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About the company

WPP plc (WPP) is a holding company engaged in providing communications services. The Company comprises companies in a range of disciplines, which include advertising, media investment management; data investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing, and specialist communications. The Company operates through four segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs, and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications. The Company has operations in over 110 countries. The Company offers global, national and specialist advertising services from a range of international and specialist agencies, which include Bates CHI&Partners, Grey, JWT, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and Y&R. It provides media planning and buying, and specialist sponsorship and branded entertainment services from GroupM companies.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)15.26bn
  • Net income in GBP1.75bn
  • Incorporated2012
  • Employees198.00k
  • Location
    WPP PLC27 Farm StreetLONDON W1J5RJUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7408 2204
  • Fax+44 20 7493 6819
  • Websitehttp://www.wpp.com
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
WPP:LSE since
Design Bridge LtdDeal completed23 Aug 201723 Aug 2017Deal completed-14.46%--
thjnk AGDeal completed13 Jul 201713 Jul 2017Deal completed-13.48%--
3Ti Solutions IncAnnounced20 Mar 201720 Mar 2017Announced-19.13%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Jan 17 2018 16:39 GMT.

Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
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Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
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Edenred SA1.26bn229.00m5.91bn7.23k25.67--18.654.680.97820.97825.40-6.630.23240.43880.944174,640.504.624.2242.6163.5988.36--19.8717.160.744211.082.08104.056.551.991.69-1.4910.63-2.40
JCDecaux SA3.00bn218.40m7.44bn11.74k34.093.2719.962.481.031.0314.1110.720.555915.023.24255,566.002.812.733.893.6433.9136.805.064.821.0511.620.389461.135.963.85-3.931.115.284.94
Publicis Groupe SA9.82bn-521.00m13.47bn78.90k--2.36--1.37-2.34-2.3443.2724.830.4234--1.07124,478.90-2.182.64-5.046.66-----5.146.610.844623.950.31552.911.3710.85-158.49--8.3221.45
WPP PLC15.26bn1.75bn17.54bn198.00k10.161.877.581.151.361.3611.867.400.4634.911.4577,050.515.624.3010.758.4786.3088.3012.159.750.9623--0.43346.3517.607.5020.6810.762.4018.13
Data as of Jan 17 2018. Currency figures normalised to WPP PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

22.79%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Massachusetts Financial Services Co.as of 19 Apr 201766.50m5.26%
Harris Associates LPas of 25 Aug 201763.87m5.05%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Oct 201735.76m2.83%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201625.31m2.00%
Nordea Investment Management AB (Denmark)as of 31 Oct 201723.30m1.84%
Aberdeen Asset Investments Ltd.as of 31 May 201717.43m1.38%
MFS International Singapore Pte. Ltd.as of 31 Oct 201714.54m1.15%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 02 Nov 201714.12m1.12%
First Pacific Advisors LLCas of 30 Sep 201713.75m1.09%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 31 Oct 201713.63m1.08%
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