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  Pearson Annual Report 2001    

Five Year Summary

   
 






all figures in millions 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001






Sales          
Continuing operations 1,764 1,908 2,977 3,689 4,225
Discontinued operations 529 487 355 185






  2,293 2,395 3,332 3,874 4,225






Sales underlying growth before internet enterprises (%) 6.5 6.7 7.3 9.2 (0.7)
Sales underlying growth after internet enterprises (%) 6.5 6.7 7.6 10.5 (0.3)
           
EBITDA* before internet enterprises 393 455 670 780 718
EBITDA* after internet enterprises 393 455 631 590 588
           
Trading margin before internet enterprises (%) 11.5 13.1 15.2 16.5 13.6
Trading margin after internet enterprises (%) 11.5 13.1 14.0 11.5 10.5
           
Operating profit before internet enterprises,goodwill and other items          
Pearson Education 60 99 257 320 351
FT Group 108 118 150 211 132
The Penguin Group 58 48 65 79 80






Continuing operations 226 265 472 610 563






           
Internet enterprises investment          
Pearson Education (3) (83) (77)
FT Group (36) (113) (60)






  (39) (196) (137)






           
Adjusted eps before internet enterprises** 31.2p 37.5p 47.6p 54.6p 39.2p
Adjusted eps after internet enterprises** 31.2p 37.5p 43.3p 31.9p 22.5p
           
Dividends per share** 17.4p 18.8p 20.1p 21.4p 22.3p
           
           
Net assets 156 1,084 1,327 4,209 3,764
Deferred taxation and other provisions 212 273 227 266 244
Net debt 707 2,279 1,995 2,301 2,379






Capital employed 1,075 3,636 3,549 6,776 6,387






           
Free cash flow per share* before internet enterprises** 19.9p 40.3p 48.5p 49.1p 45.3p
Free cash flow per share* after internet enterprises** 19.9p 40.3p 43.4p 23.0p 29.6p






* Before goodwill amortisation and impairment, integration costs and non-operating items.
** Restated to reflect the rights issue of equity shares during 2000.

 
 

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