Publicis Groupe: Full Year 2021 Results

Strong Q4 and record year on all KPIs

  • Full year 2021 organic growth at +10% with Q4 at +9.3% ahead of expectations

  • Epsilon and Publicis Sapient accretive to overall 2021 performance at +12.8% and +13.8% respectively

  • Exceeding 2019 levels with +3% organic growth in 2021, accelerating to +5% in second half

  • N°1 in new business league tables in 2021 for the 3rd time in four years

  • Industry-leading financial ratios, with operating margin rate at 17.5% and Free Cash Flow[1] at €1.4bn

  • A bonus for all employees; an exceptional one-week additional salary for the 35,000 with no variable remuneration

  • 2022 guidance: organic growth between +4% and +5%, c. 17.5% operating margin rate and c. €1.4bn FCF1

  • 2021 proposed dividend at €2.40 with a 47.8% payout, fully paid in cash

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