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 GlobalData 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) is an international media and education company based in the UK. The company is involved in the business of education, business information and consumer publishing markets. Pearson provides its content through a wide range of channels including newspapers, books and online services under Financial Times and Pearson brands. The company’s Financial Times Group provides business and financial news, data, comment and analysis in print and online mode to international business community. Through its Pearson Education division, the company provides educational materials and learning technologies such as processing, test development, processing scores, and scoring services to government educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies globally. The company primarily operates in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Pearson is headquartered in London, the UK.
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Table Of Contents
Pearson plc (PSON) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 List of Tables 4 List of Figures 5 Section 1 - About the Company 6 Pearson plc - Key Facts 6 Pearson plc - Key Employees 7 Pearson plc - Key Employee Biographies 8 Pearson plc - Major Products and Services 9 Pearson plc - History 11 Pearson plc - Company Statement 16 Pearson plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 17 Head Office 17 Other Locations and Subsidiaries 17 Section 2 - Company Analysis 19 Pearson plc - Business Description 19 Pearson plc - Corporate Strategy 20 Pearson plc - SWOT Analysis 21 SWOT Analysis - Overview 21 Pearson plc - Strengths 21 Strength - Brand Recognition 21 Strength - Success in International Markets 21 Strength - Stake in Penguin Random House 21 Pearson plc - Weaknesses 22 Weakness - Increasing Trade Receivables 22 Weakness - Declining Cash Reserves 22 Pearson plc - Opportunities 23 Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 23 Opportunity - Trends in Content Delivery 23 Opportunity - Positive Outlook for the Media Industry 23 Opportunity - Global Economic Outlook 23 Pearson plc - Threats 24 Threat - Foreign exchange risks 24 Threat - Decrease in Circulation 24 Threat - Intellectual Property Risks 24 Threat - Digitization 24 Pearson plc - Key Competitors 25 Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 26 Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26 Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27 Performance Chart 29 Financial Performance 29 Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30 Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31 Pearson plc, Recent Deals Summary 32 Section 4 - Appendix 33 Methodology 33 Ratio Definitions 33 About GlobalData 37 Contact Us 37 Disclaimer 37
List of Tables Pearson plc, Key Facts 6 Pearson plc, Key Employees 7 Pearson plc, Key Employee Biographies 8 Pearson plc, Major Products and Services 9 Pearson plc, History 11 Pearson plc, Other Locations 17 Pearson plc, Subsidiaries 17 Pearson plc, Key Competitors 25 Pearson plc, Ratios based on current share price 26 Pearson plc, Annual Ratios 27 Pearson plc, Interim Ratios 30 Pearson plc, Recent Deals Summary 32 Currency Codes 33 Capital Market Ratios 33 Equity Ratios 34 Profitability Ratios 34 Cost Ratios 35 Liquidity Ratios 35 Leverage Ratios 36 Efficiency Ratios 36
List of Figures Pearson plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 29 Pearson plc, Ratio Charts 31