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Omnicom Group APAC saw 2.5 per cent organic growth in Q1 2021

Omnicom Group Inc. has announced net income for the first quarter of 2021 of $287.8 million as compared to $258.1 million in the first quarter of 2020. Diluted net income per share for the first quarter of 2021 was $1.33 per share compared to $1.19 in the first quarter of 2020.

Omnicom’s worldwide revenue in the first quarter of 2021 increased 0.6% to $3,426.9 million from $3,406.9 million in the first quarter of 2020. The components of the change in revenue included an increase in revenue from the positive impact of foreign currency translation of 2.8%, a decrease in acquisition revenue, net of disposition revenue of 0.4% and a decrease in revenue from negative organic growth of 1.8%, primarily due to the negative effects on our revenue attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, when compared to the first quarter of 2020.  

Organic growth in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to the first quarter of 2020 in our fundamental disciplines was as follows: Advertising increased 1.2%, CRM Precision Marketing increased 7.2%, CRM Commerce and Brand Consulting decreased 4.2%, CRM Experiential decreased 33.2%, CRM Execution & Support decreased 13.3%, Public Relations decreased 3.5% and Healthcare was flat.

Across all of our regional markets, organic growth in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to the first quarter of 2020 was as follows: the United States decreased 1.0%, Other North America decreased 3.2%, the United Kingdom decreased 6.4%, the Euro Markets & Other Europe decreased 3.2%, Asia Pacific increased 2.5%, Latin America decreased 2.4% and the Middle East & Africa decreased 10.2%.

Operating profit increased $45.2 million, or 10.8%, to $465.4 million compared to $420.2 million during the first quarter of 2020.  Our operating margin for the first quarter of 2021 increased to 13.6% versus 12.3% for the first quarter of 2020.

For the first quarter of 2021, our effective income tax rate increased period-over-period to 26.8% from 26.0%.

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