On Nov. 9, Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) released earnings for its 2005 third quarter, which ended Sept. 30.

  • Both net loss of $0.24 and sales of $1.442 billion failed to meet Street estimates. Losing Bank of America probably didn't help and doesn't bode well for a quick recovery, either.
  • Indeed, in a published statement, CEO Michael Roth said that client losses from the past year will "continue to affect" Interpublic's comparative results over the next few quarters. Yeesh.

Figures in millions, except per-share data.

Income Statement Highlights (What's this?)

Avg. Est. Q3 2005 Q3 2004 % Change
Sales $1,510 $1,442 $1,519 -5.1%
Net Profit -- $(102) $(502) N/A
EPS $0.07 $(0.24) $(1.21) N/A

Margin Checkup (What's this?)

Q3 2005 Q3 2004 Change
Gross Margin 33.17% 39.09% -5.92%
Op. Margin -6.71% -20.06% +13.35%
Net Margin -7.04% -33.01% +25.98%

Balance Sheet Highlights
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Cash Flow Highlights
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