Pearson (PSON)

Sector:

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Index:

FTSE 100

758.80p
   
  • Change Today:
      13.60p
  • 52 Week High: 869.40
  • 52 Week Low: 571.80
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 745.71m
  • Volume: 1,300,434
  • Market Cap: £5,658m
  • RiskGrade: 238

Pearson lifts FY guidance on strong assessment unit results

By Frank Prenesti

Date: Wednesday 19 Jan 2022

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Education group Pearson raised annual profits guidance on Wednesday, driven by its assessment and qualification business.
The company said it now expected full-year adjusted operating profit of £385m, with sales up 8%, against analysts forecasts of £375m.

Sales in assessment & qualifications, Pearson's largest business, were up 18% as professional certification (VUE), clinical assessment and US student assessment performed strongly, following a recovery from the Covid pandemic.

Higher education sales were down 5% for the full year with growth in Canadian and UK Courseware more than offset by a 6% decline in US higher education courseware.

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Pearson Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 758.80p
Change Today 13.60p
% Change 1.83 %
52 Week High 869.40
52 Week Low 571.80
Volume 1,300,434
Shares Issued 745.71m
Market Cap £5,658m
RiskGrade 238

Pearson Star Ratings

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28.27% above the market average28.27% above the market average28.27% above the market average28.27% above the market average28.27% above the market average
70.21% above the sector average70.21% above the sector average70.21% above the sector average70.21% above the sector average70.21% above the sector average
Price Trend
66.96% above the market average66.96% above the market average66.96% above the market average66.96% above the market average66.96% above the market average
46.43% above the sector average46.43% above the sector average46.43% above the sector average46.43% above the sector average46.43% above the sector average
Income
41.38% below the market average41.38% below the market average41.38% below the market average41.38% below the market average41.38% below the market average
40.00% above the sector average40.00% above the sector average40.00% above the sector average40.00% above the sector average40.00% above the sector average
Growth
89.87% below the market average89.87% below the market average89.87% below the market average89.87% below the market average89.87% below the market average
100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average

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Pearson Key Personnel

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