Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HINDUNILVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Dec, 2017 |    No of Pages: 41 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HINDUNILVR) - 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.

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- 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.


Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), a subsidiary of Unilever Plc, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. It offers food and beverages, personal care products, homecare products, and water purifiers. HUL's product portfolio includes soaps, detergents, shampoos, toothpastes, deodorants, cosmetics, tea, coffee, packaged foods, ice cream, and water purifiers. Its beverage portfolio includes iced tea drinks and squash/syrups. The company markets its products under the brands of Bru, Magnum, Fair & Lovely, Ponds, Lakme, Dove, Pepsodent, Surf Excel, Knoor, Taza, Lipton and Kissan, among others. The company also offers chemicals, marine products, and agricultural commodities through its subsidiaries. HUL is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Hindustan Unilever Ltd Key Recent Developments

Oct 13,2017: HUL appoints Srinivas Phatak as CFO
Aug 15,2017: Hindustan Unilever CFO P B Balaji resigns to join Tata Motors
Jul 18,2017: HUL announces financial results for June quarter 2017
Apr 07,2017: Hindustan Unilever may lay off 10% to 15% of workforce
Jan 23,2017: Hindustan Unilever appoints Dev Bajpai as director on board

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 3
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 4
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Key Facts 5
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Key Employees 6
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Key Employee Biographies 7
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Major Products and Services 8
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - History 9
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Company Statement 12
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 - Company Analysis 17
Company Overview 17
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Business Description 17
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Corporate Strategy 18
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Strengths 19
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Weaknesses 20
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Opportunities 21
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Threats 22
Hindustan Unilever Ltd - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 30
Jul 18, 2017: HUL announces financial results for June quarter 2017 30
Jan 23, 2017: HUL appoints Dev Bajpai as director on the Board of the Company 31
Oct 26, 2016: Hindustan Unilever H1 net profit increases 32
Oct 26, 2016: Hindustan Unilever Q2 net profit increases 33
Jul 19, 2016: HUL financial results for June quarter 2016 34
Jun 03, 2016: HUL announces new appointment to Management Committee 35
Jan 15, 2016: HUL financial results for December Quarter 2015 36
Section 5 - Appendix 37
Methodology 37
Ratio Definitions 37
About GlobalData 41
Contact Us 41
Disclaimer 41

List of Tables
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Key Facts 5
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Key Employees 6
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Key Employee Biographies 7
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Major Products and Services 8
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, History 9
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Other Locations 14
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Subsidiaries 15
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Key Competitors 23
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Ratios based on current share price 24
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Annual Ratios 25
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 26
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 27
Currency Codes 37
Capital Market Ratios 37
Equity Ratios 38
Profitability Ratios 38
Cost Ratios 39
Liquidity Ratios 39
Leverage Ratios 40
Efficiency Ratios 40

List of Figures
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Performance Chart (2013 - 2017) 28
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Ratio Charts 29

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