Consumer ServicesMedia
  • Price (GBX)940.90
  • Today's Change-1.30 / -0.14%
  • Shares traded118.79k
  • 1 Year change-19.96%
  • Beta1.2385
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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)15.60bn
  • Net income in GBP1.06bn
  • Incorporated2012
  • Employees134.28k
  • Location
    WPP PLCSea Containers House, 18 Upper GroundLONDON SE1 9GLUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 207 408 2204
  • Fax+44 207 493 6819
  • Websitehttps://www.wpp.com/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
WPP:LSE since
AQuest SRLDeal completed04 Jul 201904 Jul 2019Deal completed-5.38%--
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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
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
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(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Stroeer SE & Co KGaA1.47bn-13.59m3.36bn12.51k--5.4611.182.29-0.2376-0.190428.9612.060.540855.739.72130,040.30-0.10583.02-0.13424.0634.7232.98-0.19564.370.51168.590.7139134.4523.3420.53-114.93--24.6682.06
JCDecaux SA2.87bn198.52m5.00bn11.83k25.182.2814.371.741.031.0314.9511.410.560814.883.26268,858.302.452.683.563.6833.7635.124.364.780.79958.910.374255.553.956.3913.5319.435.933.86
Edenred SA1.24bn229.31m9.86bn8.40k42.11--30.277.931.071.075.79-6.560.20440.500.7755164,008.604.234.2843.0864.7788.97--20.6818.590.8473115.252.3791.144.395.995.399.6812.930.7127
Publicis Groupe SA8.98bn829.66m10.28bn75.59k12.371.637.451.143.903.9042.4229.640.3913--1.01131,647.903.672.518.766.07----9.396.260.91819.920.361769.55-2.887.436.613.0210.4414.02
WPP PLC15.60bn1.06bn12.11bn134.28k11.471.297.230.77640.83730.843112.377.440.462133.001.37116,192.203.354.406.568.6418.8431.267.269.680.9378--0.404550.56-1.287.20-34.462.425.6911.89
Data as of Jul 18 2019. Currency figures normalised to WPP PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

20.77%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Harris Associates LPas of 07 Jun 201962.75m4.97%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 May 201932.57m2.58%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201825.15m1.99%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co.as of 31 May 201924.77m1.96%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 31 Mar 201924.70m1.96%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd.as of 31 May 201923.99m1.90%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 04 Jul 201920.97m1.66%
First Eagle Investment Management LLCas of 31 May 201916.86m1.34%
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.as of 31 Mar 201916.37m1.30%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 30 Jun 201913.97m1.11%
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