| Pearson is engaged as a learning company. Co. provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects. Co.'s content includes: Bug Club, a school phonics reading programme for children; and enVisionMATH2:0, a maths curriculum. Co.'s assessment includes its U.K. qualifications, which is an awarding body, offering both academic and vocational qualifications. Co.'s services include its online programme management, which partner with colleges and universities to extend the reach of their degree programmes by scaling online. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our PSO shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute PSO market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing PSO market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing PSO's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of PSO versus a peer is one thing; comparing
PSO market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like PSO can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching PSO by allowing them to research the PSO market cap history.