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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. 

TypePublic
Founded1971
HQLondon, GB
Websitewpp.com
Employee Ratings3.3
Culture scoreC-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Feb 2020)134,281
Revenue (FY, 2017)£15.3 B(+7%)
Share Price (May 2020)£591.6

Key People/Management at WPP

Fran Butera

Fran Butera

Director, Investor Relations (New York)
Mark Read

Mark Read

Chief Executive Officer, WPP
Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

Chairman
Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson

Group Finance Director, Board Member
Sol Trujillo

Sol Trujillo

Non-Executive Director
Jacques Aigrain

Jacques Aigrain

Non-Executive Director
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WPP Office Locations

WPP has offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Mumbai and in 2 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Sea Containers House, South Bank
Shanghai, CN
Room 1504B 399 Heng Feng Road
Mumbai, IN
4th Floor, Peninsula Chambers, Peninsula Corporate Park Ganpat Rao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel
Saint Helier, JE
Hilgrove St
Singapore, SG
50 Scotts Road #03-01
New York, US
Three World Trade Center, Greenwich St
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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.
GBP

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 (21-May-2020)

7.2b

Closing stock price (21-May-2020)

591.6

EV

7.2b
WPP's current market capitalization is £7.2 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, 2017FY, 2018

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)
GBPY, 2018

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, 2017FY, 2017Apr, 2018

Billings

£13.02 b£55.56 b

Brands

19

Countries

112 112 112

Enterprise Customers

892
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WPP Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SandtableMarch 06, 2020

WPP Revenue Breakdown

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

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

WPP Online and Social Media Presence

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WPP Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    61/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    70/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    58/100

  • Diversity

    D+

    58/100

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WPP News and Updates

Ad agency giant WPP begins cutting pay by up to 20% across agencies as clients slash spending

WPP, the world's largest ad holding company, enacted voluntary pay cuts and other cost-control measures in response to the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Some sources said leaders suggested agencies cut top salaries by as much as 20% for 90 days and that they doubted the money would…

Ad giant WPP pulls dividend, CEO 'very cautious' about the impact of virus on marketing budgets

The world's largest advertising group pulled its dividend and share buyback and withdrew guidance for 2020 on Tuesday, after clients cancelled marketing booked with the company due to the coronavirus crisis.

WPP Suspends Dividend, Share Buyback

WPP Suspends Dividend, Share Buyback

Ad giant WPP pulls dividend, buyback and outlook

WPP , the world's biggest advertising company, said it was pulling its dividend and share buyback, and withdrawing its guidance for 2020 after it saw an increasing number of cancelations from clients due to the coronavirus crisis.

Analysts like JPMorgan break down the risks of the coronavirus to the holding company giants like WPP and Publicis

Stocks of the five biggest ad holding companies have dropped 20% to 35% as the coronavirus rattles markets around the world. Analysts said the largest and most heavily leveraged companies, like WPP and Publicis, and those most exposed in Asia, like Dentsu, are most at risk if advertisers cut spend…

WPP snaps up data science firm as it doubles down on tech

WPP today said it has acquired data science company Sandtable as the ailing advertising giant looks to shift its focus The post WPP snaps up data science firm Sandtable as it doubles down on tech 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 Fran Butera, Mark Read and Roberto Quarta.

  • How many employees does WPP have?

    WPP has 134,281 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 £113.7 k.

  • Who are WPP competitors?

    Competitors of WPP include Endava, Omnicom and SGK.

  • Where is WPP headquarters?

    WPP headquarters is located at Sea Containers House, South Bank, London.

  • Where are WPP offices?

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

  • How many offices does WPP have?

    WPP has 7 offices.