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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 No Debt
UN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 2190 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. UN: No Debt )
UN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.28
UN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1990 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. UN: 0.28 )
UN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.28

0.11
0.38
Interest Coverage 18.78
UN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.56 vs. UN: 18.78 )
UN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 310.07
Current: 18.78

3.19
310.07
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.99
WACC vs ROIC
8.24%
30.41%
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 (%) 16.48
UN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2190 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. UN: 16.48 )
UN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.72   Max: 17.69
Current: 16.48

5.72
17.69
Net-margin (%) 10.68
UN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2192 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. UN: 10.68 )
UN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 12.41
Current: 10.68

2.32
12.41
ROE (%) 37.04
UN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2164 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. UN: 37.04 )
UN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.88   Max: 53.92
Current: 37.04

13.88
53.92
ROA (%) 10.90
UN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2215 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. UN: 10.90 )
UN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 18.03
Current: 10.9

2.59
18.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.28
UN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2206 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. UN: 81.28 )
UN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.47   Max: 117.1
Current: 81.28

24.47
117.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
UN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1853 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. UN: 1.70 )
UN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.2   Max: 17.6
Current: 1.7

-9.2
17.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
UN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UN: 5.90 )
UN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 33
Current: 5.9

-7.7
33
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.00
UN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UN: 7.00 )
UN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.9   Max: 36.7
Current: 7

-36.9
36.7
» UN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

UN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Russo 12,911,330 sh (+2.03%)
Charles Brandes 3,209,700 sh (+0.37%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,300 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 977,864 sh (-0.40%)
Dodge & Cox 87,333 sh (-1.34%)
Jeff Auxier 148,384 sh (-2.27%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,034 sh (-14.57%)
Chris Davis 196,426 sh (-36.06%)
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Q3 2014

UN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 1,129,498 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 90,333 sh (+3.44%)
Tom Russo 13,297,615 sh (+2.99%)
Chris Davis 201,216 sh (+2.44%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,300 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 3,183,904 sh (-0.80%)
Tweedy Browne 951,198 sh (-2.73%)
Jeff Auxier 141,778 sh (-4.45%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,983 sh (-14.94%)
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Q4 2014

UN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Yacktman Focused Fund 1,350,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 5,798 sh (New)
Yacktman Fund 1,400,000 sh (New)
Donald Yacktman 3,533,658 sh (New)
Tom Russo 14,000,433 sh (+5.29%)
Jeff Auxier 141,778 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 925,492 sh (-2.70%)
Charles Brandes 3,083,178 sh (-3.16%)
Dodge & Cox 85,133 sh (-5.76%)
Chris Davis 161,008 sh (-19.98%)
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Q1 2015

UN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 577,473 sh (New)
Yacktman Fund 1,835,000 sh (+31.07%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,693,000 sh (+25.41%)
Donald Yacktman 4,327,190 sh (+22.46%)
Tom Russo 14,178,046 sh (+1.27%)
Ken Fisher 5,820 sh (+0.38%)
Tweedy Browne 918,150 sh (-0.79%)
Chris Davis 149,006 sh (-7.45%)
Dodge & Cox 73,333 sh (-13.86%)
Jeff Auxier 50,278 sh (-64.54%)
Charles Brandes 645,333 sh (-79.07%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
UNCP7.Netherlands0.002.73
UNCP6.Netherlands82.003.32
UNCC7.Netherlands83.013.83
0NXJ.UK0.000.00
0NXK.UK0.000.00
0NXL.UK0.000.00

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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 21.30
UN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 34.30 vs. UN: 21.30 )
UN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.27   Max: 23.1
Current: 21.3

8.27
23.1
Forward P/E 19.88
UN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UN: 19.88 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.30
UN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 34.30 vs. UN: 21.30 )
UN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.28   Max: 23.1
Current: 21.3

8.28
23.1
P/B 8.30
UN's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. UN: 8.30 )
UN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 9.17
Current: 8.3

3.76
9.17
P/S 2.46
UN's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. UN: 2.46 )
UN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.46
Current: 2.46

0.99
2.46
PFCF 33.30
UN's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1149.00 vs. UN: 33.30 )
UN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.79   Max: 36.27
Current: 33.3

10.79
36.27
POCF 19.85
UN's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. UN: 19.85 )
UN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.73   Max: 21.53
Current: 19.85

8.73
21.53
EV-to-EBIT 14.62
UN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 24.48 vs. UN: 14.62 )
UN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 16.5
Current: 14.62

6.8
16.5
PEG 3.09
UN's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UN: 3.09 )
UN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 39.04
Current: 3.09

1.71
39.04
Shiller P/E 24.70
UN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UN: 24.70 )
UN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.25   Max: 26.67
Current: 24.7

10.25
26.67
Current Ratio 0.63
UN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 2027 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. UN: 0.63 )
UN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.63

0.56
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.42
UN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 2025 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. UN: 0.42 )
UN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.42

0.41
1.43
Days Inventory 52.11
UN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 79.80 vs. UN: 52.11 )
UN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 21.09   Max: 73.47
Current: 52.11

21.09
73.47
Days Sales Outstanding 21.30
UN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 56.99 vs. UN: 21.30 )
UN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 19.86   Max: 68.29
Current: 21.3

19.86
68.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.20
UN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. UN: 3.20 )
UN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.72   Max: 5.53
Current: 3.2

2.72
5.53
Dividend Payout 0.63
UN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. UN: 0.63 )
UN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.63

0.46
0.7
Dividend growth (3y) 8.40
UN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. UN: 8.40 )
UN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13.1
Current: 8.4

0
13.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.92
UN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1678 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. UN: 4.92 )
UN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.19   Max: 8.51
Current: 4.92

4.19
8.51
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
UN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. UN: 0.30 )
UN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: -5
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
UN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UN: 2.20 )
UN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.78
Current: 2.2

0.72
1.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
UN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UN: 1.50 )
UN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.5

0.77
1.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
UN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. UN: 6.90 )
UN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 14.8
Current: 6.9

6.1
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.51
UN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. UN: 8.51 )
UN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 14.8
Current: 8.51

1.3
14.8

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
Compare:NSRGY, UL, DANOY, GIS, KRFT » details
Traded in other countries:0NXN.UK, UNLVF.USA, UNA.Italy, UNIA.Netherlands, 0NXM.UK, UNCP6.Netherlands, UNA.Netherlands, UNLNF.USA, UNI3.Germany, UNIN.Germany, UNCC7.Netherlands, UN.Switzerland,
Unilever NV is a public limited company registered in the Netherlands. 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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