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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.42
IPG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. IPG: 0.42 )
IPG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.55
Current: 0.42

0.18
1.55
Equity to Asset 0.17
IPG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. IPG: 0.17 )
IPG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.17

0.13
0.22
Interest Coverage 9.29
IPG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 231.95 vs. IPG: 9.29 )
IPG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 9.75
Current: 9.29

0.48
9.75
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.64
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
12.84%
20.14%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.66
IPG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. IPG: 10.66 )
IPG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.2   Max: 15.68
Current: 10.66

-4.2
15.68
Net-margin (%) 6.55
IPG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. IPG: 6.55 )
IPG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.75   Max: 8.09
Current: 6.55

-8.75
8.09
ROE (%) 23.76
IPG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. IPG: 23.76 )
IPG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.06   Max: 29.73
Current: 23.76

-28.06
29.73
ROA (%) 4.15
IPG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. IPG: 4.15 )
IPG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.52   Max: 5.26
Current: 4.15

-4.52
5.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 151.12
IPG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 27.70 vs. IPG: 151.12 )
IPG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -31.86   Max: 193.83
Current: 151.12

-31.86
193.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.90
IPG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. IPG: 10.90 )
IPG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 16.6
Current: 10.9

-6.4
16.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
IPG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. IPG: 6.30 )
IPG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -78.1   Max: 126.8
Current: 6.3

-78.1
126.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
IPG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. IPG: 5.30 )
IPG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.6   Max: 159.6
Current: 5.3

-50.6
159.6
» IPG's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

IPG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Singer 3,170,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 236,247 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,950,100 sh (+441.51%)
Mario Gabelli 4,801,800 sh (+265.63%)
Louis Moore Bacon 47,790 sh (+96.65%)
Richard Pzena 15,735,405 sh (+20.16%)
NWQ Managers 9,920,996 sh (+7.75%)
Steven Cohen 607,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 33,226 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,274,468 sh (-2.09%)
Westport Asset Management 910,857 sh (-2.27%)
John Rogers 11,981,407 sh (-11.76%)
First Pacific Advisors 9,604,900 sh (-12.74%)
Steven Romick 8,974,000 sh (-13.31%)
RS Investment Management 3,660,254 sh (-24.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,172 sh (-52.53%)
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Q3 2014

IPG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Einhorn 2,428,400 sh (New)
John Burbank 11,880 sh (New)
Paul Singer 10,367,502 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 157,051 sh (+871.13%)
Paul Singer 19,682,326 sh (+520.89%)
Louis Moore Bacon 135,000 sh (+182.49%)
Ray Dalio 554,747 sh (+134.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,000 sh (+107.21%)
Mario Gabelli 5,731,240 sh (+19.36%)
First Pacific Advisors 9,708,500 sh (+1.08%)
Steven Romick 8,974,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 910,857 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,022,439 sh (-1.46%)
Richard Pzena 14,846,993 sh (-5.65%)
Jeff Auxier 31,023 sh (-6.63%)
NWQ Managers 8,954,522 sh (-9.74%)
John Rogers 9,461,460 sh (-21.03%)
RS Investment Management 2,393,020 sh (-34.62%)
Jim Simons 2,950,100 sh (-50.42%)
Steven Cohen 34,200 sh (-94.37%)
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Q4 2014

IPG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 40,640 sh (+76.70%)
Joel Greenblatt 223,233 sh (+42.14%)
Mario Gabelli 5,962,270 sh (+4.03%)
John Rogers 9,752,565 sh (+3.08%)
Richard Pzena 14,870,805 sh (+0.16%)
Westport Asset Management 910,857 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 19,682,326 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 8,974,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 9,694,300 sh (-0.15%)
Jeff Auxier 30,428 sh (-1.92%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,461,139 sh (-9.17%)
NWQ Managers 7,415,392 sh (-17.19%)
Ray Dalio 331,747 sh (-40.20%)
Jim Simons 1,487,900 sh (-49.56%)
RS Investment Management 1,034,280 sh (-56.78%)
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Q1 2015

IPG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 1,679,979 sh (+652.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 146,870 sh (+261.39%)
Jim Simons 2,589,800 sh (+74.06%)
First Pacific Advisors 9,733,500 sh (+0.40%)
Westport Asset Management 910,857 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 8,974,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 19,682,326 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,768,970 sh (-3.24%)
John Rogers 9,353,307 sh (-4.09%)
Richard Pzena 13,995,213 sh (-5.89%)
Jeff Auxier 27,428 sh (-9.86%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,048,060 sh (-22.08%)
NWQ Managers 5,590,137 sh (-24.61%)
RS Investment Management 25,920 sh (-97.49%)
Paul Singer 12,793,513 sh (-35.00%)
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Preferred stocks of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
INPGP1308.242.01
IPGCP0.000.00

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.60
IPG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 79.20 vs. IPG: 17.60 )
IPG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.96   Max: 487.73
Current: 17.6

6.96
487.73
Forward P/E 16.00
IPG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IPG: 16.00 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.80
IPG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
87% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 79.20 vs. IPG: 17.80 )
IPG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.18   Max: 536.5
Current: 17.8

7.18
536.5
P/B 4.50
IPG's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. IPG: 4.50 )
IPG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 5.22
Current: 4.5

0.92
5.22
P/S 1.20
IPG's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. IPG: 1.20 )
IPG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.26
Current: 1.2

0.24
1.26
PFCF 20.00
IPG's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 430.00 vs. IPG: 20.00 )
IPG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 299.33
Current: 20

2.69
299.33
POCF 15.38
IPG's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. IPG: 15.38 )
IPG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 58.25
Current: 15.38

2.2
58.25
EV-to-EBIT 11.99
IPG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 32.84 vs. IPG: 11.99 )
IPG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1342.9   Max: 64.3
Current: 11.99

-1342.9
64.3
PEG 1.32
IPG's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IPG: 1.32 )
IPG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 82.03
Current: 1.32

0.1
82.03
Shiller P/E 28.60
IPG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IPG: 28.60 )
IPG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.14   Max: 421.33
Current: 28.6

21.14
421.33
Current Ratio 1.03
IPG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. IPG: 1.03 )
IPG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.16
Current: 1.03

0.89
1.16
Quick Ratio 1.03
IPG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. IPG: 1.03 )
IPG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.16
Current: 1.03

0.89
1.16
Days Sales Outstanding 182.19
IPG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 130.99 vs. IPG: 182.19 )
IPG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 211.95   Max: 380.64
Current: 182.19

211.95
380.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
IPG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. IPG: 1.90 )
IPG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.9

0.46
2.64
Dividend Payout 0.34
IPG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IPG: 0.34 )
IPG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.34

0.09
0.68
Dividend growth (3y) 16.60
IPG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. IPG: 16.60 )
IPG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.6
Current: 16.6

0
16.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
IPG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. IPG: 1.90 )
IPG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.9

0.46
2.64
Share Buyback Rate 7.70
IPG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. IPG: 7.70 )
IPG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.7   Max: -20.7
Current: 7.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
IPG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 31.50 vs. IPG: 1.50 )
IPG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.19
Current: 1.5

0.6
4.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
IPG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. IPG: 1.50 )
IPG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.36
Current: 1.5

0.37
4.36
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.40
IPG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IPG: 1.40 )
IPG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 79.85
Current: 1.4

0.35
79.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.30
IPG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. IPG: 8.30 )
IPG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 26.1
Current: 8.3

1.6
26.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.94
IPG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 12.09 vs. IPG: 14.94 )
IPG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -40.1   Max: 88.3
Current: 14.94

-40.1
88.3

Business Description

Industry: Advertising & Marketing Services » Advertising Agencies
Compare:WPPGY, PUBGY, LAMR, FMCN, HKUOY » details
Traded in other countries:INPGP.USA, IPG.Germany,
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in September 1930 under the name of McCann-Erickson Incorporated as the successor to the advertising agency businesses founded in 1902. It has operated under the Interpublic name since January 1961. It is a global advertising and marketing services. The Company has two reportable segments: Integrated Agency Network (IAN), which is comprised of McCann, Draftfcb, Lowe, Mediabrands and its domestic integrated agencies; and Constituency Management Group (CMG), which is comprised of the bulk of its specialist marketing service offerings. Within IAN, the Company's agencies provide an array of global communications and marketing services, each offering a distinctive range of solutions for its clients. In addition, the Company's domestic integrated agencies, including Campbell-Ewald, Hill Holliday, Deutsch and Mullen, provide a full range of advertising, marketing communications services and/or marketing services and partner with its global operating divisions as needed. CMG, which includes Weber Shandwick, MWW Group, FutureBrand, DeVries, GolinHarris, Jack Morton, and Octagon Worldwide, provides clients with services including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity and strategic marketing consulting. Certain Corporate and other charges are reported as a separate line item within total segment operating income and include corporate office expenses and shared service center expenses, as well as certain other centrally managed expenses that are not fully allocated to operating divisions. The Company's agency brands create marketing solutions on behalf of clients in every major world market. Its companies cover the spectrum of marketing disciplines and specialties, from traditional services such as consumer advertising and public relations to emerging services such as mobile and search engine marketing. The Company's solutions vary from project-based activity involving one agency and its client to long-term, fully-integrated campaigns created by a group of its companies working together on behalf of a client. With offices in over 100 countries, the Company could operate in a single region or align work globally across all major world markets. To keep the Company well-positioned in an evolving industry, it supports its agencies' talent and operational initiatives to expand high-growth capabilities and build offerings in key developing markets. When appropriate, it also develops relationships with companies that are building leading-edge marketing tools that complement its agencies and the programs they are developing for clients. The Company's agencies and media services compete with other agencies, and with other providers of creative or media services, in order to maintain existing client relationships and to win new clients. Its competitors include not only other large multinational advertising and ma

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