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Last 1,345 GBp
Change Today +29.00 / 2.20%
Volume 3.9M
WPP On Other Exchanges
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wpp plc (WPP) Details

WPP plc provides various communications services worldwide. Its Advertising and Media Investment Management segment plans and creates marketing and branding campaigns; and designs and produces advertisements for television, cable, the Internet, radio, magazines, and newspapers, as well as outdoor locations, such as billboards. This segment also engages in the media investment management operations in the areas of business science, consumer insight, communications and media planning implementation, interactions, content development, and sports and entertainment marketing. The company’s Data Investment Management segment offers custom research services in various sectors, including strategic market studies; brand positioning; equity research; customer satisfaction surveys; product development; international research; advanced modeling; advertising research; pre-testing, tracking, and sales modeling; and trends and futures research and consultancy. Its Public Relations & Public Affairs segment advices its clients to communicate with consumers, governments, and the business and financial communities. This segment’s activities include corporate, financial, and marketing communications; crisis management; reputation management; public affairs; and government lobbying. The company’s Branding & Identity, Healthcare, and Specialist Communications segment is involved in branding and identity; healthcare communications; and direct, digital, promotional, and relationship marketing activities. This segment also offers specialist communications services, such as custom media and multicultural marketing; event, sports, youth, and entertainment marketing; corporate and business-to-business; and media, technology, and production services, as well as provides digital and creating measurable interactive marketing, integrated digital marketing strategy, mobile solutions, and proprietary platforms services. WPP plc was founded in 1985 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

125,970 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/28/15
Founded in 1985

wpp plc (WPP) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 4.7M GBP
Group Finance Director, Executive Director an...
Total Annual Compensation: 2.2M GBP
Chief Executive Officer of WPP Digital
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

wpp plc (WPP) Key Developments

WPP plc Declares the 2015 Interim Dividend, Payable on November 9, 2015; Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

WPP plc declared an increase of almost 37% in the 2015 interim dividend to 15.91 pence per share, representing a pay-out ratio of 47.5% for the first half, against the traditionally lower first-half pay-out of 40% last year. The record date for the interim dividend is October 9, 2015, payable on November 9, 2015. The company announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2015. For the six months, the company reported revenue of £5,583.9 million against £5,469.9 million a year ago. Net sales were £5,041 million against £4,792 million a year ago. Operating profit was £788.9 million against £531.1 million a year ago. Profit before interest and taxation was £804.9 million against £559.8 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was £709.7 million against £491.1 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was £566.2 million or 43.0 pence diluted per share against £364.8 million or 27.0 pence diluted per share a year ago. Headline PBIT was £669.1 million against £622.0 million a year ago. Headline PBT was £595.7 million against £531.6 million a year ago. Net cash outflow from operating activities was £180.7 million against £17.3 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £73.1 million against £80.1 million a year ago. Purchase of other intangible assets (including capitalized computer software) was £17.0 million against £15.3 million a year ago. Net debt as on June 30, 2015 was £3,382.7 million against net debt as on June 30, 2014 of £2,957.2 million. Headline EBITDA was £782.0 million against £732.9 million a year ago. For the year 2015, the company announced like-for-like revenue and net sales growth of over 3.0% and target operating margin to net sales improvement of 0.3 margin points on a constant currency basis in line with full year margin target.

WPP plc, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Aug 26, 2015

WPP plc, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Aug 26, 2015

Emirates Airline Selects WPP Agencies to Handle its Global Branding and Creative Account

Emirates Airline has selected a team of WPP agencies to handle its global branding and creative account. Team Air draws on the combined resources of WPP agencies including Grey London and New York, RKCR/Y&R and Geometry Global, as well as Hogarth and TNS. Emirates began an evaluation of its branding and creative needs last year to support the next phase of its brand development, and respond to new opportunities in a marketing and media industry that has seen significant changes.


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