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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)45.14bn
  • Net income in GBP4.24bn
  • Incorporated1894
  • Employees168.92k
  • Location
    Unilever PLCUnilever House,, BlackfriarsPO Box 68LONDON EC4P 4BQUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7822 5252
  • Fax+44 20 7822 5951
  • Websitehttp://www.unilever.com/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
ULVR:LSE since
Living Proof IncAnnounced16 Dec 201616 Dec 2016Announced6.19%--
Honest Co IncRumoured16 Sep 201616 Sep 2016Rumoured-4.58%--
Blueair ABAnnounced16 Aug 201616 Aug 2016Announced-7.92%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Jan 24 2017 17:10 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)
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc9.09bn1.56bn48.05bn34.70k31.636.7227.735.292.172.1712.6510.210.56974.957.03261,873.209.8111.3115.2318.4160.2557.7617.2118.230.449896.230.278957.870.43010.97684.812.14-13.383.86
L'Oreal SA25.33bn2.89bn95.81bn82.88k33.414.3524.693.785.125.1244.8439.310.73682.836.28305,656.308.429.6311.6712.7771.5571.0811.4312.660.7693--0.071251.9412.105.3119.158.0411.5711.49
Unilever plc45.14bn4.24bn100.10bn168.92k22.427.5917.412.221.481.4815.814.380.9774--8.30267,221.809.8810.8416.8217.67--41.1510.1010.170.497652.050.520163.079.983.78-5.072.953.937.78
Unilever N.V.52.56bn4.93bn116.57bn169.00k22.577.6417.412.221.731.7318.415.100.9774--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 Jan 24 2017. Currency figures normalised to Unilever PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

19.33%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 02 Jan 201733.48m2.61%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 02 Jan 201729.61m2.31%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 02 Jan 201722.20m1.73%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 02 Jan 201721.78m1.70%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 02 Jan 201720.44m1.59%
Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd.as of 02 Jan 201719.94m1.55%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 02 Jan 201719.23m1.50%
First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 02 Jan 201717.53m1.37%
State Street Global Advisors Ltd.as of 02 Jan 201716.44m1.28%
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