WPP Plc

WPP Plc

WPP Plc

Overview
Date Founded

1985

Headquarters

18 Upper Ground, Sea Containers, London, SE1 9GL, GBR

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 segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations and Public Affairs; and Brand Consulting, Health and 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

Global Chief People Officer

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Executive Officer-China

Chief Data Officer

Board of Directors

Former Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at WPP Plc

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

Chief Executive Officer, UK at Microsoft Corporation

Former Corporate Executive Officer at Sony Corporation of America

Co-Founder at Latino Donor Collaborative

Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus LLC

Former Vice Chancellor at The University of Auckland

Chief Executive Officer at WPP Plc

Chief Executive Officer at London First

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

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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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Fiduciary Management, Inc. (“FMI”), founded in 1980, is an employee owned independent money management firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. FMI’s equity investing strategies apply a value discipline, with a focused approach firmly rooted in fundamental research. As of 12/31/2012, FMI manages over $15.5 billion in assets for domestic and international institutions, individual investors, and Registered Investment Advisors through separately managed accounts and the FMI Family of Funds.

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JAM's fund managers carry out rigorous research by examining company reports, news flow and through face-to-face meetings with the senior management of the companies in their investment universe. This process provides their teams with the intelligence required to asses whether a share or bond meets the criteria for inclusion in their portfolios. The outcome is a portfolio focused on those shares or bonds that satisfy their fund managers' individual investment process and in which they have the highest belief. JAM's fund managers employ a bottom-up approach to construct portfolios specializing in UK and European equities, global financials and emerging Europe. They complement their core strengths in equity and multi-manager products with multi-asset, fixed-income and absolute return offerings. While their fund managers work as a team to share stock ideas and debate market prospects, each manager has individual responsibility for their own portfolios. JAM regularly reviews key statistics for funds and utilizes tracking error, absolute volatility and factor risk at country, industry and stock level as their main measures of risk. Their SRI team aims to deliver long-term performance by investing in companies with positive growth, supported by trends in environmental and social policies and regulations focusing on clean energy, water management, green transport, waste management, sustainable living and environmental services.

Recent Transactions
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Bain Capital LP, Bain Capital Private Equity LP, Bain Capital Holdings LP purchase The Kantar Group Ltd. from WPP Plc

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Insight Venture Partners, NGP VAN, Inc. purchase Blue State Digital LLC /BSD Tools Division from WPP Plc

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Grey Group, Inc., WPP Plc purchase Autumn Worldwide

Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onBain Capital LP, Bain Capital Private Equity LP, Bain Capital Holdings LP purchase The Kantar Group Ltd. from WPP Plc

Investment Advisor

Advised onBain Capital LP, Bain Capital Private Equity LP, Bain Capital Holdings LP purchase The Kantar Group Ltd. from WPP Plc

Legal Advisor

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

Co-Head, UK Investment Banking

Advised onBain Capital LP, Bain Capital Private Equity LP, Bain Capital Holdings LP purchase The Kantar Group Ltd. from WPP Plc

Investment Advisor

Advised onBain Capital LP, Bain Capital Private Equity LP, Bain Capital Holdings LP purchase The Kantar Group Ltd. from WPP Plc

Co-Head of Investment Banking, Britain & Ireland

Advised onBain Capital LP, Bain Capital Private Equity LP, Bain Capital Holdings LP purchase The Kantar Group Ltd. from WPP Plc

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Executive Director at S4 Capital Plc

Advisor

Chief Executive Officer at WPP Montagu Square LLC

Senior Advisor

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Group M Worldwide, Inc.

Clients

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.

AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications media and technology service. It operates through the following four segments: Communications, Warner Media, Latin America and Xandar. The Communications segment provides services to businesses and consumers located in the U.S., or in U.S. territories, and businesses globally. The Warner Media segment develops, produces and distributes feature films, television, gaming and other content over various physical and digital formats. The Latin America segment provides entertainment and wireless services outside of the U.S. The Xandar segment provides advertising services. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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
$12.3B
Total Enterprise Value
$15.1B
Earnings Per Share
$0.85
Revenue
$15.6B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.97x
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%
Total Equity
$9.81B
Total Debt
$6.66B
Net Profit
$1.06B
EBITDAMargin
14.19%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.83x
EBITDA
$2.21B
Investments
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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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MiTú, Inc. operates as a digital media company creating unapologetic entertainment through a Latino lens for multicultural American youth. The firm is a lifestyle YouTube network, presents lifestyle programming for connected Latino audience in English and Spanish. Its network features real-life Latino video-makers around food, health, beauty, home, family and pop culture content verticals. The company was founded in May 2012 by Beatriz Acevedo, Roy Burstin, Doug Greiff and Pedro Blanco and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Investors
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Crossbencher at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Founder at AcedUp

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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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 services. 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.

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