Sunday, January 9, 2011


According to Google finance: "Unilever plc is one of the parent companies of the Unilever group (Unilever), which is a supplier of consumer goods. It focuses on everyday consumer needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care. Unilever’s portfolio includes brands, as Knorr, Lipton, Hellmann’s, Magnum, Omo, Dove, Lux and Axe/Lynx. The Company’s products are sold in over 170 countries around the world. It operates under four categories: savoury, dressings and spreads; ice cream and beverages; personal care; and home care. In April 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of the TIGI Hair Care Product Business and Advanced Education Academies. In July 2009, the Company acquired the sauces business of Baltimor Holding ZAO. In December 2010, the Company acquired Sara Lee Corporation's Sara Lee Personal Care and European Laundry business. "

It surfaced as one of Greenblatt's Magic Formula stocks (7th on the list of companies over 300m). Here's some stats:
mkt cap: £24.5b
sp: 1906p
ROC: 66%
GEY: 15% (Greenblatt Earnings Yield)
PER: 15.94
EPS growth yr 1: 7.6%
EPS growth yr 2: 10.4%

Also, according to Google, it has ROA for 2009 of 10.0%, and 13.04% in Q3 2010.

It is also in the top-ten list of holdings of Cazenove UK Growth & Income, and M&G Recovery. Both of these funds are rated 5 stars by BestInvest.

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