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About the company

Unilever PLC is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company. The Company's segments include Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care and Foods & Refreshment. The Beauty & Personal Care division operates in five categories: deodorants, skin cleansing, hair care, oral care and skin care. Dove, Rexona, Lux, Axe and Sunsilk are Personal Care brands. Other brands include Signal, Pond's, Vaseline, Suave, Clear, Lifebuoy, TRESemme, Dollar Shave Club, MELE and Carver Korea. The Home Care division offers a range of laundry and household care products. Its laundry brands include OMO (Dirt is Good), Comfort, Surf, Radiant, Skip, Love & Care, Love Home & Planet and Seventh Generation. Its household care products include surface and toilet cleaners. Home Care also produces water and air purification products, through its Pureit, Truliva and Blueair brands. The Foods & Refreshment division offers a portfolio across food and ice cream. The Company sells its products in more than 190 countries.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)44.49bn
  • Net income in GBP5.13bn
  • 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GlaxoSmithkline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (No 2) LtdDeal withdrawn15 Jan 202215 Jan 2022Deal withdrawn-12.32%68.37bn
Paula's Choice LLCDeal completed14 Jun 202114 Jun 2021Deal completed-19.23%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of May 19 2022 17:11 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 AG6.48bn542.06m20.37bn20.57k33.843.1425.463.142.812.8133.6330.290.70943.055.98370,836.806.097.278.5210.0657.1757.768.599.301.05--0.080923.978.572.4713.93-2.0920.580.00
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc13.23bn-63.00m45.30bn41.80k--6.12105.593.42-0.0887-0.045218.5410.360.45453.646.88316,602.90-0.17861.55-0.24122.0158.0259.81-0.39293.880.4384--0.562252.82-5.426.90-105.54--2.752.65
Unilever plc44.49bn5.13bn93.11bn148.00k18.536.4313.122.091.971.9717.055.670.7348--10.12300,586.909.2810.7814.3416.73--44.5612.6213.260.5133155.420.604165.303.39-0.10238.393.13-8.036.32
L'Oreal SA27.43bn3.91bn143.98bn85.41k38.487.1727.585.258.218.2157.6844.050.74552.898.57378,021.8010.629.8015.6313.4373.8872.9414.2513.730.5372--0.210858.2415.355.3229.018.34-4.237.78
Data as of May 19 2022. Currency figures normalised to Unilever PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

18.81%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Dec 2021110.82m4.33%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 02 May 202298.83m3.86%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 02 May 202281.76m3.20%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.as of 02 May 202241.15m1.61%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.as of 02 May 202231.84m1.25%
Flossbach von Storch AGas of 28 Feb 202225.67m1.00%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 02 May 202224.88m0.97%
Fundsmith LLPas of 02 May 202223.67m0.93%
Vanguard Global Advisers LLCas of 02 May 202222.75m0.89%
First Eagle Investment Management LLCas of 31 Mar 202219.92m0.78%
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Data from 31 Dec 2021 - 31 Mar 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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