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About the company

Unilever PLC is a supplier of food, home and personal care products. The Company's portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, soaps, shampoos and household care products. The Company operates through four segments: Personal Care, Foods, Home Care and Refreshment. The Personal Care segment includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. The Foods segment includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads. The Homecare segment includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products. The Refreshment segment includes sales of ice cream and tela-based beverages. The Company has approximately 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann's, Lipton, Wall's, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry's, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. The Company operates in over 190 countries.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)47.09bn
  • Net income in GBP4.42bn
  • Incorporated1894
  • Employees168.92k
  • Location
    Unilever PLCUnilever House,, BlackfriarsPO Box 68LONDON EC4P 4BQUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7822 5252Fax+44 20 7822 5951
  • Websitehttp://www.unilever.com/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
ULVR:LSE since
Honest Co IncRumoured16 Sep 201616 Sep 2016Rumoured-2.93%--
Blueair ABAnnounced16 Aug 201616 Aug 2016Announced-5.46%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Oct 28 2016 16:39 BST.

Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc9.09bn1.56bn50.61bn34.70k33.737.1729.675.662.172.1712.6510.210.56974.957.03261,873.209.8111.3115.2318.4160.2557.7617.2118.230.449896.230.278957.870.43010.97684.812.14-13.383.86
L'Oreal SA25.33bn2.89bn92.56bn82.88k32.364.2221.553.665.125.1244.8439.310.73682.836.28305,656.308.429.6311.6712.7771.5571.0811.4312.660.7693--0.071251.9412.105.3119.158.0411.5711.49
Unilever plc47.09bn4.42bn103.45bn168.92k22.357.5717.212.191.551.5516.494.570.9774--8.30278,753.809.8810.8416.8217.67--41.1510.1010.170.497652.050.520163.079.983.78-5.072.953.937.78
Unilever N.V.52.56bn4.93bn116.15bn169.00k22.187.5117.212.191.731.7318.415.100.9774--8.30311,029.609.8810.8416.8217.67--42.4210.1010.170.497652.050.520163.079.983.78-5.072.953.934.35
Data as of Oct 28 2016. Currency figures normalised to Unilever PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

0.00%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 15 Feb 201647.49m3.70%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 03 Oct 201633.67m2.62%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 03 Oct 201628.69m2.24%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 03 Oct 201622.15m1.73%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 03 Oct 201619.95m1.55%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 03 Oct 201619.52m1.52%
Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd.as of 03 Oct 201618.77m1.46%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 03 Oct 201618.69m1.46%
First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 03 Oct 201618.53m1.44%
Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd.as of 03 Oct 201617.93m1.40%
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