WPP plc Share Price and Company Fundamentals



Price
£962.8
Change
-8.400 (-0.865%)
52 week
558.0 - 1024.46

Last traded: Last Friday at 3:35 PM

WPP plc, a creative transformation company, provides communications, experience, commerce, and technology services in North America, the United Kingdom, Western Continental Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. The company operates through three segments: Global Integrated Agencies, Public Relations, and Specialist Agencies. It engages in the planning and creation of marketing and branding campaigns; design and production of advertisements across all media; and provision of media buying services, including strategy and business development, media investment, data and technology, and content. The company also advises to clients who are seeking to communicate with a range of stakeholders from consumers to governments and the business and financial communities. WPP plc was founded in 1985 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Key Metrics

PE ratio

23.54

PB ratio

259.79

Dividend yield

0.03%

Beta

1.34

Market cap

£11.43B

Enterprise value

£15.6B

Company profile

Industry / SectorAdvertising Agencies / Communication Services
Full time employees104000
Websitehttp://www.wpp.com
Mailing addressSea Containers 18 Upper Ground London SE1 9GL United Kingdom
Phone / Fax44 20 7282 4600 /

Dividends

Dividend yield

0.03%

Dividend amount

£0.26

Payout ratio

60.97%

5Y Avg. yield

4.68%

WPP plc paid £0.26 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 14 Oct 2021.The dividend payout ratio is 60.97%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.WPP dividend payout ratio is less than 70. This is ideal as it gives company room to grow the dividends and also the excess earnings can be invested in company for growth.

WPP's forward dividend amount is £0.27 and the forward dividend yield is 2.75%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of Sep 2021, following are the company executives and directors listed on WPP plc.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Mark ReadCEO & Exec. Director532.05M
Mr. John Terence RogersCFO & Director513.17M
Mr. Andrew Grant Balfour ScottChief Operating Officer51
Mr. Stephan PretoriusChief Technology Officer
Ms. Rachel HighamChief Information Officer
Mr. Peregrine RiviereDirector of Group Investor Relations
Ms. Andrea Harris Esq.Group Chief Counsel
Mr. Chris WadeChief Communications Director
Mr. Laurent EzekielChief Marketing Officer & Chief Growth Officer46
Mr. John O'KeeffeGlobal Chief Creative Officer

Profitability and management effectiveness

Profit margin

3.99%

Operating margin

7.57%

Return on assets

2.28%

Return on equity

10.51%

Profitability ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business's ability to generate earnings relative to its revenue, operating costs, balance sheet assets, and shareholders' equity over time, using data from a specific point in time.

The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of WPP plc is 11.43B and its enterprise value is 15.6B. The enterprise value to revenue ratio of WPP is 1.24.

The WPP's stocks Beta value is 1.34 making it 34% more volatile compared to LSE market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

WPP plc (LSE:WPP) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is WPP plc's Stock Symbol?

WPP plc trades on LSE under the ticker symbol "WPP".

2. What is WPP plc's stock price today?

One share of WPP stock can currently be purchased for approximately £962.8.

3. How can I contact WPP plc?

WPP plc's mailing address is Sea Containers 18 Upper Ground London SE1 9GL United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at 44 20 7282 4600.

4. What is WPP plc's official website?

The official website of WPP plc is http://www.wpp.com.