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Pearson PLC ADR PSO

Morningstar Rating
$12.18 +0.21 (1.75%)
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Price vs Fair Value

PSO is trading at a 4% discount.
Price
$12.18
Fair Value
$32.28
Uncertainty
Medium
1-Star Price
$63.25
5-Star Price
$37.19
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$11.97
Day Range
$12.0412.18
52-Week Range
$9.2912.51
Bid/Ask
$12.61 / $12.63
Market Cap
$8.37 Bil
Volume/Avg
7,043 / 314,450

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
18.38
Price/Sales
1.87
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
2.25%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
2.25%
Total Yield
5.75%

Company Profile

U.K.-listed Pearson is the world’s largest educational provider. The company has been disposing of noncore businesses such as the Financial Times, The Economist, and publishing house Penguin, and is now focused on being an educational resource and testing provider. While Pearson’s primary activity centres on higher-level education, the firm also has significant operations in providing clinical assessments, professional certification and testing.
Sector
Communication Services
Industry
Publishing
Stock Style Box
Mid Core
Total Number of Employees
20,169

Comparables

Valuation

Metric
PSO
9733
ATGE
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
18.3813.7411.46
Price/Book Value
1.661.941.43
Price/Sales
1.871.021.43
Price/Cash Flow
15.0510.697.29
Price/Earnings
PSO
9733
ATGE

Financial Strength

Metric
PSO
9733
ATGE
Quick Ratio
1.220.750.79
Current Ratio
2.160.850.95
Interest Coverage
6.0014.633.27
Quick Ratio
PSO
9733
ATGE

Profitability

Metric
PSO
9733
ATGE
Return on Assets (Normalized)
7.65%5.22%6.65%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
12.70%15.24%12.88%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
9.98%7.52%9.95%
Return on Assets
PSO
9733
ATGE
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Economic Moat
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PSORF
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NYT
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SBSNY
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KDKWF
Kadokawa CorpXfh$2.5 Bil
SHXWF
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WLY
John Wiley & Sons Inc Class AJlp$1.8 Bil
WLYB
John Wiley & Sons Inc Class BRpdkp$1.8 Bil

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