Unilever PLC (ULVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jul, 2016 |    No of Pages: 43 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Unilever PLC (ULVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives' employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Unilever PLC (Unilever) manufactures and supplies fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). The company offers wide range of products such as food products, refreshment products, homecare products and personal care products. Unilever's portfolio consists of household care, laundry products, deodorants, hair care, personal care, ice creams and other products. The company offers products under various brand names such as Blue Band, Dove, Flora, Heartbrand ice creams, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Surf and others. It operates research and development centers in Bangalore, India; Colworth, the UK; Port Sunlight, the UK; Shanghai, China; Trumbull, the US; and Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. The company, along with its subsidiaries, operates in various countries across the world. Unilever is headquartered in London, the UK.

Unilever PLC Key Recent Developments

Nov 27, 2015: Unilever to become ‘carbon positive' by 2030
Jan 30, 2015: Unilever achieves zero waste to landfill across global factory network

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Unilever PLC - Key Facts 6
Unilever PLC - Key Employees 7
Unilever PLC - Key Employee Biographies 8
Unilever PLC - Major Products and Services 10
Unilever PLC - History 12
Unilever PLC - Company Statement 18
Unilever PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries 20
Head Office 20
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20
Joint Venture 22
Section 2 – Company Analysis 23
Unilever PLC - Business Description 23
Unilever PLC - Corporate Strategy 24
Unilever PLC - SWOT Analysis 25
SWOT Analysis - Overview 25
Unilever PLC - Strengths 25
Strength - Dominant Market Position 25
Strength - Robust Research and Development Activities 25
Unilever PLC - Weaknesses 26
Weakness - Product Recalls 26
Weakness - Higher Operating Costs 26
Unilever PLC - Opportunities 27
Opportunity - Growing Personal Care Market 27
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions and Divestitures 27
Opportunity - New Product Launches 27
Unilever PLC - Threats 28
Threat - Highly Competitive Market 28
Threat - Regulatory Environment 28
Threat - Rising Popularity of Private Labels 28
Unilever PLC - Key Competitors 29
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 31
Performance Chart 33
Financial Performance 33
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 35
Section 4 – Company's Recent Developments 36
Nov 27, 2015: Unilever to become ‘carbon positive' by 2030 36
Jan 30, 2015: Unilever achieves zero waste to landfill across global factory network 38
Section 5 – Appendix 39
Methodology 39
Ratio Definitions 39
About GlobalData 43
Contact Us 43
Disclaimer 43

List of Tables
Unilever PLC, Key Facts 6
Unilever PLC, Key Employees 7
Unilever PLC, Key Employee Biographies 8
Unilever PLC, Major Products and Services 10
Unilever PLC, History 12
Unilever PLC, Subsidiaries 20
Unilever PLC, Joint Venture 22
Unilever PLC, Key Competitors 29
Unilever PLC, Ratios based on current share price 30
Unilever PLC, Annual Ratios 31
Unilever PLC, Interim Ratios 34
Currency Codes 39
Capital Market Ratios 39
Equity Ratios 40
Profitability Ratios 40
Cost Ratios 41
Liquidity Ratios 41
Leverage Ratios 42
Efficiency Ratios 42

List of Figures
Unilever PLC, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 33
Unilever PLC, Ratio Charts 35

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