Last 1,359 GBp
Change Today -2.00 / -0.15%
Volume 434.5K
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wpp plc (WPP) Snapshot

Open
1,372 GBp
Previous Close
1,361 GBp
Day High
1,377 GBp
Day Low
1,352 GBp
52 Week High
01/2/14 - 1,391 GBp
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - 1,091 GBp
Market Cap
17.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
4.2M
EPS TTM
0.86 GBp
Shares Outstanding
1.3B
EX-Date
10/9/14
P/E TM
15.7x
Dividend
35.27 GBp
Dividend Yield
2.60%
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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, including billboards. This segment also has media investment management capabilities 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 clients that seek to communicate with consumers, governments, and/or 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 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.

121,883 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/26/14
Founded in 1985

wpp plc (WPP) Top Compensated Officers

Group Chief Executive and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 5.3M GBP
Group Finance Director, Executive Director an...
Total Annual Compensation: 2.5M GBP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

wpp plc (WPP) Key Developments

WPP plc Appoints Roberto Quarta as Non-Executive Director and Chairman-Designate

WPP plc announced the appointment of Roberto Quarta to its Board as a non-executive director and Chairman-designate. He will join the Board on January 01, 2015 and will offer himself for re-election at the Company's Annual General Meeting to be held in June 2015. Subject to his re-election, he will be appointed Chairman to succeed Philip Lader. Roberto Quarta is Chairman of Smith & Nephew plc, and Chairman of IMI plc. He is also a partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and a non-executive director at Spie SA. Previously, he was Chief Executive and then Chairman of BBA Group plc, Chairman of Rexel SA and a Non-Executive Director at BAE Systems plc, Equant NV, Foster Wheeler AG and PowerGen plc.

WPP To Sell Bates

WPP plc (LSE:WPP) is planning to sell Bates United As. WPP is the sole owner of Bates and different solutions are now being considered informs Chief Executive Officer, Roy Erik Hansen, including a takeover by the management and employees.

Matthew Freud Reportedly Held Talks With WPP To Sell Stake In Freud Communications

Matthew Freud came within 24 hours of selling a minority stake in Freud Communications Ltd. to WPP plc (LSE:WPP), in a deal valuing Freud Communications at approximately £90 million, reported The Guardian. Freud is understood to have held talks with Sorrell earlier in 2014. The discussions are understood to have focused on WPP taking a minority stake of just under 50% for about £45 million. One source with knowledge of the talks said a deal came close to being struck, before both parties walked away. A second source with close knowledge of the talks said WPP walked away from the deal due to certain conditions not being met. Freud Communications and WPP had not responded to a request for comment by The Guardian.

 

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Valuation WPP Industry Range
Price/Earnings 16.4x
Price/Sales 1.5x
Price/Book 2.2x
Price/Cash Flow 16.0x
TEV/Sales 1.5x
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