This report aims to analyse the financial position of Unilever PLC within its daily operating activities and it also compares the company’s performance with its key competitor, the Proctor and Gamble Company (P&G). The report also includes background of both the companies and an industry overview. To better understand the performance of both the companies, the segmental analyses have been done for both region and products. Due to the global crisis, Unilever and P&G both are facing price rise and inflation pressures, also instability in the Eurozone. All these factors are strongly impacting their operation activity and long-term growth decision plan. Finally After a careful examination of the financial ratios of both the companies, we recommend Unilever as a good company to invest as compared to P&G .The reasons for the following can be seen in the report below.
The purpose of this report is to analyse Tesco’s annual report. The reoprt consist of a sypnosis of Tescos, describing what it does where it does it, how many people it employs and whether it is growing or declining. It also consist of the main accounting policies used by the company; analyses of its financial performance for four years. It also shows the ratios for the performance analyses.
Sainsbury’s strategy follows with their quote ‘We will make our customers’ lives easier. Great quality. Great prices. Whenever and wherever’ or following with their motto ‘Live well for less’, setting goals to possibly retain consumers by making lives easier everyday by putting out fair prices and quality services to all. To pursue their goals Sainsbury’s have their stores in key locations that are growing significantly in both convenience and discount stores. J Sainsbury’s plc (2015) Strategic Report is divided in two sections; the non-financial KPIs such as: product quality, Like-for-Like Transactions, Price perception, Sales growth, Service growth by Area/Channel, Availability and Customer Service that focuses on social responsibility as Fredrick (1960) and Friedman (1970) agrees in taking opportunities to fulfil the needs of stakeholders be it efficiency, that too ensuring the management board follows governance, codes and compliance to minimise risks which enhances the socio-economic welfare as well as increasing strategies on financial KPIs following; Underlying Profit before Tax, Basic Earnings per Share, Cost Savings, Operating Cash-flow and Dividend per Share, hence keeping the balance sheets strong. Correspondingly, measuring profitability becomes important for shareholders, creditors, suppliers and investors: the question is whether there is a correlation between increased social responsibilities in increasing profits. In this essay, the KPIs that relate to social
Unilever being a global manufacturer of packaged consumer goods, caused a high number of brands under its control. A problem they faced was the brands portfolio growing into a laissez faire manner.. For example, Unilever was one of the largest producers of ice cream, distributing across many countries including the UK, most parts of Asia, the Algida brand in Italy, Germany, Brazil, Netherlands, and the United States. With such a high production of ice cream in all these countries and with many other products distributed globally, these product categories had “checkered Identities.” With this said, the company introduced ia new strategic initiative called “Path to Growth”. The initiatives main goal was to reduce more than 1600 brands down to 400. With the main surviving brands of the 400 they wanted some brands to be their “Masterbrands” and mandated these brands to serve as umbrella identities over the range of product forms. With the use of the new initiative, Unilever can have brand managers in specific countries allowing direction for each of their products. Global brand units have the responsibility for creating a global vision and charged with inspiring cooperation from all geographic markets, including connections between brand managers in different countries.
Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods across Foods and Home and Personal Care categories is an Anglo-Dutch Multinational consumer goods company which is co-headquartered in London, England and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It is the world's third-largest consumer goods company measured by 2012 revenue and its major Competitors which stand ahead of it are Procter & Gamble and Nestle. Products of Unilever include beverages, Food, personal care products and cleaning agents. Some of the top and major Brands endorsed by Unilever are Axe / Lynx, Blue Band, Dove, Flora / Becel, Hellmann's and Best Foods, Knorr, Heartbrand, Lipton, Lux, Omo, Rexona, Surf and Sunsilk.Unilever is one of the oldest multinational companies and its products are available in around 190 countries. The Company operates worldwide employing around 174,000 people in 316 companies by
Based upon my knowledge learned on financial reporting, I had compared to companies reporting statistics. The two companies in comparison are PepsiCo Incorperated and The Coca-Cola Company in which both have reported annual statistics for 2004 and 2005. During my comparison of net incomes, gross expenses, stock statistics, and assets accumulations, I have suggested some strategies for each business to take into consideration for better future results. As an accountant in training, I will be giving specific details of my analysis and recommendations, as these are my opinions for financial success.
Abstract : Analysis of financial statement of a company is an important because it is useful to obtain Information
An Annual Report is a visible look at the activities of a corporation the can give shareholders and any other individual who may need to look at company finances, a comprehensive understanding of the company performance. This report will take a look at the different information found in an annual report. The Annual Report is customized by companies, but there are components that must be shown in the report which cannot be deviated against. The following are the components that will be discussed in this report, and two companies discussed are Franklin Covey, and The Standard Register Company.
I have researched the company’s financial reports. There will be a financial analysis of the company comparing its present to past two years’ performance and to the performance of its major competitors.
The purpose of the report is to measure the performance, financial position and liquidity of the general retailer, Debenhams plc. Its operation would be compared to that of the prior year as well as that of a rival company in the same industry.
Within this report, diligent focus will be shown to the financial year of 2010 and the final year of
Over the past 12 months, from the 29th December to 28th December 2013, Greggs plc have had many difficulties that range from market competitiveness to profit warnings. This report will identify those key difficulties that cause many issues for Greggs plc within that period. Ultimately, this report will review the prospects of Greggs plc and whether we should continue with maintaining Greggs plc or possible dropping them from our portfolio.
As the financial analyst of the company, this report is written in respect to how the financial position of the company can be improved. This report is aimed for the senior management team.
The relevance of evaluating both the financial performance as well as position of Tesco PLC cannot be overstated. This is more so the case given the need to determine the stability and viability of the company going forward. This text seeks to evaluate the financial performance as well as position of Tesco PLC by amongst other things analyzing the entity's financial statements. In this case, the evaluation will be based on the company's recently published annual accounts.
Operation of Unilever around the world starts fragmenting, but Unilever continues to expand globally and investment made in R&D is increased.