Pearson says U.S. weakness to hit 2013 earnings

Reuters - UK Focus

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - British publisher Pearson (Dusseldorf: PES.DU - news) said its earnings per share after restructuring chargeswould be lower in 2013, due to weak demand in its educationbusinesses in North America and Britain, its two biggestmarkets.

Pearson (NYSE: PSO - news) , the education and media group which owns theFinancial Times newspaper, said it expected its earnings pershare after restructuring charges to be around 70 pence.

Analysts on average had expected it to be around 76 pence,according to Thomson Reuters (Frankfurt: TOC.F - news) data.

It said earnings on an adjusted basis before restructuringcharges would be around 83 pence, which was in line withprevious guidance.

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