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Wpp PLC Fundamentals

Company NameWpp PLCLast Updated2021-09-21
IndustryAdvertising AgenciesSectorCommunication Services
Shares in Issue1.186 bnMarket Cap£11.51 bn
PE Ratio24.21Dividend per Share£0.10
Dividend Yield2.52Dividend Cover0
EPS-£2.43EPS Growth (%)0
PEG1.56DPS Growth (%)-0.8333
Debt Ratio0.2733Debt Equity Ratio1.3574
Asset Equity Ratio5.4609Cash Equity Ratio0.7384
Quick Ratio0.9377Current Ratio0.99
Price To Book Value2.5634ROCE0

Wpp PLC Dividends

TypeEx-DatePay DateCurrencyNet DividendYear Total
Interim2021-10-142021-11-01GBP0.1250
Prelim2021-06-102021-07-09GBP0.1400
Interim2020-10-082020-11-06GBP0.1000
Interim2019-10-032019-11-04GBP0.2270
Prelim2019-06-132019-07-08GBP0.3730
Interim2018-10-042018-11-05GBP0.2270

Wpp PLC Company Financials

Assets202020192018
Tangible Assets£2.30 bn£2.61 bn£1.08 bn
Intangible Assets£8.78 bn£11.58 bn£14.97 bn
Investments£718.00 m£1.31 bn£1.46 bn
Total Fixed Assets£12.19 bn£15.83 bn£17.85 bn
Stocks000
Debtors£10.49 bn£11.32 bn£13.10 bn
Cash & Equivalents£12.90 bn£11.31 bn£11.07 bn
Other Assets000
Total Assets£36.19 bn£39.61 bn£42.22 bn
Liabilities202020192018
Creditors within 1 year£23.13 bn£23.96 bn£25.02 bn
Creditors after 1 year£7.89 bn£7.23 bn£7.42 bn
Other Liabilities0£170.40 m0
Total Liabilities£31.02 bn£31.19 bn£32.44 bn
Net assets£5.17 bn£8.42 bn£9.78 bn
Equity202020192018
Called up share capital£129.60 m£132.80 m£133.30 m
Share Premium£570.30 m£570.30 m£569.70 m
Profit / Loss-£2.79 bn£1.21 bn£1.02 bn
Other Equity£4.85 bn£8.04 bn£9.36 bn
Preference & Minorities£318.10 m£371.40 m£424.40 m
Total Capital Employed£5.17 bn£8.42 bn£9.78 bn
Ratios202020192018
Debt Ratio£0.58£0.43£0.38
Debt-to-Equity£1.40£0.75£0.60
Assets / Equity5.46095.46095.4609
Cash / Equity0.73840.73840.7384
EPS-£2.37£0.77£0.51
Cash Flow202020192018
Cash from operating activities£2.05 bn£1.85 bn£1.69 bn
Cashflow before financing£1.80 bn-£1.07 bn£80.00 m
Increase in Cash£1.64 bn£688.10 m£264.50 m
Income202020192018
Turnover£12.00 bn£13.23 bn£13.05 bn
Cost of sales£9.99 bn£10.83 bn£10.56 bn
Gross Profit£2.01 bn£2.41 bn£2.49 bn
Operating Profit-£2.28 bn£1.30 bn£1.25 bn
Pre-Tax profit-£2.79 bn£1.21 bn£1.02 bn

Wpp PLC Company Background

SectorCommunication Services
ActivitiesHeadquartered in the U.K., WPP is the world's largest ad holding company, based on annual revenues. WPP's services, which include traditional and digital advertising, public relations, and consulting, are provided worldwide, with over 70% of its revenue coming from more developed regions such as the North America, U.K., and Western Europe.
Latest Interim Date5 Aug 2021
Latest Fiscal Year End Date11 Mar 2021

Wpp PLC Directors

AppointedNamePosition
2017-06-07Ms. Charlene T. BegleyNon-Executive Director
2008-11-19Mr. David H KomanskyNon-Executive Director
2013-06-12Professor Dr. John A QuelchNon-Executive Director
2015-06-09Ambassador Philip LaderNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2021-05-25Ms. Sally SusmanNon-Executive Director
2020-06-11Mr. Solomon D. TrujilloNon-Executive Director
2013-06-12Mr. Paul SpencerNon-Executive Director
2015-06-09Mr. Colin Richard Day Non-Executive Director
2014-06-25Ms. Esther Dyson Non-Executive Director
2013-01-03Ms. Lubna Suliman OlayanNon-Executive Director
2021-05-04Mr. Mark ReadExecutive Director,Chief Executive Officer
2018-04-27Sir Martin Stuart SorrellExecutive Director,Group Chief Executive
2021-05-25Ms. Nicole SeligmanNon-Executive Director,Senior Independent Director
2013-06-12Mr. Stanley W MortenNon-Executive Director
2020-01-31Mr. Paul Winston George RichardsonExecutive Director,Group Finance Director
2015-06-09Mr. Jeffrey A RosenNon-Executive Director
2021-05-25Ms. Cindy Helen Rose OBENon-Executive Director
2021-05-25Mr. Roberto QuartaNon-Executive Director,Chairman
2021-05-25Mr. Jacques AigrainNon-Executive Director
2021-05-25Ms. Angela Ahrendts DBENon-Executive Director
2020-06-11Sir John Antony HoodNon-Executive Director
2017-06-07Mr. Timothy ShriverNon-Executive Director
2021-05-04Mr. John Terence Rogers Executive Director,Chief Financial Officer
2019-06-12Mr. Li RuigangNon-Executive Director
2021-05-10Ms. Jasmine WhitbreadNon-Executive Director
2021-05-21Mr. Keith WeedNon-Executive Director
2018-07-31Mr. Hugo ShongNon-Executive Director
2020-06-11Ms. Daniela RiccardiNon-Executive Director
2021-05-25Mr. Tarek FarahatNon-Executive Director
2021-08-06Mr. Thomas Segun Ilube CBENon-Executive Director
2021-05-25Ms. Sandrine DufourNon-Executive Director

Wpp PLC Contact Details

Company NameWPP PLC
AddressHilgrove Street, Queensway House, St Helier, JE1 1ES
Telephone
Websitehttps://www.wpp.com

Wpp PLC Advisors

SolicitorAllen & Overy LLP
Phone+44 2030880000
Fax+44 207339999
SolicitorFried Frank
Phone(212) 820 8000
Fax(212) 747 1526
Financial AdviserBank of America Merrill Lynch
Phone+44 2079952000
Fax+44 2079954525
StockbrokerBank of America Merrill Lynch
Phone+44 2076281000
Fax+44 2078672867
Financial PR AdviserBuchanan
Phone+44 2074665000
Fax+44 2074665001
AuditorDeloitte LLP
Phone+44 2079363000
Fax+44 2075831198
Remuneration ConsultantWillis Towers Watson
Phone+44 2071702000
Fax+44 2071702222
Financial AdviserHSBC Bank PLC
Phone(020) 7991 8888
Fax(020) 7991 4459
Financial AdviserCiti
Phone+44 2079864000
Fax+44 2079862266
Financial AdviserMorgan Stanley & Co International PLC
Phone+44 2074258000
Fax+44 2074258990
RegistrarComputershare Investor Services Ltd
Phone+44 8707074040
Fax+44 3708735851
SolicitorMourant Ozannes
Phone+44 1534676000
Fax+44 1534676333
SolicitorSquire Patton Boggs
Phone+44 2076551000
Fax+44 2076551001
Financial AdviserGoldman Sachs International
Phone+44 2077741000
Fax+44 2077744477
SolicitorDavis & Gilbert
Phone(212) 468 4800
Fax(212) 468 4888
AuditorPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Phone+44 2075835000
Fax+44 2078224652
Financial Adviser HSBC Bank PLC
Phone+44 2079918888
Fax+44 2079914459
Auditor Deloitte LLP
Phone+44 1189508141
Fax+44 1189508101
AuditorDeloitte & Touche LLP
AuditorArthur Andersen LLP