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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
75% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PSO: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PSO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
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
51% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. PSO: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PSO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.53
0.07
0.53
Interest Coverage 2.82
PSO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 230.18 vs. PSO: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PSO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 4.46 Max: 11.65
Current: 2.82
0.08
11.65
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.06
M-Score: -2.35
WACC vs ROIC
7.68%
3.45%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.48
PSO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. PSO: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.83  Med: 10.71 Max: 23.21
Current: 6.48
-3.83
23.21
Net-margin (%) 3.31
PSO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. PSO: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.25  Med: 7.90 Max: 28.13
Current: 3.31
-9.25
28.13
ROE (%) 2.92
PSO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. PSO: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.49  Med: 9.35 Max: 73.47
Current: 2.92
-14.49
73.47
ROA (%) 1.50
PSO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. PSO: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.59  Med: 4.23 Max: 12.92
Current: 1.5
-4.59
12.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.02
PSO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.37 vs. PSO: 31.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -21.03  Med: 46.93 Max: 129.59
Current: 31.02
-21.03
129.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
PSO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. PSO: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
69% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. PSO: -14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
86% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.40 vs. PSO: -35.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35.3  Med: 9.10 Max: 52.9
Current: -35.3
-35.3
52.9
» PSO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

PSO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 235,700 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 4,500,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

PSO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 353,300 sh (+49.89%)
Brian Rogers 4,500,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

PSO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 514,400 sh (+45.60%)
Brian Rogers 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%)
Brian Rogers Sold Out
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.50
PSO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. PSO: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PSO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.16  Med: 17.25 Max: 35.34
Current: 19.5
6.16
35.34
Forward P/E 14.45
PSO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. PSO: 14.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 37.80
PSO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
77% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. PSO: 37.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PSO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.05  Med: 20.21 Max: 49.73
Current: 37.8
10.05
49.73
P/B 1.71
PSO's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PSO: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PSO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.14
Current: 1.71
0.99
2.14
P/S 1.89
PSO's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. PSO: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PSO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.89
0.96
2.49
PFCF 33.32
PSO's PFCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. PSO: 33.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PSO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.71  Med: 15.37 Max: 61.14
Current: 33.32
7.71
61.14
POCF 20.23
PSO's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.84 vs. PSO: 20.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PSO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.46  Med: 12.00 Max: 30.57
Current: 20.23
6.46
30.57
EV-to-EBIT 27.56
PSO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. PSO: 27.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PSO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6  Med: 14.70 Max: 34.7
Current: 27.56
8.6
34.7
Shiller P/E 13.12
PSO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.62 vs. PSO: 13.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PSO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.1  Med: 16.19 Max: 63.14
Current: 13.12
12.1
63.14
Current Ratio 1.34
PSO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. PSO: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PSO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
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
53% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. PSO: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PSO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.23
0.84
1.73
Days Inventory 38.96
PSO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 37.93 vs. PSO: 38.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PSO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 37.13  Med: 79.79 Max: 204.72
Current: 38.96
37.13
204.72
Days Sales Outstanding 93.30
PSO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 66.83 vs. PSO: 93.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PSO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 62.14  Med: 79.24 Max: 171.76
Current: 93.3
62.14
171.76

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.57
PSO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. PSO: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PSO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.01  Med: 3.74 Max: 5.76
Current: 4.57
3.01
5.76
Dividend Payout 2.21
PSO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
86% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PSO: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PSO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
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 lower than
51% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PSO: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PSO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 7.50 Max: 12.1
Current: 3.6
3.5
12.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.92
PSO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. PSO: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PSO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.57  Med: 5.68 Max: 8.74
Current: 6.92
4.57
8.74
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
PSO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. PSO: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PSO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 38.1  Med: -0.20 Max: -66.7
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.86
PSO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. PSO: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PSO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.86
0.22
1.11
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
PSO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PSO: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PSO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.31
Current: 1.16
0.16
2.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.60
PSO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PSO: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 6.80 Max: 11.6
Current: 3.6
2.9
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.55
PSO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. PSO: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PSO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -17.3  Med: 10.20 Max: 49.2
Current: 1.55
-17.3
49.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 8,030 7,869 8,115
EPS($) 1.19 1.24 1.37
EPS without NRI($) 1.19 1.24 1.37

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:PSON.UK, PESA.Germany, PES.Germany, 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, Professional and FT Group. 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. International Education segment is engaged in the educational publishing, assessment and testing for the school and higher education market outside of North America. Professional segment is engaged in the business and technology publishing, training, testing and certification for professional bodies. FT Group provides business magazines and specialist and business magazines.
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