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Pearson plc (PSON) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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    SWOT Analysis

  • 46 Pages
  • June 2023
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 1291350
Pearson plc (PSON) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by the publisher to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

  • Business description - A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.
  • Corporate strategy - Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.
  • SWOT Analysis - A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
  • Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.
  • Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
  • Key competitors - A list of key competitors to the company.
  • Key employees - A list of the key executives of the company.
  • Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives' employment history.
  • Key operational heads - A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
  • Important locations and subsidiaries - A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
  • Detailed financial ratios for the past five years - The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
  • Interim ratios for the last five interim periods - The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Pearson plc (Pearson) provides educational materials and learning technologies. The company delivers educational courseware, assessments, and digital services. It publishes across the curriculum and provides a range of education services, including teacher development, educational software, and system-wide solutions, and also owns and operates schools and colleges. Pearson also offers services and content, from test creation, administration, and processing to teacher development and school software; and test development, processing, and scoring services to governments, corporations, educational institutions, and professional bodies. The company serves customers in the education and consumer publishing markets across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and other regions. Pearson is headquartered in London, Greater London, the UK.

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  • The profile analyzes the company's business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.
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  • Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.
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Table of Contents

Section 1 - About the Company
  • Pearson plc - Key Facts
  • Pearson plc - Key Employees
  • Pearson plc - Key Employee Biographies
  • Pearson plc - Major Products and Services
  • Pearson plc - History
  • Pearson plc - Company Statement
  • Pearson plc - Locations And Subsidiaries
  • Head Office
  • Other Locations & Subsidiaries
Section 2 - Company Analysis
  • Company Overview
  • Pearson plc - Business Description
  • Business Segment: Assessment & Qualifications
  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Business Segment: English Language Learning
  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Business Segment: Higher Education
  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Business Segment: Strategic Review
  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Business Segment: Virtual Learning
  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Business Segment: Workforce Skills
  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: Asia Pacific
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: Canada
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: Other Countries
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: Other European Countries
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: UK
  • Performance
  • Geographical Segment: US
  • Performance
  • Pearson plc - Corporate Strategy
  • Pearson plc - SWOT Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis - Overview
  • Pearson plc - Strengths
  • Pearson plc - Weaknesses
  • Pearson plc - Opportunities
  • Pearson plc - Threats
  • Pearson plc - Key Competitors
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios
  • Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
  • Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
  • Performance Chart
  • Financial Performance
  • Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
  • Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Section 4 - Appendix
  • Methodology
  • Ratio Definitions
  • About the Publisher
  • Contact the Publisher
  • Disclaimer
List of Tables
  • Pearson plc, Key Facts
  • Pearson plc, Key Employees
  • Pearson plc, Key Employee Biographies
  • Pearson plc, Major Products and Services
  • Pearson plc, History
  • Pearson plc, Subsidiaries
  • Pearson plc, Key Competitors
  • Pearson plc, Ratios based on current share price
  • Pearson plc, Annual Ratios
  • Pearson plc, Interim Ratios
  • Currency Codes
  • Capital Market Ratios
  • Equity Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Cost Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Efficiency Ratios
List of Figures
  • Pearson plc, Performance Chart (2018 - 2022)
  • Pearson plc, Ratio Charts

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