Pearson PLC (PSO)

NYSE: PSO · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
0.12 (1.27%)
May 20, 2022 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Market Cap7.15B
Revenue (ttm)4.57B
Net Income (ttm)212.00M
Shares Out746.21M
EPS (ttm)0.26
PE Ratio37.13
Forward PE16.03
Dividend$0.28 (2.89%)
Ex-Dividend DateMar 24, 2022
Previous Close9.46
Day's Range9.47 - 9.66
52-Week Range7.68 - 12.39
Price Target10.11 (+5.5%)
Earnings DateMar 14, 2022

About PSO

Pearson plc provides educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Higher Education, and Workforce Skills. The Assessment & Qualifications segment offers Pearson VUE, US student assessment, clinical assessment, UK GCSE, and A levels and international academic qualifications. The Virtual Learning segment provides virtual ...

IPO DateSep 1, 2000
CEOJohn Fallon
Stock ExchangeNYSE
Ticker SymbolPSO
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2021, Pearson's revenue was 3.43 billion, an increase of 0.91% compared to the previous year's 3.40 billion. Earnings were 159.00 million, a decrease of -48.71%.

Financial numbers in millions GBPFinancial Statements

Analyst Forecast

According to 22 analysts, the average rating for PSO stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is 10.11, which is an increase of 5.53% from the latest price.

Price Target
(5.53% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy
Stock Forecasts


Pearson CEO: Our strategy to be 'location agnostic' moving forward

Andy Bird, CEO of Pearson, discusses the education company's future and how a year providing stability for consumers has the potential to bolster its shares.

3 weeks ago - CNBC International TV

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1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

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1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

Pearson stock falls as Apollo withdraws takeover offer

Yahoo Finance Live's Julie Hyman discusses shares for Pearson as Apollo withdraws its offer to buyout the educational publisher. (Apollo is Yahoo Finance's parent company.

1 month ago - Yahoo Finance

Pearson shares closed 20% up on Friday: what fuelled the stock?

Pearson plc (LON: PSON) shares closed roughly 20% up on Friday after the British multinational rejected a £7.0 billion ($9.16 billion) takeover proposal from Apollo Global Management Inc. Apollo's offer...

2 months ago - Invezz

Pearson Shares Soar As It Ditches Apollo's Takeover Offer Second Time

U.K. education publishing group Pearson PLC (NYSE: PSO) refused Apollo Global Management Inc's (NYSE: APO) March 7 takeover proposal for 854.2 pence per share which valued Pearson at £6.5 billion, Bloom...

2 months ago - Benzinga

Why Pearsons Stock Jumped 19.5% at the Open Today

The company received an offer, rejected it, and then got a higher one. It looks like this publisher is in play.

2 months ago - The Motley Fool

Pearson says it's rejected two takeover approaches from Apollo

Education publisher Pearson on Friday said it's turned away two takeover approaches from private-equity giant Apollo Global Management.

2 months ago - Market Watch

Pearson launches buyback as education group stabilises

LONDON (Reuters) -Global education group Pearson said it would launch a 350 million pound ($470 million) share buyback after demand for assessment and qualification services enabled it to hit 2021 targe...

2 months ago - Reuters

Exclusive-Pearson buys certification group Credly in deal valued at $200m

Education group Pearson has agreed to buy the certification company Credly to expand its offering to businesses looking to train and retain workers at a time of tight labour markets and rapid technologi...

3 months ago - Reuters

Why Are Pearson Shares Trading Higher Premarket?

Pearson PLC (NYSE: PSO) bumped up its full-year profit guidance for 2021 after significant gains in testing and qualification services. The London-based education and training group's full-year adjusted...

4 months ago - Benzinga

Education group Pearson lifts full-year profit outlook

Andy Bird, CEO of Pearson, tells "Squawk Box Europe" that he is very pleased with the company's January trading update.

4 months ago - CNBC International TV

3 Education Stocks Headed to the Principal's Office

Education stocks have leaned heavily toward e-learning over the past year but as the pandemic eases this trend could start to reverse. The post 3 Education Stocks Headed to the Principal's Office appear...

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6 months ago - InvestorPlace

Bridge Growth Partners Appoints Jonathan D. Harber as Senior Advisor

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bridge Growth Partners, a leading technology investment firm, announced today that it has appointed Jonathan Harber as Senior Advisor. Mr. Harber will bring his expertise, ins...

6 months ago - Business Wire

Analysts Lower Price Target On Pearson - Read Why

Analysts re-rated education provider Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO), lowering their price targets. Berenberg analyst Sarah Simon upgraded Pearson to Hold from Sell with an unchanged price target of 590 GBP, imp...

7 months ago - Benzinga

SEC Fines Pearson $1M For Misleading Investors About Data Breach

Pearson, which is a London-based company working on educational publishing, has agreed to pay $1 million on charges that it misled investors about a 2018 cyber intrusion involving the thefts of millions...

9 months ago - PYMNTS

Pearson to pay $1M fine for misleading investors about 2018 data breach

Pearson, a London-based public education giant that provides educational software to schools and universities has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that it misled investors about a 2018 data br...

9 months ago - TechCrunch

Pearson PLC to pay $1 million to settle charges it misled investors - U.S. SEC

London-based Pearson PLC will pay $1 million to settle charges it misled investors about a 2018 cyber intrusion involving the theft of millions of student records, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commi...

9 months ago - Reuters

SEC Charges Pearson plc for Misleading Investors About Cyber Breach

Washington, D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - August 16, 2021) - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Pearson plc, a London-based public company that provides educational publishing and oth...

9 months ago - Newsfile Corp

Pearson CEO on the death of the textbook, the company's goal to be 100% digital, and online learning

Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro and Julia LaRoche spoke with Andy Bird, Pearson CEO, to discuss the future of education, the shift to online learning, and the death of the textbook. Watch the 2021 Berkshir...

1 year ago - Yahoo Finance

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1 year ago - InvestorPlace

A lot of the 'hard work in the transformation' is now ready to be realized, Pearson CEO says

Andy Bird, CEO at Pearson, discusses the company's full-year results and transformation amid the pandemic.

1 year ago - CNBC International TV

Huge opportunity in digital learning, says Pearson CEO

John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, discusses the company's earnings and the impact of Covid-19 on the business environment.

1 year ago - CNBC International TV

Pearson plc reports a 32% increase in its global online learning sales in Q3

In an announcement on Wednesday, Pearson plc (LON: PSON) said that its underlying sales came in 10% lower in the fiscal third quarter. For the full year, however, it expressed confidence that performanc...

1 year ago - Invezz