Omnicom Reports 2006 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) today announced that net income for the fourth quarter of 2006 increased 9.7% to $277.2 million from $252.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2006 increased 14.9% to $1.62 per share from $1.41 per share in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Worldwide revenue increased 9.4% to $3,216.2 million from $2,939.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Domestic revenue for the fourth quarter of 2006 increased 7.0% to $1,685.1 million compared to $1,575.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. International revenue increased 12.3% to $1,531.1 million compared to $1,363.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 increased 9.3% to $864.0 million from $790.7 million in the same period in 2005. Diluted earnings per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 increased 14.4% to $4.99 per share in 2006 from $4.36 per share in the same period in 2005.

Worldwide revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 increased 8.5% to $11,376.9 million from $10,481.1 million in the same period in 2005. Domestic revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 increased 7.8% to $6,194.0 million from $5,743.9 million in the same period in 2005. International revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 increased 9.4% to $5,182.9 million from $4,737.2 million in the same period in 2005.

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 a 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,              2006         2005

    Revenue                                   $3,216.2      $2,939.4

    Operating expenses                         2,742.0       2,513.3

    Operating profit                             474.2         426.1

    Net interest expense                          24.1          16.5

    Income before income taxes                   450.1         409.6

    Income taxes                                 151.4         137.9

    Income after income taxes                    298.7         271.7

    Equity in earnings of affiliates              12.0          10.4
    Minority interests                           (33.5)        (29.5)

    Net income                                  $277.2        $252.6

    Net income per common share
      Basic                                      $1.64         $1.42
      Diluted                                    $1.62         $1.41

    Weighted average shares (in millions)
      Basic                                      169.1         178.2
      Diluted                                    171.3         179.6

    Dividend declared per share                  $0.25         $0.25



    Omnicom Group Inc.

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


    Twelve Months Ended December 31,            2006         2005

    Revenue                                  $11,376.9     $10,481.1

    Operating expenses                         9,893.4       9,141.3

    Operating profit                           1,483.5       1,339.8

    Net interest expense                          91.6          59.2

    Income before income taxes                 1,391.9       1,280.6

    Income taxes                                 466.9         435.3

    Income after income taxes                    925.0         845.3

    Equity in earnings of affiliates              29.6          27.6
    Minority interests                           (90.6)        (82.2)

    Net income                                  $864.0        $790.7


    Net income per common share
      Basic                                      $5.04         $4.38
      Diluted                                    $4.99         $4.36


    Weighted average shares (in millions)
      Basic                                      171.4         180.4
      Diluted                                    173.1         181.8

    Dividend declared per share                  $1.00        $0.925

SOURCE
Omnicom Group Inc.

CONTACT:
Randall Weisenburger of Omnicom Group Inc., +1-212-415-3393

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