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WPP PLC

ISIN: JE00B8KF9B49 | Ticker: WPP | LEI: 549300LSGBXPYHXGDT93
Sector: Communication ServicesSub-Industry: Advertising
Country: Jersey

About WPP PLC

Company Description

WPP plc offers national and multinational clients a range of communications, experience, commerce and technology services. The Company operates through three segments: Global Integrated Agencies, Public Relations and Specialist Agencies. Its Global Integrated Agencies provide creative services, including advertising, marketing and brand strategies and campaigns across all media. Its media offer includes a range of media planning and buying services, delivered primarily through GroupM, a media investment company. Its Public Relations firms help clients communicate with their stakeholders, from consumers and investors to governments and non-profit organizations. Its Specialist Agencies provide services by region or type.

Year founded

1971

Served area

Worldwide

Headcount

109,000

Headquarters

Sea Containers 18 Upper Ground, SE1 9GL London – Jersey

Financial statements

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Line item in (gbp) 01.01.2020 01.01.2021 01.01.2022 01.01.2023
Noncurrent Assets 15,826,700,000.00 12,185,400,000.00 12,535,200,000.00 13,724,200,000.00
Property Plant And Equipment 876,000,000.00 790,900,000.00 896,400,000.00 1,000,700,000.00
Goodwill 10,110,600,000.00 7,388,800,000.00 7,612,300,000.00 8,453,400,000.00
Intangible Assets Other Than Goodwill 1,468,800,000.00 1,389,300,000.00 1,359,500,000.00 1,451,900,000.00
Investment Accounted For Using Equity Method 813,000,000.00 330,700,000.00 412,900,000.00 305,100,000.00
Noncurrent Receivables 137,600,000.00 156,200,000.00 152,600,000.00 218,600,000.00
Deferred Tax Assets 187,900,000.00 212,900,000.00 341,500,000.00 322,100,000.00
Current Tax Assets Noncurrent 0.00 24,800,000.00 46,600,000.00 74,100,000.00
Current Assets 23,755,900,000.00 23,981,700,000.00 15,335,600,000.00 15,098,300,000.00
Trade And Other Current Receivables 11,822,300,000.00 10,972,300,000.00 11,362,300,000.00 12,499,700,000.00
Current Tax Assets Current 142,600,000.00 110,300,000.00 90,400,000.00 107,100,000.00
Cash and cash equivalents 11,305,700,000.00 12,899,100,000.00 3,882,900,000.00 2,491,500,000.00
Current Assets Other Than Assets Or Disposal Groups Classified As Held For Sale Or As Held For Distribution To Owners 23,270,600,000.00 23,981,700,000.00 15,335,600,000.00 N/A
Noncurrent Assets Or Disposal Groups Classified As Held For Sale 485,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 N/A
Equity 8,297,300,000.00 5,050,100,000.00 4,069,000,000.00 4,160,400,000.00
Issued Capital 132,800,000.00 129,600,000.00 122,400,000.00 114,100,000.00
Retained Earnings 8,576,200,000.00 4,959,200,000.00 4,367,300,000.00 3,759,700,000.00
Share Premium 570,300,000.00 570,300,000.00 574,700,000.00 575,900,000.00
Treasury Shares 1,178,700,000.00 1,118,300,000.00 1,112,100,000.00 1,054,100,000.00
Other Reserves -174,700,000.00 191,200,000.00 -335,900,000.00 285,200,000.00
Equity Attributable To Owners Of Parent 7,925,900,000.00 4,732,000,000.00 3,616,400,000.00 3,680,800,000.00
Noncontrolling Interests 371,400,000.00 318,100,000.00 452,600,000.00 479,600,000.00
Noncurrent Liabilities 7,231,000,000.00 7,889,900,000.00 7,316,400,000.00 6,953,800,000.00
Noncurrent Payables 449,600,000.00 313,500,000.00 619,900,000.00 490,900,000.00
Deferred Tax Liabilities 379,800,000.00 304,100,000.00 312,500,000.00 350,800,000.00
Current Tax Liabilities Noncurrent 0.00 1,300,000.00 0.00 N/A
Noncurrent Recognised Liabilities Defined Benefit Plan 159,000,000.00 156,700,000.00 136,600,000.00 137,500,000.00
Longterm Borrowings 4,047,300,000.00 4,975,500,000.00 4,216,800,000.00 3,801,800,000.00
Current Liabilities 24,054,300,000.00 23,227,100,000.00 16,485,400,000.00 17,708,300,000.00
Trade And Other Current Payables 14,188,100,000.00 13,859,700,000.00 15,252,300,000.00 15,834,900,000.00
Current Tax Liabilities Current 595,600,000.00 424,400,000.00 386,200,000.00 422,000,000.00
Current Liabilities Other Than Liabilities Included In Disposal Groups Classified As Held For Sale 23,883,900,000.00 23,227,100,000.00 16,485,400,000.00 N/A
Liabilities Included In Disposal Groups Classified As Held For Sale 170,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 N/A
Line item in (gbp) 01.01.2019/
01.01.2020
01.01.2020/
01.01.2021
01.01.2021/
01.01.2022
01.01.2022/
01.01.2023
Revenue 13,234,100,000.00 12,002,800,000.00 12,801,100,000.00 14,428,700,000.00
Profit Loss From Operating Activities 1,295,900,000.00 -2,278,100,000.00 1,229,000,000.00 1,358,200,000.00
Finance Income 99,000,000.00 82,700,000.00 69,400,000.00 145,400,000.00
Finance Costs 359,100,000.00 312,000,000.00 283,600,000.00 359,400,000.00
Profit Loss Before Tax 1,214,300,000.00 -2,790,600,000.00 950,800,000.00 1,159,800,000.00
Income Tax Expense Continuing Operations 287,200,000.00 127,100,000.00 230,100,000.00 384,400,000.00
Profit Loss From Continuing Operations 927,100,000.00 -2,917,700,000.00 720,700,000.00 775,400,000.00
Profit Loss From Discontinued Operations 10,800,000.00 16,400,000.00 0.00 0.00
Profit (loss) 937,900,000.00 -2,901,300,000.00 720,700,000.00 775,400,000.00
Profit Loss Attributable To Owners Of Parent 844,100,000.00 -2,965,100,000.00 637,700,000.00 682,700,000.00
Profit Loss Attributable To Noncontrolling Interests 93,800,000.00 63,800,000.00 83,000,000.00 92,700,000.00
Line item in (gbp) 01.01.2020 01.01.2021 01.01.2022 01.01.2023
Profit (loss) 937,900,000.00 -2,901,300,000.00 720,700,000.00 775,400,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Operating Activities 1,850,500,000.00 2,050,600,000.00 2,029,000,000.00 700,900,000.00
Proceeds From Sales Of Property Plant And Equipment Classified As Investing Activities 174,000,000.00 11,200,000.00 8,700,000.00 12,900,000.00
Purchase Of Property Plant And Equipment Classified As Investing Activities 339,300,000.00 218,300,000.00 263,200,000.00 208,400,000.00
Purchase Of Intangible Assets Classified As Investing Activities 54,800,000.00 54,400,000.00 29,900,000.00 14,900,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Investing Activities 1,759,600,000.00 -163,400,000.00 -638,400,000.00 -408,900,000.00
Proceeds From Changes In Ownership Interests In Subsidiaries 0.00 0.00 39,500,000.00 0.00
Payments From Changes In Ownership Interests In Subsidiaries 62,700,000.00 80,600,000.00 135,000,000.00 84,200,000.00
Payments To Acquire Or Redeem Entitys Shares 43,800,000.00 290,200,000.00 818,500,000.00 862,700,000.00
Repayments Of Borrowings Classified As Financing Activities 1,713,200,000.00 282,700,000.00 397,100,000.00 220,600,000.00
Payments Of Lease Liabilities Classified As Financing Activities 249,800,000.00 300,100,000.00 320,700,000.00 309,600,000.00
Cash Flows From Used In Financing Activities -2,922,000,000.00 -250,500,000.00 -2,057,000,000.00 -1,911,000,000.00
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents before effect of exchange rate changes 688,100,000.00 1,636,700,000.00 -666,400,000.00 -1,619,000,000.00
Effect Of Exchange Rate Changes On Cash And Cash Equivalents -89,700,000.00 -99,200,000.00 -130,100,000.00 64,200,000.00
Cash and cash equivalents 11,305,700,000.00 12,899,100,000.00 3,882,900,000.00 2,491,500,000.00

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Current short interest

Position Holder Short Interest in Percent Date
Marshall Wace LLP 0.69% 08.11.23
Marshall Wace LLP 0.80% 20.02.24
Marshall Wace LLP 0.61% 16.01.24
Marshall Wace LLP 0.59% 28.12.23
Marshall Wace LLP 0.80% 26.10.23
Marshall Wace LLP 0.80% 21.03.24
Marshall Wace LLP 1.00% 02.05.24
Marshall Wace LLP 0.90% 10.04.24
Marshall Wace LLP 0.79% 28.02.24
Marshall Wace LLP 0.70% 11.10.23
Marshall Wace LLP 0.50% 21.09.23
Marshall Wace LLP 0.80% 15.02.24
Marshall Wace LLP 1.00% 18.04.24
Marshall Wace LLP 0.70% 26.01.24
Marshall Wace LLP 0.98% 13.05.24
Marshall Wace LLP 0.60% 28.09.23
Total 12.26%

Capital markets information

ISIN

JE00B8KF9B49

LEI

549300LSGBXPYHXGDT93

Sector

Communication Services

Industry Group

Media & Entertainment

Industry

Media

Sub-Industry

Advertising

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London Stock Exchange

Stock Index

FTSE 100

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