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 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
North Sydney, AU
Level 17, 65 Berry Street
Tokyo, JP
Yebisu Garden Place Tower, 29/F 4-20-3 Ebisu Shibuya-ku
Seoul, KR
LG Mapo Building 15th Floor 275 Gongdeok 2 dong Mapo-gu
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

WPP Data and Metrics

WPP Financial Metrics


Net income (FY, 2015)

(50.7 m)

Market capitalization (25-Jul-2017)

25.7 b

Closing share price (25-Jul-2017)

WPP's current market capitalization is $25.7 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Pre tax profit

(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)

Net Income

(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Current Assets

1.3 k


8.5 b10 b10.1 b

Total Assets

8.5 b10 b10.1 b

Current Liabilities

2.6 b3 b769.8

Total Liabilities

2.6 b3 b769.8

Retained Earnings

(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)

Total Equity

5.9 b7 b10.1 b

Financial Leverage

1.4 x1.4 x1 x
Y, 2015

Financial Leverage

1 x

WPP Operating Metrics

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


£13.02 b



Enterprise Customers


    WPP Market Value History

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