Pearson Education operates as a media and education company that offers a 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)
30,339 (est)-7%
Pearson was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Pearson

Sidney Taurel

Sidney Taurel

John Fallon

John Fallon

Coram Williams

Coram Williams

Elizabeth Corley

Elizabeth Corley

Non-Executive Director
Vivienne Cox

Vivienne Cox

Senior Independent Director
Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis

Non-Executive Director
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Pearson Office Locations

Pearson has offices in Milano, Torino, Paris, Hallbergmoos and in 26 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
80 Strand
Palermo, AR
piso 6 1509 Humboldt
Melbourne, AU
707 Collins Street
Gaborone, BW
Plot 14386, New Lobatse Road, Gaborone West Industrial Site
São Paulo, BR
26, Nelson Francisco Street
Toronto, CA
26 Prince Andrew Place
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Pearson Financials and Metrics

Pearson Revenue

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Pearson's revenue was reported to be £4.51 b in FY, 2017 which is a 0.9% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

4.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

2.4 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

408 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

1.1 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

451 m

Market capitalization (21-May-2018)

9.7 b

Closing stock price (21-May-2018)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

518 m
Pearson's current market capitalization is $9.7 b.
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


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Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

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Gross profit

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GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


299 m214.8 m345 m328 m516 m393 m575 m561 m613 m902 m592 m560 m729 m530 m1.7 b1.5 b518 m

Accounts Receivable

382.3 m557.7 m763 m807 m809 m745 m778 m822 m785 m825 m768 m750 m863 m963 m938 m961 m739 m


360.7 m379.3 m614 m691 m828 m849 m734 m683 m676 m373 m354 m368 m224 m224 m211 m235 m148 m

Current Assets

1.3 b1.4 b2.2 b2.2 b2.6 b2.2 b2.5 b2.5 b2.6 b2.7 b2.7 b2.4 b3.1 b2.9 b4.5 b4.1 b3.3 b
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Net Income

248.2 m40 m441 m300 m178 m(371 m)(89 m)77 m109 m342 m455 m337 m295 m199 m(352 m)(2.3 b)408 m

Cash From Operating Activities

291.2 m244.2 m402 m433 m361 m490 m529 m359 m530 m709 m456 m463 m356 m455 m211 m410 m298 m

Dividends Paid

102.7 m112.4 m126 m138 m164 m177 m187 m192 m201 m205 m220 m238 m397 m423 m424 m318 m

Cash From Financing Activities

21.6 m142.2 m2 b(295 m)2.3 b2 m(663 m)65 m(59 m)(321 m)(348 m)(444 m)(395 m)(534 m)(364 m)(616 m)(1.7 b)
GBPY, 2017


148.8 k

Financial Leverage

2 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

Course Enrollments (Core Segment)

4 k4 k


1.15 k1 k900 825

Registered Users

11 m11 m13 m13 m

Test Centers

7.20 k7.20 k8 k20 k
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Pearson Revenue Breakdown

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Pearson revenue breakdown by business segment: 65.5% from North America, 17.6% from Core and 16.9% from Growth

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Pearson Online and Social Media Presence

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Pearson News and Updates

Technical and Vocational Education 2018 Global Market Key Players – CfPA, City & Guilds, Learndirect, Pearson – Analysis and Forecast to 2025 Presents “Global Technical and Vocational Education Market Size, Status and Forecast 2018-2025” New Document to its Studies Database Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Pearson Launches New Elementary Literacy Solution

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the digital education company, today announced the launch of a new literacy program— myView Literacy for the elementary grades. myView Literacy promotes higher student achievement through a reading and writing workshop model that reflects...

Content Publishing Global Market 2018: Key Players – Forbes, Amazon, Hearst Communications, News Corporation, Pearson Education

Content Publishing -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2023 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

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Heffernan Retirement Services Opens Seattle Branch Led by Blake Thibault, Managing Director of Heffernan Financial Services

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Retirement Services, a division of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, announced today the opening of a Washington branch. Overseen by Managing Director of Heffernan Financial Services, Blake Thibault, Dallas Otter, Executive Vice...

FirstEnergy Announces Executive Retirements

AKRON, Ohio, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today announced that Leila Vespoli, executive vice president, Corporate Strategy, Regulatory Affairs and chief legal officer, and James Pearson, executive vice president, Finance, have accepted FirstEnergy's Executive ...
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Pearson Company Life and Culture

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