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Pearson operates as a media and education company that offers education products and services such as curriculum textbooks and other learning materials, student assessments and testing services, and education technologies. The Company offers test development, processing, and scoring services and a range of education services including teacher development, educational software, and system-wide solutions, as well as owns and operates schools.

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TypePublic
Founded1844
HQLondon, GB
Websitepearson.com
Employee Ratings3.1

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)32,500
Job Openings1,412
Revenue (FY, 2017)£4.5 B
Share Price (May 2018)$12.4 (+2%)

Key People/Management at Pearson

Sidney Taurel

Sidney Taurel

Chairman
John Fallon

John Fallon

CEO, CEO
Coram Williams

Coram Williams

CFO, CFO
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 London, 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.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

4.5b

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

(0.9%)

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

2.4b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

54.2%

Net income (FY, 2017)

408.0m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

451.0m

Market capitalization (21-May-2018)

9.7b

Closing stock price (21-May-2018)

12.4

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

518.0m

EV

10.2b
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

Revenue

2.2b2.3b2.4b3.3b3.9b4.2b4.3b4.0b3.9b4.1b4.1b4.2b5.1b4.5b4.5b4.6b4.5b

Revenue growth, %

5%4%39%16%9%2%(6%)(3%)5%1%1%(10%)(2%)2%(1%)

Cost of goods sold

1.1b1.1b1.2b1.4b1.6b1.9b2.1b1.9b1.9b2.0b1.9b1.9b2.3b2.0b2.0b2.1b2.1b

Gross profit

1.1b1.2b1.2b1.9b2.2b2.3b2.3b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.2b2.3b2.8b2.5b2.5b2.5b2.4b
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

299.0m214.8m345.0m328.0m516.0m393.0m575.0m561.0m613.0m902.0m592.0m560.0m729.0m530.0m1.7b1.5b518.0m

Accounts Receivable

382.3m557.7m763.0m807.0m809.0m745.0m778.0m822.0m785.0m825.0m768.0m750.0m863.0m963.0m938.0m961.0m739.0m

Prepaid Expenses

82.0m

Inventories

360.7m379.3m614.0m691.0m828.0m849.0m734.0m683.0m676.0m373.0m354.0m368.0m224.0m224.0m211.0m235.0m148.0m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

248.2m40.0m441.0m300.0m178.0m(371.0m)(89.0m)77.0m109.0m342.0m455.0m337.0m295.0m199.0m(352.0m)(2.3b)408.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

228.0m

Inventories

24.0m

Accounts Payable

6.0m
GBPY, 2017

EV/EBIT

22.7 x

EV/CFO

34.4 x

Revenue/Employee

148.8k

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

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

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 Revenue Breakdown

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Pearson revenue breakdown by business segment: 64.9% from North America, 18.1% from Core and 17.0% from Growth

Pearson revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 61.4% from US, 8.5% from UK, 7.3% from Other Countries, 14.2% from Asia Pacific, 5.8% from Other European Countries and 2.8% from Other

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Pearson Online and Social Media Presence

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Pearson News and Updates

Please don't forget to honor Jack Pearson this Super Bowl Sunday

The Big Game is almost here, but for This Is Us fans everywhere Super Bowl Sunday is known as The Big Cry. Ever since the NBC drama revealed the tragic death of America's TV dad, Jack Pearson, in a "Super Bowl Sunday" episode that rudely aired immediately after the game in 2018, the day has had so…

Pearson Realize™ Selected as Google for Education Premier Partner

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the world's learning company, today announced Pearson Realize™, its single sign-on platform for accessing thousands of learning resources, assessments, student data and management tools, is now a Google for Education Premier Partner....

Pearson sees cost cuts bearing fruit as digital push advances

(Reuters) - British education publisher Pearson said on Wednesday it expects higher savings from cost cuts as it goes through a major restructuring to focus on and ramp up digital content.

Pearson says cost cuts to boost savings, sees lower FY profit

British education publisher Pearson said on Wednesday it expects higher savings from its cost cutting plan, while forecasting a decline in adjusted operating profit for 2018.

Perseus Holdings USA Appoints Veteran Biotechnology Executive William C. Pearson to Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Perseus Holdings USA, an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of next-generation, immune-mediated technologies for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of William C. Pearson to its board of ...

Smart Education 2018 Global Market Key Players - IBM, Articulate, Tata Interactive Systems, Jenzabar, Pearson, Discovery Communication, Blackboard, Microsoft, Dell, Apple.....

Smart Education – Global Market Growth, Opportunities, Analysis Of Top Key Players And Forecast To 2023 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday
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Pearson Company Life and Culture

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Pearson Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Pearson founded?

    Pearson was founded in 1844.

  • Who are Pearson key executives?

    Pearson's key executives are Sidney Taurel, John Fallon and Coram Williams.

  • How many employees does Pearson have?

    Pearson has 32,500 employees.

  • What is Pearson revenue?

    Latest Pearson annual revenue is £4.5 b.

  • What is Pearson revenue per employee?

    Latest Pearson revenue per employee is £138.9 k.

  • Who are Pearson competitors?

    Competitors of Pearson include Macmillan Publishers, McGraw-Hill Education 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, Torino, Paris, Hallbergmoos and in 26 other locations.

  • How many offices does Pearson have?

    Pearson has 30 offices.