Share Prices & Company Research

Stockbroking

WPP Group

Current Price 1277.68p Bid 1277.50p Ask 1278.00p Change 0.35%
Last Updated: 26/05/2018 01:20. Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes.
Call 0113 243 6941 or search for your local office

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 31/12/2017

Turnover
£15,265.40m
Operating Profit
£1,908.20m
Dividend Yield
4.61
Dividend Per Share
60.00
Dividend Cover
2.40
P/E Ratio
9.05

Key Personnel

Roberto Quarta
Executive Chairman
Paul Winston George Richardson
Finance Director
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
1,263,991,009
Market cap
£16,463.48m
Sector

Analyst Views (13)

Strong Buy
 
38.46%
Buy
 
7.69%
Hold
 
53.85%
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
1277.50p
Bid Price
1277.50p
Ask Price
1278.00p
Volume
5063316
Change Today
4.50p
% Change Today
0.35%
Open
1281.50p
Previous Close
1277.50p
Intraday High
1290.00p
Intraday Low
1266.00p
52 Week High
1762.00p
52 Week Low
1074.00p
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 MoneyAM

Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 03 May 2018 | 12:10 WPP buys agencies in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan 01 May 2018 | 13:38 Miners keep FTSE afloat 30 Apr 2018 | 16:47 Upbeat performance in Asia and weak pound boosts FTSE 30 Apr 2018 | 12:00 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 30 Apr 2018 | 11:50 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 30 Apr 2018 | 09:50 UK stocks open 0.3% stronger; Sainsbury's soars on Asda deal 30 Apr 2018 | 09:00 WPP first-quarter revenue down 4%, owing to currency headwinds 30 Apr 2018 | 07:36 Broker Forecast - Kepler Cheuvreux issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 27 Apr 2018 | 13:10 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 26 Apr 2018 | 13:00 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 20 Apr 2018 | 08:30 FTSE remains in the red amid falling oil prices 16 Apr 2018 | 16:59 FTSE slips on lower oil prices 16 Apr 2018 | 11:48 Broker Forecast - Numis issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 16 Apr 2018 | 10:10 Broker Forecast - Shore Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 16 Apr 2018 | 08:50 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 05 Apr 2018 | 16:00 Trade war concerns hold back FTSE 04 Apr 2018 | 16:44 FTSE hit on renewed trade tensions between US and China 04 Apr 2018 | 11:43 UK stocks open 0.4% lower as trade tensions escalate 04 Apr 2018 | 09:10 WPP appoints independent council to investigate alleged CEO misconduct 04 Apr 2018 | 07:13 Director Deals - WPP Group PLC (WPP) 28 Mar 2018 | 16:10 Director Deals - WPP Group PLC (WPP) 08 Mar 2018 | 12:00 Broker Forecast - Citigroup issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 02 Mar 2018 | 14:50 Broker Forecast - Credit Suisse issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 02 Mar 2018 | 11:50 Broker Forecast - Barclays Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 02 Mar 2018 | 11:20 Broker Forecast - Liberum Capital issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 02 Mar 2018 | 09:40 Broker Forecast - Morgan Stanley issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 02 Mar 2018 | 09:30 Interest rate concerns weigh on FTSE 01 Mar 2018 | 16:46 Broker Forecast - Beaufort Securities issues a broker note on WPP Group PLC 01 Mar 2018 | 13:20 FTSE struggles as interest rate fears re-emerge 01 Mar 2018 | 12:08

Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Tangible Assets
979.5
968.7
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
14,971.3
15,431.6
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
2,555.2
2,725.0
Total Non-Current Assets
18,506.0
19,125.3
Inventory
424.3
400.4
Trade & Receivables
12,112.3
12,374.5
Cash & Receivables
2,391.4
2,436.9
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
234.7
231.2
Total Assets
33,668.7
34,568.3

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Short Term Liabilities
15,514.5
16,765.2
Long Term Liabilities
8,192.2
8,035.5
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
23,706.7
24,800.7

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Net Assets
9,962.0
9,767.6

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Share Capital
133.3
133.2
Minority Interests
468.8
443.1
Retained Earnings
9,200.8
8,405.9
Share Premium Account
568.5
562.2
Other Equity
-409.4
223.2
Total Equity
9,962.0
9,767.6

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Cashflow from Operating Activities
1,408.1
1,773.8
Cashflow Before Financing
908.4
857.6
Increase / Decrease in Cash
122.8
-335.9

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2016
Turnover
15,265.4
14,388.9
Cost of Sales
12,090.2
1,991.1
Gross Profit
3,175.2
12,397.8
Operating Profit
1,908.2
2,063.1
Pre-Tax Profit
2,109.3
1,890.5
Profit / Loss for the Year
1,912.3
1,501.6

Dividend History

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
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
H2 Dividend
04 Jun 2014
07 Jul 2014
H1 Dividend
09 Oct 2013
11 Nov 2013
H2 Dividend
05 Jun 2013
08 Jul 2013
The value of your investments and the income from them may go down as well as up, and you could get back less than you invested.
We use cookies on this site to improve your experience and help us provide you with a better website. An explanation of the cookies we use and their purpose can be found within our Cookie Policy. Your continued use of this site means you consent to the use of cookies.