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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 0.99
IPG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 63.63 vs. IPG: 0.99 )
IPG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.99

0.32
1.59
Equity to Asset 0.17
IPG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. IPG: 0.17 )
IPG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.2
Current: 0.17

0.14
0.2
Interest Coverage 4.88
IPG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 262.19 vs. IPG: 4.88 )
IPG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 9.75
Current: 4.88

0.48
9.75
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.11
M-Score: -2.55
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.40
IPG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. IPG: 8.40 )
IPG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.2   Max: 15.68
Current: 8.4

-4.2
15.68
Net-margin (%) 3.76
IPG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. IPG: 3.76 )
IPG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.75   Max: 8.09
Current: 3.76

-8.75
8.09
ROE (%) 12.09
IPG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. IPG: 12.09 )
IPG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.33   Max: 26.87
Current: 12.09

-31.33
26.87
ROA (%) 2.08
IPG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. IPG: 2.08 )
IPG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 4.9
Current: 2.08

-4.7
4.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 110.80
IPG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 40.66 vs. IPG: 110.80 )
IPG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -31.44   Max: 149.46
Current: 110.8

-31.44
149.46
Revenue Growth (%) 11.40
IPG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. IPG: 11.40 )
IPG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.4   Max: 21.9
Current: 11.4

-6.4
21.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.60
IPG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. IPG: 8.60 )
IPG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -78.1   Max: 126.8
Current: 8.6

-78.1
126.8
EPS Growth (%) 6.30
IPG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. IPG: 6.30 )
IPG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -50.6   Max: 159.6
Current: 6.3

-50.6
159.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

IPG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

First Pacific Advisors 10,076,900 sh (+0.85%)
Richard Pzena 10,919,784 sh (+0.22%)
Steven Romick 9,532,300 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 926,192 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 38,856 sh (-0.44%)
RS Investment Management 5,749,055 sh (-1.93%)
Mario Gabelli 1,279,300 sh (-2.66%)
Dodge & Cox 11,900 sh (-5.56%)
John Rogers 16,559,506 sh (-7%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,736,670 sh (-12.45%)
NWQ Managers 2,906,923 sh (-14.54%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,807,873 sh (-16.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 282,867 sh (-24.96%)
Jim Simons 858,000 sh (-29.15%)
Steven Cohen 78,260 sh (-51.43%)
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Q3 2013

IPG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 699,279 sh (+793.53%)
Steven Romick 10,317,400 sh (+8.24%)
First Pacific Advisors 10,872,100 sh (+7.89%)
Richard Pzena 11,355,616 sh (+3.99%)
Westport Asset Management 957,000 sh (+3.33%)
Mario Gabelli 1,304,701 sh (+1.99%)
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management 5,701,306 sh (-0.83%)
Jeff Auxier 38,331 sh (-1.35%)
NWQ Managers 2,690,032 sh (-7.46%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,587,107 sh (-12.47%)
John Rogers 14,479,119 sh (-12.56%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,321,670 sh (-37.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 166,961 sh (-40.98%)
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Q4 2013

IPG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 297,900 sh (New)
David Tepper 531,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,354 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 3,425,664 sh (+27.35%)
RS Investment Management 7,150,020 sh (+25.41%)
Joel Greenblatt 170,442 sh (+2.08%)
Richard Pzena 11,392,166 sh (+0.32%)
First Pacific Advisors 10,900,900 sh (+0.26%)
Steven Romick 10,317,400 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 957,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,299,300 sh (-0.41%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,441,368 sh (-0.93%)
John Rogers 13,816,873 sh (-4.57%)
Jeff Auxier 33,331 sh (-13.04%)
Steven Cohen 327,764 sh (-53.13%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 316,900 sh (-86.35%)
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Q1 2014

IPG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Romick 10,351,500 sh (+0.33%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with IPG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -86.35%0.1%$15.4 - $17.57 $ 16.981%316900
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -40.98%0.07%$14.69 - $17.51 $ 16.985%166961
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -37.87%0.06%$14.69 - $17.51 $ 16.985%2321670
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 Sold Out $14.69 - $17.51 $ 16.985%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -24.96%0.06%$12.91 - $14.94 $ 16.9820%282867
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Reduce -29.21%$11.02 - $13.38 $ 16.9837%12600
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$9.45 - $11.47 $ 16.9859%0
Dodge & Cox 2012-12-31 Reduce -50.28%$9.45 - $11.47 $ 16.9859%17800
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Add 481.86%0.12%$9.67 - $11.75 $ 16.9856%3653470
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Reduce -31.41%0.05%$9.67 - $11.75 $ 16.9856%654472
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 127.69%0.08%$10.03 - $11.9 $ 16.9856%954178
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$10.03 - $11.9 $ 16.9856%627900
Dodge & Cox 2012-06-30 Reduce -53.26%$10.03 - $11.9 $ 16.9856%38700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 186.32%0.22%$10.16 - $11.97 $ 16.9864%341245
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -57.62%0.09%$10.16 - $11.97 $ 16.9864%419078
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -44.99%0.09%$6.95 - $9.92 $ 16.9891%988778
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 152.11%0.08%$6.95 - $9.92 $ 16.9891%119183
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 278.09%0.14%$7.24 - $12.84 $ 16.9882%1797516
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$7.24 - $12.84 $ 16.9880%47275
Dodge & Cox 2011-09-30 Reduce -38.78%$7.24 - $12.84 $ 16.9880%125500
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$11.15 - $12.63 $ 16.9845%0
Dodge & Cox 2011-06-30 Reduce -87.84%0.02%$11.15 - $12.63 $ 16.9845%205000
Dodge & Cox 2011-03-31 Reduce -94.97%0.38%$10.47 - $13.2 $ 16.9844%1685810
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -72.41%0.29%$10.47 - $13.2 $ 16.9844%1179500
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.05%$10.47 - $13.2 $ 16.9844%12000
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $10.47 - $13.2 $ 16.9844%0
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Preferred stocks of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
INPGP1308.243.01
IPGCP0.000.00

Guru Investment Theses on Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc

John Rogers Comments on Interpublic Group of Cos. Inc. - Jul 25, 2013

Advertising holding company Interpublic Group of Cos., Inc. (IPG) gained +12.27% after reporting a solid earnings quarter. The company's reported loss of -$0.13 per share was in line with analyst estimates, and contained significant good news below the headline. Specifically, organic revenue rose +2.3% globally and much better in Latin America and other key growth geographies. Crucially, the company retired its entire $200 million in 4.75% convertible senior notes, thereby bolstering the firm's capital structure. In addition, IPG repurchased 6.2 million shares of stock over the course of the quarter and increased the dividend by 25 percent. In other words, we were pleased with the way management made the key decisions under its control.

From John RogersAriel Appreciation Fund Second Quarter 2013 Commentary.


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John Rogers of Ariel Investments Comments on Interpublic Group - Aug 17, 2012

From John Rogers' second-quarter letter:

For example, Interpublic Group of Cos., Inc. (IPG) has the distinction of being one of the world's largest advertising conglomerates. When confronted with economic challenges, companies can and often do quickly scale back marketing and advertising to save money. And yet, IPG not only grew but was able to show margin expansion over the last four years—a period when tepid economic growth was a headwind. All the while, the company also managed to buy back half a billion dollars of dilutive convertible debt. In so doing, Debt/EBITDA substantially improved from 2.81x to 1.92x, which ultimately provided the company access to more favorable debt markets. This level of debt reduction, along with the company's repurchase of 52 million shares, has cut its diluted share count from 553 million to 438 million shares—a 20% decrease in shares outstanding. It is worth noting that even after this hefty $700 million spend, the company still had the ability to issue its first dividend in nearly a decade.



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Chicago-based Ariel Capital Management is led by Guru John Rogers who has earned a number of monikers, including “master wealth builder,” "the turtle” and “The Patient Investor,” after his column by the same name. He is also listed in a new book, “The World’s 99 Greatest Investors: the Secret of Success,” by Magnus Angenfelt. Read more...
John Rogers Comments on Interpublic Group of Cos. Inc.
Advertising holding company Interpublic Group of Cos., Inc. (IPG) gained +12.27% after reporting a solid earnings quarter. The company's reported loss of -$0.13 per share was in line with analyst estimates, and contained significant good news below the headline. Specifically, organic revenue rose +2.3% globally and much better in Latin America and other key growth geographies. Crucially, the company retired its entire $200 million in 4.75% convertible senior notes, thereby bolstering the firm's capital structure. In addition, IPG repurchased 6.2 million shares of stock over the course of the quarter and increased the dividend by 25 percent. In other words, we were pleased with the way management made the key decisions under its control. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 29.20
IPG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. IPG: 29.20 )
IPG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.96   Max: 487.73
Current: 29.2

6.96
487.73
P/B 3.10
IPG's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. IPG: 3.10 )
IPG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 4.68
Current: 3.1

0.92
4.68
P/S 1.02
IPG's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. IPG: 1.02 )
IPG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1.11
Current: 1.02

0.24
1.11
PFCF 20.30
IPG's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. IPG: 20.30 )
IPG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 299.33
Current: 20.3

2.69
299.33
EV-to-EBIT 12.20
IPG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. IPG: 12.20 )
IPG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 435
Current: 12.2

3.8
435
PEG 2.00
IPG's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. IPG: 2.00 )
IPG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 21.02
Current: 2

0.55
21.02
Shiller P/E 29.20
IPG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 22.34 vs. IPG: 29.20 )
IPG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.14   Max: 421.33
Current: 29.2

21.14
421.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.88
IPG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. IPG: 1.88 )
IPG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.88

0.46
2.64
Dividend Payout 0.50
IPG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. IPG: 0.50 )
IPG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 9.5
Current: 0.5

0.24
9.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
IPG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 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 7.50
IPG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. IPG: 7.50 )
IPG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.5   Max: -20.7
Current: 7.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
IPG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
54% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. IPG: 1.20 )
IPG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 4.07
Current: 1.2

0.62
4.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
IPG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. IPG: 1.30 )
IPG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.36
Current: 1.3

0.37
4.36
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.40
IPG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. IPG: 2.40 )
IPG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.22
Current: 2.4

0.34
3.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
IPG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. IPG: 8.20 )
IPG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 26.5
Current: 8.2

0.2
26.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.63
IPG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. IPG: 14.63 )
IPG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3   Max: 45.8
Current: 14.63

3
45.8

Business Description

Industry: Advertising & Marketing Services » Advertising Agencies
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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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