Robots taking jobs? How higher ed can help students skill up for the jobs of the future appea…

Pearson launches maths app to help Syrian refugee children

Pearson has launched a maths and Arabic learning app in Jordan as part of its partnership with Save the Children. With support from the Jordanian Ministry of Education, the app will help Syrian refugee children living in the country catch up with their schooling. The app, “Space Hero” (Batl Al Fada’…

Don’t panic: Only one in five jobs are threatened by robots

Only one in five jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots, new research reveals. The majority of current jobs will still be in existence by 2030 and one in 10 people are even predicted to experience bigger demand for their skills. Jobs in creative, design digital and engineering sectors ar…

FirstPoint Equity taps Lewis as MD

Placement agent FirstPoint Equity has named Craig Lewis as a managing director. Lewis is the former director of private markets and real assets at Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust. And prior to that, he was investment manager within the private markets group at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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