|Bid||11.86 x 2900|
|Ask||11.88 x 800|
|Day's Range||11.51 - 11.76|
|52 Week Range||8.94 - 13.19|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.25|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.59|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.24 (1.87%)|
|1y Target Est||9.40|
After a few tumultuous years, Pearson had pinned its restructuring hopes on the business, calling it last year the "single biggest opportunity" to gain share through its digital transformation. Pearson has cut thousands of jobs and sold assets, including the Financial Times and the Economist, to fund a move into ebooks, rental schemes and online courses. "We have made good progress in 2018, returning Pearson to underlying profit growth ... There is much still to do," Chief Executive Officer John Fallon said.
Pearson, which cut thousands of jobs and sold assets including the Financial Times, has been driving an expansion into digital education. The British education publisher said it expects annual cost savings to be higher than 330 million pounds ($424.31 million) by the end of 2019. Pearson PSON-GB said revenue at a key U.S. business fell 5 percent and forecast a possible similar drop next year as the education publisher undergoes a major restructuring to focus on boosting its digital content.
PLC (PSON.LN) said Wednesday that it anticipates adjusted operating profit for 2018 to be ahead of expectations, despite a revenue decline due to continued pressures at its key U.S. higher-education business. The London-based education publisher said it expects to deliver adjusted operating profit for 2018 of between 540 million and 545 million pounds ($694.2 million-$700.6 million). Pearson previously guided for adjusted operating profit of between GBP520 million and GBP560 million.
The U.K. education company is analysts’ lowest-rated stock in the FTSE 100 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Brokerages see no end to Pearson’s struggles with the shift from printed textbooks and course material to digital formats, lower college enrollments in North America and students’ preference to rent textbooks. Pearson has 12 sell recommendations, seven holds and only one buy among analysts tracked by Bloomberg.
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The education publisher Pearson has insisted it is making progress in its battle to protect its lucrative US college business from an assault by Amazon as it sought to restore investor confidence with a solid trading update.
PEARSON is still struggling to turn around its key US arm, but thinks it will return to profit growth this year. The education group, best known for owning the Financial Times until 2015, has endured a miserable run until recently, with profit warnings smashing the share price and questions being raised about chief executive John Fallon’s abilities.
Britain's top stock index climbed on Wednesday, with Pearson's outlook impressing the market, while mid-cap Mediclinic sank by a fifth after its results missed estimates. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) was up 0.3 percent by 0835 GMT after weaker-than-expected inflation data took the pound down a notch. Shares in education publisher Pearson (PSON.L) topped the FTSE with a 3.9 percent rise after it stuck to its target of returning to profit this year.
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German publishing group Bertelsmann said on Monday it was buying U.S. online education provider OnCourse Learning from private equity firm CIP Capital in a deal worth around $500 million. The acquisition backs Bertelsmann's push into digital education and training, and will boost its presence in the United States, a growth market which already contributes around a fifth of its sales.
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British education publisher Pearson (PSON.L) said it was on track to return to underlying profit growth this year after demand for digital course material in the United States helped it report slightly better-than-expected first-half results. Shares in the 174-year-old group were up 3 percent in early trading as Pearson, which earns around 80 percent of its income in the second half, said its transformation to a digital provider was taking shape. The company has been through a tumultuous few years, with Chief Executive John Fallon forced to cut thousands of jobs and sell assets such as the Financial Times newspaper to fund a move into ebooks, rental schemes and online courses.
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