Pearson, Plc (PSO): Price and Financial Metrics

Pearson, Plc (PSO)

Today's Latest Price: $7.15 USD

0.13 (1.85%)

Updated Jul 10 12:53pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 26 in Outsourcing - Education Services

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PSO Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Pearson Plc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.59% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -38.64%, Pearson Plc's debt growth rate surpasses only 7.27% of about US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Pearson Plc comes in at -25.6%, a number that bests merely 7.92% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Pearson Plc, a group of peers worth examining would be RNR, NGHC, MHK, SNA, and RLI.
  • Visit PSO's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to
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PSO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $7.15 52-week high $11.51
Prev. close $7.02 52-week low $5.08
Day low $7.12 Volume 129,125
Day high $7.19 Avg. volume 641,434
50-day MA $6.42 Dividend yield 4.7%
200-day MA $7.41 Market Cap 5.58B

Pearson, Plc (PSO) Company Bio

Pearson plc provides learning materials, technologies, assessments, and services for teachers and students worldwide. The company is also a global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. The company was founded in 1844 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

PSO Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

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The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Pearson Plc. To summarize, we found that Pearson Plc ranked in the 32th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Pearson Plc ended up being:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.02 years, is -0.08% -- higher than only 19.38% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Pearson Plc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than only 19.31% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • As a business, Pearson Plc experienced a tax rate of about 0% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Consumer Cyclical), this tax rate is higher than just 0% of stocks generating free cash flow.

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FTDR, TUP, NTZ, BFAM, and EEX can be thought of as valuation peers to PSO, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Cyclical sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest PSO News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Pearson Plc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate PSO as an investment opportunity.

Lawsuit against Pearson over data breach scuttled by injury claims

A Minnesota federal judge has granted a bid by subsidiaries of education company Pearson to dismiss a lawsuit brought over a data breach that resulted in the unauthorized access of personal information from 13,000 school and university accounts.

Reuters | July 7, 2020

Covid will change University life, predicts Pearson boss

John Fallon's plans to leave the education publishing business after seven tough years at the top have been delayed because the coronavirus crisis has made it harder to recruit a successor.

Daily Mail Online | July 2, 2020

Pearson to Support New Statewide K-12 Online Public School in Missouri

COLUMBIA, Md., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, which delivers Connections Academy, the full-time online school program for grades K-12 and a new collection of K-12 online learning solutions for school districts, has announced today new partnerships that will expand access to…

PR Newswire | June 30, 2020

2020 Market Insights for the World Smart Learning Systems Market, Featuring Company Profiles of Blackboard, Inc, Cisco Systems, McGraw-Hill, Pearson PLC and Tata Interactive System

DUBLIN, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Smart Learning Systems - Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)" report has been added to's offering. The Global Smart Learning Systems market accounted for $19.84 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $106.30 billion by 2027…

PR Newswire | June 26, 2020

Pearson issues rallying call to Watford troops in Premier League survival fight

Watford travel to Burnley on Thursday night as they look to take a step closer to Premier League survival

Irish Mirror | June 25, 2020

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PSO Price Returns

1-mo 4.23%
3-mo N/A
6-mo -9.76%
1-year -29.69%
3-year -7.21%
5-year -53.86%
YTD -12.76%
2019 -27.76%
2018 24.32%
2017 4.32%
2016 -1.48%
2015 -39.17%

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