Pearson, Plc (PSO): Price and Financial Metrics

Pearson, Plc (PSO)

Today's Latest Price: $7.20 USD

0.09 (1.27%)

Updated Sep 28 4:10pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 29 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; 87.77% 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 7.43% of about US stocks.
  • As for revenue growth, note that PSO's revenue has grown -25.6% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of only 11.22% of US companies in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PSO, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are Y, ORI, NGHC, SIM, and MHK.
  • PSO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Pearson Plc's official web site, go to
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PSO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $7.20 52-week high $9.17
Prev. close $7.11 52-week low $5.08
Day low $7.18 Volume 377,580
Day high $7.31 Avg. volume 562,271
50-day MA $7.23 Dividend yield 2.11%
200-day MA $7.01 Market Cap 5.62B

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

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$7.20$3.51 -51%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Pearson Plc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Pearson Plc ranked in the 28th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. 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 15.95% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Pearson Plc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than merely 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 7. This value is greater than only 20.97% stocks in the Consumer Cyclical sector that generate free cash flow.

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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.

Pearson +6.7% as Goldman notes better-than-expected college enrollment

Pearson (PSO) is up 6.7% in NYSE trading, hitting a two-week high, with Goldman Sachs highlighting not-so-bad preliminary figures for higher-education enrollment. Early data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows undergraduate enrollment for the fall is down 2.5% - better than the drop in the high single digits...

Seeking Alpha | September 24, 2020

Investors slam Pearson chief Andy Bird's £7m windfall

Ahead of a meeting to approve his appointment yesterday, shareholders had complained of being 'held to ransom' by Pearson and complained Bird's pay package was far too generous.

Daily Mail Online | September 18, 2020

19 recent flights to Pearson carried passengers with COVID-19

Flights from 10 different countries landed in Toronto in the first eight days of September with COVID-19-infected passengers.

CP24 | September 15, 2020

Earnings Not Telling The Story For Pearson plc (LON:PSON)

With a median price-to-earnings (or "P/E") ratio of close to 17x in the United Kingdom, you could be forgiven for...

Yahoo | September 14, 2020

PRESS DIGEST-British Business - Sept 10

Yahoo | September 10, 2020

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PSO Price Returns

1-mo -3.87%
3-mo 0.53%
6-mo 10.97%
1-year -16.19%
3-year -3.92%
5-year -48.57%
YTD -11.31%
2019 -27.76%
2018 24.32%
2017 4.32%
2016 -1.48%
2015 -39.17%

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