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The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc is an advertising agencies business based in the US. The Interpublic Group of Companies shares (IPG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Interpublic Group of Companies employs 50,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The Interpublic Group of Companies share price

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The Interpublic Group of Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-08.
52-week range$13.64 - $33.50
50-day moving average $30.13
200-day moving average $25.48
Wall St. target price$32.82
PE ratio 30.1803
Dividend yield $1.035 (3.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.11

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Is The Interpublic Group of Companies under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Interpublic Group of Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Interpublic Group of Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's P/E ratio

The Interpublic Group of Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, The Interpublic Group of Companies shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's PEG ratio

The Interpublic Group of Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.4623. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Interpublic Group of Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's EBITDA

The Interpublic Group of Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Interpublic Group of Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Interpublic Group of Companies financials

Revenue TTM $8.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.47%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.48%
Return on equity TTM 15.48%
Profit margin 5.4%
Book value $7.31
Market capitalisation $13.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Interpublic Group of Companies shares

There are currently 14.4 million The Interpublic Group of Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as The Interpublic Group of Companies's "short interest". This figure is 16.9% up from 12.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Interpublic Group of Companies shares can be evaluated.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Interpublic Group of Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Interpublic Group of Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Interpublic Group of Companies shares traded daily (recently around 4.5 million). The Interpublic Group of Companies's SIR currently stands at 3.18. In other words for every 100,000 The Interpublic Group of Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3180 shares are currently held short.

However The Interpublic Group of Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Interpublic Group of Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Interpublic Group of Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Interpublic Group of Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Interpublic Group of Companies shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0481% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Interpublic Group of Companies shares, roughly 48 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Interpublic Group of Companies.

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The Interpublic Group of Companies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Interpublic Group of Companies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.92

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Interpublic Group of Companies's overall score of 16.92 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Interpublic Group of Companies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Interpublic Group of Companies's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.45/100

The Interpublic Group of Companies's environmental score of 0.45 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Interpublic Group of Companies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's social score

Social score: 12/100

The Interpublic Group of Companies's social score of 12 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Interpublic Group of Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's governance score

Governance score: 4.86/100

The Interpublic Group of Companies's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Interpublic Group of Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Interpublic Group of Companies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Interpublic Group of Companies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.92
Total ESG percentile 9.08
Environmental score 0.45
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 12
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 4.86
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

The Interpublic Group of Companies share dividends

50%

Dividend payout ratio: 50% of net profits

Recently The Interpublic Group of Companies has paid out, on average, around 50% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Interpublic Group of Companies shareholders could enjoy a 3.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Interpublic Group of Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.035 per share.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Interpublic Group of Companies's shares ever split?

The Interpublic Group of Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 July 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Interpublic Group of Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Interpublic Group of Companies shares which in turn could have impacted The Interpublic Group of Companies's share price.

The Interpublic Group of Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Interpublic Group of Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.6422 up to $33.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IPG.US volatility(beta: 1.05)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Interpublic Group of Companies's is 1.0481. This would suggest that The Interpublic Group of Companies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Interpublic Group of Companies overview

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Integrated Agency Networks (IAN) and IPG DXTRA. The company offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines, as well as data management services. It also provides various diversified services, including meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961.

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