Publicis Groupe: 2019 Full Year Results

Solid results in a transformation year

Reported net revenue up 9.3% for the full year, with Epsilon contributing in H2

Organic growth at -2.3%, in line with update provided in October

Operating margin rate up, at 17.3% (1) (+30 basis points), including c.€100m additional investment in talents

Headline diluted EPS of €5.02 (+8.2%) (2) and Free Cash Flow (3) of nearly €1.3 billion (+8.2%)

Number 1 in New Business for the 2nd year in a row (4)

Confirmation of 2020 outlook


Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is a global leader in communication. The Groupe is positioned at every step of the value chain, from consulting to execution, combining marketing transformation and digital business transformation. Publicis Groupe is a privileged partner in its clients’ transformation to enhance personalization at scale. The Groupe relies on ten expertise concentrated within four main activities: Communication, Media, Data and Technology. Through a unified and fluid organization, its clients have a facilitated access to all its expertise in every market. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs around 103,000 professionals.