Analysts estimate The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG) To Grow by 2.63%: Here is Why

The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Michael I. Roth Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer with 635,611 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Philippe Krakowsky Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy and Talent Officer, with 267,633 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 184,930 shares of IPG is Frank Mergenthaler Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 43.19 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 33.55 million shares. In the third-place spot with 27.61 million shares is Fidelity Management & Research Co..

This company’s stock price was $22.28 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 3832267. Compare that to its average daily volume of 3.12M. Given the fact that this stock has 389.81M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $8.68B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.10. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.85, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 16.69, and its Price to Book ratio is 3.49.

IPG stock has achieved a 5-day range of $21.72 to $22.64, with a total performance of -0.13% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $21.72 to $22.97, generating a +1.50% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +11.79%, trading in the range of $19.71 to $22.97.

In the past 5 days, shares of IPG have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 4 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 12 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.49. This is a 0.02 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.47, amounting to an earnings surprise of 4.30%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.44, making for an earnings surprise of 4.50%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.11, generating a 175.00% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $637.7 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $570.4 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $565.1 million for the year, compared to $881.8 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$177.1 million, compared to -$155.9 million, and Free Cash flow was $388.0 million compared to the prior year’s $725.9 million.

The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.1, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.15, a Debt to Equity ratio of 2.15 and a Debt to EBITDA of 3.97. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 5.42, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 1.43 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.51.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 8/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 10.69, a Net Margin of 6.42, a ROE of 27.83, and a ROC of 64.23.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for IPG, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 0.92. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for IPG is now 1.62. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 15.41.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for IPG is sitting at 0.95, while its Current Ratio is 0.95 and its PEG Ratio is 1.33. This stock’s PB Ratio is 3.48, its PS Ratio is 0.84, its Forward PE Ratio is 11.81, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 13.34. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 19.06, its Price to Owner Earnings is 8.44, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 7.85 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 6.64.