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About the company

Unilever PLC is a United Kingdom-based fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company operates through three segments: Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment and Home Care. The Beauty & Personal Care segment is engaged primarily in the sales of skin cleansing (soap, shower), hair care (shampoo, conditioner, styling), skin care (face, hand, and body moisturizers) and deodorant categories. The Foods & Refreshment segment is engaged primarily in the sales of ice cream, savory (soups, bouillons, seasoning), dressings (mayonnaise, ketchup) and tea (including ekaterra) categories. The Home Care segment is engaged primarily in the sales of fabric care (washing powders and liquids, rinse conditioners) and a range of cleaning products. Its customer partners range from traditional stores to online-only retailers, and from small family-owned shops to value retailers. Its subsidiaries include Unilever de Argentina S.A., Unilever Australia Limited, Unilever Canada Inc and Ekaterra B.V.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)48.62bn
  • Net income in GBP5.04bn
  • Incorporated1894
  • Employees148.00k
  • Location
    Unilever PLCUnilever House, BlackfriarsLONDON EC4P 4BQUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 201 894 2790
  • Fax+44 207 822 5951
  • Websitehttps://www.unilever.com/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
ULVR:LSE since
GlaxoSmithkline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (No 2) LtdDeal withdrawn15 Jan 202215 Jan 2022Deal withdrawn5.27%68.37bn
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Nov 30 2022 16:45 GMT.

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)
Beiersdorf AG7.11bn637.62m22.41bn21.30k31.663.0324.903.153.253.2536.2833.940.71133.104.76400,107.006.537.279.4010.0656.3757.769.199.300.9831--0.09623.978.572.4713.93-2.0920.580.00
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc13.52bn3.04bn42.51bn41.80k13.994.7611.993.144.254.2518.9112.470.47683.456.81323,540.7010.781.5515.542.0158.1759.8122.603.880.4726--0.5202252.82-5.426.90-105.54--2.752.65
Unilever plc48.62bn5.04bn104.60bn148.00k21.116.0514.822.151.951.9518.856.820.724--8.16328,516.108.2910.7813.2016.73--44.5611.4413.260.598259.960.597665.303.39-0.10238.393.13-8.036.32
L'Oreal SA30.63bn4.72bn161.15bn85.41k34.747.1926.605.2610.0010.0064.7448.350.77822.747.83415,132.5011.989.8017.0313.4373.2172.9415.3913.730.6749--0.235758.2415.355.3229.018.34-4.237.78
Data as of Nov 30 2022. Currency figures normalised to Unilever PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

18.93%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Dec 2021110.82m4.37%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Nov 202298.92m3.90%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Nov 202283.82m3.31%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Nov 202236.91m1.46%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Nov 202231.59m1.25%
Flossbach von Storch AGas of 31 Aug 202225.58m1.01%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 01 Nov 202224.88m0.98%
First Eagle Investment Management LLCas of 30 Sep 202223.30m0.92%
Fundsmith LLPas of 01 Nov 202222.43m0.89%
Vanguard Global Advisers LLCas of 01 Nov 202221.70m0.86%
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Data from 30 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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