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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
UN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. UN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.34 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.28
UN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. UN: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.28
0.11
0.38
Interest Coverage 18.78
UN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 26.11 vs. UN: 18.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.19  Med: 9.91 Max: 310.07
Current: 18.78
3.19
310.07
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.95
WACC vs ROIC
8.64%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 16.48
UN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. UN: 16.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.72  Med: 11.80 Max: 17.69
Current: 16.48
5.72
17.69
Net-margin (%) 10.68
UN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1404 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. UN: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.32  Med: 8.49 Max: 12.41
Current: 10.68
2.32
12.41
ROE (%) 37.04
UN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. UN: 37.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.88  Med: 36.53 Max: 53.92
Current: 37.04
13.88
53.92
ROA (%) 10.90
UN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. UN: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.59  Med: 9.59 Max: 18.03
Current: 10.9
2.59
18.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.28
UN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. UN: 81.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 30.15  Med: 77.49 Max: 124.74
Current: 81.28
30.15
124.74
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
UN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UN: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.2  Med: 2.00 Max: 17.6
Current: 1.7
-9.2
17.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
UN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. UN: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.7  Med: 2.00 Max: 33
Current: 5.9
-7.7
33
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.00
UN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. UN: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.9  Med: 7.70 Max: 36.7
Current: 7
-36.9
36.7
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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.Netherlands989.002.73
UNCP6.Netherlands83.013.28
UNCC7.Netherlands79.563.99
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) 20.29
UN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. UN: 20.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.27  Med: 17.34 Max: 23.1
Current: 20.29
8.27
23.1
Forward P/E 18.80
UN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. UN: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.80
UN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. UN: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.28  Med: 18.58 Max: 23.1
Current: 20.8
8.28
23.1
P/B 8.05
UN's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. UN: 8.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.76  Med: 5.54 Max: 9.17
Current: 8.05
3.76
9.17
P/S 2.16
UN's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. UN: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.46
Current: 2.16
0.99
2.46
PFCF 31.87
UN's PFCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.61 vs. UN: 31.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.79  Med: 18.59 Max: 36.27
Current: 31.87
10.79
36.27
POCF 18.91
UN's POCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.37 vs. UN: 18.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.73  Med: 13.32 Max: 21.53
Current: 18.91
8.73
21.53
EV-to-EBIT 13.98
UN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. UN: 13.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8  Med: 13.10 Max: 16.5
Current: 13.98
6.8
16.5
PEG 3.01
UN's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. UN: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.71  Med: 4.16 Max: 22.54
Current: 3.01
1.71
22.54
Shiller P/E 23.46
UN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 22.22 vs. UN: 23.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.33  Med: 19.09 Max: 26.67
Current: 23.46
10.33
26.67
Current Ratio 0.63
UN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. UN: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.63
0.56
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.42
UN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. UN: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.42
0.41
1.43
Days Inventory 52.11
UN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 63.59 vs. UN: 52.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 21.09  Med: 47.77 Max: 73.47
Current: 52.11
21.09
73.47
Days Sales Outstanding 21.30
UN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 38.42 vs. UN: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 19.86  Med: 34.10 Max: 68.29
Current: 21.3
19.86
68.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.40
UN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 1582 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. UN: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.72  Med: 3.36 Max: 5.53
Current: 3.4
2.72
5.53
Dividend Payout 0.63
UN's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
72% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. UN: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.63
0.46
0.7
Dividend growth (3y) 8.40
UN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
62% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. UN: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
UN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 13.1
Current: 8.4
0
13.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.23
UN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. UN: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.19  Med: 5.17 Max: 8.51
Current: 5.23
4.19
8.51
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
UN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. UN: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6  Med: 0.50 Max: -5
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.83
UN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. UN: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.46 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.83
0.72
1.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.24
UN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. UN: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.22
Current: 1.24
0.77
1.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.37
UN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. UN: 7.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 7.70 Max: 14.8
Current: 7.37
6.1
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.60
UN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. UN: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 4.70 Max: 14.8
Current: 8.6
1.3
14.8

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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Traded in other countries:UNCP7.Netherlands, UNA.Italy, UNIA.Netherlands, 0NXM.UK, UNCP6.Netherlands, UNA.Netherlands, UNI3.Germany, UNCC7.Netherlands, UNLNF.USA, 0NXN.UK, UNIN.Germany, UNLVF.USA, 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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