PSON:LSE-Pearson PLC (GBX)

COMMON STOCK | Publishing | LSE

Last Closing Price

GBX 881.60

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

GBX 6.51B

Volume

0.94M

Avg Analyst Target

GBX 792.86 (-10.07%)

Avg User Target

GBX
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


PSON Stock Forecast & Price:
Based on the Pearson PLC stock forecasts from 6 analysts, the average analyst target price for Pearson PLC is GBX 792.86 over the next 12 months. Pearson PLC’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Pearson PLC is Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 12 negative signals. At the last closing, Pearson PLC’s stock price was GBX 881.60. Pearson PLC’s stock price has changed by -0.54% over the past week, +16.95% over the past month and +12.39% over the last year.

About Pearson PLC (PSON:LSE)

Pearson plc provides educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Lang ...Read More

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Largest Industry Peers for Publishing

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
REL:LSE Relx PLC

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GBX45.67B 29.36 18.62
INF:LSE Informa PLC

N/A

GBX8.60B 39.17 11.78
FUTR:LSE Future PLC

N/A

GBX2.25B 26.61 11.86
DMGT:LSE Daily Mail and General Trust p..

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GBX0.57B 0.42 14.89
BMY:LSE Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

N/A

GBX0.34B 21.03 9.78
RCH:LSE Reach PLC

N/A

GBX0.32B 4.81 2.82
XLM:LSE XLMedia PLC

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GBX0.10B 18.50 6.80
CNCT:LSE Smiths News Plc

N/A

GBX0.06B 5.84 5.10
QRT:LSE Quarto Group Inc

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GBX0.06B 7.68 1.47
HYNS:LSE Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C

N/A

GBX0.04B 47.24 2.96

ETFs Containing PSON

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Publishing)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 43.77% 100% A+ 96% A
Dividend Return 0.03% 100% A+ 60% D-
Total Return 43.80% 100% A+ 96% A
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 12.39% 75% C 85% B
Dividend Return 0.03% 83% B 41% F
Total Return 12.42% 75% C 85% B
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 42.08% 75% C 73% C
Dividend Return 9.87% 57% F 60% D-
Total Return 51.95% 75% C 75% C
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 3.25% 38% F 61% D-
Dividend Return 1.84% 43% F 65% D
Total Return 5.09% 38% F 64% D
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 33.04% 63% D 25% F
Risk Adjusted Return 15.42% 38% F 60% D-
Market Capitalization 6.51B 75% C 91% A-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Publishing)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 24.49 50% F 21% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.46 50% F 42% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 19.98 25% F 14% F
EV/EBITDA 10.31 50% F 30% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 6.40% 38% F 38% F
Return on Invested Capital 2.39% 25% F 65% D
Return on Assets 3.95% 38% F 57% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 15.93% 100% A+ 68% D+
Technical Ratios  
Dividend Yield 2.34% 57% F 59% F
Short Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 0.31 100% A+ 92% A-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.