Pearson

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Name Pearson
Epic PSON
Sector Publishing
ISIN GB0006776081
Activites Pearson has 3 main divisions. Education: From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, its curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programmes help to educate more than 100 million people worldwide - more than any other private enterprise. The Financial Times Group, one of the leading business information companies, provides a broad range of business information and multimedia services to the international business community. Penguin Group: The Penguin brand is the label of quality from novels and classics to cookbooks - and much more - around the world. We publish an unrivalled range of fiction and non-fiction, bestsellers and classics, children's books and illustrated reference treasure chests in over 100 countries.
Index FTSE 100

Key numbers

Latest Share price (p) 704.00 Net gearing (%) 35.57
Market capitalisation (£m) 5,252.36 Gross gearing (%) 42.76
Shares in issue (m) 782.07 Debt ratio 28.67
P/E ratio 8.88 Debt-to-equity ratio 0.54
Total dividends per share (p) 18.50 Assets / equity ratio 1.75
Dividend yield (%) 2.83 Price to book value 1.16
Dividend cover 3.98 ROCE (%) 7.85
Earning per share (p) 75.60 EPS growth (%) 51.50
52-week high / low (p) 1,030.00 / 666.80 DPS growth (%) 8.82

Results at a glance

Date Type Turnover (£m) Profit (£m) Basic EPS Currency
31 Dec 2018 Full Year 4,129 590 75.60 GBP
31 Dec 2017 Full Year 4,513 408 49.90 GBP
31 Dec 2016 Full Year 4,552 -2,335 -286.80 GBP

Dividend history

Period Ex-date Pay-date Net dividend Currency Total for year
H1 Dividend 15 Aug 2019 13 Sep 2019 6.00 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 04 Apr 2019 10 May 2019 13.00 GBX 18.50
H1 Dividend 16 Aug 2018 14 Sep 2018 5.50 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 05 Apr 2018 11 May 2018 12.00 GBX 17.00
H1 Dividend 17 Aug 2017 15 Sep 2017 5.00 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 06 Apr 2017 12 May 2017 34.00 GBX 52.00
H1 Dividend 18 Aug 2016 16 Sep 2016 18.00 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 07 Apr 2016 06 May 2016 34.00 GBX 52.00
H1 Dividend 13 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015 18.00 GBX 0.00
H2 Dividend 02 Apr 2015 01 May 2015 34.00 GBX 51.00

Contact details

Company name Pearson
Address 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7010 2000
Website http://www.pearson.com/

Advisors

Company's broker JPMorgan Cazenove
Company's joint broker Citigroup Global Markets
NOMAD Citigroup Global Markets
Registrar Equiniti
Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Solicitors Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Directors

Appointed Director Position
03 Oct 2012 John Joseph Fallon Chief Executive
01 Aug 2015 Coram Williams Chief Financial Officer
01 Jan 2016 Sidney Taurel Non-Executive Chairman
01 Jan 2016 Lincoln Anthony Wallen Non-Executive Director
01 Jan 2015 Timothy Score Non-Executive Director
01 May 2019 Graeme David Pitkethly Non-Executive Director
01 Feb 2018 Michael Lynton Non-Executive Director
01 Jul 2013 Linda Koch Lorimer Non-Executive Director
01 Mar 2011 Salim Joshua Lewis Non-Executive Director
01 Jan 2012 Dr Vivienne Cox Non-Executive Director
01 May 2019 Sherry Leigh Coutu Non-Executive Director
01 May 2014 Elizabeth Pauline Lucy Corley Non-Executive Director

Company financials

Assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Reporting date 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2016
Tangible assets 237 281 343
Intangible asssets and goodwill 3,009 2,964 3,442
Investments and other non-current assets 1,283 1,358 2,196
Total non-current assets 4,529 4,603 5,981
Inventory / work in progress 164 148 235
Trade and other receivables 1,178 1,110 1,357
Cash and equivalents 568 518 1,459
Other current assets and asset held for resale 1,466 1,509 1,034
Total of all assets 7,905 7,888 10,066
Liabilities (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Short term liabilities 1,561 1,617 1,924
Long term liabilities 1,246 1,662 3,794
Other liabilites / pension etc 573 588 0
Total of all liabilities 3,380 3,867 5,718
Net assets (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Net assets 4,525 4,021 4,348
Equity (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Share capital 195 200 205
Minority interests 9 8 4
Retained earnings 0 0 0
Share premium account 2,607 2,602 2,597
Other equity 1,714 1,211 1,542
Total equity 4,525 4,021 4,348
Cash Flow (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Cash from operating activities 462 298 410
Cashflow before financing 673 949 369
Increase / decrease in Cash -105 -794 -247
Income (£m) 2018 2017 2016
Turnover 4,129 4,513 4,552
Cost of sales 1,943 2,066 2,093
Gross profit 2,186 2,447 2,459
Operating profit 553 451 -2,497
Pre-tax profit 498 421 -2,557
Profit / loss for the year 590 408 -2,335