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Unilever Financial Analysis

Thuy Tran Tania Vaswani Pardis Anvari Taran Kandhari

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1-Executive summary ......................................................................................................................... 3 2-Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 4 2.1-About FMCG Industry................................................................................................................ 4 2.2-Unilever Overview ..................................................................................................................... 5 2.3-Unilever Key
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1-Executive summary
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.

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2-Introduction 2.1-About FMCG Industry Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, which consists of food as well as non-food consumable products. The volume purchased by end users is usually on a small scales and everyday use basis. This industry had suffered immensely during the global financial crises however, most of the companies conquered profitability and sales growth by 2010. These products are mostly available at supermarkets, chain stores, hypermarkets, grocery stores, etc. The
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