ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DO THESE RESULTS MEAN FOR PEARSON?

 
Steve Dinneen
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JONATHAN JACKSON | KILLIK & CO

The group is well placed to benefit from the structural changes in its markets towards digital delivery, personalisation, subscription services and mobile devices. We remain positive on the shares.

SAM HART | CHARLES STANLEY RESEARCH

We expect the group to deliver solid earnings growth whatever the shape of global economic recovery. The sound balance sheet and reasonable valuation means we reiterate our ‘Accumulate’ recommendation.

LORNA TILBIAN | NUMIS

Pearson has benefited from its focus and sustained investment relative to peers in the downturn, and we view it as the pick of the more defensive media stocks. Our recommendation remains ‘add’.