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Pearson PLC (PSO)

Stock Price: $11.99 USD -0.04 (-0.33%)
Updated Jun 22, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed

Total Valuation

Pearson has a market cap or net worth of $9.07 billion. The enterprise value is $9.80 billion.

Market Cap 9.07B
Enterprise Value 9.80B

Important Dates

The next estimated earnings date is July 30, 2021, which is a Friday.

Estimated Earnings Date Jul 30, 2021
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 25, 2021

Share Statistics

Pearson has 756.24 million shares outstanding. The number of shares has decreased by -7.90% in one year.

Shares Outstanding 756.24M
Share Change (YoY) -7.90%
Share Change (QoQ) -3.18%
Owned by Insiders (%) 0.11%
Owned by Institutions (%) 1.55%
Float 691.47M

Valuation Ratios

The trailing PE ratio is 21.22 and the forward PE ratio is 24.04. Pearson's PEG ratio is 3.54.

PE Ratio 21.22
Forward PE 24.04
PS Ratio 1.95
PB Ratio 1.60
P/FCF Ratio 16.67
PEG Ratio 3.54
Financial Ratio History

Enterprise Valuation

The stock's EV/EBITDA ratio is 15.52, with a EV/FCF ratio of 18.02.

EV / Earnings 23.08
EV / Sales 2.11
EV / EBITDA 15.52
EV / EBIT 15.52
EV / FCF 18.02

Financial Position

The company has a current ratio of 2.08, with a Debt / Equity ratio of 0.40.

Current Ratio 2.08
Quick Ratio 1.56
Debt / Equity 0.40
Debt / EBITDA 3.58
Debt / FCF 4.16

Financial Efficiency

Return on equity (ROE) is 7.33%, which is not very high. The company has ROIC of 14.40%.

Return on Equity (ROE) 7.33%
Return on Assets (ROA) 1.99%
Return on Capital (ROIC) 14.40%
Revenue Per Employee $232,671
Profits Per Employee $21,233
Employee Count 20,000
Asset Turnover 0.45
Inventory Turnover 9.71


In the past 12 months, Pearson has paid $60.27 million in income taxes. This is 1.30% of the company's revenue.

Income Tax 60.27M
Effective Tax Rate 12.43%
Taxes as % of Revenue 1.30%

Stock Price Statistics

The stock price has increased by +70.98% in the last 52 weeks. The beta is 0.23, so Pearson's price volatility has been lower than the market average.

Beta (1Y) 0.23
52-Week Price Change +70.98%
50-Day Moving Average 11.96
200-Day Moving Average 10.64
Average Volume (30 Days) 178,988

Short Selling Information

The latest short interest is 1.18 million, so 0.16% of the outstanding shares have been sold short.

Short Interest 1.18M
Short % of Shares Out 0.16%
Short Ratio (days to cover) 4.29

Income Statement

In the last 12 months, Pearson had revenue of $4.65 billion and earned $424.66 million in profits. Earnings per share was $0.57.

Revenue 4.65B
Gross Profit 2.23B
Operating Income 312.33M
Pretax Income 484.93M
Net Income 424.66M
EBITDA 631.51M
EBIT 631.51M
Earnings Per Share (EPS) $0.57
Full Income Statement

Balance Sheet

The company has $1.53 billion in cash and $2.26 billion in debt, giving a net cash position of -$734.25 million or -$0.97 per share.

Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.53B
Total Debt 2.26B
Net Cash -734.25M
Net Cash Per Share -$0.97
Book Value 5.65B
Book Value Per Share 7.47
Working Capital 2.32B
Full Balance Sheet

Cash Flow

In the last 12 months, operating cash flow was $616.44 million and capital expenditures -$72.60 million, giving a free cash flow of $543.84 million.

Operating Cash Flow 616.44M
Capital Expenditures -72.60M
Free Cash Flow 543.84M
FCF Per Share $0.72
Cash Flow Statement


Gross margin is 47.98%, with operating and profit margins of 6.71% and 9.13%.

Gross Margin 47.98%
Operating Margin 6.71%
Pretax Margin 10.42%
Profit Margin 9.13%
EBITDA Margin 13.57%
EBIT Margin 13.57%
FCF Margin 11.69%

Dividends & Yields

This stock pays an annual dividend of $0.20, which amounts to a dividend yield of 1.63%.

Dividend Per Share $0.20
Dividend Yield 1.63%
Earnings Yield 4.68%
FCF Yield 6.00%
Dividend Growth (YoY) n/a
Payout Ratio 44.90%

Stock Splits

This stock does not have any record of stock splits.

Last Split Date n/a
Split Type n/a
Split Ratio n/a