Pearson Plc

Pearson plc is an international media business covering education, business information and consumer publishing.

The group is organised into six business segments: North American Education, International Education, Professional, FT Publishing, Interactive Data and Penguin.

What about Pearson’s most important divisions?


Pearson is the world’s leading education company, providing students of all ages, from pre-school to high school level, with educational and curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools, assessments and testing programmes in order help to educate more than 100 million people worldwide.

The company is also a leading provider of electronic learning programmes and of test development, processing and scoring services to educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies around the world.

It publishes across the curriculum under a range of imprints including Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison-Wesley, Allyn and Bacon, Benjamin Cummings and Longman.

Business information

The Financial Times Group, one of the world's leading business information companies, provides a broad range of business information and multimedia services to the international business community, including business and financial news, data, comment and analysis, in print and online.

FT Publishing includes: the globally-focused Financial Times newspaper and; a range of specialist financial magazines and online services; and Mergermarket, which provides proprietary forward-looking insights and intelligence to businesses and financial institutions.

Consumer publishing

Penguin, founded by Allen Lane in 1935, is today one of the world’s leading English language publishers and the most famous brand in the industry.

Penguin publishes 4,000 titles every year for readers of all ages. Its extensive range of titles includes top literary prize winners, classics, reference volumes and children’s titles.

The group publish an unrivalled range of fiction and non-fiction, bestsellers and classics, cookbooks, children's books and illustrated reference books in over 100 countries.

While the iconic Penguin brand is well known all over the world it also publish under many other imprints, including Hamish Hamilton, Putnam, Berkley, Viking, Dorling Kindersley, Puffin and Ladybird.

And what about Pearson's
Dividend Record?

In financial terms the group’s stated goal is:

“to achieve sustainable growth on three key financial goals, - earnings, cash and return on invested capital - and reliable cash returns to our investors through a healthy and growing dividend”.

The group has an unbroken record of 18 straight years of increasing the dividend above the rate of inflation.

Free Information and Resources

Perason Plc:

Pearson Dividend Updates

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Pearson raises 2010 earnings outlook

On October 25th, 2010, Pearson announced its nine-month trading statement . Pearson announced to raise its full-year earnings guidance for a second …

Pearson 2009 results and dividends up

On March 13th, 2010, Pearson announced a total dividend for 2009 of 35.5p up 5.0% on 2008, and also ahead of inflation. The group is expecting another …


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