$IPG (The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.)

$IPG {{ '2015-07-22T13:57:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IPG 2Q15 Call: Q2 ratio of salaries & related expense to revenue was 64.2% this year compared with 63.2% a year ago. Comparison is driven by higher accruals for incentives & other performance-based bonuses, partially offset by leverage on our base payroll benefits and tax. Total headcount at quarter-end was approx. 48,400, an increase of 4% YonY.

$IPG {{ '2017-06-30T13:16:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPG has appointed E Lee Wyatt Jr. as an independent director, effective July 1, 2017. He will also serve on the company’s audit and corporate governance committees. Wyatt, who currently serves as SVP and CFO of Fortune Brands Home & Security, will step down as CFO on July 1, 2017. With the latest appointment, IPG now has nine members in its BoD.

$IPG {{ '2017-05-25T17:30:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPG has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on June 19, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 5, 2017.

$IPG {{ '2017-04-21T13:37:51+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

At the end of the last year, $IPG disposed some non-strategic assets, which dragged the revenue by 1% in 1Q17. The company clarified that it did not exit business lines and these are small agencies and geographic regions that were losing money or not relevant to $IPG's offerings.

$IPG {{ '2017-04-21T13:18:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In connection with the performance of the verticals, $IPG stated that healthcare continues to be its strong vertical. In retail, $IPG has got some business wins from companies like $SPLS and $AMZN. In consumer packaged goods, $IPG faces pricing pressure and cut backs. Food and beverage was slightly positive and consumer goods was negative.

$IPG {{ '2017-04-21T11:41:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

While posting 1Q17 results, $IPG CEO Michael I. Roth said, "We... believe we are well positioned to achieve our full year targets of organic revenue in the 3% to 4% range, as well as to improve operating margin by an additional 50 basis points relative to 2016 levels."

$IPG {{ '2017-04-21T11:39:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

At 1Q17 end, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $778.1MM for $IPG, vs. $680.3MM a year ago. During the first quarter, IPG repurchased 2.3MM shares at an aggregate cost of $55.0MM and an average price of $23.85 per share, including fees.

$IPG {{ '2017-04-21T11:32:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPG's 1Q17 net attributable income grew almost 4 times to $21.5MM or $0.05 per diluted share, from $5.4MM or $0.01 per share a year ago. Revenue inched up 0.7% to $1.75Bil. Operating income jumped 29% to $29.7MM. Net interest expense was down by $1.1MM to $15.7MM.

$IPG {{ '2017-02-10T14:51:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IPG reported that net business dispositions will affect the revenue by 90 basis points in 2017. But this move will improve margins, the company said. Every year $IPG decides to disposition its unprofitable or non-strategic assets.

$IPG {{ '2017-02-10T14:47:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPG's BoD authorized a new program to repurchase, from time to time, up to $300MM of $IPG common stock. Since that time, the company has returned a total of $3.0Bil to shareholders through a combination of common share dividends and repurchases, and it has reduced outstanding shares eligible for dilution by 28%.

$IPG {{ '2017-02-10T14:46:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPG's BoD declared a quarterly dividend on IPG common stock of $0.18 per share. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2017 to holders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2017. The increase in the dividend from $0.15 to $0.18 per share represents a 20% increase in its quarterly dividend.

$IPG {{ '2017-02-10T14:31:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

The past results of Continental Europe, which represents 9% of $IPG's business, were not good. Client wins and losses impact the company's performance. Because of the recent good wins, $IPG is seeing positive results. Going forward, $IPG expects to face some issues and does not expect full recovery in Continental Europe.

$IPG {{ '2017-02-10T14:05:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IPG said that slow growth and macro conditions in markets such as Brazil, Continental Europe and the Middle East continue to present challenges. For 2017, the company targets 3-4% organic growth. At current rates, foreign exchange is expected to impact the sales and operating expenses negatively by approx. 1%.

$IPG {{ '2017-02-10T13:54:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPG's BoD declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.18 per share, payable on March 15, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 1, 2017. The increase in the dividend from $0.15 to $0.18 per share represents a 20% increase in the company's quarterly dividend. In addition, the BoD authorized a new repurchase program of up to $300MM.

$IPG {{ '2017-02-10T12:50:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 4Q16, $IPG repurchased 4.8MM shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of $110.0MM and an average price of $22.90 per share. The company's BoD also declared and paid a common stock cash dividend of $0.15 per share, for a total of $58.8MM.

$IPG {{ '2017-02-10T12:48:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Marketing and advertising company $IPG reported 22% rise in its 4Q16 earnings. The company's net income available to IPG common shareholders rose to $317.6MM, or $0.78 per share, compared to $260.3MM, or $0.63 per share during 4Q15. Revenues rose 3.1% YoY to $2.3Bil. Excluding items, $IPG earned $0.75 per share.

$IPG {{ '2016-11-08T21:59:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPG declared a quarterly dividend on $IPG common stock of $0.15 per share, payable on December 15, 2016 to holders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2016.

$IPG {{ '2016-10-21T14:14:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Regarding the US business outlook, $IPG said 61% of its business remains to be in the US and the business tone continues to be solid. The company hasn't started its 2017 forecast models, but expecting roughly about 4% growth in the US business.

$IPG {{ '2016-10-21T13:22:50+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IPG said its partner R/GA, an international advertising agency, posted major wins with Siemens and Mercedes-Benz. Another partner Huge, a digital agency, is working with major clients including Google and HBO.

$IPG {{ '2016-10-21T12:53:17+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IPG said it grew organically in every region except the APAC. International organic growth was 8.1%, helped by Continental Europe, the UK and LatAm. US organic growth was 1.8% against extremely strong comparables in the quarter.

$IPG {{ '2016-10-21T11:56:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IPG raised its full-year organic growth target to a range of 4-5% as it found the overall tone of business remains "solid." Managing expenses effectively is a key priority for the company at this stage, $IPG said.

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