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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.25
PSO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PSO: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PSO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.25
0.12
0.76
Equity to Asset 0.53
PSO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PSO: 0.53 )
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: 0.53
Current: 0.53
0.07
0.53
Interest Coverage 4.85
PSO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 41.14 vs. PSO: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PSO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.23  Med: 5.07 Max: 11.65
Current: 4.85
4.23
11.65
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.70
M-Score: -2.35
WACC vs ROIC
4.92%
4.25%
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.17
PSO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. PSO: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PSO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.17  Med: 13.32 Max: 23.21
Current: 8.17
8.17
23.21
Net-margin (%) 9.66
PSO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. PSO: 9.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PSO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.07  Med: 10.14 Max: 28.13
Current: 9.66
6.07
28.13
ROE (%) 8.07
PSO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. PSO: 8.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PSO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.35  Med: 9.40 Max: 26.25
Current: 8.07
5.35
26.25
ROA (%) 4.22
PSO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. PSO: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PSO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.75  Med: 4.62 Max: 12.92
Current: 4.22
2.75
12.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 46.93
PSO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. PSO: 46.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PSO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.92  Med: 53.66 Max: 129.59
Current: 46.93
42.92
129.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
PSO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. PSO: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.3  Med: 3.20 Max: 63.9
Current: -0.1
-40.3
63.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -14.50
PSO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. PSO: -14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.4  Med: 3.10 Max: 61.3
Current: -14.5
-37.4
61.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -35.30
PSO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. PSO: -35.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.3  Med: 8.70 Max: 54.3
Current: -35.3
-35.3
54.3
» PSO's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-26)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

PSO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 514,400 sh (+45.60%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,250,000 sh (-27.78%)
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Q2 2015

PSO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 77,794 sh (New)
Jim Simons 900,700 sh (+75.10%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
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Q3 2015

PSO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 1,056,400 sh (+17.29%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 78,933 sh (+1.46%)
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Q4 2015

PSO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 1,665,400 sh (+57.65%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.54
PSO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.70 vs. PSO: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PSO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.16  Med: 16.72 Max: 35.34
Current: 12.54
6.16
35.34
Forward P/E 11.99
PSO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.09 vs. PSO: 11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.34
PSO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
74% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. PSO: 24.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PSO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.09  Med: 19.79 Max: 49.9
Current: 24.34
10.09
49.9
P/B 0.98
PSO's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. PSO: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PSO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.12
Current: 0.98
0.95
2.12
P/S 1.18
PSO's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. PSO: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PSO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.18
0.96
2.49
PFCF 21.38
PSO's PFCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.07 vs. PSO: 21.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PSO' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.71  Med: 15.20 Max: 61.14
Current: 21.38
7.71
61.14
POCF 13.05
PSO's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.75 vs. PSO: 13.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PSO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.46  Med: 11.80 Max: 30.57
Current: 13.05
6.46
30.57
EV-to-EBIT 20.74
PSO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
78% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.57 vs. PSO: 20.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PSO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 13.75 Max: 34.7
Current: 20.74
8.4
34.7
EV-to-EBITDA 10.35
PSO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. PSO: 10.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PSO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 10.60 Max: 18.9
Current: 10.35
7.1
18.9
Shiller P/E 9.54
PSO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. PSO: 9.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PSO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.08  Med: 19.10 Max: 35.03
Current: 9.54
9.08
35.03
Current Ratio 1.34
PSO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. PSO: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PSO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.01
Current: 1.34
1.14
2.01
Quick Ratio 1.23
PSO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. PSO: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PSO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.23
0.84
1.73
Days Inventory 37.13
PSO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 38.01 vs. PSO: 37.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PSO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.13  Med: 72.28 Max: 107.14
Current: 37.13
37.13
107.14
Days Sales Outstanding 72.12
PSO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.66 vs. PSO: 72.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PSO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.14  Med: 75.59 Max: 105.86
Current: 72.12
62.14
105.86
Days Payable 54.53
PSO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
63% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 74.48 vs. PSO: 54.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PSO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.89  Med: 69.52 Max: 293.06
Current: 54.53
49.89
293.06

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 7.62
PSO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. PSO: 7.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PSO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.01  Med: 3.77 Max: 7.62
Current: 7.62
3.01
7.62
Dividend Payout 2.21
PSO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
88% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. PSO: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PSO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.74 Max: 2.45
Current: 2.21
0.21
2.45
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.60
PSO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. PSO: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
PSO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 7.50 Max: 12.1
Current: 3.6
3.5
12.1
Forward Dividend Yield 5.16
PSO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. PSO: 5.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.56
PSO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. PSO: 11.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PSO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.57  Med: 5.72 Max: 11.56
Current: 11.56
4.57
11.56
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.40
PSO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. PSO: -0.40 )
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: -66.7  Med: -0.20 Max: 38.1
Current: -0.4
-66.7
38.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.53
PSO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PSO: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PSO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.53
0.22
1.11
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
PSO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. PSO: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PSO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.24
Current: 0.71
0.16
2.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.85
PSO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PSO: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PSO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 7.30 Max: 11.9
Current: 4.85
2.9
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.16
PSO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PSO: 6.16 )
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: -8.6  Med: 8.20 Max: 29.2
Current: 6.16
-8.6
29.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $7385
EPS $ 0.88
Beta0.19
Short Percentage of Float0.08%
52-Week Range $9.18 - 22.47
Shares Outstanding(Mil)819.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 7,318 6,815 6,803
EPS($) 1.04 0.77 0.93
EPS without NRI($) 1.04 0.77 0.93

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:PESA.Germany, PSON.UK, PSORF.USA,
Pearson PLC was incorporated and domiciled in England on August 12, 1897. The Company 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. The North American Education segment is engaged in the educational publishing, assessment and testing for the school and higher education market within the USA and Canada. The International Education segment is engaged in the educational publishing, assessment and testing for the school and higher education market outside of North America. The Professional segment is engaged in the business and technology publishing, training, testing and certification for professional bodies.
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