WPP is a communications service group that provides marketing and communications solutions. Its portfolio of services include advertising, media investment management, public relations, public affairs, healthcare communications, specialist communications, branding and identity services, and much more. The company is also engaged in purchasing goods and services from of suppliers around the world  and spends around £6 billion a year on advertising production, research operations, facilities, IT and telecoms, travel and entertainment, and professional and recruitment services. In addition, it operates WPP digital, the digital business arm of WPP. WPP has received a number of awards such as the Holding Company of the Year at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and other awards for its annual reports and its digital unit.
London, GB
Size (employees)
162,000 (est)
WPP is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management at WPP

Martin Sorrell

Martin Sorrell

Founder and CEO
Jacques Aigrain

Jacques Aigrain

Non-Executive Director
Roger Agnelli

Roger Agnelli

Non-Executive Director
Ruigang Li

Ruigang Li

Non-Executive Director
Scott Spirit

Scott Spirit

Chief Digital Officer
Laurence Mellman

Laurence Mellman

COO & International Specialist Communications

WPP Office Locations

WPP has offices in London, New York, Mumbai, Singapore and in 5 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
27 Farm Street
Shanghai, CN
31/F The Center 989 Changle Road Huangpu District
Hong Kong, HK
PCCW Tower 36/F Taikoo Place, 979 Kings Road Quarry Bay
Mumbai, IN
4th Floor, Peninsula Chambers, Peninsula Corporate Park Ganpat Rao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel
Seoul, KR
LG Mapo Building 15th Floor 275 Gongdeok 2 dong Mapo-gu
New York, US
100 Park Avenue
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WPP Financials and Metrics

WPP Financials

WPP's revenue was reported to be $19.4 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (FY, 2016)

19.4 b

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

22.4 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

WPP's current market capitalization is $22.4 b.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2010FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


19.4 b

Pre tax profit

(22.9 m)(284.3 k)(349 k)(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)

Net Income

(22.9 m)(284.3 k)(349 k)(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Current Assets

1.3 k1.3 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.3 k


375.4 k8.5 b10 b10.1 b

Total Assets

641.9 k376.7 k350.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k8.5 b10 b10.1 b9.7 b

Current Liabilities

1.3 k1.3 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k2.6 b3 b769.8743.8
    GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2010FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

    Net Income

    (22.9 m)(284.3 k)(349 k)(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)
      Y, 2016

      Financial Leverage

      1 x
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      WPP Operating Metrics

      WPP's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 892 in Jul, 2017
      Q1, 2017Jul, 2017


      £13.02 b



      Enterprise Customers

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      WPP Market Value History

      WPP's Web-traffic and Trends

      WPP Online and Social Media Presence

      WPP News and Updates

      Bain wins WPP support for $1.4 billion Asatsu-DK buy: Reuters

      U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital has won enough shareholder support to complete its tender offer of Asatsu-DK Inc (ADK) (9747.T), allowing the Japanese advertising agency to end a bitter two-decade partnership with top shareholder WPP (WPP.L), Reuters reported.

      The head of the world's biggest advertising company is not worried about consulting firms

      WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell is not worried about consulting firms encroaching on advertising agencies' business. Speaking at UBS's Annual Global Media and Communications Conference, he said that head-to-head on digital, ad agencies were ahead of consulting firms. But, consulting firms' reputation f…

      WPP agrees to Bain’s tender offer for Japan partner Asatsu-DK, Bain draft statement shows: Reuters

      Advertising company WPP PLC (WPP.L) has agreed to a $1.35 billion tender offer from Bain Capital LLC for Japanese peer Asatsu-DK Inc (9747.T), of which it owns 25 percent, an about-face that heralds an end to a soured partnership, Reuters reported.

      Why walls don’t work – the CISO revolution

      With valuable assets to protect, why are so many businesses still turning a blind eye?

      WPP Health & Wellness invests in online health community to tap patient insight

      WPP’s latest investment is all about patients. WPP Health & Wellness has partnered with The Mighty, an online community for patients and caregivers, to help boost patient centricity for clients across its marketing and advertising agencies. WPP Health & Wellness was part of the latter compan…

      WPP objects to Bain’s offer for Japan’s Asatsu-DK: Reuters

      WPP, the world’s biggest advertising agency, on Thursday stepped up its efforts to stop U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital from buying Japan’s Asatsu-DK Inc, saying the offer significantly undervalued its stake in the firm, Reuters reported.
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      WPP Company Life and Culture

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