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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.53
WPPGY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. WPPGY: 0.53 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.53

0.23
1.46
Equity to Asset 0.28
WPPGY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. WPPGY: 0.28 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.28

-0.03
0.37
Interest Coverage 5.74
WPPGY's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 141.23 vs. WPPGY: 5.74 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 11.42
Current: 5.74

2.14
11.42
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.66
M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
8.80%
12.04%
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 (%) 13.07
WPPGY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. WPPGY: 13.07 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.97   Max: 27.89
Current: 13.07

6.97
27.89
Net-margin (%) 9.34
WPPGY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. WPPGY: 9.34 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 9.34
Current: 9.34

2.25
9.34
ROE (%) 14.47
WPPGY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. WPPGY: 14.47 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 172.62
Current: 14.47

2.42
172.62
ROA (%) 4.25
WPPGY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. WPPGY: 4.25 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 6.33
Current: 4.25

0.88
6.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 197.59
WPPGY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 31.67 vs. WPPGY: 197.59 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 45.73   Max: 283.5
Current: 197.59

45.73
283.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.90
WPPGY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. WPPGY: 4.90 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13   Max: 29.6
Current: 4.9

-13
29.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.40
WPPGY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. WPPGY: 7.40 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 31.9
Current: 7.4

-11.5
31.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
WPPGY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. WPPGY: 8.70 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.7   Max: 62.4
Current: 8.7

-31.7
62.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WPPGY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 23,100 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 506,468 sh (+439.35%)
Scott Black Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 2,272 sh (-33.33%)
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Q3 2014

WPPGY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Scott Black 89,557 sh (New)
Jim Simons 43,992 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 3,124 sh (+37.50%)
Ken Fisher 504,889 sh (-0.31%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,973 sh (-0.55%)
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Q4 2014

WPPGY Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Scott Black 94,429 sh (+5.44%)
Ken Fisher 509,228 sh (+0.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,525 sh (-1.95%)
Jim Simons 42,929 sh (-2.42%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,840 sh (-9.09%)
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Q1 2015

WPPGY Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ruane Cunniff 2,840 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 503,169 sh (-1.19%)
Scott Black 92,245 sh (-2.31%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 21,845 sh (-3.02%)
Jim Simons 10,300 sh (-76.01%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.40
WPPGY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 79.20 vs. WPPGY: 19.40 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.46   Max: 21.83
Current: 19.4

8.46
21.83
Forward P/E 10.41
WPPGY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WPPGY: 10.41 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.30
WPPGY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 79.20 vs. WPPGY: 19.30 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.46   Max: 22.48
Current: 19.3

8.46
22.48
P/B 2.70
WPPGY's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. WPPGY: 2.70 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.83
Current: 2.7

0.73
2.83
P/S 1.80
WPPGY's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WPPGY: 1.80 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.8

0.52
1.87
PFCF 14.10
WPPGY's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 430.00 vs. WPPGY: 14.10 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.45   Max: 31.88
Current: 14.1

5.45
31.88
POCF 12.28
WPPGY's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. WPPGY: 12.28 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.18   Max: 20.46
Current: 12.28

4.18
20.46
EV-to-EBIT 15.45
WPPGY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 32.84 vs. WPPGY: 15.45 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 17.4
Current: 15.45

6.6
17.4
PEG 2.76
WPPGY's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WPPGY: 2.76 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 5.37
Current: 2.76

0.52
5.37
Shiller P/E 25.30
WPPGY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WPPGY: 25.30 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.31   Max: 27.42
Current: 25.3

10.31
27.42
Current Ratio 0.99
WPPGY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. WPPGY: 0.99 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1
Current: 0.99

0.82
1
Quick Ratio 0.97
WPPGY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. WPPGY: 0.97 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.97

0.76
0.97
Days Inventory 79.50
WPPGY's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WPPGY: 79.50 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 67.53   Max: 442.37
Current: 79.5

67.53
442.37
Days Sales Outstanding 200.65
WPPGY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 130.99 vs. WPPGY: 200.65 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 163.71   Max: 399.87
Current: 200.65

163.71
399.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.40
WPPGY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
54% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. WPPGY: 2.40 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.79   Max: 2.98
Current: 2.4

1.79
2.98
Dividend Payout 0.44
WPPGY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WPPGY: 0.44 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.44

0.27
0.44
Dividend growth (3y) 25.90
WPPGY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WPPGY: 25.90 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.1
Current: 25.9

0
26.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.15
WPPGY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. WPPGY: 6.15 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.59   Max: 7.63
Current: 6.15

4.59
7.63
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
WPPGY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. WPPGY: 0.10 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.3   Max: -19.5
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.37
WPPGY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 31.50 vs. WPPGY: 1.37 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.37
Current: 1.37

0.34
1.37
Price/Median PS Value 1.65
WPPGY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WPPGY: 1.65 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.65

0.57
1.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.35
WPPGY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WPPGY: 2.35 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 3.05
Current: 2.35

0.63
3.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
WPPGY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. WPPGY: 6.50 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 15
Current: 6.5

5.7
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.66
WPPGY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 12.09 vs. WPPGY: 12.66 )
WPPGY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 32
Current: 12.66

8.1
32

Business Description

Industry: Advertising & Marketing Services » Advertising Agencies
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Traded in other countries:WPP.UK, 0WPA.Germany, 0WP.Germany, WPPGF.USA,
WPP PLC is incorporated on October 25, 2012. The Company is a communications services organization offering national and multinational clients a communications services. It operates in four reportable segments namely Advertising and Media Investment Management; Consumer Insight; Public Relations & Public Affairs; and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications. The Company operates the advertising networks Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, JWT, Y&R, Grey, Bates CHI&Partners and the United Network, as well as Media Investment Management companies such as MediaCom, MEC, Mindshare, Maxus and tenthavenue. Its other segments are Consumer Insight, where operations are conducted through Kantar; Public Relations & Public Affairs, where it operate through well-known companies such as Burson-Marsteller, Cohn & Wolfe, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Ogilvy Public Relations; and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications, where operations are conducted by B to D Group, ghg, Wunderman, Sudler & Hennessey, OgilvyOne Worldwide, Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, Geometry Global, Xaxis, POSSIBLE, AKQA and other companies. The Company has operations in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Australia, US, and Asia.
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