|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||48.13 - 48.53|
|52 Week Range||44.52 - 59.26|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.51|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.32|
|Earnings Date||Jul 18, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.12 (4.39%)|
|1y Target Est||64.20|
Now more than ever, established tech companies face pressure to innovate and look nimble to compete with newer challengers like Uber, Lyft, and Pinterest, all of which just went public this year. Nigel Vaz, CEO of Publicis Sapient, a digital business consulting firm that helps companies make the digital transition, joins Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts, Melody Hahm, and Akiko Fujita to discuss how companies can remain competitive.
Maurice Levy, chairman of Publicis Groupe, discusses New Zealand's "Christchurch Call" initiative on online extremist content.
US private equity group Bain Capital has agreed to buy a 60 per cent stake in Kantar, valuing the group at around $4bn including debt. Luca Bassi, managing director at Bain, said it would not be unreasonable to expect a sum of around £1bn to be invested in Kantar.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Who even knew that WPP Plc still made wire baskets?It’s the basis for a good pub trivia question: former Chief Executive Officer Martin Sorrell built the world’s largest ads company by seeking out a publicly traded business where he could acquire control on the cheap, then use it as a deal-making vehicle to expand. The company he found was Wire and Plastic Products, a maker of wire baskets. In 1985, he bought a controlling stake, and over the subsequent 33 years expanded it into a 16-billion-pound global advertising player.Mark Read, Sorrell’s successor, is on the cusp of selling that business, British newspaper The Times reported on Saturday. I, for one, was flabbergasted to discover that WPP still owned it.It’s an infinitesimally small part of WPP’s business. The 973,641 pounds ($1.2 million) of 2017 sales it generated, the most recent fiscal year filed at Companies House, represented 0.006% of the parent company’s revenue. Or seven seconds of advertising at the Super Bowl halftime, where a 30-second slot costs $5 million.But this divestment isn’t about the money, per se. The company’s continued presence in the WPP stable is emblematic of the bloat which became endemic under Sorrell, whose investments included a 9% stake in publisher Vice Media and 19% stake in Argentinian software firm Globant SA. Read is demonstrating a clean break from the previous era. The message is that there’s no room for sentimentality.He’s earmarked 200 million pounds worth of divestments this year, adding to the 849 million pounds of businesses he sold last year. That excludes the sale of a majority stake in its Kantar market research business, which may close in the next few weeks and could be valued at more than 3 billion pounds. It’s a long overdue streamlining.Divestments alone won’t fix WPP’s problems. Sales in North America, the firm’s biggest market, continue to fall. Read has pushed through the internal mergers of some of his most prominent agencies: J. Walter Thompson has been combined with digital agency Wunderman to form Wunderman Thompson, for instance.Read signaled in an interview with Bloomberg News last week that he wasn’t done with acquisitions either. He tried to indicate that this wasn’t just taking a leaf from the Sorrell playbook, of buying customers and therefore growth.His stated aim is to be more strategic and buy digital capabilities, even in the creative space. That would echo archrival Publicis Groupe SA’s $4.4 billion deal to acquire digital marketing specialist Epsilon in April. It seems the transformation has a long way to go.For his part, Sorrell is building a new advertising holding company, having engineered a reverse takeover of Derriston Capital Plc and rebranding it S4 Capital Ltd. to fuel new deals. I fear it’s an unlikely eventuality, but I do wonder whether Sorrell’s impish side would be tempted to buy Wire and Plastic Products, just to close the loop.To contact the author of this story: Alex Webb at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Jennifer Ryan at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Alex Webb is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Europe's technology, media and communications industries. He previously covered Apple and other technology companies for Bloomberg News in San Francisco.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Looking at Publicis Groupe S.A.'s (EPA:PUB) earnings update in December 2018, the consensus outlook from analysts...
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today assigned a Baa2 rating to the proposed E2.25 billion senior unsecured notes, split in three tranches of E750 million each, due 2025, 2028, and 2031, to be issued by MMS USA Financing Inc., an indirectly 100% owned subsidiary of Publicis Groupe S.A. ("Publicis" or "the company"), which is fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Publicis. Proceeds from this debt issuance together with new $900 million and E300 million bank loans will be used to refinance the $3.75 billion bridge loan raised to fund the acquisition of Epsilon announced in April 2019.
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Publicis Groupe S.A.`s [Euronext Paris: FR0000130577, CAC40] Combined General Shareholders` Meeting took place today, chaired by Maurice Lévy, Chair of the Supervisory Board. Shareholders attendance was high, with over 70% of share capital present or represented. Highlights of the year 2018 and the Groupe`s strategy were presented by Arthur Sadoun, Chair of the Management Board.
Publicis Groupe Appoints Delphine Stricker as VP, Director of Communication Paris, 23, May 2019 - Publicis Groupe announces today the appointment of Delphine Stricker ...
New position includes creative leadership across Publicis Communications North America CHICAGO , May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning creative leader Liz Taylor will join Leo Burnett Worldwide as ...
Boulogne-Billancourt - May 16th, 2019 - Groupe Renault today announced the signature of a strategic agreement with Publicis Group and its newsdesk Relaxnews. The objective of the partnership is to create the first global platform of editorial content for mobility by bringing a new dimension to the AEX (Augmented Editorial Experience) concept initiated in collaboration with the Challenges Group in 2017 and presented at the last Paris Motor Show*. With the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles, Groupe Renault accelerates the development of a new strategic activity and reinvents the time spent on travel.
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The world's biggest advertising company WPP suffered a sharp drop in first-quarter underlying sales in North America as the loss of work from clients such as Ford took a toll on its most important market. WPP, led by company veteran Mark Read following last year's departure of founder Martin Sorrell, said its U.S. performance was disappointing but in line with expectations. WPP, the owner of agencies including JWT and Ogilvy, is in the middle of an overhaul following several profit warnings in 2017 and 2018 and the turmoil linked to Sorrell's abrupt departure over a complaint of misconduct, which he denied.
Today we'll look at Publicis Groupe S.A. (EPA:PUB) and reflect on its potential as an investment. In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able t...
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today changed to negative from stable the outlook on the ratings of Publicis Groupe S.A. ("Publicis" or "the company"). Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed the Baa2 issuer and instrument ratings on the senior unsecured notes issued by Publicis. Today's rating action follows the announcement by Publicis of the proposed acquisition of Epsilon, a division of Alliance Data Systems, for a gross purchase price of $4.4 billion, equivalent to an Adjusted EBITDA multiple of around 10.0x (8.2x stated by Publicis after $450 million net present value of tax assets).
Epsilon specializes in data analytics. "With this critical move, we are going further, faster and deeper in our own transformation, becoming a leader in this data-led, digital-first world," said Arthur Sadoun, chairman and CEO of Publicis. Publicis owns the iconic ad agencies Leo Burnett Worldwide and Saatchi & Saatchi, as well as many other brands in the advertising and public relations world.
The advertising executive is writing a hefty $4.4 billion check to acquire digital marketing upstart Epsilon from Alliance Data Systems Corp. That’s a quarter of Publicis’s enterprise value, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Matthew Bloxham. The firm predicts Epsilon will add 13 percent to earnings per share in the first year.
Publicis' shares rose on Monday as analysts welcomed the French advertising company's $4.4 billion takeover of marketing and data company Epsilon. Publicis said on Sunday that it would buy Epsilon from U.S. company Alliance Data, expanding Publicis' digital business and North American footprint. Publicis shares were up 4.2 percent in early trading.