WPP is a communications service group that provides marketing and communications solutions. 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 provides media planning and buying, specialist sponsorship, and branded entertainment services. It also offers brand, consumer, media, and marketplace insight services, and provides corporate, consumer, financial, and brand-building services. In addition, the Company is involved in consumer, corporate, and employee branding and design services, as well as advertising, medical education, and online marketing; and offers specialist communications services, and media, technology, and production services.

Type
Public
HQ
London, GB
Founded
1971
Size (employees)
134,413 (est)
Website
wpp.com
WPP was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at WPP

Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

Executive Chairman
Jacques Aigrain

Jacques Aigrain

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
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WPP Office Locations

WPP has offices in London, Singapore, New York, Mumbai and in 2 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
27 Farm Street
Shanghai, CN
Room 1504B 399 Heng Feng Road
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
Singapore, SG
50 Scotts Road #03-01
New York, US
100 Park Avenue
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WPP Financials and Metrics

WPP Revenue

WPP's revenue was reported to be $15.27 b in FY, 2017 which is a 6.1% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (FY, 2017)

15.3 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

6.1%

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

3.2 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

20.8%

Net income (FY, 2017)

1.9 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

1.9 b

Market capitalization (16-Aug-2018)

20.6 b

Closing stock price (16-Aug-2018)

81.5

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

15.2 b
WPP's current market capitalization is $20.6 b.
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

14.4 b15.3 b

Revenue growth, %

6%

Cost of goods sold

11.3 b12.1 b

Gross profit

3 b3.2 b
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

15.4 b15.2 b

Accounts Receivable

8.1 b7.9 b

Prepaid Expenses

310 m298.3 m

Inventories

400.4 m424.3 m
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

1.5 b1.9 b

Cash From Operating Activities

1.8 b1.4 b

Purchases of PP&E

(252.1 m)(288.9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(916.2 m)(499.7 m)
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

113.6 k

Financial Leverage

3.4 x
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WPP Operating Metrics

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

Billings

£13.02 b£55.56 b

Brands

19

Countries

112 112 112

Enterprise Customers

892
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WPP Revenue Breakdown

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WPP revenue breakdown by business segment: 27.7% from Brand Consulting, Yealth & Wellness and Specialist Communications, 7.7% from Public Relations & Public Affairs , 17.6% from Data Investment Management and 47.0% from Advertising and Media Investment Management

WPP revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 30.0% from Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa & Middle East and Central & Eastern Europe, 20.7% from Western Continental Europe, 13.0% from UK and 36.3% from North America

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WPP Online and Social Media Presence

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WPP News and Updates

WPP to quit London headquarters in break with past after Sorrell departure

WPP is set to move out of its central London headquarters after 30 years, in another break with the past following the departure in April of founder and CEO Martin Sorrell from the world's largest advertising company.

WPP to quit London HQ in break with past after Sorrell departure

WPP is set to move out of its central London headquarters after 30 years, in another break with the past following the departure in April of founder and CEO Martin Sorrell from the world's largest advertising company.

API Welcomes Amanda Eversole As Chief Operating Officer

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- API today announced that Amanda Eversole will join API this fall as its Chief Operating Officer, a new position focused on building and implementing a strategic plan for the natural gas and oil industry. Eversole comes to API from JPMorgan Chase &...

Rediffusion, Y&R go their separate ways after 24 years; WPP buys Madhouse

For Rediffusion, the gains are bigger, since it paves the way for the emergence of one of India's largest independent agencies

WPP's Group M to acquire Madhouse; sells stakes in Rediffusion JV

Global advertising firm WPP today said its media investment arm GroupM will fully acquire Indian mobile marketing agency Madhouse, and it has sold its stakes in all the joint ventures with Rediffusion. It currently holds 50 per cent stake in Madhouse. "GroupM will move to full ownership of the mo…

WPP to acquire Madhouse; sells stakes in Rediffusion JVs

Global advertising firm WPP today said its media investment arm GroupM will fully acquire Indian mobile marketing agency Madhouse, and it has sold its stakes in all the joint ventures with Rediffusion. It currently holds 50 per cent stake in Madhouse. "GroupM will move to full ownership of the mo…
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WPP Company Life and Culture

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