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WPP plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for 2014

WPP plc announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenue of £5,468.7 million against £5,326.7 million a year ago. Net sales were £4,791.7 million against £4,884.3 million a year ago. Operating profit was £531.1 million against £513.8 million a year ago. Profit before interest and taxation was £559.8 million against £541.4 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was £491.1 million against £427.1 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was £364.8 million or 27.0 pence diluted per share against £280.9 million or 21.5 pence diluted per share a year ago. Headline PBIT was £622.0 million against £637.0 million a year ago. Headline PBT was £531.6 million against £523.7 million a year ago. Net cash outflow from operating activities was £17.3 million against net cash inflow from operating activities of £175.2 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £80.1 million against £128.4 million a year ago. Purchase of other intangible assets (including capitalized computer software) was £15.3 million against £22.2 million a year ago. Net debt as on June 30, 2014 was £2,957.2 million against net debt as on June 30, 2013 of £2,717.1 million. Headline EBITDA was £732.9 million against £753.5 million a year ago. For 2014, the company announced increase in like-for-like revenue growth from the first quarter revised forecast, as the scale of digital media purchases increased, with net sales growth similar at over 3% and a stronger first half and a similar second half. Headline net sales operating margin target improvement, as previously, of 0.3 margin points in constant currency.

WPP plc Recommends Interim Dividend, Payable on 10 November 2014

The Board of WPP plc has recommended an interim dividend of 11.62 pence (2013: 10.56 pence) per ordinary share. This is expected to be paid on 10 November 2014 to share owners on the register at 10 October 2014.

WPP Mulls Acquisitions

WPP plc (LSE:WPP) is seeking acquisitions. WPP said that its outlook for 2014 will be stronger than competitor revenue and net sales growth due to leading position in both faster growing geographic markets and digital, premier parent company creative position, new business, horizontality and strategically targeted acquisitions.

WPP plc, H1 2014 Earnings Call, Aug 26, 2014

WPP plc, H1 2014 Earnings Call, Aug 26, 2014

WPP plc to Report First Half, 2014 Results on Aug 26, 2014

WPP plc announced that they will report first half, 2014 results on Aug 26, 2014

 

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