Pearson, Plc (PSO): Price and Financial Metrics

Pearson, Plc (PSO)

Today's Latest Price: $11.75 USD

1.27 (12.12%)

Updated Jan 27 4:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 36 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; 87.92% 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 just 8.18% of about US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Pearson Plc comes in at -25.6%, a number that bests merely 14.27% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PSO, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are RNR, SNA, MHK, HSIC, and ORI.
  • 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 $11.75 52-week high $11.90
Prev. close $10.48 52-week low $5.08
Day low $11.49 Volume 1,623,302
Day high $11.90 Avg. volume 412,759
50-day MA $9.09 Dividend yield 1.43%
200-day MA $7.40 Market Cap 9.18B

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:
$11.75$4.29 -59%

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 31th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 58.83%. 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 4.03 years, is 0% -- higher than merely 24.29% 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 only 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 8. This value is greater than merely 21.97% stocks in the Consumer Cyclical sector that generate free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

CPRI, FLWS, DAN, JW.A, and SEE 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.

Pearson reports FY20 sales and profit in line with guidance

Pearson (PSO) FY20 sales declined by 10% Y/Y and expects adjusted operating profit in the range of £310M-£315M amid portfolio changes, inflation and the trading impact of COVID-19 partially offset by restructuring savings.Segment breakdown: COVID-19 impacted International (down 19%) and Global Assessment sales (down 14%) due to test centre and school...

Seeking Alpha | January 20, 2021

Pearson sales pick up but pandemic threat lingers - CityAM

Education giant Pearson posted a return to sales growth in the fourth quarter, but warned of further school closures and exam cancellations.

City AM | January 20, 2021

Pearson passes its exams with return to growth

Pearson raised the prospect of a further round of cancelled exams but its shares rocketed after it returned to growth in the final three months of last year.The FTSE 100 educational publisher warned

The Times | January 20, 2021

Miners lead FTSE 100 higher on earnings cheer | Business

UK's FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday as miners gained after a strong production forecast from BHP Group, while encouraging updates from luxury brand Burberry and education group Pearson drove optimism about the earnings season. BHP Group Ltd climbed 2.8% after it forecast record iron ore production for fiscal 2021, helped by high prices for the commodity.

Devdiscourse | January 20, 2021

This is why FTSE 100 stock Pearson’s share price is rocketing!

The Pearson share price has just leapt to 16-month highs! Here's why the FTSE 100 giant has rocketed following fresh trading numbers. The post This is why FTSE 100 stock Pearson’s share price is rocketing! appeared first on The Motley Fool UK .

The Motley Fool UK | January 20, 2021

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PSO Price Returns

1-mo 26.07%
3-mo 79.39%
6-mo 69.45%
1-year 60.75%
3-year 30.24%
5-year 28.24%
YTD 28.00%
2020 13.07%
2019 -27.76%
2018 24.32%
2017 4.32%
2016 -1.48%

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