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Current Price 658.00p Bid 657.80p Ask 658.00p Change 0.12%
Last Updated: 19/10/2020 15:12. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

WPP is one of the world's largest communications services groups, specialising in advertising, and public relations. The group has 62,000 people working in 1,400 offices in 103 countries. Major clients include American Express, AT&T, Colgate-Palmolive, GlaxoSmithKline and Nestlé.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2019

Revenue
£13,234.10m
Operating Profit/Loss
£1,295.90m
Dividend yield (%)
2.10
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
3.47
P/E Ratio
13.60

Key Personnel

Mr Mark Read
Chief Executive Officer
Mr John Rogers
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Roberto Quarta
Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Cindy Rose
Non-Executive Director
Mr Jacques Aigrain
Non-Executive Director
Mr Keith Weed
Non-Executive Director
Mr Simon Sally Susman
Non-Executive Director
Mr Tarek Farahat
Non-Executive Director
Mrs Sandrine Dufour
Non-Executive Director
Ms Angela Ahrendts
Non-Executive Director
Ms Jasmine Whitbread
Non-Executive Director
Ms Nicole Seligman
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
WPP
ISIN
JE00B8KF9B49
Shares in Issue
1,225.33m
Market cap
£8,062.68m
Sector

Analyst Views (3)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
66.67%
Hold
 
33.33%
Sell
 
0%
Strong Sell
 
0%
This information is provided by Web Financial Group (UK) Limited. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
658.00p
Bid Price
657.80p
Ask Price
658.00p
Volume
799,749
Change Today
0.80p
% Change Today
0.12%
Open
659.80p
Previous Close
657.20p
Intraday High
664.60p
Intraday Low
650.60p
52 Week High
1,077.50p
52 Week Low
483.70p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
13,234.10
13,046.70
Operating Profit/Loss
1,295.90
1,237.90
Net Interest
-260.10
-180.20
Pre-Tax Profit
982.10
1,257.60
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
707.10
1,001.60
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
10.80
137.80
Profit/Loss for the Year
717.90
1,139.40
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
624.10
1,062.90
Minority Interests
93.80
76.50
Total Dividend Paid
n/ap
60.0000p
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
Basic
50.20p
75.10p
Diluted
49.80p
74.30p
Adjusted
93.50p
109.20p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
60.0000p

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
2,610.50
1,083.00
Intangible Assets
11,639.50
15,044.80
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
1,311.30
1,463.50
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
325.50
333.00
Current Assets
Inventories
n/a
n/a
Trade & Other Receivables
11,822.30
13,101.50
Cash at Bank & In Hand
2,969.00
2,643.20
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
165.40
198.70
Other Assets
485.30
n/a
Total Assets
31,328.80
33,867.70

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
763.50
1,025.10
Other Current Liabilities
14,686.70
15,584.30
Total Current Liabilities
15,450.20
16,609.40
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
5,994.80
5,634.80
Provisions
786.60
975.50
Other Non-Current Liabilities
483.30
841.40
Total Non-Current Liabilities
7,264.70
7,451.70
Other Liabilities
170.40
n/a
Total Liabilities
22,885.30
24,061.10

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
8,443.50
9,806.60

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
132.80
133.30
Share Premium Account
570.30
569.70
Other Reserves
-1,679.90
-862.20
Retained Earnings
9,048.90
9,541.40
Shareholders Funds
8,072.10
9,382.20
Minority Interests/Other Equity
371.40
424.40
Total Equity
8,443.50
9,806.60

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Interim
08 Oct 2020
06 Nov 2020
10.00p
Interim
03 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
22.70p
Final
13 Jun 2019
08 Jul 2019
37.30p
Interim
04 Oct 2018
05 Nov 2018
22.70p
Final
14 Jun 2018
09 Jul 2018
37.30p
Interim
05 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
22.70p
Final
08 Jun 2017
03 Jul 2017
37.05p
Interim
06 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
19.55p
Final
09 Jun 2016
04 Jul 2016
28.78p
Interim
08 Oct 2015
09 Nov 2015
15.91p
1st Interim
10 Oct 2012
12 Nov 2012
8.80p
2nd Interim
06 Jun 2012
09 Jul 2012
17.14p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Dec 2019
31 Dec 2018
Dividend growth
-62.17%
n/a%
Dividend yield
2.10%
7.10%
Dividend cover
3.47
1.54
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