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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.22
UL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 1422 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. UL: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.27 Max: N/A
Current: 0.22
Equity to Asset 0.28
UL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. UL: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.28
0.13
0.38
Interest Coverage 20.84
UL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 26.04 vs. UL: 20.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.14  Med: 9.60 Max: 9999.99
Current: 20.84
3.14
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.73
WACC vs ROIC
8.66%
35.35%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.42
UL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.67 vs. UL: 14.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.01  Med: 12.84 Max: 17.69
Current: 14.42
8.01
17.69
Net-margin (%) 9.44
UL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. UL: 9.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.57  Med: 8.51 Max: 12.41
Current: 9.44
3.57
12.41
ROE (%) 33.25
UL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. UL: 33.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 27.92  Med: 36.39 Max: 53.91
Current: 33.25
27.92
53.91
ROA (%) 9.47
UL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. UL: 9.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.46  Med: 9.67 Max: 18.05
Current: 9.47
4.46
18.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 69.97
UL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1438 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. UL: 69.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 45.96  Med: 79.92 Max: 139.51
Current: 69.97
45.96
139.51
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.60
UL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UL: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.10 Max: 76.8
Current: -0.6
0
76.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.60
UL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. UL: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.60 Max: 77.1
Current: 3.6
0
77.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
UL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. UL: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.60 Max: 30.6
Current: 4.6
0
30.6
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Guru Trades

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%)
Bill Nygren 5,613,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 302,016 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Jim Simons 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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Q2 2015

UL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,881,284 sh (+31.58%)
Tom Gayner 1,472,000 sh (+0.75%)
Tweedy Browne 284,937 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,613,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 302,016 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 105,957 sh (-4.49%)
Mario Gabelli 151,015 sh (-6.62%)
Dodge & Cox 200,291 sh (-50.31%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.51
UL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. UL: 18.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.82  Med: 17.14 Max: 23.49
Current: 18.51
7.82
23.49
Forward P/E 17.79
UL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. UL: 17.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.60
UL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. UL: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.82  Med: 18.31 Max: 23.49
Current: 18.6
7.82
23.49
P/B 6.78
UL's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. UL: 6.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.11  Med: 6.06 Max: 27.88
Current: 6.78
4.11
27.88
P/S 1.97
UL's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 1417 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. UL: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.56 Max: 7.96
Current: 1.97
0.97
7.96
PFCF 27.19
UL's PFCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.16 vs. UL: 27.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.42  Med: 19.86 Max: 93.89
Current: 27.19
10.42
93.89
POCF 17.18
UL's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. UL: 17.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.45  Med: 13.37 Max: 68.62
Current: 17.18
8.45
68.62
EV-to-EBIT 13.79
UL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. UL: 13.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7  Med: 13.40 Max: 59.8
Current: 13.79
6.7
59.8
PEG 12.40
UL's PEG is ranked lower than
87% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. UL: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.32 Max: 35.35
Current: 12.4
0.31
35.35
Shiller P/E 20.10
UL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.38 vs. UL: 20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.3  Med: 19.41 Max: 27.03
Current: 20.1
12.3
27.03
Current Ratio 0.63
UL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. UL: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.63
0.63
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.42
UL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1294 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. UL: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.54 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.42
0.41
1.43
Days Sales Outstanding 45.38
UL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 37.93 vs. UL: 45.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 19.86  Med: 35.41 Max: 68.46
Current: 45.38
19.86
68.46

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.33
UL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. UL: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 3.71 Max: 8.63
Current: 3.33
2.7
8.63
Dividend Payout 0.68
UL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. UL: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.68 Max: 7.01
Current: 0.68
0.21
7.01
Dividend growth (3y) 3.10
UL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UL: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
UL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.90 Max: 243.7
Current: 3.1
0
243.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.71
UL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1670 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. UL: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.84  Med: 5.28 Max: 12.27
Current: 4.71
3.84
12.27
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
UL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. UL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 37.6  Med: 0.30 Max: -58.4
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.87
UL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. UL: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.75 Max: 6.21
Current: 1.87
1.16
6.21
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
UL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. UL: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.00 Max: 4.09
Current: 1.27
0.74
4.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.23
UL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. UL: 7.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 7.40 Max: 15
Current: 7.23
1.7
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.85
UL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. UL: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -25.6  Med: 5.70 Max: 50.8
Current: 4.85
-25.6
50.8

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 57,561 60,272 63,695
EPS($) 2.00 2.15 2.31
EPS without NRI($) 2.00 2.15 2.31

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
Compare:NSRGY, UN, DANOY, GIS, KRFT » details
Traded in other countries:ULVR.UK, UN.Argentina, UNVB.Germany, UL N.Mexico, UNVA.Germany, UNLYF.USA,
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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