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Pearson (PSO) Company Profile

Updated Dec 31, 2019
Pearson has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Pearson, Plc
Short Name:Pearson
Trading Ticker Symbol:PSO
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:United Kingdom
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Services
Seconday Sub-sector:Books
Main Business Areas: Consumer Services, Books, Consumer Cyclical, Publishing
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Pearson

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Pearson as of writing:
Current Share Price:$8.43
Previous Year's Closing Price:$11.94
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-29.4%
Market Cap:$6.61 billion
52-week Price Range:$7.92 - $13.19
Dividend Per Share:$0.18
EPS (TTM):1.01
Price-Earnings (Trailing):8.31
Price-Earnings (Forward):13.82

Company Profile and Business Description for Pearson

Pearson plc (Pearson), incorporated on August 12, 1897, is a learning company. The Company delivers Learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The Company provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects.

North America

The Company's North America segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. Its Courseware includes curriculum materials provided in book form and/or through access to digital content. Its Assessments include test development, processing and scoring services provided to governments, educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies. Its Services include the operation of schools, colleges and universities, including sistemas in Brazil and English language teaching centers as well as the provision of online learning services in partnership with universities and other academic institutions.


The Company' Core segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in more markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company also offers digital products, such as Bug Club and ActiveLearn.


The Company's Growth segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses. Its markets include Brazil, China, India and South Africa.

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Peer / Competitor Companies of Books Sector

Along with Pearson, Plc, the following other peer (competitor) companies also exist within the same Books - Consumer Services sector whose company profile and dividend history is as follows:

▶ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC): Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMH), incorporated on December 23, 2009, is a global learning company, specializing in education solutions across a range of media. The Company operates through two segments: ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

▶ Scholastic (SCHL): Scholastic Corporation (Scholastic), incorporated on October 22, 1986, is a publisher and distributor of childrens books, a provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) to grade 12, ....See Detailed Company Profile  and Dividend History.

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