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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.60
PSO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. PSO: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
PSO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.6
0.12
0.76
Equity-to-Asset 0.43
PSO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. PSO: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
PSO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.43
0.07
0.55
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: 0.68
WACC vs ROIC
2.17%
-33.82%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -54.86
PSO's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. PSO: -54.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
PSO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.86  Med: 10.93 Max: 23.24
Current: -54.86
-54.86
23.24
Net Margin % -51.34
PSO's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. PSO: -51.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
PSO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.34  Med: 9.32 Max: 28.13
Current: -51.34
-51.34
28.13
ROE % -40.73
PSO's ROE % is ranked lower than
89% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. PSO: -40.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
PSO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.45  Med: 8.71 Max: 26.25
Current: -40.73
-43.45
26.25
ROA % -20.91
PSO's ROA % is ranked lower than
91% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. PSO: -20.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
PSO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.54  Med: 4.31 Max: 12.92
Current: -20.91
-21.54
12.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -295.79
PSO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.52 vs. PSO: -295.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
PSO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -295.79  Med: 47.93 Max: 127.1
Current: -295.79
-295.79
127.1
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.50
PSO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. PSO: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
PSO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.3  Med: -0.5 Max: 14.9
Current: -1.5
-6.3
14.9
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Pearson PLC $PSO.
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-07-29 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

PSO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 1,800,300 sh (+8.10%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 75,358 sh (-0.27%)
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Q2 2016

PSO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

David Dreman 3,126 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,723,000 sh (-4.29%)
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Q3 2016

PSO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

David Dreman 3,126 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,697,200 sh (-1.50%)
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Q4 2016

PSO Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 1,545,400 sh (-8.94%)
David Dreman 428 sh (-86.31%)
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Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing    NAICS: 515120 
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Traded in other countries:PESA.Germany, PSON.UK, PSORF.USA,
Pearson PLC is engaged in the international media businesses covering education, business information and consumer publishing. Its business segments are North American Education, International Education, and Professional.

U.K.-listed Pearson is the world's largest educational provider. The company has been disposing of noncore businesses such as the Financial Times, The Economist, and publishing house Penguin (in which it retains a 47% stake), and is now focused on being an educational resource provider. While Pearson's primary activity centres on K-12 and higher-level education, the firm also has significant operations in providing clinical assessments, professional certification, testing, and English language courses.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 13.00
PSO's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. PSO: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.17
PSO's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. PSO: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PSO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.17
0.88
2.12
PS Ratio 1.12
PSO's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. PSO: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PSO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.72 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.12
0.96
2.67
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 31.28
PSO's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
83% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. PSO: 31.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
PSO' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.71  Med: 15.21 Max: 62.56
Current: 31.28
7.71
62.56
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.59
PSO's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
66% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.85 vs. PSO: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
PSO' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.46  Med: 12.21 Max: 37.64
Current: 12.59
6.46
37.64
Shiller PE Ratio 14.69
PSO's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.01 vs. PSO: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
PSO' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.96  Med: 18.97 Max: 35.03
Current: 14.69
8.96
35.03
Current Ratio 2.12
PSO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PSO: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PSO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.74 Max: 2.15
Current: 2.12
1.14
2.15
Quick Ratio 2.00
PSO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PSO: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PSO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.04
Current: 2
0.84
2.04
Days Inventory 41.85
PSO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 31.41 vs. PSO: 41.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PSO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.89  Med: 62.34 Max: 79.79
Current: 41.85
38.89
79.79
Days Sales Outstanding 108.81
PSO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
79% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 68.28 vs. PSO: 108.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PSO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.89  Med: 79.17 Max: 108.81
Current: 108.81
63.89
108.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 9.21
PSO's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
95% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. PSO: 9.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
PSO' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.01  Med: 3.96 Max: 9.22
Current: 9.21
3.01
9.22
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 0.60
PSO's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. PSO: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
PSO' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 6.9 Max: 12.1
Current: 0.6
0.6
12.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 10.55
PSO's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. PSO: 10.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 10.68
PSO's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
93% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. PSO: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
PSO' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.49  Med: 4.59 Max: 10.69
Current: 10.68
3.49
10.69
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.20
PSO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. PSO: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PSO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.4  Med: -0.2 Max: 0.2
Current: 0.2
-9.4
0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.72
PSO's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. PSO: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
PSO' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.79  Med: 18.53 Max: 115.86
Current: 5.72
4.79
115.86
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.79
PSO's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. PSO: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
PSO' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.79
0.63
1.36
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.66
PSO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PSO: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
PSO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.66
0.62
2.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -39.86
PSO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. PSO: -39.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
PSO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.91  Med: 7.15 Max: 11.6
Current: -39.86
-39.91
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.04
PSO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. PSO: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
PSO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 11.2 Max: 38.9
Current: 5.04
3.1
38.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,004
EPS (TTM) $ -3.60
Beta-0.36
Short Percentage of Float0.11%
52-Week Range $7.04 - 13.20
Shares Outstanding (Mil)814.36

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 5,368 5,589
EPS ($) 0.61 0.63
EPS without NRI ($) 0.61 0.63
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
6.73%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.33 0.31
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