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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 lower than
72% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WPPGY: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.53
0.23
1.46
Equity to Asset 0.28
WPPGY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. WPPGY: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.03  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.28
-0.03
0.37
Interest Coverage 5.74
WPPGY's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
90% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 187.07 vs. WPPGY: 5.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.14  Med: 4.08 Max: 11.42
Current: 5.74
2.14
11.42
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.62
M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
9.18%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.07
WPPGY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. WPPGY: 13.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.97  Med: 11.93 Max: 27.89
Current: 13.07
6.97
27.89
Net-margin (%) 9.34
WPPGY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. WPPGY: 9.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.25  Med: 6.76 Max: 9.34
Current: 9.34
2.25
9.34
ROE (%) 14.47
WPPGY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. WPPGY: 14.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.42  Med: 11.27 Max: 172.62
Current: 14.47
2.42
172.62
ROA (%) 4.25
WPPGY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. WPPGY: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 3.00 Max: 6.33
Current: 4.25
0.88
6.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 224.77
WPPGY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 29.35 vs. WPPGY: 224.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 48.03  Med: 178.17 Max: 264.03
Current: 224.77
48.03
264.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.90
WPPGY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WPPGY: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13  Med: 7.80 Max: 29.6
Current: 4.9
-13
29.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.40
WPPGY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WPPGY: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.5  Med: 9.90 Max: 31.9
Current: 7.4
-11.5
31.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
WPPGY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WPPGY: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.7  Med: 17.70 Max: 62.4
Current: 8.7
-31.7
62.4
» WPPGY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

WPPGY Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 56,000 sh (+156.35%)
Ken Fisher 506,692 sh (+0.70%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.21
WPPGY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. WPPGY: 18.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.46  Med: 16.89 Max: 21.83
Current: 18.21
8.46
21.83
Forward P/E 9.76
WPPGY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. WPPGY: 9.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.10
WPPGY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. WPPGY: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.46  Med: 17.29 Max: 22.48
Current: 18.1
8.46
22.48
P/B 2.57
WPPGY's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. WPPGY: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.83
Current: 2.57
0.73
2.83
P/S 1.70
WPPGY's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. WPPGY: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.7
0.52
1.87
PFCF 13.20
WPPGY's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 19.66 vs. WPPGY: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.45  Med: 14.82 Max: 31.88
Current: 13.2
5.45
31.88
POCF 11.52
WPPGY's POCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. WPPGY: 11.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.18  Med: 11.63 Max: 20.46
Current: 11.52
4.18
20.46
EV-to-EBIT 13.28
WPPGY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 14.45 vs. WPPGY: 13.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6  Med: 13.40 Max: 17.4
Current: 13.28
6.6
17.4
PEG 2.59
WPPGY's PEG is ranked lower than
60% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. WPPGY: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 2.24 Max: 5.37
Current: 2.59
0.52
5.37
Shiller P/E 23.84
WPPGY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 26.86 vs. WPPGY: 23.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.31  Med: 19.51 Max: 27.42
Current: 23.84
10.31
27.42
Current Ratio 0.99
WPPGY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WPPGY: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 0.89 Max: 1
Current: 0.99
0.82
1
Quick Ratio 0.97
WPPGY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. WPPGY: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 0.83 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.97
0.76
0.97
Days Inventory 79.50
WPPGY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. WPPGY: 79.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 67.53  Med: 168.75 Max: 442.37
Current: 79.5
67.53
442.37
Days Sales Outstanding 200.65
WPPGY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
92% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 85.62 vs. WPPGY: 200.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 163.71  Med: 218.11 Max: 399.87
Current: 200.65
163.71
399.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.64
WPPGY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WPPGY: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.79  Med: 2.30 Max: 2.98
Current: 2.64
1.79
2.98
Dividend Payout 0.44
WPPGY's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
51% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. WPPGY: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.44
0.27
0.44
Dividend growth (3y) 25.90
WPPGY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. WPPGY: 25.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 26.1
Current: 25.9
0
26.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.89
WPPGY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. WPPGY: 6.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.59  Med: 5.89 Max: 7.63
Current: 6.89
4.59
7.63
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
WPPGY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. WPPGY: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.3  Med: -1.70 Max: -19.5
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.24
WPPGY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. WPPGY: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.24
0.34
1.37
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.66
WPPGY's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
70% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. WPPGY: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.48
WPPGY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WPPGY: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.48
0.57
1.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.14
WPPGY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. WPPGY: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.05
Current: 2.14
0.63
3.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.50
WPPGY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. WPPGY: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 7.50 Max: 15
Current: 7.5
5.7
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.95
WPPGY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 11.54 vs. WPPGY: 12.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WPPGY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 8.1  Med: 13.30 Max: 32
Current: 12.95
8.1
32

Business Description

Industry: Advertising & Marketing Services » Advertising Agencies
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Traded in other countries:WPP.UK, WPPGF.USA, 0WP.Germany, 0WPA.Germany,
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, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, Y&R, Grey and Bates CHI&Partners, as well as Media Investment Management companies such as MediaCom, MEC, Mindshare, Maxus, Xaxis and tenthavenue. Its other segments are Consumer Insight, where operations are conducted through Kantar; Public Relations & Public Affairs, where it operates through 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, POSSIBLE, AKQA and other companies. The Company has operations in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Australia, USA, and Asia.
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