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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 1684 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 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
51% of the 1677 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 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 15.96
UN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.96 vs. UN: 15.96 )
UN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 310.07
Current: 15.96

3.19
310.07
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.98
WACC vs ROIC
6.40%
30.73%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.54
UN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1688 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. UN: 16.54 )
UN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.72   Max: 17.69
Current: 16.54

5.72
17.69
Net-margin (%) 10.81
UN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1689 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. UN: 10.81 )
UN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 12.41
Current: 10.81

2.32
12.41
ROE (%) 37.47
UN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1673 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. UN: 37.47 )
UN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.88   Max: 53.92
Current: 37.47

13.88
53.92
ROA (%) 11.02
UN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. UN: 11.02 )
UN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 18.03
Current: 11.02

2.59
18.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.52
UN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.68 vs. UN: 81.52 )
UN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.47   Max: 117.1
Current: 81.52

24.47
117.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
UN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1448 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. UN: 1.70 )
UN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 17.6
Current: 1.7

-9.3
17.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.50
UN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. UN: 12.50 )
UN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 33
Current: 12.5

-7.7
33
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.00
UN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. UN: 7.00 )
UN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.9   Max: 38
Current: 7

-37.9
38
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

UN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Charles Brandes 3,197,937 sh (+29.61%)
Chris Davis 307,186 sh (+12.88%)
Tom Russo 12,654,600 sh (+7.16%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 151,834 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 981,775 sh (-0.05%)
Dodge & Cox 88,517 sh (-0.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,234 sh (-3.61%)
Steven Cohen 8,169 sh (-13.57%)
Ken Fisher 5,382 sh (-47.91%)
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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 (-0.4%)
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 (-0.8%)
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 Fund 1,400,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 5,798 sh (New)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,350,000 sh (New)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UN

(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
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-12-31 New Buy0.57%$37.14 - $41.02 $ 43.8812%1350000
Yacktman Fund 2014-12-31 New Buy0.46%$37.14 - $41.02 $ 43.8812%1400000
Ken Fisher 2014-12-31 New Buy$37.14 - $41.02 $ 43.8812%5798
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Reduce -36.06%0.01%$40.57 - $44.31 $ 43.882%196426
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Sold Out $40.57 - $44.31 $ 43.882%0
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Add 29.61%0.39%$36.72 - $41.07 $ 43.8813%3197937
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Reduce -47.91%$36.72 - $41.07 $ 43.8813%5382
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 27.97%0.26%$37.27 - $40.28 $ 43.8813%2467276
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$37.27 - $40.28 $ 43.8813%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$37.27 - $40.28 $ 43.8813%8542
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 12.62%0.11%$37.28 - $41.58 $ 43.8811%1928050
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Add 614.38%0.02%$37.28 - $41.58 $ 43.8811%266693
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$37.28 - $41.58 $ 43.8811%9000
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.59%$37.28 - $41.58 $ 43.8811%10305
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -35.4%0.46%$37.94 - $42.78 $ 43.887%1712003
Chris Davis 2013-06-30 Reduce -95.06%0.07%$37.94 - $42.78 $ 43.887%37332
Ken Fisher 2013-06-30 Reduce -23.57%$37.94 - $42.78 $ 43.887%14636
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Sold Out $37.94 - $42.78 $ 43.887%0
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$37.95 - $41.19 $ 43.8811%0
Ken Fisher 2013-03-31 Reduce -24.77%$37.95 - $41.19 $ 43.8811%19150
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 Reduce -38.74%$35.58 - $38.75 $ 43.8818%25455
Chris Davis 2012-09-30 Reduce -72.71%0.18%$32.12 - $36.34 $ 43.8828%872706
Ken Fisher 2012-09-30 Reduce -47.89%$32.12 - $36.34 $ 43.8828%41551
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Reduce -99.47%1.39%$30.73 - $34.86 $ 43.8834%79741
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Reduce -25.93%$30.73 - $34.86 $ 43.8834%6000
Chris Davis 2012-03-31 Reduce -28.36%0.11%$32.09 - $34.92 $ 43.8839%3705777
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 35%$32.09 - $34.92 $ 43.8839%8100
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 New Buy$30.82 - $35.06 $ 43.8832%6000
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Preferred stocks of Unilever NV

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
UNCP7.Netherlands0.002.73
UNCP6.Netherlands89.952.57
UNCC7.Netherlands73.203.69
0NXJ.UK0.000.00
0NXK.UK0.000.00
0NXL.UK0.000.00

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The widely followed Yacktman Asset Management bought only one new stock, according to its fourth quarter portfolio released today. Managers started a new holding of Unilever NV (UN), while also increasing positions in Oracle Corp (ORCL), Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) and Avon Products (AVP). Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.70
UN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 25.50 vs. UN: 21.70 )
UN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.94   Max: 32.06
Current: 21.7

7.94
32.06
Forward P/E 18.83
UN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 36.36 vs. UN: 18.83 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.10
UN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. UN: 21.10 )
UN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.94   Max: 31.91
Current: 21.1

7.94
31.91
P/B 8.20
UN's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. UN: 8.20 )
UN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 8.24
Current: 8.2

3.76
8.24
P/S 2.40
UN's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. UN: 2.40 )
UN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 2.4
Current: 2.4

0.98
2.4
PFCF 32.30
UN's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 58.00 vs. UN: 32.30 )
UN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.86   Max: 32.3
Current: 32.3

10.86
32.3
POCF 19.70
UN's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. UN: 19.70 )
UN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.73   Max: 19.7
Current: 19.7

8.73
19.7
EV-to-EBIT 14.12
UN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.17 vs. UN: 14.12 )
UN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 16.5
Current: 14.12

6.7
16.5
PEG 2.34
UN's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UN: 2.34 )
UN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 44.38
Current: 2.34

1.61
44.38
Shiller P/E 25.20
UN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 55.19 vs. UN: 25.20 )
UN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.57   Max: 27.86
Current: 25.2

10.57
27.86
Current Ratio 0.63
UN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 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
54% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 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 Sales Outstanding 37.93
UN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 50.71 vs. UN: 37.93 )
UN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 19.86   Max: 68.29
Current: 37.93

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
84% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. UN: 3.40 )
UN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 4.7
Current: 3.4

2.47
4.7
Dividend Payout 0.61
UN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. UN: 0.61 )
UN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.61

0.37
0.6
Dividend growth (3y) 8.30
UN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. UN: 8.30 )
UN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 8.7
Current: 8.3

0
8.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.09
UN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1301 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. UN: 5.09 )
UN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 7.03
Current: 5.09

3.7
7.03
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
UN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 1068 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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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
UN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. UN: 1.90 )
UN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.9

0.72
1.75
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
UN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. UN: 1.30 )
UN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 1.21
Current: 1.3

0.77
1.21
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.50
UN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UN: 2.50 )
UN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 12.3
Current: 2.5

1.18
12.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
UN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 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) 12.57
UN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. UN: 12.57 )
UN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 14.8
Current: 12.57

1.3
14.8

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products
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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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