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

Date: September 8, 2015
Pages: 37
US$ 125.00
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Report type: Strategic Report
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Pearson plc (PSON) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
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.

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers. - 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.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company. - The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably. - Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance. - 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.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research. - Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for 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


Pearson plc - Business Description
Pearson plc - Corporate Strategy
Pearson plc - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Pearson plc - Strengths
Strength - Brand Recognition
Strength - Success in International Markets
Strength - Stake in Penguin Random House
Pearson plc - Weaknesses
Weakness - Increasing Trade Receivables
Weakness - Declining Cash Reserves
Pearson plc - Opportunities
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives
Opportunity - Trends in Content Delivery
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for the Media Industry
Opportunity - Global Economic Outlook
Pearson plc - Threats
Threat - Foreign exchange risks
Threat - Decrease in Circulation
Threat - Intellectual Property Risks
Threat - Digitization
Pearson plc - Key Competitors


Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Pearson plc, Recent Deals Summary


Ratio Definitions
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Pearson plc, Key Facts
Pearson plc, Key Employees
Pearson plc, Key Employee Biographies
Pearson plc, Major Products and Services
Pearson plc, History
Pearson plc, Other Locations
Pearson plc, Subsidiaries
Pearson plc, Key Competitors
Pearson plc, Ratios based on current share price
Pearson plc, Annual Ratios
Pearson plc, Interim Ratios
Pearson plc, Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios


Pearson plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014)
Pearson plc, Ratio Charts
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