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Current Price 1472.45p Bid 1470.50p Ask 1471.00p Change 4.18%
Last Updated: 18/02/2018 03:07. 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 31/12/2016

Turnover
£14,388.90m
Operating Profit
£2,063.10m
Dividend Yield
4.32
Dividend Per Share
56.60
Dividend Cover
1.83
P/E Ratio
12.63

Key Personnel

Sir Martin Stuart Sorrell
Chief Executive
Paul Winston George Richardson
Finance Director
Roberto Quarta
Non-Executive Chairman
Tarek Farahat
Non-Executive Director
Jacques Alfred Gilbert Aigrain
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
Hugo Shong
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
1,269,932,614
Market cap
£17,575.87m
Sector

Analyst Views (11)

Strong Buy
 
45.45%
Buy
 
9.09%
Hold
 
45.45%
Sell
 
0.00%
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
1471.00p
Bid Price
1470.50p
Ask Price
1471.00p
Volume
10998252
Change Today
59.00p
% Change Today
4.18%
Open
1416.00p
Previous Close
1471.00p
Intraday High
1720.00p
Intraday Low
1416.00p
52 Week High
1928.00p
52 Week Low
1218.50p
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 MoneyAM

WPP acquires Indian creative agency The Glitch 12 Feb 2018 | 13:12 Broker Forecast - Societe Generale issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 26 Jan 2018 | 12:30 Broker Forecast - Goldman Sachs issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 23 Jan 2018 | 14:00 WPP acquires Mash Strategy 12 Jan 2018 | 09:38 WPP acquires Portuguese agency 10 Jan 2018 | 09:05 WPP buys stake in Hong Kong consultancy 18 Dec 2017 | 09:04 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 07 Dec 2017 | 10:10 WPP in talks with Ford 28 Nov 2017 | 13:46 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 21 Nov 2017 | 08:50 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 02 Nov 2017 | 11:40 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 01 Nov 2017 | 14:00 Broker Forecast - Berenberg issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 01 Nov 2017 | 11:50 Broker Forecast - Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 01 Nov 2017 | 11:20 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 01 Nov 2017 | 08:30 Weaker commodity prices drag on miners 31 Oct 2017 | 16:47 J. Walter Thompson acquires majority stake in E-Next 31 Oct 2017 | 13:32 FTSE rises as BP beats expectations 31 Oct 2017 | 11:51 WPP like-for-like revenue falls 31 Oct 2017 | 07:22 WPP Health & Wellness invests in US based Mighty 30 Oct 2017 | 13:58 WPP invests in Fatherly in the US 27 Oct 2017 | 14:10 FTSE rallies on stronger oil stocks 03 Oct 2017 | 16:49 WPP schedules trading update 03 Oct 2017 | 13:44 Strong miners fail to propel FTSE higher 03 Oct 2017 | 11:53 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 29 Sep 2017 | 11:20 Broker views: Housebuilding, media and copper 29 Sep 2017 | 11:11 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 28 Sep 2017 | 09:40 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 26 Sep 2017 | 12:00 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 08 Sep 2017 | 08:50 Broker Forecast - JP Morgan Cazenove issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 04 Sep 2017 | 10:20 Director Deals - WPP Group PLC (WPP) 29 Aug 2017 | 13:25

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Tangible Assets
968.7
797.7
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
15,431.6
12,386.0
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
2,725.0
2,190.1
Total Non-Current Assets
19,125.3
15,373.8
Inventory
400.4
329.0
Trade & Receivables
12,374.5
10,495.4
Cash & Receivables
2,436.9
2,382.4
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
231.2
168.6
Total Assets
34,568.3
28,749.2

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Short Term Liabilities
16,765.2
14,215.5
Long Term Liabilities
8,035.5
6,517.9
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
24,800.7
20,733.4

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Net Assets
9,767.6
8,015.8

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Share Capital
133.2
132.9
Minority Interests
443.1
378.4
Retained Earnings
8,405.9
7,698.5
Share Premium Account
562.2
535.3
Other Equity
223.2
-729.3
Total Equity
9,767.6
8,015.8

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Cashflow from Operating Activities
1,773.8
1,359.9
Cashflow Before Financing
857.6
457.4
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-335.9
-246.6

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2015
Turnover
14,388.9
12,235.9
Cost of Sales
1,991.1
1,710.9
Gross Profit
12,397.8
10,525.0
Operating Profit
2,063.1
1,632.0
Pre-Tax Profit
1,890.5
1,492.6
Profit / Loss for the Year
1,501.6
1,245.1

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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
H2 Dividend
04 Jun 2014
07 Jul 2014
H1 Dividend
09 Oct 2013
11 Nov 2013
H2 Dividend
05 Jun 2013
08 Jul 2013
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