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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.27
UL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 1715 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. UL: 0.27 )
UL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.26
Current: 0.27

0.11
2.26
Equity to Asset 0.32
UL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1704 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. UL: 0.32 )
UL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.32

0.13
0.38
Interest Coverage 15.03
UL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. UL: 15.03 )
UL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 32.89
Current: 15.03

3.14
32.89
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.17
WACC vs ROIC
7.95%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.49
UL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 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
89% of the 1723 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 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
97% of the 1704 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 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
92% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 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
97% of the 1726 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 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)(%) 3.40
UL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. UL: 3.40 )
UL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.3   Max: 76.8
Current: 3.4

-39.3
76.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
UL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. UL: 4.20 )
UL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.6   Max: 77.1
Current: 4.2

-41.6
77.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
UL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. UL: 4.00 )
UL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.9   Max: 42.5
Current: 4

-37.9
42.5
» UL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

UL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Tom Gayner 607,000 sh (+179.72%)
Bill Nygren 5,083,000 sh (+15.97%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,960,937 sh (+2.05%)
Charles Brandes 43,964 sh (+1.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 112,672 sh (+0.64%)
Dodge & Cox 9,869,431 sh (+0.53%)
Tweedy Browne 289,817 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 300,883 sh (-14.9%)
Mario Gabelli 192,536 sh (-16.14%)
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Q2 2014

UL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Gayner 912,000 sh (+50.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 300,883 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,083,000 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 (+0.4%)
Tweedy Browne 288,957 sh (-0.3%)
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 (-2.2%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,909,412 sh (-6.3%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Dodge & Cox 2014-12-31 Reduce -94.29%0.3%$38.97 - $42.42 $ 44.28%461018
Tom Gayner 2014-12-31 Add 17.54%0.22%$38.97 - $42.42 $ 44.28%1407000
Tom Gayner 2014-09-30 Add 31.25%0.33%$41.71 - $45.85 $ 44.21%1197000
Tom Gayner 2014-06-30 Add 50.25%0.4%$42 - $45.85 $ 44.2-1%912000
Tom Gayner 2014-03-31 Add 179.72%0.51%$37.85 - $42.62 $ 44.210%607000
Bill Nygren 2014-03-31 Add 15.97%0.23%$37.85 - $42.62 $ 44.210%5083000
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 New Buy0.28%$37.67 - $41.06 $ 44.211%217000
Bill Nygren 2013-12-31 Add 10.04%0.15%$37.67 - $41.06 $ 44.211%4383000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.11%$37.67 - $41.06 $ 44.211%111960
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$39 - $43.54 $ 44.25%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.19%$38.38 - $42.24 $ 44.210%89499
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 54.29%0.02%$38.38 - $42.24 $ 44.210%196140
Bill Nygren 2012-12-31 Add 5.75%0.11%$36.11 - $39.37 $ 44.217%3733000
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.0018%$36.11 - $39.37 $ 44.217%0
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$32.88 - $37.28 $ 44.225%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2012-09-30 Add 38.85%$32.88 - $37.28 $ 44.225%8542
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 25.58%0.02%$31.09 - $34.77 $ 44.235%115065
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$31.09 - $34.77 $ 44.235%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2012-06-30 New Buy$31.09 - $34.77 $ 44.235%6152
Bill Nygren 2012-03-31 Add 11.73%0.21%$31.5 - $34.02 $ 44.244%3430000
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 83.64%0.01%$31.5 - $34.02 $ 44.244%92874
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Add 163.65%0.01%$30.56 - $34.16 $ 44.235%50574
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.60
UL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 26.30 vs. UL: 20.60 )
UL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.82   Max: 23.49
Current: 20.6

7.82
23.49
Forward P/E 20.24
UL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 38.46 vs. UL: 20.24 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.60
UL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 25.80 vs. UL: 20.60 )
UL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.82   Max: 23.49
Current: 20.6

7.82
23.49
P/B 7.60
UL's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. UL: 7.60 )
UL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.74   Max: 27.88
Current: 7.6

3.74
27.88
P/S 2.00
UL's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. UL: 2.00 )
UL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 7.96
Current: 2

0.97
7.96
PFCF 23.50
UL's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 60.44 vs. UL: 23.50 )
UL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.42   Max: 93.89
Current: 23.5

10.42
93.89
POCF 15.92
UL's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. UL: 15.92 )
UL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 68.62
Current: 15.92

8.45
68.62
EV-to-EBIT 14.95
UL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. UL: 14.95 )
UL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 59.8
Current: 14.95

6.7
59.8
Shiller P/E 21.10
UL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 53.16 vs. UL: 21.10 )
UL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 28.6
Current: 21.1

12.3
28.6
Current Ratio 0.70
UL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. UL: 0.70 )
UL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.7

0.62
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.47
UL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. UL: 0.47 )
UL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.47

0.41
1.43
Days Sales Outstanding 37.54
UL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 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
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.30
UL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
80% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. UL: 3.30 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 8.63
Current: 3.3

2.7
8.63
Dividend Payout 0.60
UL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. UL: 0.60 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 7.1
Current: 0.6

0.24
7.1
Dividend growth (3y) 7.30
UL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. UL: 7.30 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -41.8   Max: 232.5
Current: 7.3

-41.8
232.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.35
UL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. UL: 4.35 )
UL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 11.39
Current: 4.35

3.56
11.39
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
UL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 1063 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. UL: -0.20 )
UL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 37.6   Max: -58.4
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
UL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 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 1.30
UL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. UL: 1.30 )
UL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 4.12
Current: 1.3

0.71
4.12
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.10
UL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1838 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UL: 4.10 )
UL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 7.91
Current: 4.1

0.63
7.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
UL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. UL: 6.70 )
UL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 15
Current: 6.7

1.7
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.19
UL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1127 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. UL: 9.19 )
UL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -25.6   Max: 50.8
Current: 9.19

-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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