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: five year summary :

   
 
           
all figures in 」 millions
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
           
Sales          
Continuing operations
1,484
1,830
2,011
2,251
3,332
Discontinued operations
346
356
282
144


 
1,830
2,186
2,293
2,395
3,332
Operating profit          
FT Group
68
89
108
114
103
Pearson Education
23
60
60
(34)
36
The Penguin Group
26
(73)
58
46
64
Pearson Television
65
40
26
61
67
Cedar Fair
10
16


Continuing operations
192
132
252
187
270
Discontinued operations
75
57
76
63
48
           
Operating profit
267
189
328
250
318
Operating profit before internet enterprises,          
goodwill and other items
267
289
328
389
588
Profit/(loss) on sale of fixed assets and investments
123
(14)
23
142
352
Profit/(loss) on sale of businesses and associates
6
229
(180)
276
(43)


Profit before interest
396
404
171
668
627
Net interest payable
(31)
(37)
(42)
(39)
(147)
Loan stock redemption premium
(10)


Profit before taxation
365
357
129
629
480
Taxation
(93)
(109)
(89)
(188)
(180)


Profit after taxation
272
248
40
441
300
Equity minority interests
(11)
(8)
(2)
(4)
(6)


Profit for the financial year
261
240
38
437
294


Adjusted earnings per equity share before          
internet enterprises
28.8p
30.6p
34.9p
42.0p
53.3p
Adjusted earnings per equity share after          
internet enterprises
28.8p
30.6p
34.9p
42.0p
48.5p
Earnings per equity share
47.1p
42.8p
6.6p
74.1p
48.2p
Diluted earnings per equity share
46.4p
42.5p
6.4p
73.3p
47.5p
Dividends per equity share
16.5p
18.0p
19.5p
21.0p
22.5p


Adjusted in accordance with note 9. Other items comprise a 」100m charge for Penguin
improper accounting in 1996 and Year 2000 compliance costs of 」5m (1998: 」7m) and
integration costs of 」95m (1998: 」120m) in 1999.

 

all figures in 」 millions
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
           
Capital employed          
Net assets
856
393
156
1,084
1,327
Deferred tax and other provisions
134
189
212
273
227
Net debt
63
430
707
2,279
1,995


 
1,053
1,012
1,075
3,636
3,549


Share statistics          
Equity shares weighted average
554.1m
560.6m
572.8m
589.8m
610.2m
Share price year end
624p
750p
791p
1193p
2004p
Share price high
684p
760p
849p
1193p
2004p
Share price low
543p
601p
665p
757p
1173p


Average number employed          
Continuing operations
12,540
13,741
14,526
15,579
23,872
Discontinued operations
6,882
6,206
3,780
2,821


 
19,422
19,947
18,306
18,400
23,872


* Introduction
* Chairman's letter
* Chief executive's review
* The Pearson Goals
* Internet Goals
* The Results
* Financial Review
* Financial Policy
* Directors' Report
* Personnel Committee Report
* Pearson Education
* Penguin Group
* Financial Times Group
* Pearson Televison
* Recolétos
* Lazard
* Consolidated profit and loss account
* Consolidated balance sheet
* Consolidated statement of cash flows
* Statement of total recognised gains and losses
* Note of historical cost profits and losses
* Reconciliation of movements in equity shareholders' funds
* Report to the Auditors to the Members of Pearson plc
* Principal subsidiaries and associates
* Five year summary
* Shareholder information
* Notes to the accounts
 

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