Wpp (WPP)

Company name:Wpp Plc
Company Description:A group engaged in the provision of communications services worldwide
EPIC:WPPTrading Currency:GBX
Market Sector:FS10ISIN: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
 916.20 uk.advfn.com/p.php?gfx=/gb/down -3.2 [-0.35] 916.40 917.00 919.40 924.40 914.40 3,920,552
 Market Cap. [m] Shares In Issue [m] Beta EPS DPS PE Ratio Yield 52-Wks-Range
 11,561.38 1,261.88 -0.28 85.20 60.00 10.75 6.55 1,065.50 - 791.00

Wpp Key Figures

(at previous day's close)
Market Cap.11,561.38m
Shares In Issue1,261.88m
Prev. Close919.40
PE Ratio10.75 
Dividend Yield6.55%
EPS - basic85.20p
Dividend PS60.00p
Dividend Cover1.42 
Cash Flow PS134.23p
Return On Equity (ROE)11.33%
Operating Margin9.38%
PEG Factor-0.26 
EPS Growth Rate-40.83%
Dividends PS Growth Rate-%
Net Debt21,417.90m
Gross Gearing71.04%
Quick Assets16,276.40m
Net Working Capital-333.00m
Intangibles / Fixed Assets85.52%
Turnover PS1,236.44p
Pre-Tax Profit PS115.96p
Retained Profit PS25.00p
Cash PS209.46p
Net Cash PS-1,106.77p
Net Tangible Asset Value PS *-448.74p
Net Asset Value PS777.14p
Spread0.60 (0.07%) 

Wpp Balance Sheet

WPP:Liabilities+EQWPP:Assets

Share Price Performance

Sample Period HighLow
1 week958.80914.40
4 weeks1,034.00914.40
12 weeks1,047.00897.60
1 year1,065.50791.00

Share Price Chart (5 years)

Wpp Historic Returns

Period OpenChange%Open Avg.Avg. Daily Vol [m]Total Vol [m]VWAP
1 week925.40-9.20-0.99914.405.49934.87
4 weeks1,000.00-83.80-8.38914.403.88963.60
12 weeks948.40-32.20-3.40897.603.51968.65
26 weeks928.20-12.00-1.29895.003.60965.09
1 year1,035.00-118.80-11.48791.004.23916.58
3 years1,813.00-896.80-49.46791.004.831,288.77
5 years1,140.00-223.80-19.63791.004.341,360.35

Wpp Key Management Ratios

Wpp Investment Ratios

(Market value analysis) at previous day's close
PQ Ratio20.52 
PE Ratio10.75 
Tobin's Q Ratio 0.34 
Tobin's Q Ratio (excl. intangibles)0.62 
Dividend Yield6.55%
Market-to-Book Ratio1.23 
Price-to-Pre-Tax Profit PS7.90 
Price-to-Retained Profit PS36.64 
Price-to-Cash Flow PS6.83 
Price-to-Sales PS0.74 
Price-to-Net Tangible Asset Value PS-2.21 
Price-to-Cash PS4.37 
Net Working Capital PS-26.39 
Price Pct to Working Capital PS-34.72%
Earnings Yield9.30%
Average PE13.89 
Years in average5 
PE to PE average77.41%

Wpp Financial Ratios

(Leverage Ratios)
Debt Ratio43.18%
Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.76 
Debt-to-Equity Ratio (excl. Intgbl)-1.42 
Debt-to-Equity Market Value0.64 
Net Gearing63.24%
Net Gearing (excl. Intangibles)113.79%
Gross Gearing71.04%
Gross Gearing (excl. Intangibles)127.83%
Gearing Under 1 Year49.04%
Gearing Under 1 Year (excl. Intgbl)88.24%
Assets/Equity3.45 
Cash/Equity26.95 
(Liquidity Ratios)
Net Working Capital to Total Assets-0.98%
Current Ratio0.98 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)0.98 
Liquidity Ratio0.16 
Cash & Equiv/Current Assets16.24%
(Solvency Ratios)
Enterprise Value16,794.28m
CFO/Sales0.11 
CFO/Attributable Profit1.59 
CFO/Assets0.05 
CFO/Debt0.07 
Total Debt/Equity Market Value2.08 
Total Debt/Sales1.54 
Total Debt/Pre-Tax Profit16.44 
Total Debt24,061.10m
Total Debt/Net Current Assets-72.26%
(Dodds - Graham Ratios)
3 yr Compound Earnings Growth-%
5 yr Compound Earnings Growth0.67%
10 yr Compound Earnings Growth9.03%
Earn drops > 5% in 10yrs6 
Beta (60-Mnth)Beta (36-Mnth)
-0.28470.0651

Wpp Operating Ratios

(Profitability Ratios)
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)8.48%
Return On Assets (ROA)3.15%
Net Profit Margin6.81%
Assets Turnover0.46 
Return On Equity (ROE)11.33%
Return On Investment (ROI)6.00%
Dividend Payout Ratio70.42%
Plowback Ratio29.58%
Growth from Plowback Ratio3.33%
Net Income Of Revenues2.02%
(Asset Utilisation Multiples)
Shareholders Equity Turnover1.65 
Fixed Assets Turnover0.87 
Current Assets Turnover0.98 
Net Working Capital Turnover 
Inventory Turnover73.54 
(Other Operating Ratios)
Total Assets-to-Sales2.16 
Debtors-to-Sales84.34%
Debt Collection Period307.82Days

Wpp Dividends

Announcement DateTypeCurr.Dividend AmountPeriod StartPeriod EndEx DateRecord DatePayment DateTotal Dividend Amount
09 Aug 2019FinalGBX22.7031/12/201831/12/201903/10/201904/10/201904/11/2019-
01 Mar 2019FinalGBX37.3031/12/201731/12/201813/06/201914/06/201908/07/201960.00
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 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
turnover12,235.20100.00%14,388.90100.00%15,265.40100.00%15,602.40100.00%m
pre tax profit1,492.6012.20%1,890.5013.14%2,109.3013.82%1,463.309.38%m
attributable profit1,160.209.48%1,400.109.73%1,816.6011.90%1,062.906.81%m
retained profit614.405.02%783.605.45%1,065.106.98%315.502.02%m
eps - basic (p)90.00 109.60 144.00 85.20 
eps - diluted (p)88.40 108.00 142.40 84.30 
dividends per share44.69 56.60 60.00 60.00 

Wpp Balance Sheet

 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
WPP:Liabilities+EQWPP:AssetsWPP:Liabilities+EQWPP:AssetsWPP:Liabilities+EQWPP:AssetsWPP:Liabilities+EQWPP:Assets
 31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
ASSETS
fixed assets fixed assets797.702.77%968.702.80%979.502.91%1,083.003.20%m
intangibles intangibles12,386.0043.08%15,431.6044.64%14,971.3044.47%15,044.8044.42%m
fixed investments fixed investments1,917.306.67%2,379.706.88%2,218.706.59%1,463.504.32%m
current assets - other current assets - other--%--%--%--%m
stocks stocks329.001.14%400.401.16%424.301.26%--%m
debtors debtors10,936.8038.04%12,951.0037.46%12,683.5037.67%13,633.2040.25%m
cash & securities cash & securities2,382.408.29%2,436.907.05%2,391.407.10%2,643.207.80%m
TOTAL28,749.20100%34,568.30100%33,668.70100%33,867.70100%m
LIABILITIES
creditors - short creditors - short14,215.5049.45%16,765.2048.50%15,514.5046.08%16,609.4049.04%m
creditors - long creditors - long6,517.9022.67%8,035.5023.25%8,192.2024.33%7,451.7022.00%m
creditors - other creditors - other--%--%--%--%m
subordinated loans subordinated loans--%--%--%--%m
insurance funds insurance funds--%--%--%--%m
TOTAL20,733.4072.12%24,800.7071.74%23,706.7070.41%24,061.1071.04%m
EQUITY
ord cap, reserves ord cap, reserves7,637.4026.57%9,324.5026.97%9,493.2028.20%9,382.2027.70%m
prefs, minorities prefs, minorities378.401.32%443.101.28%468.801.39%424.401.25%m
TOTAL8,015.8027.88%9,767.6028.26%9,962.0029.59%9,806.6028.96%m
OTHER
NAV Basic- - - - 
NAV Diluted- - - - 

Wpp Cash Flow Statement

31 Dec 2015 (GBP)31 Dec 2016 (GBP)31 Dec 2017 (GBP)31 Dec 2018 (GBP)
Operating CF1,359.901,773.801,408.101,693.80m
Pre-Financing CF457.40857.60908.401,878.30m
Retained CF-246.60-335.90122.80264.50m

Wpp Brokers

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