WPP Group plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:WPPGY)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

A communication services businesses, which operates through a number of multinational and national advertising and marketing services companies that are organised into four business segments.

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Member Avatar Zedrick (63.97) Submitted: 10/23/2008 10:39:25 AM : Outperform Start Price: $21.68 WPPGY Score: +254.68

WPP has recorded strong year over year revenue growth. Current price greatly undervalues the stock.

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Member Avatar padparadsha (< 20) Submitted: 9/15/2008 2:34:38 PM : Outperform Start Price: $40.09 WPPGY Score: +90.52

International exposure and my friend JFZ is on board

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Member Avatar redtee (< 20) Submitted: 6/11/2007 11:24:29 AM : Outperform Start Price: $59.79 WPPGY Score: +34.15

will outperform the US ad companies in a big way - acquisition of 24/75real media is a portent of things to come from this company. i think sorrell lives up to his reputation as a bean counter - and so long as he's there to lead the company (and he fires lazarus of ogilvy US), WPP is in good hands.

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Member Avatar MCKInate (98.98) Submitted: 3/18/2007 12:28:30 AM : Outperform Start Price: $60.69 WPPGY Score: +19.89

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Member Avatar NetscribeInterna (77.19) Submitted: 1/25/2007 8:04:27 AM : Outperform Start Price: $60.03 WPPGY Score: +25.95

WPP Group plc, founded in 1971 is a worldwide communication service provider. The company is best known for its advertising agencies like JWT and Ogilvy and Mather. WPP together with its subsidiaries offers a whole gamut of communication and media related services in over 100 countries. The company divides its business of operations into four specific segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Information Consultancy; Public Relations; and Branding, and Specialty Communication. Advertising and Media Investment Management provides around half of the over all revenues, while branding and specialty communications also provide significant contribution and are emerging as important drivers in developed markets.

Worldwide media advertising spending is hovering at whopping $367 billion, with industry witnessing a healthy growth in 2006. Advent of new media, and increased penetration of online and mobile segments is creating a need for diversified content providers. The future also looks promising with forthcoming major events like Cricket World Cup, Beijing Olympics and U.S Elections that will act as the driving forces for the communication industry. WPP being one of the major worldwide players will benefit from these key events.

WPP has a long history of acquisitions, helping it to generate inorganic growth. While the current performance of the company is notching up double-digit revenue growth due to strong performance in developing markets, with stock price also witnessing a healthy rise.

The company’s future outlook is also looking impressive with continued acquisitions that are helping to create synergies and aiding to further increase the mammoth portfolio. Its strong new business pipeline, like the recently acquired $200 million media buying account of Federated Department Stores is sure to have a positive impact. Additionally, considering the positive industry outlook, impressive performance of the acquired Grey Worldwide and a strong balance sheet to aid future synergies, makes WPP Group a good buy.

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Member Avatar LAGTIME (65.67) Submitted: 12/19/2006 4:44:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $54.84 WPPGY Score: +40.65

Best management team in the sector.

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Member Avatar Easyriz (61.10) Submitted: 10/11/2006 2:18:08 AM : Outperform Start Price: $49.17 WPPGY Score: +54.18

Can't stop the advertising industries. Online or off. Advertising works!

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Member Avatar bmorten (74.49) Submitted: 9/5/2006 5:20:16 PM : Outperform Start Price: $50.08 WPPGY Score: +46.05

A Warren Buffettism is that ad agencies provide a royalty on successful products without having to guess which products will be successful. Today he might add that fully integrated, global marketing services companies provide a royalty on the most successful new media and on the most successful new geographic markets. WPP is strategically best positioned in all of these respects among marketing services companies.

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