Pearson originally started out as a construction company during the industrial revolution, however the company is now an international publishing house. The group comprises of three main divisions: Education, Financial Times and Penguin. Almost two thirds of its revenues are generated from the Education arm, however it is the other two that Pearson is most famous for.
Pearson Plc Ord 25P is listed on the London Stock Exchange trading with ticker code PSON.L, and is part of the Media sector. It has a market capitalisation of £671,861m, with approximately 781m shares in issue. Over the last year, Pearson Plc share price has been traded in a range of 265.2, hitting a high of 1,030.00, and a low of 764.80.
Pearson Plc, officially known as Pearson Plc Ord 25P was formed in August of 1897, making the company one hundred and twenty two years old. The company filed its latest accounts on 31st December 2014, showing a turnover of approximately 4.87 billion GBX with gross profits of 2.67 billion, or 3.4194 per issued share, and a pre-tax profit margin of 6.26%. Pearson Plc currently has 9 directors, and has had 30 previous directors over the last 122 years. In the last set of accounts produced by Pricewaterhousecoopers Llp, the company showed 1.98 billion paid in salaries to the 40,876 staff (average wage of 48 thousand), with the directors receiving an average 127.67 million each. In the accounts filed in 2014, the company paid 0 in dividends.
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|Shares in Issue||781m|
|52 Week High||1,030.00|
|52 Week Low||764.80|