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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 Ratings3.5
Overall CultureC

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)24,322(-19%)
Job Openings4,673
Revenue (FY, 2018)£4.1 B(-8%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)£8.6(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Pearson

Jason MacLean

Jason MacLean

Director of Project Management, Course Development
Amy Stuber

Amy Stuber

Director, Writing and Humanities
Corey Hoesley

Corey Hoesley

Senior Vice President, Global Operations
Kirk Benningfield

Kirk Benningfield

Vice President, Education Operations
Albert Hitchcock

Albert Hitchcock

Chief Technology and Operations Officer
Anna Vikstrom Persson

Anna Vikstrom Persson

Chief Human Resources Officer
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Pearson Office Locations

Pearson has offices in London, Albuquerque, Chandler, Concord and in 46 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
Mississauga, CA
6301 Silver Dart Dr
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 £4.13 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 (23-Jul-2021)

6.5b

Closing stock price (23-Jul-2021)

8.6

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

568.0m

EV

5.3b
Pearson's current market capitalization is £6.5 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

70707070

Properties

1.15 k1 k900825

Registered Users

11 m11 m13 m13 m

Test Centers

7.2 k7.2 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

76/100

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Pearson Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

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Pearson Online and Social Media Presence

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Pearson Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C

    66/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    54/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    65/100

  • Diversity

    C+

    66/100

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Pearson News and Updates

Worldwide Learning Management System Industry to 2026 - Featuring Blackboard, Oracle and Pearson Among Others

DUBLIN, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Learning Management System Market (2021-2026) by Component, Function, Delivery Mode, Deployment, User Type, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of COVID-19 with Ansoff Analysis" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's...

Aptive Environmental CEO, Vess Pearson, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® 2021 Award Finalist

Pearson Joins List of Unstoppable Visionaries in Utah Region Pearson Joins List of Unstoppable Visionaries in Utah Region

ApplyProof and Pearson PTE Partner to Help Canada Bound Students

Partnership enables universities and immigration agencies to verify scores in a 'one-stop shop' with no extra costs or additional steps for students

XPO Logistics Wins UK Contract with Pearson

GREENWICH, Conn., May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of supply chain solutions, was awarded a contract by new customer Pearson Education to distribute courseware and assessment materials in the UK. British-based Pearson is a leading provide…

Relay Medical and Fio Report on Testing Success at Pearson Airport and the Significance of What Has Been Accomplished

TORONTO, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Relay Medical Corp. (“Relay” or the “Company”) (CSE: RELA, OTC: RYMDF, Frankfurt: EIY2) and Fio Corporation (“Fio”), through their joint venture company Fionet Rapid Response Group (“FRR”), report on successful, unprecedented on-site testing at Toronto Pea…
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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 Jason MacLean, Amy Stuber and Corey Hoesley.

  • 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 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill.

  • Where is Pearson headquarters?

    Pearson headquarters is located at 80 Strand, London.

  • Where are Pearson offices?

    Pearson has offices in London, Albuquerque, Chandler, Concord and in 46 other locations.

  • How many offices does Pearson have?

    Pearson has 51 offices.