BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : JANUARY 22, 2001 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Pearson's Growing Empire


In each of its segments, the company posted healthy growth rates this year

TOTAL SALES*: $5.93 BILLION (+19%)
OPERATING PROFITS*: $1.0 BILLION (16%)


PEARSON EDUCATION
(Publishers Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison-Wesley Longman; National Computer Systems, and Learning Network)

SALES: $3.3 BILLION (+26% from 1999)
OPERATING PROFITS: $504 MILLION (+31%)


FINANCIAL TIMES GROUP
(Financial Times, French business paper Les Echos, Spanish paper group Recoletos, online financial-data business)

SALES: $1.3 BILLION (+21%)
OPERATING PROFITS: $285 MILLION (+25%)


PENGUIN GROUP
(Penguin, Putnam, Dorling Kindersley, and Viking imprints)

SALES: $1.1 BILLION (+35%)
OPERATING PROFITS: $112 MILLION (+15%)


* For 2000, excludes Internet, goodwill, and exceptionals

DATA: MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER


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