Unilever PLC

Unilever PLC

Unilever PLC

Overview
Date Founded

1894

Headquarters

Unilever House,100 Victoria Embankment,London, Greater London EC4Y 0DY

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

150K

Industries

Food
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Personal Products
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Chemicals

Company Description

Unilever Plc is a multinational consumer goods company that provides fast moving consumer goods. Its product categories include savoury, dressings and spread; ice cream and beverages; personal care, and home care. The company's brands include Axe & Lynx, Blue Band, Dove, Becel & Flora, Heartbrand ice creams, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Omo, Rexona and Sunsilk. It operates in three regions: Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, the Americas and Western Europe. The company's product areas are Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment and Home Care. Its Personal Care products include skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. The company Food products include soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads, and cooking products such as liquid margarines. Its Refreshment products include ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples sold in developing markets. The company Home Care products include laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars and a range of cleaning products. Unilever was founded by Antonius Johannes Jurgens, Samuel van den Bergh and William Hulme Lever on January 1, 1930 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

Chief Legal Officer & Group Secretary

Chief Research & Development Officer

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

President, North America

President, Unilever, South Asia & Chair & Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever

President-Beauty & Personal Care

President, Home Care

Board of Directors

Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Akzo Nobel NV

Director at Handy Technologies, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Grameen America, Inc.

Co-Founder at Higher Life Foundation

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director at Unilever PLC

Former Executive Director at Securities & Futures Commission

Member-Global Chief Executive Officer Council at Chinese People’S Association For Friendship With Foreign Count

Former Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc

Healthcare & Consumer Industry Advisor at Star Mountain Capital LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Unilever PLC

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BlackRock UK utilizes fixed-income strategies that are actively managed, model or index based. Actively managed fixed-income mandates generally employ an active investment style that emphasizes rotation among different types of debt on a relative value basis, specific security selection, quantitative analysis of each security and the portfolio as a whole and intensive credit analysis and review. They utilize a risk-controlled, systematic process for portfolio construction and alpha generation. Alpha sources may include security selection, duration and yield curve positioning, industry rotation, asset allocation, and currency positioning. BlackRock UK's equity platform includes a broad range of products that vary according to investment style (active, scientific and passive management), market-cap (small-, mid-, small/mid-, large- and all-cap), and geography (global, international and regional). The product range may also include sector funds, long-only and long-short portfolios, as well as products that combine different strategies to create balanced and asset allocation portfolios. For cash management portfolios, the investment process emphasizes safety and liquidity over yield. Their alternative mandates focus on sourcing and managing high-alpha investments with lower correlation to public markets and developing a holistic approach to address client needs in alternatives investing.

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FvS is an active manager which utilizes their five major core values of diversification, flexibility, quality, solvency and value to construct portfolios invested in equity, bond, and multi-asset instruments across regions and sectors. The firm aims to preserve and increase client assets by employing a long-term investment approach. Their equity funds invest in quality companies with stable business models. FvS is doing in-house analysis of the individual stocks to weigh a well-considered diversification of investments in different markets, sectors and currencies, opportunities and risks. They offer four different equity funds - all in common is the value-oriented stock selection by the firm’s portfolio managers. In addition to FvS’ pure bond funds that invest worldwide, the firm also offers a global strategy for convertible bonds which is a defensive alternative to pure equity investments. The firm’s multi-asset funds are an actively mix of several asset classes such as stocks, bonds and gold, combining investment opportunities with smart risk diversification.

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LT is an active, risk-averse, value-oriented manager which targets absolute returns. They specializes in the discretionary management of UK, Global and Japanese equity mandates offered both through segregated accounts and pooled funds. The firm believes that durable, cash generative franchises are rare and undervalued by most investors for most of the time. LT find the majority of our candidate investments in a select group of broad industry categories. These are Consumer Branded Goods, Internet/Media/Software, Pharmaceuticals and Financials. Once the firm commits to a company, they are extremely reluctant to sell it, except on a significant breach of our valuation target or when the firm realizes that the premise for the investment is no longer valid. LT construct portfolios with a high degree of concentration (20-35 holdings) and unusually low turnover.

Recent Transactions
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Unilever PLC, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. purchase GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Ltd. from GlaxoSmithKline Plc

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Unilever PLC, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. purchase GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare India from GlaxoSmithKline Plc

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Unilever PLC purchases Tatcha LLC from Castanea Partners, Inc., Finn Capital Partners LLC, Beechwood Capital LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Alberto-Culver Company

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Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Alberto-Culver Company

Accountant

Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Slim-Fast Foods Co.

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Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Alberto-Culver Company

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Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Alberto-Culver Company

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Advised onUnilever PLC purchases Seventh Generation, Inc. from Schooner Capital LLC, Catamount Ventures Management LLC, NB Alternatives Advisers LLC, Generation Investment Management (Private Equity), Renewal Funds Management Company Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner Elect at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Advisor

Former Chief Marketing Officer at Girl Scouts of the USA

Clients

In 1969, the Detroit-based J.L. Hudson Company merged with the Dayton Corporation to form the Dayton-Hudson Corporation

Walmart, Inc. engages in retail and wholesale business. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices. It operates through the following business segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates as a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart, Wal-Mart, and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands, as well as walmart.com and other eCommerce brands. The Walmart International segment manages supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, and cash & carry outside of the United States. The Sam's Club segment comprises membership-only warehouse clubs and samsclubs.com. The company was founded by Samuel Moore Walton and James Lawrence Walton in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, AR.

PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution and sale of beverages, food, and snacks. It is a food and beverage company with a complementary portfolio of brands, including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. It operates through the following business segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; North America Beverages; Latin America; Europe Sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. The Frito-Lay North America segment markets, distributes, and sells snack foods under the Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Fritos, Ruffles, and Santitas brands. The Quaker Foods North America segment includes cereals, rice, and pasta under the Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Chewy, Cap'n Crunch, Life, and Rice-A-Roni brands. The North America Beverages segment consists of beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug. The Latin America segment covers beverage, food, and snack businesses in Latin America region. The Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment comprises of beverage, food, and snack goods in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. The Asia, Middle East, and North Africa segment offers snack food products under the Lay's, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands. The company was founded by Donald M. Kendall, Sr. and Herman W. Lay in 1965 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$154B
Total Enterprise Value
$171B
Earnings Per Share
$2.4
EBITDAMargin
22.91%
Enterprise Value / Sales
2.94x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
12.83x
TEVNet Income
27.17x
Debt TEV
0.18x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.47%
Revenue
$58.1B
Net Profit
$6.29B
EBITDA
$13.3B
Total Debt
$30B
Total Equity
$15B
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$1,000 - $10K
2012
$25K - $50K
2011
$1,000 - $10K
2011
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
Investments
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Airboxlab SA develops and supplies environmental protection device. The company was founded by Olivier Vonet, Inouk Bourgon and Touillon Jacques in 2013 and is headquartered in Belvaux, Luxembourg.

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Buymie Technologies Ltd. develops mobile application for groceries. The application gives convenience, personalized, cashless, and fast delivery. The company was founded by Artavazd Sokhikyan and Devan Hughes in February 2016 and is headquartered in Tallaght, Ireland.

Investors
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Principal at Balyasny Asset Management LP

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Founder at United in Sports

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Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall Ventures Management LLC

Suppliers
AptarGroup, Inc. Personal Products | Crystal Lake, IL

AptarGroup, Inc. develops manufactures and sales of consumer product dispensing systems. It operates through the following business segments: Beauty & Home, Pharma and Food & Beverage. The Beauty & Home segment primarily sells pumps, aerosol valves and accessories to the personal care and household markets and pumps and decorative components to the fragrance/cosmetic market. The Pharma segment supplies pumps and metered dose inhaler valves to the pharmaceutical market worldwide. The Food & Beverage segment sell dispensing and non-dispensing closures and, to a lesser degree, spray pumps and aerosol valves to the food and beverage markets. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Computer Software | New York, New York

Interpublic Group of Cos., Inc. engages in the provision of advertising and marketing services. The company specializes in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. It operates through the following segments: Integrated Agency Network (IAN), Constituency Management Group (CMG), and Corporate and Other. The IAN segment includes advertising and media services, as well as a comprehensive array of global communications and marketing services. The CMG segment offers events and public relations services as well as sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The Corporate and Other segment refers to the Acxiom activities. The company was founded on September 18, 1930 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Cass Information Systems, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | St. Louis, MO

Cass Information Systems, Inc. engages in provision of payment and information processing solutions. It operates through the following segments: Information Services; Banking Services; and Corporate, Elimination, and Other. The Information Services segment offers transportation, energy, telecommunication, and environmental invoice processing and payment services to large corporations. The Banking Services segment focuses on the provision of banking services primarily to privately held businesses and faith-based ministries. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Competitors
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. Personal Products - New York, NY

The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. engages in the manufacturing of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. It sells products under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London, Aveda, and Too Faced. Its channels primarily consist of department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies, and prestige salons and spas. The company was founded by Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder in 1946 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Procter & Gamble Co. Personal Products - Cincinnati, Ohio

Procter & Gamble Co. engages in the provision of branded consumer packaged goods. It operates through the following segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Beauty segment offers hair, skin, and personal care. The Grooming segment comprises of shave care like female and male blades and razors, pre and post shave products, and appliances. The Health Care segment includes oral care products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and personal health care such as gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, and vitamins, minerals, and supplements. The Fabric and Home Care segment consist of fabric enhancers, laundry additives and detergents, and air, dish, and surface care. The Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment sells baby wipes, diapers, and pants, adult incontinence, feminine care, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper. The company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

PepsiCo, Inc. Beverages - Purchase, NY

PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution and sale of beverages, food, and snacks. It is a food and beverage company with a complementary portfolio of brands, including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. It operates through the following business segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; North America Beverages; Latin America; Europe Sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. The Frito-Lay North America segment markets, distributes, and sells snack foods under the Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Fritos, Ruffles, and Santitas brands. The Quaker Foods North America segment includes cereals, rice, and pasta under the Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Chewy, Cap'n Crunch, Life, and Rice-A-Roni brands. The North America Beverages segment consists of beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug. The Latin America segment covers beverage, food, and snack businesses in Latin America region. The Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment comprises of beverage, food, and snack goods in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. The Asia, Middle East, and North Africa segment offers snack food products under the Lay's, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands. The company was founded by Donald M. Kendall, Sr. and Herman W. Lay in 1965 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

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