Pearson plc (PSO)
NYSE: PSO · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.19 (-1.56%)
May 22, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed

Pearson Statistics

Total Valuation

Pearson has a market cap or net worth of $8.12 billion. The enterprise value is $9.18 billion.

Market Cap 8.12B
Enterprise Value 9.18B

Important Dates

The last earnings date was Friday, March 3, 2023.

Earnings Date Mar 3, 2023
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 21, 2024

Share Statistics

Pearson has 679.27 million shares outstanding.

Shares Outstanding 679.27M
Owned by Insiders (%) 0.11%
Owned by Institutions (%) 2.91%
Float 600.53M

Valuation Ratios

The trailing PE ratio is 18.13 and the forward PE ratio is 15.29. Pearson's PEG ratio is 0.68.

PE Ratio 18.13
Forward PE 15.29
PS Ratio 1.74
Forward PS 2.19
PB Ratio 1.60
P/FCF Ratio 9.69
PEG Ratio 0.68
Financial Ratio History

Enterprise Valuation

The stock's EV/EBITDA ratio is 6.46, with an EV/FCF ratio of 10.96.

EV / Earnings 19.18
EV / Sales 1.97
EV / EBITDA 6.46
EV / EBIT 12.59
EV / FCF 10.96

Financial Position

The company has a current ratio of 1.73, with a Debt / Equity ratio of 0.29.

Current Ratio 1.73
Quick Ratio 1.08
Debt / Equity 0.29
Debt / EBITDA 1.04
Debt / FCF 1.77
Interest Coverage 7.06

Financial Efficiency

Return on equity (ROE) is 9.00% and return on invested capital (ROIC) is 7.69%.

Return on Equity (ROE) 9.00%
Return on Assets (ROA) 5.40%
Return on Capital (ROIC) 7.69%
Revenue Per Employee $253,302
Profits Per Employee $26,061
Employee Count 18,360
Asset Turnover 0.52
Inventory Turnover 19.46


In the past 12 months, Pearson has paid $144.01 million in taxes.

Income Tax 144.01M
Effective Tax Rate 23.13%

Stock Price Statistics

The stock price has increased by +17.03% in the last 52 weeks. The beta is 0.32, so Pearson's price volatility has been lower than the market average.

Beta (1Y) 0.32
52-Week Price Change +17.03%
50-Day Moving Average 12.58
200-Day Moving Average 11.84
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 34.69
Average Volume (30 Days) 432,032

Short Selling Information

Short Interest 830,095
Short Previous Month 965,995
Short % of Shares Out 0.06%
Short % of Float n/a
Short Ratio (days to cover) 1.39

Income Statement

In the last 12 months, Pearson had revenue of $4.65 billion and earned $478.48 million in profits. Earnings per share was $0.67.

Revenue 4.65B
Gross Profit 2.34B
Operating Income 653.78M
Pretax Income 625.75M
Net Income 478.48M
EBIT 728.98M
Earnings Per Share (EPS) $0.67
Full Income Statement

Balance Sheet

The company has $418.01 million in cash and $1.48 billion in debt, giving a net cash position of -$1.06 billion or -$1.56 per share.

Cash & Cash Equivalents 418.01M
Total Debt 1.48B
Net Cash -1.06B
Net Cash Per Share -$1.56
Equity / Book Value 5.06B
Book Value Per Share 7.46
Working Capital 1.31B
Full Balance Sheet

Cash Flow

In the last 12 months, operating cash flow was $869.16 million and capital expenditures -$31.86 million, giving a free cash flow of $837.30 million.

Operating Cash Flow 869.16M
Capital Expenditures -31.86M
Free Cash Flow 837.30M
FCF Per Share $1.17
Full Cash Flow Statement


Gross margin is 50.29%, with operating and profit margins of 14.06% and 10.29%.

Gross Margin 50.29%
Operating Margin 14.06%
Pretax Margin 13.46%
Profit Margin 10.29%
EBITDA Margin 30.55%
EBIT Margin 15.67%
FCF Margin 18.00%

Dividends & Yields

This stock pays an annual dividend of $0.28, which amounts to a dividend yield of 2.37%.

Dividend Per Share $0.28
Dividend Yield 2.37%
Dividend Growth (YoY) 7.63%
Years of Dividend Growth 1
Payout Ratio 42.28%
Buyback Yield 5.21%
Shareholder Yield 7.59%
Earnings Yield 5.90%
FCF Yield 10.32%
Dividend Details

Analyst Forecast

Price Target n/a
Price Target Difference n/a
Analyst Consensus n/a
Analyst Count n/a
Revenue Growth Forecast (5Y) n/a
EPS Growth Forecast (5Y) n/a
Stock Forecasts

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


Pearson has an Altman Z-Score of 2.56 and a Piotroski F-Score of 7. A Z-score under 3 suggests an increased risk of bankruptcy.

Altman Z-Score 2.56
Piotroski F-Score 7