WPP

WPP (WPP)

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Company name:WPP
Company Description:A group engaged in the provision of communications services worldwide
EPIC:WPPTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:FE10ISIN:JE00B8KF9B49
Market Segment:SET1Share Type:DE
WWW Address:http://www.wpp.com/Description:ORD 10P
Industry Sector:MEDIA
 Price Price Change [%] Bid Offer Open High Low Volume
 869.40 uk.advfn.com/p.php?gfx=/gb/down -1.4 [-0.16] 870.60 871.20 858.60 876.20 846.00 3,988,297
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 10,970.20 1,261.81 -0.05 144.00 60.00 6.04 6.90 1,474.00 - 802.60

WPP Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.10,970.20m
Shares In Issue1,261.81m
Prev. Close870.80
PE Ratio6.04 
Dividend Yield6.90%
EPS - basic144.00p
Dividend PS60.00p
Dividend Cover2.40 
Cash Flow PS111.59p
Return On Equity (ROE)19.14%
Operating Margin13.82%
PEG Factor0.19 
EPS Growth Rate31.39%
Dividends PS Growth Rate6.01%
Net Debt21,315.30m
Gross Gearing70.41%
Quick Assets15,074.90m
Net Working Capital-15.30m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets82.40%
Turnover PS1,209.80p
Pre-Tax Profit PS167.16p
Retained Profit PS84.41p
Cash PS189.52p
Net Cash PS-1,040.02p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-434.15p
Net Asset Value PS789.50p
Spread0.60 (0.07%) 

WPP Balance Sheet

LSE:WPP:Liabilities+EQLSE:WPP:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week909.00802.60
4 weeks909.00802.60
12 weeks1,157.50802.60
1 year1,474.00802.60

Share Price Chart (5 years)

WPP Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week820.6048.805.95802.605.98849.21
4 weeks868.800.600.07802.604.77854.43
12 weeks1,139.50-270.10-23.70802.606.19963.91
26 weeks1,226.00-356.60-29.09802.604.901,059.98
1 year1,369.00-499.60-36.49802.605.291,167.13
3 years1,524.00-654.60-42.95802.604.701,437.92
5 years1,350.00-480.60-35.60802.604.341,411.10

WPP Key Management Ratios

WPP Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio22.52 
PE Ratio6.04 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.32 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.58 
Dividend Yield6.90%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.16 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS5.20 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS10.30 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS7.79 
Price-to-Sales PS0.72 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-2.19 
Price-to-Cash PS4.59 
Net Working Capital PS-1.21 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-716.98%
Earnings Yield16.56%
Average PE15.72 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average38.41%

WPP Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio45.13%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.82 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-1.64 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.75 
Net Gearing63.31%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)114.00%
Gross Gearing70.41%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)126.79%
Gearing Under 1 Year46.08%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)82.98%
Assets/Equity3.38 
Cash/Equity24.01 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets-0.05%
Current Ratio1.00 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.97 
Liquidity Ratio0.15 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets15.43%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value17,239.80m
CFO/Sales0.09 
CFO/Attributable Profit0.78 
CFO/Assets0.04 
CFO/Debt0.06 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value2.16 
Total Debt/Sales1.55 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit11.24 
Total Debt23,706.70m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets-1,549.39%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth16.96%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth14.74%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth14.13%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs5 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
-0.0477-0.2610

WPP Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)11.62%
Return On Assets (ROA)5.32%
Net Profit Margin11.90%
Assets Turnover0.45 
Return On Equity (ROE)19.14%
Return On Investment (ROI)10.10%
Dividend Payout Ratio41.67%
Plowback Ratio58.33%
Growth from Plowback Ratio11.26%
Net Income Of Revenues6.98%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover1.62 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.83 
Current Assets Turnover0.98 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover37.02 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales2.24 
Debtors-to-Sales83.96%
Debt Collection Period306.46Days

WPP Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
04 Sep 2018InterimGBX22.7031/12/201731/12/201804/10/201805/10/201805/11/2018-
01 Mar 2018FinalGBX37.3031/12/201631/12/201714/06/201815/06/201809/07/201860.00
23 Aug 2017InterimGBX22.7031/12/201631/12/201705/10/201706/10/201706/11/2017-
03 Mar 2017FinalGBX37.0531/12/201531/12/201608/06/201709/06/201703/07/201756.60
24 Aug 2016InterimGBX19.5531/12/201531/12/201606/10/201607/10/201607/11/2016-
04 Mar 2016FinalGBX28.7831/12/201431/12/201509/06/201610/06/201604/07/201644.69
26 Aug 2015InterimGBX15.9131/12/201431/12/201508/10/201509/10/201509/11/2015-
09 Mar 2015FinalGBX26.5831/12/201331/12/201404/06/201505/06/201506/07/201538.20
26 Aug 2014InterimGBX11.6231/12/201331/12/201408/10/201410/10/201410/11/2014-
27 Feb 2014FinalGBX23.6531/12/201231/12/201304/06/201406/06/201407/07/201434.21
29 Aug 2013InterimGBX10.5631/12/201231/12/201309/10/201311/10/201311/11/2013-
01 Mar 2013FinalGBX19.7131/12/201131/12/201205/06/201307/06/201308/07/201328.51
30 Aug 2012InterimGBX8.8031/12/201131/12/201210/10/201212/10/201212/11/2012-
01 Mar 2012FinalGBX17.1431/12/201031/12/201106/06/201208/06/201209/07/201224.60
24 Aug 2011InterimGBX7.4631/12/201031/12/201112/10/201114/10/201114/11/2011-
04 Mar 2011FinalGBX11.8231/12/200931/12/201001/06/201103/06/201104/07/201117.79
24 Aug 2010InterimGBX5.9731/12/200931/12/201006/10/201008/10/201008/11/2010-
05 Mar 2010FinalGBX10.2831/12/200831/12/200917/03/201019/03/201001/04/201015.47
26 Aug 2009InterimGBX5.1930/12/200830/06/200907/10/200909/10/200909/11/2009-
06 Mar 2009FinalGBX10.2831/12/200731/12/200803/06/200905/06/200906/07/200915.47
22 Aug 2008InterimGBX5.1930/12/200730/06/200808/10/200810/10/200810/11/2008-
28 Feb 2008FinalGBX9.1331/12/200631/12/200704/06/200806/06/200807/07/200813.45
17 Aug 2007InterimGBX4.3230/12/200630/06/200710/10/200712/10/200712/11/2007-
25 Feb 2007FinalGBX7.6131/12/200531/12/200606/06/200708/06/200709/07/200711.21
18 Aug 2006InterimGBX3.6030/12/200530/06/200611/10/200613/10/200613/11/2006-
24 Feb 2006FinalGBX6.3431/12/200431/12/200531/05/200602/06/200603/07/20069.34
26 Aug 2005InterimGBX3.0030/12/200430/06/200512/10/200514/10/200514/11/2005-
25 Feb 2005FinalGBX5.2831/12/200331/12/200401/06/200503/06/200504/07/20057.78
20 Aug 2004InterimGBX2.5030/12/200330/06/200413/10/200415/10/200415/11/2004-
27 Feb 2004FinalGBX4.4031/10/200231/10/200302/06/200404/06/200405/07/20046.48
22 Aug 2003InterimGBX2.0830/12/200230/06/200315/10/200317/10/200317/11/2003-
24 Feb 2003FinalGBX3.6731/12/200131/12/200204/06/200306/06/200307/07/20035.40
20 Aug 2002InterimGBX1.7330/12/200130/06/200211/09/200213/09/200218/11/2002-
20 Feb 2002FinalGBX3.0631/12/200031/12/200105/06/200207/06/200208/07/20024.50
20 Aug 2001InterimGBX1.4430/12/200030/06/200112/09/200114/09/200119/11/2001-
21 Feb 2001FinalGBX2.5531/12/199931/12/200006/06/200108/06/200109/07/20013.75
14 Aug 2000InterimGBX1.2030/12/199930/06/200011/09/200015/09/200020/11/2000-
17 Feb 2000FinalGBX2.1031/12/199831/12/199905/06/200009/06/200010/07/20003.10
11 Nov 1999InterimGBX1.0030/12/199830/06/199918/10/199922/10/199922/11/1999-
17 Feb 1999FinalGBX1.7231/12/199731/12/199807/06/199911/06/199912/07/19992.56
17 Feb 1998FinalGBX1.4331/12/199631/12/199715/06/199819/06/199813/07/19982.13

WPP Fundamentals

 31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
turnover11,528.90100.00%1,223.52100.00%14,388.90100.00%15,265.40100.00%m
pre tax profit1,451.9012.59%1,492.60121.99%1,890.5013.14%2,109.3013.82%m
attributable profit1,077.209.34%1,160.2094.82%1,400.109.73%1,816.6011.90%m
retained profit617.205.35%614.4050.22%783.605.45%1,065.106.98%m
eps - basic (p)82.40 90.00 109.60 144.00 
eps - diluted (p)80.50 88.40 108.00 142.40 
dividends per share38.20 44.69 56.60 60.00 

WPP Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
LSE:WPP:Liabilities+EQLSE:WPP:AssetsLSE:WPP:Liabilities+EQLSE:WPP:AssetsLSE:WPP:Liabilities+EQLSE:WPP:AssetsLSE:WPP:Liabilities+EQLSE:WPP:Assets
 31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets772.502.89%797.702.77%968.702.80%979.502.91%m
intangibles intangibles11,648.3043.54%12,386.0043.08%15,431.6044.64%14,971.3044.47%m
fixed investments fixed investments1,429.105.34%1,917.306.67%2,379.706.88%2,218.706.59%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks327.301.22%329.001.14%400.401.16%424.301.26%m
debtors debtors10,063.9037.62%10,936.8038.04%12,951.0037.46%12,683.5037.67%m
cash & securities cash & securities2,512.709.39%2,382.408.29%2,436.907.05%2,391.407.10%m
TOTAL26,753.80100%28,749.20100%34,568.30100%33,668.70100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short12,595.8047.08%14,215.5049.45%16,765.2048.50%15,514.5046.08%m
creditors - long creditors - long6,331.2023.66%6,517.9022.67%8,035.5023.25%8,192.2024.33%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL18,927.0070.75%20,733.4072.12%24,800.7071.74%23,706.7070.41%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves7,500.1028.03%7,637.4026.57%9,324.5026.97%9,493.2028.20%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities326.701.22%378.401.32%443.101.28%468.801.39%m
TOTAL7,826.8029.25%8,015.8027.88%9,767.6028.26%9,962.0029.59%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

WPP Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2014 (GBP)31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)
Operating CF1,703.701,359.901,773.801,408.10m
Pre-Financing CF1,006.10457.40857.60908.40m
Retained CF434.70-246.60-335.90122.80m

WPP Brokers

NameActivityTypeMnemonicCode
Evolution Securities LimitedMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerEVOEVBGGB21MMT
Winterflood Securities LtdMarket Maker(MME)Broker/DealerWINSWNTSGB2LBIC
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