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How to buy Pearson PLC ADR (PSO) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Pearson PLC ADR stocks.

Pearson PLC ADR is a publishing business based in the US. Pearson PLC ADR stocks (PSO.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $11.33 – a decrease of 0.09% over the previous week. Pearson PLC ADR employs 21,350 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.6 billion.

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Pearson PLC ADR stock price (NYSE:PSO)

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Pearson PLC ADR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-08-07.
Latest market close$10.72
52-week range$7.54 - $10.92
50-day moving average $9.49
200-day moving average $9.10
Wall St. target price$10.80
PE ratio 24.3864
Dividend yield $0.208 (2.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.44

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Is it a good time to buy Pearson PLC ADR stock?

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Pearson PLC ADR price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.72 from 2022-08-12

1 week (2022-08-05) -0.09%
1 month (2022-07-14) 19.24%
3 months (2022-05-13) 16.90%
6 months (2022-02-14) 24.65%
1 year (2021-08-13) -1.56%
2 years (2020-08-14) 35.01%
3 years (2019-08-14) 10.40%
5 years (2017-08-14) 35.52%

Is Pearson PLC ADR under- or over-valued?

Valuing Pearson PLC ADR stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Pearson PLC ADR's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Pearson PLC ADR's P/E ratio

Pearson PLC ADR's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Pearson PLC ADR shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Pearson PLC ADR's PEG ratio

Pearson PLC ADR's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7773. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Pearson PLC ADR's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Pearson PLC ADR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $492 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pearson PLC ADR's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pearson PLC ADR financials

Revenue TTM $3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.57%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.95%
Return on equity TTM 6.4%
Profit margin 7.54%
Book value $5.97
Market capitalisation $7.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Pearson PLC ADR share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 54.14% of net profits

Recently Pearson PLC ADR has paid out, on average, around 54.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pearson PLC ADR shareholders could enjoy a 2.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pearson PLC ADR's case, that would currently equate to about $0.208 per share.

Pearson PLC ADR's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Pearson PLC ADR's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Pearson PLC ADR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pearson PLC ADR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.5392 up to $10.9179. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Pearson PLC ADR's is 0.3079. This would suggest that Pearson PLC ADR's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pearson PLC ADR overview

Pearson plc provides educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Higher Education, and Workforce Skills. The Assessment & Qualifications segment offers Pearson VUE, US student assessment, clinical assessment, UK GCSE, and A levels and international academic qualifications. The Virtual Learning segment provides virtual schools and online program management services. The English Language Learning segment offers Pearson test of English, institutional courseware, and English online solutions. The Higher Education segment provides the US, Canadian, and international higher education courseware businesses. The Workforce Skills offers BTEC, GED, TalentLens, Faethm, Pearson college, and apprenticeships.

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