Unilever plc (ADR) ($UL) Confident Investor Rating: Poor

Company name Unilever plc (ADR)
Stock ticker UL
Live stock price [stckqut]UL[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Fair
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Fair

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Poor
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $34.12
Target stock price (averages with growth) $41.81
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $41.69
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $30.57

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=ul

Unilever PLC (PLC), is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods. The two parent companies, Unilever N.V. (NV) and PLC, together with their group companies, operate as Unilever Group (Unilever). Its products are grouped into four principal areas: Personal Care, Home Care, Foods and Refreshment. It operates in three regions: Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, the Americas and Western Europe. In June 2011, Colgate-Palmolive Company purchased Sanex personal care brand from Unilever PLC. On 1 December 2011, it sold Culver Specialty Brands division to B&G Foods, Inc. On December 6, 2011, it completed acquisition of 82% of the outstanding shares of Concern Kalina. On December 20, 2011, it acquired Ingman Ice Cream. On January 27, 2011, it purchased EVGA's ice cream brands and distribution network in Greece. On May 10, 2011, it acquired Alberto Culver, Inc. In August 2012, ConAgra Foods Inc acquired Bertolli and P.F. Chang's Home Menu frozen meals businesses from PLC.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

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