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.

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TypePublic
HQLondon, GB
Founded1971
Size (employees)134,413 (est)
Websitewpp.com
WPP was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at WPP

Mark Read

Mark Read

CEO
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, Shanghai, New York 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)

15.3b

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

6.1%

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

3.2b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

20.8%

Net income (FY, 2017)

1.9b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

1.9b

Market capitalization (14-Dec-2018)

13.7b

Closing stock price (14-Dec-2018)

54.2

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

15.2b
WPP's current market capitalization is $13.7 b.
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

14.4b15.3b

Revenue growth, %

6%

Cost of goods sold

11.3b12.1b

Gross profit

3.0b3.2b
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

15.4b15.2b

Accounts Receivable

8.1b7.9b

Prepaid Expenses

310.0m298.3m

Inventories

400.4m424.3m
GBPFY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

1.5b1.9b

Cash From Operating Activities

1.8b1.4b

Purchases of PP&E

(252.1m)(288.9m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(916.2m)(499.7m)
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

113.6k

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 hires Publicis executive as chief marketing officer

WPP said it had hired Laurent Ezekiel from its French rival Publicis to be its chief marketing and growth officer, tasked with helping new boss Mark Read steer the world's biggest advertising group back to growth.

World’s Largest Ad Agency Group WPP Announces a Massive Restructuring

Changes in client expectations and internal problems hobbled the company.

British ad giant WPP axes net 2,500 jobs

Global advertising giant WPP on Tuesday unveiled a new growth plan and said it would axe a net 2,500 jobs as it moves on from the controversial exit of old boss Martin Sorrell. The company, which is struggling to compete with US technology titans Google and Facebook, said in a statement that it hope…

WPP to axe 2,500 jobs in a bid to revamp firm after Martin Sorell's exit

The three-year overhaul will cost WPP 300 million pounds ($380 million)

Advertising giant WPP plc to slash thousands of jobs in major shake-up

Multinational advertising business WPP plc is slashing thousands of jobs as part of a major restructure. The company confirmed plans this morning (December 11) to cut around 3,500 jobs and create around 1,000 new roles. While the changes are forecast to cost in the region of £300m, Sky News reported…
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WPP Company Life and Culture

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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, Roberto Quarta and Jacques Aigrain.

  • How many employees does WPP have?

    WPP has 134,413 employees.

  • What is WPP revenue?

    Latest WPP annual revenue is $15.3 b.

  • What is WPP revenue per employee?

    Latest WPP revenue per employee is $113.6 k.

  • Who are WPP competitors?

    Competitors of WPP include Omnicom, Sage Communications and treetree.

  • Where is WPP headquarters?

    WPP headquarters is located at 27 Farm Street, London.

  • Where are WPP offices?

    WPP has offices in London, Singapore, Shanghai, New York and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does WPP have?

    WPP has 6 offices.