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Omnicom Group Q4 diluted EPS increased 8.9%

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Staff Writer | February 9, 2017
Omnicom Group announced that its diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased twelve cents, or 8.9%, to $1.47 per share versus $1.35 per share for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Omnicom Group
Omnicom Group   $1.47 per share
Omnicom's worldwide revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased 2.1% to $4,241.8 million from $4,153.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The components of the change in revenue included an increase in revenue from organic growth of 3.6%, an increase in revenue from acquisitions, net of dispositions of 0.3% and a decrease in revenue from the negative impact of foreign exchange rates of 1.8% when compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.

Across our regional markets, organic revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2016 was 0.6% in North America, 8.5% in the United Kingdom, 6.2% in the Euro Markets and Other Europe, 9.5% in Asia Pacific and 29.0% in the Middle East and Africa, while organic revenue declined by 6.2% in Latin America when compared to the same quarter of 2015.

The change in organic revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 in our four fundamental disciplines was as follows: advertising increased 4.6%, CRM increased 0.4%, public relations increased 7.7% and specialty communications increased 5.7%.

Operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased $26.4 million, or 4.6%, to $601.9 million from $575.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Our operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased to 14.2% versus 13.9% for the fourth quarter of 2015.

For the fourth quarter of 2016, earnings before interest, taxes and amortization of intangibles ("EBITA") increased $27.4 million, or 4.5%, to $631.4 million from $604.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Our EBITA margin (defined as EBITA divided by revenue) increased to 14.9% for the fourth quarter of 2016 versus 14.5% in the fourth quarter of 2015.

For the fourth quarter of 2016, our income tax rate was 32.5% compared to 32.8% for the same period in 2015.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased $18.7 million, or 5.6%, to $350.3 million from $331.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Year-to-date

Diluted net income per common share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 increased 37 cents, or 8.4%, to $4.78 per share compared to $4.41 per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015.

Worldwide revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 increased 1.9% to $15,416.9 million from $15,134.4 million in the same period of 2015.

The components of the change in revenue included an increase in revenue from organic growth of 3.5%, an increase in revenue from acquisitions, net of dispositions of 0.3% and a decrease in revenue from the negative impact of foreign exchange rates of 1.9% when compared to the same period of 2015.

Across company's regional markets for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, organic revenue growth was 2.4% in North America, 4.9% in the United Kingdom, 4.0% in the Euro Markets and Other Europe, 6.9% in Asia Pacific and 11.7% in the Middle East and Africa, while organic revenue declined by 0.8% in Latin America when compared to the same period of 2015.

The change in organic revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 in company's four fundamental disciplines was as follows: advertising increased 5.9%, public relations increased 2.8% and specialty communications increased 4.6%, while CRM decreased 0.3%.

Operating profit for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 increased $88.8 million, or 4.6%, to $2,008.9 million compared to $1,920.1 million for the same period in 2015. Company's operating margin for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 increased to 13.0% versus 12.7% for the same period in 2015.

Omnicom's EBITA for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 increased 4.7%, or $94.7 million, to $2,124.1 million from $2,029.4 million for the same period in 2015. Comany's EBITA margin for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 increased to 13.8% versus 13.4% for the same period in 2015.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, company'sincome tax rate was 32.6% compared to 32.8% for the same period in 2015.

Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 increased $54.7 million, or 5.0%, to $1,148.6 million from $1,093.9 million versus the same period in 2015.


 

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