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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 0.27
UL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 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 lower than
52% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 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
65% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 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: 4
Z-Score: 4.03
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 15.10
UL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. UL: 15.10 )
UL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 17.69
Current: 15.1

6.94
17.69
Net-margin (%) 9.72
UL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. UL: 9.72 )
UL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 12.41
Current: 9.72

2.32
12.41
ROE (%) 33.76
UL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. UL: 33.76 )
UL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.53   Max: 62
Current: 33.76

13.53
62
ROA (%) 10.64
UL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. UL: 10.64 )
UL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 16.64
Current: 10.64

1.92
16.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 80.45
UL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.49 vs. UL: 80.45 )
UL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 21.45   Max: 120.31
Current: 80.45

21.45
120.31
Revenue Growth (%) 3.80
UL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. UL: 3.80 )
UL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.4   Max: 60.5
Current: 3.8

-38.4
60.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.60
UL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. UL: 4.60 )
UL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.6   Max: 60.4
Current: 4.6

-40.6
60.4
EPS Growth (%) 4.40
UL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UL: 4.40 )
UL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.9   Max: 36.2
Current: 4.4

-36.9
36.2
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 999,840 sh (+278.96%)
Bill Nygren 3,983,000 sh (+6.7%)
Mario Gabelli 244,636 sh (+6.19%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 11,217,160 sh (+5.15%)
Tweedy Browne 289,817 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 318,683 sh (-0.13%)
Dodge & Cox 10,334,089 sh (-0.45%)
Charles Brandes 37,876 sh (-2.92%)
Steven Cohen 8,136 sh (-29.83%)
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Q4 2013

UL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 111,960 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 217,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,660,475 sh (+30.7%)
Charles Brandes 43,290 sh (+14.29%)
Jeremy Grantham 353,583 sh (+10.95%)
Bill Nygren 4,383,000 sh (+10.04%)
Tweedy Browne 289,817 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 9,817,564 sh (-5%)
Mario Gabelli 229,586 sh (-6.15%)
Jim Simons 639,340 sh (-36.06%)
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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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,710,691 sh (-28.41%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Tom Gayner 2014-03-31 Add 179.72%0.51%$37.85 - $42.62 $ 44.4511%607000
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 New Buy0.28%$37.67 - $41.06 $ 44.4512%217000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.11%$37.67 - $41.06 $ 44.4512%111960
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$39 - $43.54 $ 44.455%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.19%$38.38 - $42.24 $ 44.4511%89499
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 54.29%0.02%$38.38 - $42.24 $ 44.4511%196140
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$32.88 - $37.28 $ 44.4526%0
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 25.58%0.02%$31.09 - $34.77 $ 44.4536%115065
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 83.64%0.01%$31.5 - $34.02 $ 44.4545%92874
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Add 163.65%0.01%$30.56 - $34.16 $ 44.4536%50574
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Reduce -24.51%0.02%$30.27 - $34.3 $ 44.4538%82329
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$30.27 - $34.3 $ 44.4538%19182
Dodge & Cox 2011-06-30 New Buy0.41%$30.59 - $32.96 $ 44.4539%10979070
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Add 29.98%0.02%$30.59 - $32.96 $ 44.4539%109066
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.90
UL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. UL: 19.90 )
UL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.61   Max: 47.22
Current: 19.9

7.61
47.22
P/B 7.00
UL's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. UL: 7.00 )
UL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.72   Max: 26.98
Current: 7

3.72
26.98
P/S 1.90
UL's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. UL: 1.90 )
UL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 7.62
Current: 1.9

0.94
7.62
PFCF 22.90
UL's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 51.08 vs. UL: 22.90 )
UL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.32   Max: 90.57
Current: 22.9

13.32
90.57
EV-to-EBIT 14.87
UL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.68 vs. UL: 14.87 )
UL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 57.2
Current: 14.87

6.5
57.2
PEG 2.90
UL's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 54.38 vs. UL: 2.90 )
UL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 24.92
Current: 2.9

0.39
24.92
Shiller P/E 21.20
UL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UL: 21.20 )
UL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.76   Max: 61.52
Current: 21.2

9.76
61.52
Current Ratio 0.70
UL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1464 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 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
55% of the 1464 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. UL: 0.47 )
UL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.47

0.41
1.43

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.30
UL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. UL: 3.30 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 3.62
Current: 3.3

1.72
3.62
Dividend Payout 0.70
UL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UL: 0.70 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.7

0.29
0.64
Dividend growth (3y) 34.40
UL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. UL: 34.40 )
UL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 34.4
Current: 34.4

0
34.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.30
UL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. UL: 3.30 )
UL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 3.62
Current: 3.3

1.72
3.62
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
UL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
UL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UL: 2.00 )
UL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 6.16
Current: 2

1.13
6.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
UL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. UL: 1.10 )
UL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.77
Current: 1.1

0.7
3.77
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.30
UL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UL: 3.30 )
UL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 21.86
Current: 3.3

0.65
21.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
UL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1375 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. UL: 6.90 )
UL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 15.3
Current: 6.9

1.7
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.42
UL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. UL: 10.42 )
UL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 41.7
Current: 10.42

-24.6
41.7

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:ULVR.UK, UNLYF.USA, UNVB.Germany, UNVA.Germany
Unilever PLC 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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