WPP Stock Overview
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.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||UK£7.78|
|52 Week High||UK£12.32|
|52 Week Low||UK£7.20|
|1 Month Change||4.65%|
|3 Month Change||-2.77%|
|1 Year Change||-20.65%|
|3 Year Change||-19.24%|
|5 Year Change||-43.39%|
|Change since IPO||1,456.80%|
Recent News & Updates
WPP (LON:WPP) Will Pay A Larger Dividend Than Last Year At £0.15
The board of WPP plc ( LON:WPP ) has announced that it will be paying its dividend of £0.15 on the 1st of November, an...
WPP (LON:WPP) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To £0.15
WPP plc's ( LON:WPP ) dividend will be increasing from last year's payment of the same period to £0.15 on 1st of...
|WPP||GB Media||GB Market|
Return vs Industry: WPP exceeded the UK Media industry which returned -25.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WPP underperformed the UK Market which returned -12.6% over the past year.
|WPP Average Weekly Movement||4.8%|
|Media Industry Average Movement||5.5%|
|Market Average Movement||5.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in GB Market||10.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in GB Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: WPP is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WPP's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
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 offers plans and creates marketing and branding campaigns; designs and produces advertisements across various media; and provides media buying services, such as strategy and business development, media investment, data and technology, and content.
WPP Fundamentals Summary
|WPP fundamental statistics|
Is WPP overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WPP income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||UK£11.11b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.60|
|Net Profit Margin||4.79%|
How did WPP perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
4.3%Current Dividend Yield
Does WPP pay a reliable dividends?See WPP dividend history and benchmarks
|WPP dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Oct 13 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Nov 01 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||6 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||25 days|
Does WPP pay a reliable dividends?See WPP dividend history and benchmarks
Is WPP undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for WPP?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is WPP's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does WPP's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|WPP PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: WPP is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13.1x) compared to the peer average (35x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does WPP's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Media Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: WPP is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13.1x) compared to the UK Media industry average (18.8x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is WPP's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||13.1x|
|Fair PE Ratio||31x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: WPP is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (13.1x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (31x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of WPP when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: WPP (£7.78) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£21.87)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WPP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is WPP forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WPP's forecast earnings growth (16.5% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: WPP's earnings (16.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (8.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WPP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WPP's revenue (2.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (3.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WPP's revenue (2.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WPP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28.6%)
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How has WPP performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WPP has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WPP's current net profit margins (4.8%) are higher than last year (3.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WPP's earnings have declined by 35.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WPP's earnings growth over the past year (31.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-35.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WPP earnings growth over the past year (31.1%) exceeded the Media industry 30.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WPP's Return on Equity (17.2%) is considered low.
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How is WPP's financial position?
Financial Health Score2/6
Financial Health Score 2/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WPP's short term assets (£13.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£14.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: WPP's short term assets (£13.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (£7.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WPP's net debt to equity ratio (73.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WPP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 76.3% to 115% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WPP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18%).
Interest Coverage: WPP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7x coverage).
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What is WPP current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
|WPP Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Market Bottom 25% (GB)||2.1%|
|Market Top 25% (GB)||6.0%|
|Industry Average (Media)||2.6%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (WPP)||5.3%|
Notable Dividend: WPP's dividend (4.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (2.07%).
High Dividend: WPP's dividend (4.33%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.99%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WPP's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WPP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (60.1%), WPP's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (59.6%), WPP's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Read (55 yo)
Mr. Mark Read has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of WPP Plc since September 3, 2018. Mr. Read was the Joint Chief Operating Officer of WPP Plc since April 14, 2018. Since 2002, Mr....
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Mark Read's Compensation vs WPP Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||UK£4m||UK£1m|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||UK£2m||UK£910k|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||UK£3m||UK£975k|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||UK£2m||UK£325k|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2015||UK£2m||UK£37k|
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD4.25M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.04M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: WPP's management team is considered experienced (4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WPP's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WPP insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|08 Aug 22||BuyUK£8,078||Thomas Ilube||Individual||1,000||UK£8.08|
|28 Feb 22||BuyUK£30,490||Jasmine Whitbread||Individual||2,902||UK£10.51|
|28 Feb 22||BuyUK£10,332||Thomas Ilube||Individual||1,000||UK£10.33|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
WPP plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: WPP plc
- Ticker: WPP
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1985
- Industry: Advertising
- Sector: Media
- Implied Market Cap: UK£8.408b
- Shares outstanding: 1.08b
- Website: https://www.wpp.com
Number of Employees
- WPP plc
- Sea Containers
- 18 Upper Ground
- Greater London
- SE1 9GL
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WPP||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||ADR EACH REPR 5 ORD||US||USD||Dec 1987|
|0WPA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||ADR EACH REPR 5 ORD||DE||EUR||Dec 1987|
|WPP||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||New Ordinary shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
|0WP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||New Ordinary shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|WPPG.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||New Ordinary shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|WPPL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||New Ordinary shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
|WPP N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||New Ordinary shares||MX||MXN||Jan 1992|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/06 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/10/06 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.