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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.24
NYSE:UL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. NYSE:UL: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:UL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.3 Max: 2.26
Current: 0.24
0.11
2.26
Equity-to-Asset 0.29
NYSE:UL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NYSE:UL: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:UL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.29
0.13
0.38
Interest Coverage 13.78
NYSE:UL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. NYSE:UL: 13.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:UL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.54  Med: 13.72 Max: 17.89
Current: 13.78
9.54
17.89
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.85
WACC vs ROIC
5.87%
26.69%
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 % 14.81
NYSE:UL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. NYSE:UL: 14.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:UL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.61  Med: 14.22 Max: 17.69
Current: 14.81
12.61
17.69
Net Margin % 9.84
NYSE:UL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
77% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. NYSE:UL: 9.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:UL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.46  Med: 9.63 Max: 12.41
Current: 9.84
8.46
12.41
ROE % 34.88
NYSE:UL's ROE % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1577 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.42 vs. NYSE:UL: 34.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:UL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.58  Med: 32.77 Max: 50.83
Current: 34.88
28.58
50.83
ROA % 9.90
NYSE:UL's ROA % is ranked higher than
80% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. NYSE:UL: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:UL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.14  Med: 10.39 Max: 15.29
Current: 9.9
9.14
15.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 74.06
NYSE:UL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. NYSE:UL: 74.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:UL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 74.06  Med: 88.96 Max: 163.74
Current: 74.06
74.06
163.74
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.00
NYSE:UL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. NYSE:UL: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:UL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.8  Med: 4.6 Max: 57.9
Current: 3
-6.8
57.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 4.20
NYSE:UL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NYSE:UL: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:UL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.2  Med: 5.5 Max: 52.9
Current: 4.2
-7.2
52.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 3.50
NYSE:UL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1111 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NYSE:UL: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:UL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.1  Med: 6.4 Max: 45.7
Current: 3.5
-38.1
45.7
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Household & Personal Products    NAICS: 325611    SIC: 2841
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Traded in other countries:UN.Argentina, UNVB.Germany, ULN.Mexico, ULVR.UK, UNLYF.USA,
Headquarter Location:UK
Unilever PLC is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods. Its areas of operations are Personal Care, Home Care, Foods and Refreshment.

Netherlands-based Unilever NV and U.K.-based Unilever PLC operate Unilever Group, a diversified household and personal product (57% of total sales) and packaged-food (43%) company. The firm's brands include Knorr soups and sauces, Hellmann's mayonnaise, Lipton teas, Axe and Dove skin products, and the TRESemme hair-care brand. The firm recently acquired the mail order men's grooming business Dollar Shave Club.

Guru Investment Theses on Unilever PLC

Brandes Investment Trust Comments on Unilever - Jan 06, 2016

One of the world’s largest consumer product companies, Unilever (NYSE:UL) maintains a leadership position in many food, household and personal care categories. We initially purchased the shares when many questioned the company’s ability to sustain revenue growth. Despite market concerns, we saw a solid business in Unilever that generated strong free cash flow while trading at a discount to our estimate of its intrinsic value. Recently, the market started to show some appreciation for Unilever’s strengths and potential for operating-margin improvement, driving its shares to trade at high multiples of earnings compared to levels seen over the past decade. We exited our position when the shares rose toward our estimate of their true worth,.



From the Brandes Global Equity Income Fund letter for the year ended Sept. 30, 2015.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 29.21
UL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1304 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. UL: 29.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
UL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 18.03 Max: 29.72
Current: 29.21
7.82
29.72
Forward PE Ratio 23.47
UL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. UL: 23.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 29.21
UL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
69% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.33 vs. UL: 29.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
UL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 18.63 Max: 29.72
Current: 29.21
7.82
29.72
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 28.73
UL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
64% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. UL: 28.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
UL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.41  Med: 14.82 Max: 29.69
Current: 28.73
7.41
29.69
PB Ratio 9.53
UL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 1523 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. UL: 9.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
UL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.11  Med: 5.94 Max: 10.02
Current: 9.53
4.11
10.02
PS Ratio 2.79
UL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. UL: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
UL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.79
0.97
2.8
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 29.33
UL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
65% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.98 vs. UL: 29.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
UL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.34  Med: 20.96 Max: 33.24
Current: 29.33
12.34
33.24
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.87
UL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
72% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. UL: 20.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
UL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.41  Med: 14.44 Max: 20.96
Current: 20.87
9.41
20.96
EV-to-EBIT 10.34
UL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. UL: 10.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 13.4 Max: 20.3
Current: 10.34
6.3
20.3
EV-to-EBITDA 8.74
UL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.29 vs. UL: 8.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 11.5 Max: 17.2
Current: 8.74
5.6
17.2
PEG Ratio 7.45
UL's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. UL: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
UL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.3 Max: 12.7
Current: 7.45
1.12
12.7
Shiller PE Ratio 31.88
UL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 26.35 vs. UL: 31.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
UL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.18  Med: 22.15 Max: 31.92
Current: 31.88
16.18
31.92
Current Ratio 0.68
UL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. UL: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.68
0.62
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.47
UL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. UL: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.63 Max: 1.43
Current: 0.47
0.41
1.43
Days Sales Outstanding 23.81
UL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 38.63 vs. UL: 23.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.99  Med: 29.18 Max: 37.9
Current: 23.81
19.99
37.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.60
UL's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
69% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. UL: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
UL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 3.51 Max: 6.05
Current: 2.6
2.36
6.05
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.69
UL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UL: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
UL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.69
0.42
0.71
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 4.70
UL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. UL: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
UL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 6.9 Max: 243.8
Current: 4.7
0
243.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.82
UL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
66% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. UL: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.18
UL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
70% of the 2115 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. UL: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
UL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.89  Med: 4.3 Max: 7.4
Current: 3.18
2.89
7.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.82
UL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. UL: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
UL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 1.9 Max: 17.46
Current: 2.82
1.26
17.46
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.73
UL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
85% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. UL: 2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.64
UL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. UL: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
UL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.64
0.53
1.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 9.67
UL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 1653 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. UL: 9.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
UL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 7.5 Max: 15.8
Current: 9.67
4.9
15.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.58
UL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. UL: 6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
UL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: 6.9 Max: 15.7
Current: 6.58
-1
15.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $57,411.21
EPS (TTM) $ 1.98
Beta0.86
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $38.58 - 56.48
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4,598.05 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 61,725 63,813 68,725
EPS ($) 2.37 2.65 3.29
EPS without NRI ($) 2.37 2.65 3.29
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
9.45%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.56 1.74 1.85
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