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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 and margarines; 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, 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)43.08bn
  • Net income in GBP4.59bn
  • Incorporated1894
  • Employees148.95k
  • 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
Paula's Choice LLCDeal completed14 Jun 202114 Jun 2021Deal completed-9.83%--
Onnit Labs IncAnnounced26 Apr 202126 Apr 2021Announced-6.32%--
Welly Health PBCDeal completed10 Feb 202110 Feb 2021Deal completed-2.44%--
SmartyPants Vitamins IncDeal completed25 Nov 202025 Nov 2020Deal completed-11.21%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Oct 15 2021 16:36 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)
Beiersdorf AG6.32bn568.14m20.13bn20.47k31.943.2324.653.192.952.9532.7929.120.72513.134.99366,886.606.728.039.2911.0857.7658.119.269.731.22--0.070223.47-8.210.9941-22.01-3.232.370.00
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc13.68bn-1.64bn39.20bn43.50k--5.98--2.87-2.30-2.2619.159.170.44023.777.38314,482.80-5.272.88-7.253.7658.7560.42-11.987.080.565311.940.617140.938.939.54140.83-8.1922.114.67
Unilever plc43.08bn4.59bn100.05bn148.95k22.217.0215.092.321.751.7516.385.530.7209--7.56289,202.908.4111.0313.0117.28--45.8811.6712.830.531647.800.58664.36-2.42-0.9755-0.78222.60-14.246.68
L'Oreal SA25.53bn3.48bn174.94bn85.39k50.666.9636.206.857.307.3053.5953.130.67062.687.77352,634.909.169.4512.6512.6973.8072.4813.6513.360.9544--0.076459.04-6.302.88-4.981.85-3.005.23
Data as of Oct 15 2021. Currency figures normalised to Unilever PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

13.75%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 01 Sep 202170.54m2.73%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 01 Sep 202164.97m2.51%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 01 Sep 202139.76m1.54%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 01 Sep 202137.48m1.45%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 01 Sep 202130.72m1.19%
Flossbach von Storch AGas of 30 Jul 202125.72m1.00%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 01 Sep 202124.66m0.95%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201823.16m0.90%
State Street Global Advisors Ltd.as of 01 Sep 202119.31m0.75%
First Eagle Investment Management LLCas of 31 Aug 202119.17m0.74%
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Data from 30 Jun 2021 - 08 Oct 2021Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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