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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)48.39bn
  • Net income in GBP5.17bn
  • Incorporated1894
  • Employees168.83k
  • Location
    Unilever PLCUnilever House, BlackfriarsLONDON 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
announced
Transaction
value
Mae Terra Produtos Naturais LtdaDeal completed02 Oct 201702 Oct 2017Deal completed-3.66%--
Carver Korea Co LtdAnnounced25 Sep 201725 Sep 2017Announced-2.42%2.70bn
Pukka Herbs LtdDeal completed07 Sep 201707 Sep 2017Deal completed-7.47%--
Kingdom Animalia LLCAnnounced19 Jun 201719 Jun 2017Announced-2.70%--
Quala SA- Personal Care & Home Care BusinessAnnounced15 May 201715 May 2017Announced1.43%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Oct 20 2017 17:08 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)
Revenue
(YOY change %)
Revenue
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
Dividend
(5 yr growth rate)
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc10.52bn2.13bn46.51bn34.70k22.135.6519.994.422.992.5414.7911.700.38083.976.53303,227.707.7211.0010.0817.2960.9258.5020.2818.250.665456.540.675759.2111.460.84185.110.977813.904.15
L'Oreal SA25.43bn3.67bn103.89bn89.33k28.534.2221.874.086.506.5045.0943.990.71972.766.11284,711.9010.37--14.48--71.3571.1714.4112.710.7845--0.114454.10-1.354.14-6.584.799.0510.53
Unilever plc48.39bn5.17bn124.75bn168.83k22.808.1018.132.581.811.8116.985.100.9655--8.66286,591.8010.9710.8317.6317.73--44.2711.3610.340.627528.440.538664.87-1.052.555.604.70-0.60767.29
Unilever NV54.16bn5.78bn139.63bn169.00k23.558.2918.132.582.032.0319.005.760.9655--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 Oct 20 2017. Currency figures normalised to Unilever PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

19.02%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201633.19m2.65%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 02 Oct 201732.72m2.61%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 02 Oct 201727.64m2.21%
Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd.as of 02 Oct 201724.40m1.95%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 17 Feb 201722.81m1.82%
Lindsell Train Ltd.as of 02 Oct 201722.38m1.79%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Dec 201620.60m1.64%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.as of 02 Oct 201720.58m1.64%
Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd.as of 17 Feb 201718.56m1.48%
State Street Global Advisors Ltd.as of 02 Oct 201715.45m1.23%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 19 Oct 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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