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WPP is a creative transformation company that provides communications, experience, commerce, and technology services. Its portfolio of services includes advertising, media, and data investment management, public relations, public affairs, healthcare communications, specialist communications, branding and identity services, etc. The company offers media planning and buying, specialist sponsorship, and branded entertainment services. It also provides brand, consumer, media, and marketplace insight services, as well as corporate, consumer, financial, and brand-building services. Its major brands include:

TypePublic
Founded1971
HQLondon, GB
Websitewpp.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureC-

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)99,830(-6%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)£12 B(-9%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)£9.6
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at WPP

Mark Read

Mark Read

Chief Executive Officer, Director
John Rogers

John Rogers

Chief Financial Officer, Director
Jacqui Canney

Jacqui Canney

Chief People Officer
Laurent Ezekiel

Laurent Ezekiel

Chief Marketing and Growth Officer
Lindsay Pattison

Lindsay Pattison

Chief Client Officer
Stephan Pretorius

Stephan Pretorius

Chief Technology Officer
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WPP Office Locations

WPP has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Saint Helier and in 1 other location
London, GB (HQ)
Sea Containers House, 18 Upper Ground
Hong Kong, HK
728號 King's Rd, Tsat Tsz Mui
Saint Helier, JE
13 Castle St
Singapore, SG
50 Scotts Road #03-01
New York, NY, US
Three World Trade Center, Greenwich St
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WPP Financials and Metrics

WPP Revenue

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WPP's revenue was reported to be £12 b in FY, 2020 which is a 9.3% decrease from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (H1, 2021)

6.1b

Gross profit (H1, 2021)

936.4m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2021), %

15.3%

Net income (H1, 2021)

287.3m

EBIT (H1, 2021)

483.6m

Market capitalization (15-Sept-2021)

11.9b

Closing stock price (15-Sept-2021)

9.6

Cash (30-Jun-2021)

3.5k

EV

11.9b
WPP's current market capitalization is £11.9 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

15.6b13.2b12.0b

Revenue growth, %

2%(15%)(9%)

Cost of goods sold

12.7b10.8b10.0b

Gross profit

2.9b2.4b2.0b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Revenue

7.6b5.6b6.1b

Cost of goods sold

6.4b4.8b5.2b

Gross profit

1.2b778.0m936.4m

Gross profit Margin, %

16%14%15%
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

2.6b3.0b12.9b

Accounts Receivable

8.1b7.0b6.6b

Prepaid Expenses

287.3m287.1m248.1m

Inventories

366.5m349.5m264.1m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Cash

2.2b2.8b3.5k

Accounts Receivable

7.7b5.2b5.9k

Prepaid Expenses

391.0m311.6m265.6

Inventories

419.5m312.4m279.1
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

1.1b717.9m(2.9b)

Depreciation and Amortization

543.8m686.3m272.1m

Accounts Payable

500.9m394.7m195.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.7b1.9b2.1b
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Net Income

349.4m(2.6b)287.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

359.8m2.8b257.9m

Cash From Operating Activities

126.4m(401.9m)39.2m

Purchases of PP&E

(145.9m)(121.3m)(111.6m)
GBPFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

12.5 x

EV/CFO

10.5 x

Revenue/Employee

116.2k

Debt/Equity

0.7 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

3.5 x

P/E Ratio

65.0
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WPP Operating Metrics

WPP's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 892 in Jul, 2017.
Q1, 2017H1, 2017Jul, 2017FY, 2017Apr, 2018H1, 2018FY, 2018H1, 2019FY, 2019H1, 2020FY, 2020H1, 2021

Billings

£13.02 b£26.92 b£55.56 b£26.66 b£55.8 b£26.53 b£53.06 b£20.9 b£46.9 b£23.4 b

Brands

19

Countries

112112112112112111

Enterprise Customers

892
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WPP Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
NN4MMarch 03, 2021
DTI DigitalFebruary 10, 2021
SandtableMarch 06, 2020
AQuestJuly 05, 2019
Bomtempo, Anahory e RalhaJanuary 10, 2018
Design BridgeAugust 23, 2017
thjnkJuly 13, 2017
Pep LLCNovember 29, 2016
CONEXANCE MDJuly 07, 2016
dBODApril 26, 2016
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WPP Revenue Breakdown

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WPP revenue breakdown by business segment: 15.7% from Specialist Agencies, 77.1% from Global Integrated Agencies and 7.2% from Public Relations & Public Affairs

WPP revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 29.9% from Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa & Middle East and Central & Eastern Europe, 19.9% from Western Continental Europe, 13.6% from UK and 36.7% from North America

Human Capital Metrics

WPP's employees are reported to be approximately 55% female and 45% male.
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WPP Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

80/100

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WPP Online and Social Media Presence

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WPP Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    62/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    71/100

  • Compensation

    D+

    57/100

  • Diversity

    D+

    58/100

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WPP News and Updates

WPP appoints new creative, data and regional leadership supporting Ford

WPP has announced several senior executive appointments to further strengthen its leadership team servicing Ford Motor Company.

Kenya: WPP ScanGroup 2020 Loss Widens to Sh1.7 Billion

Nairobi — Marketing and Communications company, WPP- ScanGroup has reported a loss of Sh1.732 billion for the financial year ended December 2020, compared to Sh158.79 million registered in a similar period in 2019.

WPP acquires Satalia for efficiency-increasing AI tech

WPP’s accelerated growth strategy shows no sign of slowing, with the addition of artificial intelligence (AI) technology company Satalia for an undisclosed sum to modernize its sprawling empire.

WPP snaps up delivery tech firm Satalia in AI push

WPP has snapped up a London-based tech firm specialising in home delivery services in a move that will boost the The post WPP snaps up delivery tech firm Satalia in AI push appeared first on CityAM.

WPP shares surge as ad giant passes pre-pandemic revenues

WPP has hailed a record-breaking recovery for the ad industry, as corporate clients ramp up marketing budgets to ride the economic rebound.

WPP raises forecast, following further revenue growth

WPP today reported continuing strong results for the first half of the year, in a sign of optimism for the The post WPP raises forecast, following further revenue growth appeared first on CityAM.
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WPP Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was WPP founded?

    WPP was founded in 1971.

  • Who are WPP key executives?

    WPP's key executives are Mark Read, John Rogers and Jacqui Canney.

  • How many employees does WPP have?

    WPP has 99,830 employees.

  • What is WPP revenue?

    Latest WPP annual revenue is £12 b.

  • What is WPP revenue per employee?

    Latest WPP revenue per employee is £120.2 k.

  • Who are WPP competitors?

    Competitors of WPP include Monty Mobile, BlueFocus Communication Group and Nielsen.

  • Where is WPP headquarters?

    WPP headquarters is located at Sea Containers House, 18 Upper Ground, London.

  • Where are WPP offices?

    WPP has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Saint Helier and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does WPP have?

    WPP has 5 offices.