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 Operating Officer

Group Secretary & Chief Legal Officer

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Chief Research & Development Officer

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

President, North America

Chief Human Resources Officer

Board of Directors

Former Group Chief Executive Officer at A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S

Director at Handy Technologies, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director at Unilever PLC

Former President, Director & Chief Executive Officer at Grameen America, Inc.

Former Executive Director at Securities & Futures Commission

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

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

Chief Executive Officer at Unilever PLC

Healthcare & Consumer Industry Advisor at Star Mountain Capital LLC

Senior Advisor at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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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 (generally less than 5%p.a.).

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Founded in 1965, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec is one of the largest institutional fund managers in Canada and North America. They are the leading private equity investor in Canada and are also one of largest real estate asset managers in the world. The Caisse is headquartered in Québec, Canada.

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FIL-UK is an active, growth-oriented manager which aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation through a bottom-up approach. They focus on individual companies, seeking to identify fundamental value in stocks. They uses a wide variety of investment strategies in managing client assets. FIL-UK conducts fundamental research, focusing on business franchise, trading environment, valuation, and management. Top-down considerations complement their approach, with particular attention paid to political, environmental and social issues likely to impact a company's potential. Positions are usually significant in size and long-term in duration. FIL-UK is heavily research-oriented and does not rely on sell-side research. Fund managers and analysts aim at personally visiting the companies in which they invest at least twice a year. Asset management is team-oriented and portfolios are peer-reviewed.

Recent Transactions
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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., Beechwood Capital LLC, Finn Capital Partners LLC

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Dr. Oetker France SAS purchases Unilever Plc /Alsa Baking & Dessert Business from Unilever PLC

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
Legal Advisor

Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP

Advisor

Former Chief Marketing Officer at Girl Scouts of the USA

Advisor

Former Group President, Europe at Procter & Gamble Co.

Clients

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following business segments: Core Commerce; Cloud Computing; Digital Media and Entertainment; and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises of platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment relates to the Youko Tudou and UC Browser business. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment includes businesses such as AutoNavi, DingTalk, Tmall Genie, and others. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV operates as a holding company, which engages in the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It operates through the following geographical segments: North America, Latin America West, Latin America North, Latin America South, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Global Export and Holding Companies. The Global Export and Holding Companies segment includes the global headquarters and the export businesses in other countries. Its brands include Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck's, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden and Leffe; and local champions, such as Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Chernigivske, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, Sibirskaya Korona, and Skol. The company was founded on August 2, 1977 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$108B
Total Enterprise Value
$134B
Earnings Per Share
$1.89
Revenue
$45.6B
Net Profit
$4.94B
Total Equity
$11.8B
EBITDAMargin
22.91%
Enterprise Value Sales
2.94x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
12.83x
TEVNet Income
27.17x
Debt TEV
0.18x
EBITDA
$10.4B
Total Debt
$23.6B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.47%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.42%
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 on July 17, 2013 and is headquartered in Belvaux, Luxembourg.

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The Lorry Online Sdn. Bhd. offers on-demand cargo transportation services. The company was founded by Nadhir Ashafiq and Goh Chee Hau in 2014 and is headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia.

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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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Co-Founder at Motability

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Executive Director at Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd.

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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, MžAžC, 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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