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

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 35 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Hindustan Unilever Limited (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.

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.


Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is one of the leading fast-moving consumer goods companies in India. The company primarily 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/rtd 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 operates as a subsidiary of Unilever Plc and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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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
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Key Facts 6
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Key Employees 7
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Key Employee Biographies 8
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Major Products and Services 9
Hindustan Unilever Limited - History 11
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Company Statement 14
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Business Description 19
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Corporate Strategy 20
Hindustan Unilever Limited - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Strengths 21
Strength - Research and Development Capabilities 21
Strength - Dominant Position 21
Strength - Revenue Growth from all Segments 21
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Litigation Claims 22
Weakness - Rejection of Import Batches in the US 22
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 23
Opportunity - Rising Demand for Organic and Natural Cosmetics 23
Opportunity - Product Innovation 23
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Threats 24
Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences 24
Threat - Global Economic Scenario 24
Threat - Highly Competitive Environment 24
Hindustan Unilever Limited - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 – Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

Hindustan Unilever Limited, Key Facts 6
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Key Employees 7
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Key Employee Biographies 8
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Major Products and Services 9
Hindustan Unilever Limited, History 11
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Other Locations 15
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Subsidiaries 17
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Key Competitors 25
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Ratios based on current share price 26
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Annual Ratios 27
Currency Codes 31
Capital Market Ratios 31
Equity Ratios 32
Profitability Ratios 32
Cost Ratios 33
Liquidity Ratios 33
Leverage Ratios 34
Efficiency Ratios 34

List of Figures

Hindustan Unilever Limited, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 29
Hindustan Unilever Limited, Ratio Charts 30

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