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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 0.33
PSO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PSO: 0.33 )
PSO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.33

0.12
0.76
Equity to Asset 0.52
PSO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. PSO: 0.52 )
PSO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.52

0.07
0.53
Interest Coverage 4.13
PSO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.68 vs. PSO: 4.13 )
PSO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 11.65
Current: 4.13

0.08
11.65
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.08
M-Score: -1.80
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 (%) 9.04
PSO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. PSO: 9.04 )
PSO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.83   Max: 23.21
Current: 9.04

-3.83
23.21
Net-margin (%) 10.61
PSO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. PSO: 10.61 )
PSO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.25   Max: 28.13
Current: 10.61

-9.25
28.13
ROE (%) 9.44
PSO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PSO: 9.44 )
PSO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.29   Max: 42.08
Current: 9.44

-10.29
42.08
ROA (%) 4.92
PSO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. PSO: 4.92 )
PSO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.74   Max: 12.16
Current: 4.92

-4.74
12.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 55.25
PSO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. PSO: 55.25 )
PSO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.54   Max: 135.84
Current: 55.25

-13.54
135.84
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
PSO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. PSO: 3.00 )
PSO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.3   Max: 63.9
Current: 3

-40.3
63.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -13.80
PSO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. PSO: -13.80 )
PSO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.4   Max: 61.3
Current: -13.8

-37.4
61.3
EPS Growth (%) -14.20
PSO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. PSO: -14.20 )
PSO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.2   Max: 52.9
Current: -14.2

-14.2
52.9
» PSO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PSO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 11,188 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 108,806 sh (-0.13%)
Jim Simons 172,000 sh (-44.34%)
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Q4 2013

PSO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 202,800 sh (+17.91%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 73,092 sh (-32.82%)
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Q1 2014

PSO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 3,750,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 66,435 sh (-9.11%)
Jim Simons 129,900 sh (-35.95%)
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Q2 2014

PSO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Brian Rogers 4,500,000 sh (+20%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.10
PSO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. PSO: 17.10 )
PSO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.16   Max: 35.34
Current: 17.1

6.16
35.34
P/B 1.70
PSO's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. PSO: 1.70 )
PSO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.7

0.99
2.14
P/S 1.81
PSO's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PSO: 1.81 )
PSO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.81

0.25
2.21
PFCF 51.70
PSO's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. PSO: 51.70 )
PSO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.71   Max: 61.14
Current: 51.7

7.71
61.14
EV-to-EBIT 23.43
PSO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.64 vs. PSO: 23.43 )
PSO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 27
Current: 23.43

8.6
27
PEG 7.90
PSO's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PSO: 7.90 )
PSO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 7.9
Current: 7.9

0.42
7.9
Shiller P/E 13.80
PSO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PSO: 13.80 )
PSO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.1   Max: 63.14
Current: 13.8

12.1
63.14
Current Ratio 1.29
PSO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. PSO: 1.29 )
PSO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.29

1.14
2.01
Quick Ratio 1.19
PSO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. PSO: 1.19 )
PSO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.19

0.84
1.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.03
PSO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. PSO: 4.03 )
PSO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.01   Max: 5.76
Current: 4.03

3.01
5.76
Dividend Payout 1.26
PSO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PSO: 1.26 )
PSO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.78
Current: 1.26

0.23
2.78
Dividend growth (3y) 8.20
PSO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PSO: 8.20 )
PSO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 8.2
Current: 8.2

1.7
8.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.85
PSO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. PSO: 5.85 )
PSO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 8.42
Current: 5.85

4.4
8.42
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
PSO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. PSO: -0.20 )
PSO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 38.1   Max: -66.7
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
PSO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. PSO: 0.90 )
PSO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.9

0.22
1.11
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
PSO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PSO: 1.20 )
PSO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.78
Current: 1.2

0.17
2.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.10
PSO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PSO: 4.10 )
PSO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 11.6
Current: 4.1

3.7
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.84
PSO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. PSO: -5.84 )
PSO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.3   Max: 49.2
Current: -5.84

-17.3
49.2

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:PSON.UK, 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 news, data, comment and analysis to the international business community. The group has operations in the UK, USA, Canada and Asia Pacific.
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