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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 Ratings3.3
Overall CultureC-

Locations

Pearson is headquartered in
London, United Kingdom

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)24,322(-19%)
Job Openings595
Revenue (FY, 2018)£4.1 B(-8%)
Share Price (Nov 2020)£5.9 (-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Pearson

John Fallon

John Fallon

Chief Executive
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

Non-Executive Director
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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 (13-Nov-2020)

4.5b

Closing stock price (13-Nov-2020)

5.9

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

568.0m

EV

3.3b
Pearson's current market capitalization is £4.5 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

70 70 70 70

Properties

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 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

73/100

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Pearson Online and Social Media Presence

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Pearson Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    62/100

  • CEO Rating

    D

    58/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    68/100

  • Diversity

    C-

    60/100

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Pearson News and Updates

Dow Jones Newswires: Pearson 2019 pretax profit halved

Pearson PLC said Friday that pretax profit for last year more than halved as revenue declined and the company booked reduced gains on disposals and restructuring charges.

Pearson forecasts lower 2020 profit and single digit growth

Education publisher Pearson posted underlying profit at the top end of a reduced guidance range for 2019 today, and warned The post Pearson forecasts lower 2020 profit and single digit growth appeared first on CityAM.

Pearson Forecasts Difficult 2020 as U.S. Pressures Persist

Pearson Forecasts Tough 2020 Outlook as U.S. Pressures Continue

Pearson Expands Online Degree Partnership with Washington State University

PULLMAN, Wash., Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pearson and Washington State University announced the renewal and expansion of their longstanding online degree partnership with the Carson College of Business. The partnership, now in its 8th year, powers Carson's online master of...

Pearson Legal Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Victoria Independent School District Against Property Casualty Alliance of Texas

VICTORIA, Texas, Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Victoria Independent School District (VISD) has filed a lawsuit against its insurance carrier, Property Casualty Alliance of Texas (PCAT), to be compensated for extensive damage sustained by the district-wide school facilities as a result...

Dow Jones Newswires: Pearson says 2019 performance as expected and appoints new CFO

The result were in line with expectations, which were lowered in September when the company warned of a weaker-than-expected performance in its key U.S. higher-education segment.
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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 John Fallon, Jason MacLean and Albert Hitchcock.

  • 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.