David Blecken Emily Tan
Feb 15, 2017

Dentsu and ADK: Slim 2016 profits, caution for 2017

Dentsu avoids direct reference to last year's crises, while both companies sound cautious notes regarding 2017 performance.

Toshihiro Yamamoto was named as Dentsu's president and CEO in January

Dentsu has posted a net profit of 83.5 billion yen US$730 million for the year ending 31 December, an increase of 0.5 percent on 2015. It has predicted a net profit increase of 3.7 percent in 2017 to 86.6 billion yen but expressed caution due to costs from reducing staff workloads, according to reports. Following the suicide of an employee due to overwork, Dentsu made a pledge at the end of last year to reassign...

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