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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: Promotora de Informaciones S.A. (Prisa) of Spain (2015 sales of 1.35 billion Euro [US$1.47 billion] of which 48% was Education), Informa PLC (£1.21 billion [US$1.48 billion] of which 37% was Academic Publishing), and Lagardere S.C.A. which is based in France (7.46 billion Euro [US$8.12 billion] of which 47% was Distribution Services).

Sales Analysis. During the year ended December of 2015, sales at Pearson plc were £4.47 billion (US$5.45 billion). This is a decrease of 8.3% versus 2014, when the company's sales were £4.87 billion. Contributing to the drop in overall sales was the 27.6% decline in Core, from £1.15 billion to £836.00 million. There were also decreases in sales in North America (down 1.1% to £2.94 billion) and Growth (down 7.2% to £692.00 million) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Pearson plc
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (10/21/2016): 775.50p
(Figures in Pounds Sterling)
1 Week -6.8%   13 Weeks 2.3%  
4 Weeks -19.9%   52 Weeks -13.9%  
Pearson plc Key Data:
  Ticker: PSON Country: United Kingdom
  Exchanges: LON Major Industry: Media
    Sub Industry: Book Publishing
  2015 Sales 4,468,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2016).
Employees: 37,265
  Currency: Pounds Sterling Market Cap: 6,371,858,518
  Fiscal Yr Ends: December Shares Outstanding: 821,645,199
  Share Type: Ordinary Closely Held Shares: 9,008,544
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