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Pearson plc Company Snapshot
Pearson plc operates within the Book publishing sector. In addition to historical fundamental analyses, the complete report available to purchase compares Pearson plc with three other book publishers in Europe: Informa PLC (2016 sales of £1.35 billion [US$1.84 billion] of which 36% was Academic Publishing), Promotora de Informaciones S.A. (Prisa) of Spain (1.33 billion Euro [US$1.61 billion] of which 48% was Education), and Lagardere S.C.A. which is based in France (7.66 billion Euro [US$9.29 billion] of which 48% was Lagard re Travel Retail).

Sales Analysis. During the year ended December of 2016, sales at Pearson plc were £4.55 billion (US$6.22 billion). This is a very small increase of 1.9% versus 2015, when the company's sales were £4.47 billion. Despite this increase, sales are still below the level achieved in 2014, when Pearson plc reported sales of £4.87 billion. Sales of Growth saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 11.0% in 2016, from £692.00 million to £768.00 million. Not all segments of Pearson plc experienced an increase in sales in 2016: sales of Core fell 3.9% to £803.00 million.
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  Stock Performance Chart for Pearson plc
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (1/12/2018): 723.00p
(Figures in Pounds Sterling)
1 Week -1.7%   13 Weeks -0.3%  
4 Weeks 14.0%   52 Weeks -11.5%  
Pearson plc Key Data:
  Ticker: PSON Country: United Kingdom
  Exchanges: LON Major Industry: Media
    Sub Industry: Book Publishing
  2016 Sales 4,552,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2017).
Employees: 32,719
  Currency: Pounds Sterling Market Cap: 5,950,641,443
  Fiscal Yr Ends: December Shares Outstanding: 823,048,609
  Share Type: Ordinary Closely Held Shares: 9,693,121
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