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Unilever PLC ULVR

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GBX 4,434.00 +1.00 (0.02%)
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Company Report

Unilever's Wide Moat and Category Captaincies Support Growth in a Challenging Market Environment

Although Unilever exhibited strong top-line performance during the coronavirus, the primary factor behind this was pricing in response to inflationary pressures and low demand elasticity in key categories. While we anticipate pricing to remain a driver of top-line growth in 2024 and beyond, its impact should diminish in subsequent years. As the company shifts focus toward volume growth and mix, we expect organic growth to decelerate below 4% by the end of our explicit forecast period.

Price vs Fair Value

ULVR is trading at a 72% premium.
Price
GBX 4,434.00
Fair Value
GBX 7,584.00
Uncertainty
Low
1-Star Price
GBX 9,669.00
5-Star Price
GBX 9,557.00
Economic Moat
Wmk
Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

Unilever has always been focused on the need to reduce costs to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive environment.

Bears

Unilever operates in some of the most competitive categories in consumer staples, where new entrants are filling niche gaps in the market and have proved to be better innovators.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
GBX 4,433.00
Day Range
GBX 4,399.004,460.00
52-Week Range
GBX 3,680.504,463.00
Bid/Ask
GBX 4,250.00 / GBX 4,484.00
Market Cap
GBX 11.07 Tril
Volume/Avg
8.9 Mil / 5.0 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
18.88
Price/Sales
2.16
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
3.32%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
3.32%
Total Yield
4.51%

Company Profile

Unilever is a diversified personal-care (52% of 2022 sales by value), homecare (14%), and packaged food (34%) company. Its brands include Knorr soups and sauces, Hellmann's mayonnaise, Axe and Dove skin products, and the TRESemmé haircare brand. The firm has been acquisitive in recent years; notable purchases include Paula’s Choice, Liquid I.V., Horlicks, Garancia, and The Vegetarian Butcher.
Sector
Consumer Defensive
Industry
Household & Personal Products
Stock Style Box
Large Core
Total Number of Employees
128,377

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Valuation

Metric
ULVR
RKT
OR
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
18.889.7734.38
Price/Book Value
7.053.748.10
Price/Sales
2.162.185.75
Price/Cash Flow
16.7211.7629.58
Price/Earnings
ULVR
RKT
OR

Financial Strength

Metric
ULVR
RKT
OR
Quick Ratio
0.510.400.70
Current Ratio
0.760.641.10
Interest Coverage
9.289.0035.25
Quick Ratio
ULVR
RKT
OR

Profitability

Metric
ULVR
RKT
OR
Return on Assets (Normalized)
8.54%8.60%12.99%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
35.06%26.61%23.11%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
13.94%14.24%17.20%
Return on Assets
ULVR
RKT
OR
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