Omnicom Reports 2005 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) today announced that net income for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 7% to $252.6 million from $236.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 10% to $1.41 per share from $1.28 per share in the fourth quarter of 2004.

Worldwide revenue increased 5% to $2,939.4 million from $2,789.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Domestic revenue for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased 9% to $1,575.5 million from $1,441.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. International revenue increased 1% to $1,363.9 million from $1,347.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2004.

Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005, increased 9% to $790.7 million from $723.5 million in the same period in 2004. Diluted earnings per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005, increased 12% to $4.36 per share in 2005 from $3.88 per share in the same period in 2004.

Worldwide revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005, increased 8% to $10,481.1 million from $9,747.2 million in the same period in 2004. Domestic revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005, increased 10% to $5,743.9 million from $5,223.4 million in the same period in 2004. International revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005, increased 5% to $4,737.2 million from $4,523.8 million in the same period in 2004.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (http://www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

For a live webcast and/or replay of our fourth quarter and year-end earnings conference call, go to http://www.omnicomgroup.com/InvestorRelations.

    Omnicom Group Inc.

    (Unaudited)
    (In Millions of Dollars, Except per Share Data)


    Three Months Ended December 31                      2005           2004

    Revenue                                         $2,939.4       $2,789.0

    Operating expenses                               2,513.3        2,394.1

    Operating profit                                   426.1          394.9

    Net interest expense                                16.5           10.0

    Income before income taxes                         409.6          384.9

    Income taxes                                       137.9          129.4

    Income after income taxes                          271.7          255.5

    Equity in affiliates                                10.4            6.6
    Minority interests                                 (29.5)         (25.6)

    Net income                                        $252.6         $236.5


    Earnings per share
      Basic                                            $1.42          $1.28
      Diluted                                          $1.41          $1.28


    Weighted average shares (in millions)
      Basic                                            178.2          184.1
      Diluted                                          179.6          185.2

    Dividend declared per share                       $0.250         $0.225



    Omnicom Group Inc.

    (Unaudited)
    (In Millions of Dollars, Except per Share Data)


    Twelve Months Ended December 31                     2005           2004


    Revenue                                        $10,481.1       $9,747.2

    Operating expenses                               9,141.3        8,531.8

    Operating profit                                 1,339.8        1,215.4

    Net interest expense                                59.2           36.6


    Income before income taxes                       1,280.6        1,178.8

    Income taxes                                       435.3          396.3

    Income after income taxes                          845.3          782.5

    Equity in affiliates                                27.6           17.1

    Minority interests                                 (82.2)         (76.1)

    Net income                                        $790.7         $723.5


    Earnings per share
      Basic                                            $4.38          $3.90
      Diluted                                          $4.36          $3.88


    Weighted average shares (in millions)
      Basic                                            180.4          185.7
      Diluted                                          181.8          186.6

    Dividend declared per share                       $0.925         $0.900

SOURCE  Omnicom Group Inc.
    

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