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Current Price 958.80p Bid 958.40p Ask 959.00p Change 0.32%
Last Updated: 16/07/2019 11:30. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
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Company Overview

WPP plc is the world's largest communications services group with billings of US$74 billion and revenues of over US$19 billion. Through its operating companies, the Group provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including: advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; branding & identity; healthcare communications; digital, eCommerce and shopper marketing; and specialist communications. The company employs over 200,000 people (including associates and investments) in over 3,000 offices across 112 countries.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2018

Turnover
£15,602.40m
Operating Profit
£1,431.40m
Dividend Yield
6.28
Dividend Per Share
60.00
Dividend Cover
1.42
P/E Ratio
11.22

Key Personnel

Mark Julian Read
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Winston George Richardson
Finance Director
Roberto Quarta
Non-Executive Chairman
Cindy Helen Rose
Non-Executive Director
Jacques Alfred Gilbert Aigrain
Non-Executive Director
Tarek Farahat
Non-Executive Director
Dr John Antony Hood
Non-Executive Director
Daniela Riccardi
Non-Executive Director
Li Ruigang
Non-Executive Director
Nicole Seligman
Non-Executive Director
Timothy Shriver
Non-Executive Director
Sally Susman
Non-Executive Director
Solomon Dennis Trujillo
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
WPP
ISIN
JE00B8KF9B49
Shares in Issue
1,261,904,652
Market cap
£12,058.76m

Analyst Views (10)

Strong Buy
 
70.00%
Buy
 
0.00%
Hold
 
20.00%
Sell
 
10.00%
Strong Sell
 
0.00%
The above information represents a selection of the views published in the last 120 days by analysts. It is subject to change without notice and doesn't reflect view held by Redmayne Bentley and is not advice.

Price Summary

Mid Price
958.70p
Bid Price
958.40p
Ask Price
959.00p
Volume
3364320
Change Today
3.10p
% Change Today
0.32%
Open
958.80p
Previous Close
955.60p
Intraday High
961.00p
Intraday Low
952.00p
52 Week High
1323.50p
52 Week Low
791.00p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

Intra-Day Chart

WPP Group Intra-day Chart

WPP Group News

News in this section is provided by AJ Bell

FTSE loses strength while US markets nudge ahead 12 Jul 2019 | 16:29 FTSE lifted by housebuilders, China and oil 12 Jul 2019 | 12:00 UK stocks open 0.3% higher as Wall St reaches record 12 Jul 2019 | 08:42 WPP to sell 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital; collect proceeds of £2.5bn 12 Jul 2019 | 08:12 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 04 Jul 2019 | 12:00 FTSE closes higher as S&P 500 hits new record 01 Jul 2019 | 16:59 Hopes for resolution on trade between US and China boost markets 01 Jul 2019 | 12:20 UK stocks open 0.9% higher after US, China form trade truce 01 Jul 2019 | 08:43 WPP sells minority interest in Chime for £54.4m 01 Jul 2019 | 08:24 FTSE takes its cue from US recovery to get back in the black 03 Jun 2019 | 16:38 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 03 Jun 2019 | 09:20 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 21 May 2019 | 08:30 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 29 Apr 2019 | 10:40 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 29 Apr 2019 | 10:00 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 29 Apr 2019 | 09:50 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 29 Apr 2019 | 08:10 FTSE closes lower after better than expected US growth 26 Apr 2019 | 16:38 FTSE remains subdued at midday ahead of US GDP figures 26 Apr 2019 | 12:05 WPP sales hit by US client losses 26 Apr 2019 | 07:20 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 24 Apr 2019 | 10:40 Broker Forecast - HSBC issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 11 Apr 2019 | 13:00 Global equities rise on upbeat Chinese data ahead of US-China trade war talks 01 Apr 2019 | 16:48 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 01 Apr 2019 | 08:20 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 25 Mar 2019 | 12:20 Director Deals - WPP Group PLC (WPP) 14 Mar 2019 | 15:05 Director Deals - WPP Group PLC (WPP) 14 Mar 2019 | 15:05 WPP adds head of Microsoft UK to its board 12 Mar 2019 | 07:06 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 05 Mar 2019 | 10:10 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 04 Mar 2019 | 13:20 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 04 Mar 2019 | 10:30

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Tangible Assets
1,083.0
979.5
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
15,044.8
14,971.3
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
1,796.5
2,555.2
Total Non-Current Assets
17,924.3
18,506.0
Inventory
0.0
424.3
Trade & Receivables
13,101.5
12,112.3
Cash & Receivables
2,643.2
2,391.4
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
198.7
234.7
Total Assets
33,867.7
33,668.7

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Short Term Liabilities
16,609.4
15,514.5
Long Term Liabilities
7,451.7
8,192.2
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
24,061.1
23,706.7

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Net Assets
9,806.6
9,962.0

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Share Capital
133.3
133.3
Minority Interests
424.4
468.8
Retained Earnings
9,541.4
9,200.8
Share Premium Account
569.7
568.5
Other Equity
-862.2
-409.4
Total Equity
9,806.6
9,962.0

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Cashflow from Operating Activities
1,693.8
1,408.1
Cashflow Before Financing
1,878.3
908.4
Increase / Decrease in Cash
264.5
122.8

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2017
Turnover
15,602.4
15,265.4
Cost of Sales
12,663.5
12,090.2
Gross Profit
2,938.9
3,175.2
Operating Profit
1,431.4
1,908.2
Pre-Tax Profit
1,463.3
2,109.3
Profit / Loss for the Year
1,139.4
1,912.3

Dividend History

Data has been provided by AJ Bell

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
13 Jun 2019
08 Jul 2019
H1 Dividend
04 Oct 2018
05 Nov 2018
H2 Dividend
14 Jun 2018
09 Jul 2018
H1 Dividend
05 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
H2 Dividend
08 Jun 2017
03 Jul 2017
H1 Dividend
06 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
H2 Dividend
09 Jun 2016
04 Jul 2016
H1 Dividend
08 Oct 2015
09 Nov 2015
H2 Dividend
04 Jun 2015
06 Jul 2015
H1 Dividend
08 Oct 2014
10 Nov 2014
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