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Current Price 971.40p Bid 971.00p Ask 971.60p Change 0.68%
Last Updated: 16/09/2021 18:00. 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 31/12/2020

Revenue
£12,002.80m
Operating Profit/Loss
£-2,278.10m
Dividend yield (%)
3.00
Total dividend for year
n/ap
Dividend cover
-10.13
P/E Ratio
n/a

Key Personnel

Mr Mark Read
Chief Executive Officer
Mr John Rogers
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Thomas Ilube
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Roberto Quarta
Non-Executive Chairman
Dr Ya-Qin Zhang
Non-Executive Director
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
WPPL
ISIN
JE00B8KF9B49
Shares in Issue
1,294.75m
Market cap
£12,577.17m

Analyst Views (6)

Strong Buy
 
0%
Buy
 
50.00%
Hold
 
50.00%
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 the views held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
971.40p
Bid Price
971.00p
Ask Price
971.60p
Volume
581,927
Change Today
6.60p
% Change Today
0.68%
Open
968.50p
Previous Close
971.40p
Intraday High
981.00p
Intraday Low
965.20p
52 Week High
1,018.00p
52 Week Low
564.20p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

Income Statement

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Continuing Operations
Revenue
12,002.80
13,234.10
Operating Profit/Loss
-2,278.10
1,295.90
Net Interest
-229.30
-260.10
Pre-Tax Profit
-2,790.60
982.10
Profit After Tax from continuing operations
-2,919.90
707.10
Discontinued Operations
Profit After Tax
16.40
10.80
Profit/Loss for the Year
-2,903.50
717.90
Attributable to:
Equity Holders of Parent Company
-2,967.30
624.10
Minority Interests
63.80
93.80
Total Dividend Paid
n/ap
n/ap
Retained Profit/(Loss) for the Financial Year
n/a
n/a

Earnings per Share

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
Basic
-243.20p
50.20p
Diluted
-243.20p
49.80p
Adjusted
-242.70p
49.50p
Dividend per Share
n/ap
n/ap

Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Non-Current Assets
Property, Plant & Equipment
2,295.40
2,610.50
Intangible Assets
8,778.10
11,579.40
Investment Properties
n/a
n/a
Investments
718.00
1,311.30
Other Financial Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Non-Current Assets
393.90
325.50
Current Assets
Inventories
n/a
n/a
Trade & Other Receivables
11,105.40
11,987.70
Cash at Bank & In Hand
12,899.10
11,305.70
Current Asset Investments
n/a
n/a
Other Current Assets
n/a
n/a
Other Assets
n/a
485.30
Total Assets
36,189.90
39,605.40

Liabilities

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Current Liabilities
Borrowings
8,943.00
9,100.20
Other Current Liabilities
14,190.60
14,858.40
Total Current Liabilities
23,133.60
23,958.60
Non-Current Liabilities
Borrowings
6,808.00
5,994.80
Provisions
767.10
786.60
Other Non-Current Liabilities
314.80
449.60
Total Non-Current Liabilities
7,889.90
7,231.00
Other Liabilities
n/a
n/a
Total Liabilities
31,023.50
31,189.60

Net Assets

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Net Assets
5,166.40
8,415.80

Capital & Reserves

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
 
£ (M)
£ (M)
Share Capital
129.60
132.80
Share Premium Account
570.30
570.30
Other Reserves
-922.30
-1,348.60
Retained Earnings
5,070.70
8,689.90
Shareholders Funds
4,848.30
8,044.40
Minority Interests/Other Equity
318.10
371.40
Total Equity
5,166.40
8,415.80

Dividend History

Type
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
Payment
Interim
14 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
12.50p
Final
10 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
14.00p
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
1st Interim
10 Oct 2012
12 Nov 2012
8.80p
2nd Interim
06 Jun 2012
09 Jul 2012
17.14p
2nd Interim
06 Jun 2012
09 Jul 2012
17.14p

Dividend Metrics

Year End Date
31 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
Dividend growth
5.73%
-62.17%
Dividend yield
3.00%
2.10%
Dividend cover
-10.13
2.21


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