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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.22
UL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. UL: 0.22 )
UL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.26
Current: 0.22

0.11
2.26
Equity to Asset 0.28
UL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. UL: 0.28 )
UL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.28

0.13
0.38
Interest Coverage 20.84
UL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 33.45 vs. UL: 20.84 )
UL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 32.89
Current: 20.84

3.14
32.89
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.91
WACC vs ROIC
8.06%
24.43%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.49
UL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. UL: 16.49 )
UL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 17.69
Current: 16.49

6.94
17.69
Net-margin (%) 10.69
UL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. UL: 10.69 )
UL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 12.41
Current: 10.69

2.32
12.41
ROE (%) 36.40
UL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. UL: 36.40 )
UL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.74   Max: 53.92
Current: 36.4

13.74
53.92
ROA (%) 10.72
UL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. UL: 10.72 )
UL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 18.03
Current: 10.72

2.57
18.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 80.01
UL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. UL: 80.01 )
UL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 26.24   Max: 130.96
Current: 80.01

26.24
130.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.60
UL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. UL: -0.60 )
UL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.3   Max: 76.8
Current: -0.6

-39.3
76.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.60
UL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. UL: 3.60 )
UL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.6   Max: 77.1
Current: 3.6

-41.6
77.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
UL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. UL: 4.60 )
UL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.9   Max: 42.5
Current: 4.6

-37.9
42.5
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

UL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Gayner 912,000 sh (+50.25%)
Bill Nygren 5,083,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 300,883 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 289,817 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 111,911 sh (-0.68%)
Charles Brandes 43,178 sh (-1.79%)
Mario Gabelli 182,565 sh (-5.18%)
Dodge & Cox 8,933,236 sh (-9.49%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,710,691 sh (-28.41%)
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Q3 2014

UL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 390,189 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 1,197,000 sh (+31.25%)
Bill Nygren 5,313,000 sh (+4.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 302,083 sh (+0.40%)
Tweedy Browne 288,957 sh (-0.30%)
Joel Greenblatt 111,344 sh (-0.51%)
Mario Gabelli 181,065 sh (-0.82%)
Charles Brandes 42,113 sh (-2.47%)
Dodge & Cox 8,071,868 sh (-9.64%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 9,508,291 sh (-11.23%)
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Q4 2014

UL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Tom Gayner 1,407,000 sh (+17.54%)
Bill Nygren 5,613,000 sh (+5.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 111,345 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 302,016 sh (-0.02%)
Tweedy Browne 285,957 sh (-1.04%)
Charles Brandes 41,185 sh (-2.20%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,909,412 sh (-6.30%)
Mario Gabelli 164,965 sh (-8.89%)
Jim Simons 102,200 sh (-73.81%)
Dodge & Cox 461,018 sh (-94.29%)
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Q1 2015

UL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Tom Gayner 1,461,000 sh (+3.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 302,016 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 284,937 sh (-0.36%)
Joel Greenblatt 110,933 sh (-0.37%)
Mario Gabelli 161,715 sh (-1.97%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,269,562 sh (-7.18%)
Dodge & Cox 403,058 sh (-12.57%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.20
UL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UL: 20.20 )
UL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.82   Max: 23.49
Current: 20.2

7.82
23.49
Forward P/E 19.57
UL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. UL: 19.57 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.40
UL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. UL: 20.40 )
UL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.82   Max: 23.49
Current: 20.4

7.82
23.49
P/B 8.10
UL's P/B is ranked lower than
107% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. UL: 8.10 )
UL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.74   Max: 27.88
Current: 8.1

3.74
27.88
P/S 2.50
UL's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. UL: 2.50 )
UL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 7.96
Current: 2.5

0.97
7.96
PFCF 29.60
UL's PFCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UL: 29.60 )
UL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.42   Max: 93.89
Current: 29.6

10.42
93.89
POCF 18.95
UL's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.23 vs. UL: 18.95 )
UL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 68.62
Current: 18.95

8.45
68.62
EV-to-EBIT 15.18
UL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.75 vs. UL: 15.18 )
UL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 59.8
Current: 15.18

6.7
59.8
PEG 13.60
UL's PEG is ranked lower than
85% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. UL: 13.60 )
UL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 35.35
Current: 13.6

0.31
35.35
Shiller P/E 22.00
UL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UL: 22.00 )
UL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 28.6
Current: 22

12.3
28.6
Current Ratio 0.63
UL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. UL: 0.63 )
UL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.63

0.62
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.42
UL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. UL: 0.42 )
UL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.42

0.41
1.43
Days Sales Outstanding 37.54
UL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 39.13 vs. UL: 37.54 )
UL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 19.86   Max: 68.46
Current: 37.54

19.86
68.46

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.16
UL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. UL: 3.16 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 8.63
Current: 3.16

2.7
8.63
Dividend Payout 0.62
UL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
90% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. UL: 0.62 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 7.01
Current: 0.62

0.21
7.01
Dividend growth (3y) 3.10
UL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UL: 3.10 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -41.5   Max: 243.7
Current: 3.1

-41.5
243.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.41
UL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. UL: 4.41 )
UL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.84   Max: 12.27
Current: 4.41

3.84
12.27
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
UL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. UL: 0.30 )
UL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 37.6   Max: -58.4
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
UL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
87% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UL: 2.10 )
UL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 6.21
Current: 2.1

1.16
6.21
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
UL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. UL: 1.40 )
UL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.09
Current: 1.4

0.74
4.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
UL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UL: 6.60 )
UL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 15
Current: 6.6

1.7
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.47
UL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
53% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. UL: 4.47 )
UL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.6   Max: 50.8
Current: 4.47

-25.6
50.8

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:ULVR.UK, UNLYF.USA, UNVB.Germany, UNVA.Germany, UL N.Mexico,
Unilever PLC was incorporated in the United Kingdom on 21st June, 1894. The Company is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods. Its four principal areas of operations are: Personal Care, Home Care, Foods and Refreshment. Personal Care including sales of skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. Home Care including sales of home care products, such as laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars and a wide range of cleaning products. Foods including sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads, and cooking products such as liquid margarines. Refreshment including sales of ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples sold in developing markets. Its top brands are Dove, Knorr, Lipton, Rexona, Pureit and Comfort One Rinse. It has operations in Asia, Africa, The Americas, Central & Eastern Europe, and Western Europe.
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