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Omnicom Group Inc is an advertising agencies business based in the US. Omnicom Group shares (OMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Omnicom Group employs 70,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$14 billion.

How to buy shares in Omnicom Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Omnicom Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OMC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Omnicom Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$61.88, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Omnicom Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Omnicom Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Omnicom Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Omnicom Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$61.88, which is 20.94% down on its pre-crash value of USD$78.27 and 33.45% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$46.37.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Omnicom Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$638.53 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$818.05.

Omnicom Group share price

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Omnicom Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$61.88
52-week range USD$46.37 - USD$82.73
50-day moving average USD$51.9417
200-day moving average USD$53.8231
Wall St. target price USD$58.69
PE ratio 12.2331
Dividend yield USD$2.6 (5.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.306

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Is it a good time to buy Omnicom Group stock?

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Omnicom Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $61.88 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-16) 61.88
1 month (2020-10-26) 20.77%
3 months (2020-08-24) 13.56%
6 months (2020-05-22) 19.51%
1 year (2019-11-22) -20.62%
2 years (2018-11-23) -17.36%
3 years (2017-11-24) -10.28%
5 years (2015-11-24) -15.24%

Is Omnicom Group under- or over-valued?

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

Omnicom Group's P/E ratio

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

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

Omnicom Group's PEG ratio

Omnicom Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.2491. 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 Omnicom Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Omnicom Group's EBITDA

Omnicom Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2 billion.

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

Omnicom Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$14 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.94%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.74%
Return on equity TTM 32.58%
Profit margin 6.72%
Book value $11.23
Market capitalisation USD$11 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Omnicom Group shares

There are currently 14.6 million Omnicom Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Omnicom Group's "short interest". This figure is 1% down from 14.8 million last month.

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

Omnicom Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Omnicom Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Omnicom Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Omnicom Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Omnicom Group's SIR currently stands at 8.03. In other words for every 100,000 Omnicom Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8030 shares are currently held short.

However Omnicom Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Omnicom Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Omnicom Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Omnicom Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Omnicom Group shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0779% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Omnicom Group shares, roughly 78 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Omnicom Group.

Find out more about how you can short Omnicom Group stock.

Omnicom Group'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 Omnicom Group.

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

Omnicom Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.96

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Omnicom Group's overall score of 15.96 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Omnicom Group 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.).

Omnicom Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.43/100

Omnicom Group's environmental score of 2.43 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Omnicom Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Omnicom Group's social score

Social score: 10.6/100

Omnicom Group's social score of 10.6 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Omnicom Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Omnicom Group's governance score

Governance score: 4.29/100

Omnicom Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Omnicom Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Omnicom Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Omnicom Group Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 15.96
Total ESG percentile 14.96
Environmental score 2.43
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 10.6
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 4.29
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Omnicom Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 48.87% of net profits

Recently Omnicom Group has paid out, on average, around 48.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Omnicom Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Omnicom Group's case, that would currently equate to about $2.6 per share.

While Omnicom Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Omnicom Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Omnicom Group's most recent dividend payout was on 12 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Omnicom Group's shares ever split?

Omnicom Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 June 2007. 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 Omnicom Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Omnicom Group shares which in turn could have impacted Omnicom Group's share price.

Omnicom Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Omnicom Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.37 up to $82.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OMC.US volatility(beta: 0.7)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 Omnicom Group's is 0.701. This would suggest that Omnicom Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Omnicom Group overview

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. It provides a range of services in the areas of advertising, customer relationship management, public relations, and healthcare. The company's services include advertising, branding, content marketing, corporate social responsibility consulting, crisis communications, custom publishing, data analytics, database management, digital/direct marketing, digital transformation, entertainment marketing, experiential marketing, field marketing, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts/digital imaging, healthcare marketing and communications, and in-store design services. Its services also comprise interactive marketing, investor relations, marketing research, media planning and buying, merchandising and point of sale, mobile marketing, multi-cultural marketing, non-profit marketing, organizational communications, package design, product placement, promotional marketing, public affairs, public relations, retail marketing, sales support, search engine marketing, shopper marketing, social media marketing, and sports and event marketing services. It operates in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, South America, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Greater China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and other Asian countries. The company is based in New York, New York.

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