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Unilever has been able to maintain performance despite high inflation, but its competitiveness is deteriorating due to price increases. The company's free cash flow generation is reverting to a level of about €5Bn, limiting its ability to spend on buybacks. Household budgets will remain under pressure due to inflation, affecting Unilever's bottom line.
Unilever has revived plans to sell a suite of mature brands after an earlier attempt in 2021 only received piecemeal offers. Brands on the block include seventies stalwarts such Brut, Timotei, St Ives, Matey and Alberto Balsam alongside some still going strong such as Q-Tips and Impulse.
Unilever could reportedly sell off some of its beauty and personal care brands. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) giant is working with Morgan Stanley and Evercore to sell a selection of its “non-core” beauty and personal care brands, Q-tips among them, Reuters reported Wednesday (Sept.
Unilever Plc has hired investment banks Morgan Stanley and Evercore Inc to sell a basket of non-core beauty and personal care brands that include Q-Tips and Impulse, reviving an effort it abandoned two years ago, according to people familiar with the matter.
Unilever's Revenue and Operating Margin have gone virtually nowhere in the past decade due to a lack of focus and underwhelming investment in growth areas. With the appointment of a new CEO and change in strategy, the H1 2023 report shows initial signs of growth resurgence, anticipated to extend into H2 and beyond. Offering a robust 3.61% dividend, considerably surpassing the industry average, the company maintains a secure payout ratio of 52%, setting the stage for growth in the upcoming years.
Unilever CEO vows to look at Russian operations with ‘fresh eyes' as pressure to exit the country mounts
Consumer goods giant Unilever PLC is coming under renewed pressure to exit Russia following recent comments from the company's CEO Hein Schumacher.
New CEOs bring new perspectives to companies and, sometimes, big changes. The recently implemented CEO change was on full display during Unilever's Q2 earnings call.
Like all consumer staples companies, Unilever has been dealing with inflation-driven profit margin compression. Inflation is just a normal part of life for Unilever and its peers, and there's a well-worn playbook for adjusting to it.
Unilever PLC's ( UL , Financial) stock has good outperformance potential, having received a boost from solid financials, strong brands and a new management team.
‘Unilever has descended into a vortex of immorality': Pressure mounts on consumer goods giant to exit Russia
Pressure is mounting on Unilever to exit Russia, as the consumer goods giant faces calls for a boycott of its products.