WPP Plc

WPP Plc

WPP Plc

Overview
Date Founded

1985

Headquarters

18 Upper Ground,London, Greater London SE1 9GL

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

134K

Industries

Advertising & Marketing
Entertainment

Company Description

WPP Plc engages in the provision of communications services. It operates through the following business segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations and Public Affairs; and Brand Consulting, Health & Wellness and Specialist Communications. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Director, Investor Relations

Group Finance Director

Company Secretary

Chief Marketing & Growth Officer

Global Chief People Officer

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Executive Officer-China

Board of Directors

Chairman of Europe at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at WPP Plc

Former Executive Vice President, Executive Officer, General Counsel at Sony Corp.

Co-Founder at Latino Donor Collaborative

Former Vice Chancellor at The University of Auckland

Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus LLC

Founder at CMC Capital Partners HK Ltd.

Former General Manager, Latin America at Procter & Gamble Co.

Chief Executive Officer at Baccarat SA

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Harris uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity and equity-like securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. The firm's investment philosophy spans across large, mid and small cap companies. In addition, Harris may hedge a client's exposure to direct or indirect foreign currencies. In constructing portfolios for their clients, the firm seeks out companies that they believe are trading in the market at significant discounts to their underlying value. Harris believes purchasing businesses at a discount to intrinsic value minimizes risk while providing substantial profit potential. The firm uses a bottom-up approach focused on individual companies, rather than focusing on specific economic factors or industries. Harris generates their research ideas from a variety of internal and external sources. The firm's research process seeks to identify companies selling at a discount to its estimate of intrinsic value.

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Tweedy, Browne Co. pursues a value-oriented investment management approach. They seek investments through in-depth analysis utilizing a staff of in-house analysts. The firm generally focuses on investments in equity securities of domestic, international, and global issuers, but may also invest in warrants, corporate debt securities, commercial paper, mutual fund shares, US government securities and other securities. They also use forward exchange currency contracts to hedge currency exchange risk for certain clients that invest in foreign securities. Tweedy, Browne Co. seeks to construct a widely diversified portfolio of small and medium capitalization stocks from a variety of industries.

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MFS Singapore employs a variety of methods to evaluate securities, including fundamental analysis and quantitative analysis. They may also make investment selection decisions based on a combination of both fundamental analysis of individual issuers and the use of quantitative models that systematically evaluate issuers. The firm utilizes various investment techniques to implement its investment strategies, including, but not limited to, long- and short-term purchases, short sales, margin transactions, options, and exchange-traded and OTC derivatives or other methods to seek to achieve performance. MFS Singapore uses derivatives primarily to increase or decrease exposure to a particular market, segment of the market, or security to increase or decrease interest rate or currency exposure, or as an alternative to direct investments.

Recent Transactions
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Grey Group, Inc., WPP Plc purchase Autumn Worldwide

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Wunderman, Inc., WPP Plc purchase Emark BV from Salesforce Ventures LLC

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Wunderman, Inc., WPP Plc purchase 2Sales International SA

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onChime Communications Plc /Private Group purchases Chime Communications Ltd.

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Advised onGroup M Worldwide, Inc., WPP Plc purchase plista GmbH from Omnes Capital SAS, Omnes Capital SAS /Venture

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Advised onWPP Jubilee Ltd., WPP Plc purchase Syzygy AG

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Advised onGroup M Worldwide, Inc., WPP Plc purchase plista GmbH from Omnes Capital SAS, Omnes Capital SAS /Venture

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Executive Director at S4 Capital Plc

Advisor

Chairman Chief Executive Officer at The Ogilvy Group LLC

Advisor

Professional at WPP AUNZ Ltd.

Clients

MasterCard is a technology company and payments industry leader. For more than four decades, we have been a driving force at the heart of commerce, making the global economy safer, more efficient, more inclusive and more transparent for all. Consumers, merchants, business partners and governments in markets around the world have reaped the benefits of our innovative products and solutions which, simply put, are designed to make life easier

Netflix, Inc. is an Internet subscription service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Bank of America Corp. is a bank and financial holding company, which engages in the provision of banking and nonbank financial services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth and Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and All Other. The Consumer Banking segment offers credit, banking, and investment products and services to consumers and small businesses. The Global Wealth and Investment Management provides client experience through a network of financial advisors focused on to meet their needs through a full set of investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products. The Global Banking segment deals with lending-related products and services, integrated working capital management and treasury solutions to clients, and underwriting and advisory services. The Global Markets segment includes sales and trading services, as well as research, to institutional clients across fixed-income, credit, currency, commodity, and equity businesses. The All Other segment consists of asset and liability management activities, equity investments, non-core mortgage loans and servicing activities, the net impact of periodic revisions to the mortgage servicing rights (MSR) valuation model for both core and non-core MSRs, other liquidating businesses, residual expense allocations and other. The company was founded by Amadeo Peter Giannini in 1904 is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$10.8B
Total Enterprise Value
$15.1B
Earnings Per Share
$0.85
Revenue
$15.6B
Net Profit
$1.06B
EBITDA
$2.23B
EBITDAMargin
14.27%
Total Debt
$6.66B
Total Equity
$9.81B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.97x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.79x
TEVNet Income
14.22x
Debt TEV
0.44x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
8.44%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.2%
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oOh!media Ltd. is an out of home and online media company. Its portfolio of location-based media solutions include large format classic and digital roadside screens; large and small format classic and digital signs located in retail precincts, such as shopping centers; large and small format classic and digital signs in airport terminals and lounges; and classic & digital signs in high dwell time environments, such as cafes, pubs, universities, office buildings, gyms and sporting centers. The company also offers online sites for students, flyers, small businesses and city-based audiences; and owns a native content production company and digital printing operations. oOh!media was founded by Brendon Jon Cook in 1989 and is headquartered in North Sydney, Australia.

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LiveStyle, Inc. engages in the production of live events and digital entertainment content that focuses on the electronic music culture and other festivals. It produces and promotes live EMC festivals and events; produces music tours and sells event tickets through a ticketing platform, as well as provides merchandising and related services. The company was founded by Robert F. X. Sillerman in June 2012 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Shiftsouth Pty Ltd. offers home cleaning services. It services include general cleaning of living room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. The company was founded by Aisha R. Pandor and Alen Ribic in December 2013 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Suppliers
YouGov Plc Market & Policy Research | LONDON, GL

YouGov Plc engages in the provision of market research and data analytics. It specializes in colleting data through platforms and put them in the YouGov Cube which used to plan, manage, and refine all types of campaigns. Its brand products include BrandIndex, the daily brand perception tracker; YouGov Omnibus, which obtain answers from both national and selected samples; and YouGov Profiles, a tool for media planning, segmentation and forecasting. It operates through the following segments: Custom Research, Data Products, and Data Services. The company was founded by Stephan Shakespeare and Nadhim Zahawi in 2000 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Sizmek, Inc. Entertainment | Austin, TX

Sizmek, Inc. engages in the provision of online advertisement campaign management and distribution. It offers data enablement, creative optimization, and media execution. The company was founded on November 14, 2013 is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Globant SA IT Consulting & Services | Luxembourg, LU

Globant SA engages in the provision of information technology services. It offers application development and maintenance, testing, and infrastructure management. The company was founded by Martín Migoya, Martín Gonzalo Umaran, Guibert Andrés Englebienne and Néstor Nocetti in 2003 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

Competitors
Facebook, Inc. Internet Software & Services

Facebook, Inc. engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. Its products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Amazon.com, Inc. Retail: Other - Seattle, Washington

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Advertising & Marketing - New York, New York

Interpublic Group of Cos., Inc. engages in the provision of advertising and marketing services. The company specializes in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. It operates through the following segments: Integrated Agency Network (IAN), Constituency Management Group (CMG), and Corporate and Other. The IAN segment includes advertising and media services, as well as a comprehensive array of global communications and marketing services. The CMG segment offers events and public relations services as well as sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The Corporate and Other segment refers to the Acxiom activities. The company was founded on September 18, 1930 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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