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About the company

Unilever PLC is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company's segments include Personal Care, which primarily includes sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products; Foods, which primarily includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads; Home Care, which primarily includes sales of home care products, such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars and a range of cleaning products, and Refreshment, which primarily includes sales of ice cream and tea-based beverages. The Company's geographical segments include Asia/AMET/RUB, The Americas and Europe. Its brands include Axe, Dirt is Good (Omo), Dove, Family Goodness (Rama), Heartbrand (Wall's), Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Rexona, Sunsilk and Surf. The Company operates in more than 100 countries, selling its products in more than 190 countries. The Company operates approximately 310 factories in over 70 countries.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)48.38bn
  • Net income in GBP5.17bn
  • Incorporated1894
  • Employees168.83k
  • 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
Kingdom Animalia LLCAnnounced19 Jun 201719 Jun 2017Announced1.45%--
Quala SA- Personal Care & Home Care BusinessAnnounced15 May 201715 May 2017Announced5.75%--
Kensington & Sons LLCAnnounced20 Apr 201720 Apr 2017Announced10.18%--
Living Proof IncDeal completed16 Dec 201616 Dec 2016Deal completed37.40%--
Honest Co IncRumoured16 Sep 201616 Sep 2016Rumoured22.33%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Jul 25 2017 17:09 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
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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)
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(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc10.52bn2.13bn53.62bn34.70k25.536.5223.055.102.992.5414.7911.700.38083.976.53303,227.707.7211.0010.0817.2960.9258.5020.2818.250.665456.540.675759.2111.460.84185.110.977813.904.15
L'Oreal SA25.84bn3.11bn100.45bn89.33k32.664.1124.003.895.505.5045.7743.750.74522.866.83289,228.808.979.4911.9712.5471.5871.1612.0312.640.798--0.049154.012.304.90-5.814.969.8810.53
Unilever plc48.38bn5.17bn130.38bn168.83k23.838.4618.952.691.811.8116.985.100.9655--8.66286,586.5010.9710.8317.6317.73--44.2711.3610.340.627528.440.538664.87-1.052.555.604.70-0.60767.29
Unilever NV54.16bn5.78bn145.93bn169.00k24.378.5818.952.692.032.0319.005.760.9655--8.66320,443.8010.9710.8317.6317.73--44.2011.3610.340.627529.510.538664.87-1.052.555.604.70-0.60763.87
Data as of Jul 25 2017. Currency figures normalised to Unilever PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

18.46%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201633.19m2.61%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 03 Apr 201732.47m2.55%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 03 Apr 201731.14m2.45%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 17 Feb 201722.81m1.79%
Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd.as of 03 Apr 201721.52m1.69%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201620.60m1.62%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 03 Apr 201720.10m1.58%
Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd.as of 17 Feb 201718.56m1.46%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 03 Apr 201718.40m1.45%
State Street Global Advisors Ltd.as of 03 Apr 201716.34m1.28%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 19 Jul 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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