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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 0.49
PGPEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. PGPEF: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PGPEF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.03 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.49
Equity to Asset 0.26
PGPEF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PGPEF: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PGPEF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.26
0.06
0.3
Interest Coverage 12.60
PGPEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 34.92 vs. PGPEF: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PGPEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.27  Med: 11.48 Max: 24.41
Current: 12.6
9.27
24.41
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.28
WACC vs ROIC
5.91%
13.07%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.35
PGPEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. PGPEF: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PGPEF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.9  Med: 15.71 Max: 16.15
Current: 14.35
13.9
16.15
Net-margin (%) 9.38
PGPEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. PGPEF: 9.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PGPEF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.91  Med: 10.02 Max: 11.39
Current: 9.38
8.91
11.39
ROE (%) 14.48
PGPEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. PGPEF: 14.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PGPEF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.88  Med: 16.79 Max: 21.44
Current: 14.48
12.88
21.44
ROA (%) 3.92
PGPEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. PGPEF: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PGPEF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.28  Med: 3.82 Max: 4.7
Current: 3.92
3.28
4.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 226.58
PGPEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 37.92 vs. PGPEF: 226.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PGPEF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 126.39  Med: 189.96 Max: 230.69
Current: 226.58
126.39
230.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
PGPEF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PGPEF: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PGPEF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.2  Med: 5.60 Max: 19.6
Current: 12.9
-44.2
19.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.10
PGPEF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PGPEF: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PGPEF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.1  Med: 4.20 Max: 23.6
Current: 11.1
-41.1
23.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.50
PGPEF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. PGPEF: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PGPEF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.7  Med: 7.50 Max: 37.9
Current: 7.5
-54.7
37.9
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Business Description

Industry: Advertising & Marketing Services » Advertising Agencies
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Traded in other countries:PUB.France, PU4.Germany, PUB.Switzerland, 0FQI.UK,
Publicis Groupe SA is a communication and advertising company. The Company has three business units; advertising, specialized agencies & marketing services; media advice and purchasing.

Publicis Groupe SA is a communications and advertising company. The Company is split into three business units: advertising, specialized agencies & marketing services; media advice and purchasing. Advertising segment develops and markets its customer's brands; Media Buying and Consultancy provides analysis and advice to customers; and SAMS specializes in direct marketing and public relations. It operates in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa & Middle East. The Company competes with a number of local, independent advertising agencies in markets around the world, via its specialized agencies and marketing services. Its business is subject to government regulation in France, U.S. and elsewhere. In France, media buying activities are subject to the loi Sapin, a law requiring transparency in media buying transactions.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.36
PGPEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 21.72 vs. PGPEF: 16.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PGPEF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.67  Med: 16.05 Max: 24.64
Current: 16.36
7.67
24.64
Forward P/E 14.08
PGPEF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 14.73 vs. PGPEF: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.52
PGPEF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
62% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. PGPEF: 16.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PGPEF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.67  Med: 16.17 Max: 24.77
Current: 16.52
7.67
24.77
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 9.57
PGPEF's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. PGPEF: 9.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
PGPEF' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.49  Med: 11.14 Max: 16.11
Current: 9.57
5.49
16.11
P/B 2.20
PGPEF's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. PGPEF: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PGPEF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 2.17 Max: 3.23
Current: 2.2
1.32
3.23
P/S 1.54
PGPEF's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. PGPEF: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PGPEF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.44
Current: 1.54
0.79
2.44
PFCF 12.56
PGPEF's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 15.91 vs. PGPEF: 12.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PGPEF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.22  Med: 12.15 Max: 19.75
Current: 12.56
5.22
19.75
POCF 10.50
PGPEF's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. PGPEF: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PGPEF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.65  Med: 10.54 Max: 17.17
Current: 10.5
4.65
17.17
EV-to-EBIT 11.48
PGPEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. PGPEF: 11.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PGPEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 10.70 Max: 15.4
Current: 11.48
5
15.4
EV-to-EBITDA 9.54
PGPEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
50% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. PGPEF: 9.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PGPEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 8.90 Max: 12.6
Current: 9.54
4.2
12.6
PEG 1.50
PGPEF's PEG is ranked higher than
59% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. PGPEF: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PGPEF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 3.50 Max: 53.96
Current: 1.5
1.19
53.96
Shiller P/E 22.84
PGPEF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 26.16 vs. PGPEF: 22.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PGPEF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.47  Med: 21.88 Max: 30.36
Current: 22.84
4.47
30.36
Current Ratio 0.86
PGPEF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. PGPEF: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PGPEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.16
Current: 0.86
0.77
1.16
Quick Ratio 0.83
PGPEF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. PGPEF: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PGPEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.83
0.72
1.11
Days Sales Outstanding 370.02
PGPEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
99% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 81.82 vs. PGPEF: 370.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PGPEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 367.15  Med: 381.78 Max: 404.54
Current: 370.02
367.15
404.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.51
PGPEF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. PGPEF: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PGPEF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 1.70 Max: 3.51
Current: 2.51
1.07
3.51
Dividend Payout 0.30
PGPEF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. PGPEF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PGPEF' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.3
0.22
0.35
Dividend Growth (3y) 19.70
PGPEF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. PGPEF: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
PGPEF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 19.7
Current: 19.7
0
19.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.51
PGPEF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. PGPEF: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.16
PGPEF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. PGPEF: 5.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PGPEF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.51 Max: 7.25
Current: 5.16
2.21
7.25
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.40
PGPEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. PGPEF: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PGPEF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21  Med: -3.50 Max: 3.4
Current: -6.4
-21
3.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.77
PGPEF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. PGPEF: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PGPEF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.90 Max: 2.42
Current: 0.77
0.53
2.42
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.25
PGPEF's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
58% of the 12 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. PGPEF: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
PGPEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PGPEF: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PGPEF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.92
0.52
1.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
PGPEF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. PGPEF: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PGPEF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.95 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.5
0.83
2.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.70
PGPEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. PGPEF: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PGPEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 9.35 Max: 19.9
Current: 8.7
6.5
19.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.52
PGPEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. PGPEF: 17.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PGPEF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 11.20 Max: 19.2
Current: 17.52
3.6
19.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,609
EPS (TTM) $ 4.40
Beta1.06
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $56.59 - 79.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)221.32

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 11,102 11,605 12,118
EPS ($) 5.15 5.57 6.16
EPS w/o NRI ($) 5.15 5.57 6.16
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
8.86%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.32 1.49 2.49
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