Unilever (UL) Competitors

$54.75
+0.68 (+1.26%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

UL vs. PG, PM, BUD, MDLZ, DEO, MO, CL, BTI, MNST, and EL

Should you be buying Unilever stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Unilever include Procter & Gamble (PG), Philip Morris International (PM), Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD), Mondelez International (MDLZ), Diageo (DEO), Altria Group (MO), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), British American Tobacco (BTI), Monster Beverage (MNST), and Estée Lauder Companies (EL). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

Unilever vs.

Unilever (NYSE:UL) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, community ranking, analyst recommendations, media sentiment and institutional ownership.

Unilever has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Procter & Gamble has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Procter & Gamble has higher revenue and earnings than Unilever.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unilever$64.51B2.13$8.07BN/AN/A
Procter & Gamble$82.01B4.82$14.65B$6.1227.39

9.7% of Unilever shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of Procter & Gamble shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Unilever shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Procter & Gamble shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Procter & Gamble had 27 more articles in the media than Unilever. MarketBeat recorded 34 mentions for Procter & Gamble and 7 mentions for Unilever. Unilever's average media sentiment score of 1.22 beat Procter & Gamble's score of 0.71 indicating that Unilever is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Unilever
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Procter & Gamble
19 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
10 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Procter & Gamble has a net margin of 18.00% compared to Unilever's net margin of 0.00%. Procter & Gamble's return on equity of 33.91% beat Unilever's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UnileverN/A N/A N/A
Procter & Gamble 18.00%33.91%13.39%

Procter & Gamble received 420 more outperform votes than Unilever when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.36% of users gave Procter & Gamble an outperform vote while only 51.49% of users gave Unilever an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
UnileverOutperform Votes
485
51.49%
Underperform Votes
457
48.51%
Procter & GambleOutperform Votes
905
61.36%
Underperform Votes
570
38.64%

Unilever pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Procter & Gamble pays an annual dividend of $4.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Procter & Gamble pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Unilever presently has a consensus target price of $54.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.37%. Procter & Gamble has a consensus target price of $169.76, indicating a potential upside of 1.27%. Given Procter & Gamble's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Procter & Gamble is more favorable than Unilever.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Unilever
3 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.83
Procter & Gamble
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

Summary

Procter & Gamble beats Unilever on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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UL vs. The Competition

MetricUnileverSoap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$137.17B$125.51B$15.36B$18.08B
Dividend Yield3.29%1.69%2.75%3.44%
P/E RatioN/A26.2517.2722.53
Price / Sales2.133.325.4710.30
Price / Cash15.0521.6035.3719.48
Price / Book5.305.586.376.01
Net Income$8.07B$4.20B$581.49M$966.65M
7 Day Performance2.32%0.35%0.40%1.85%
1 Month Performance15.73%5.81%6.38%6.59%
1 Year Performance2.80%8.54%6.15%23.69%

Unilever Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PG
Procter & Gamble
4.2049 of 5 stars
$165.77
-0.1%
$169.76
+2.4%
+9.9%$391.24B$82.01B27.09107,000Insider Selling
PM
Philip Morris International
3.5188 of 5 stars
$99.84
+0.6%
$105.50
+5.7%
+7.8%$155.21B$84.58B19.5082,700
BUD
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
0.9002 of 5 stars
$65.68
+1.5%
$71.70
+9.2%
+14.7%$114.09B$59.38B27.59155,000Short Interest ↑
MDLZ
Mondelez International
4.3458 of 5 stars
$71.93
+0.2%
$80.75
+12.3%
-7.8%$96.48B$36.02B22.8391,000
DEO
Diageo
0.8972 of 5 stars
$143.65
+0.8%
$166.37
+15.8%
-20.1%$80.01B$21.42B0.0030,419Positive News
MO
Altria Group
3.6769 of 5 stars
$45.50
+1.0%
$46.90
+3.1%
+2.2%$78.15B$24.48B9.526,400Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
CL
Colgate-Palmolive
4.6461 of 5 stars
$94.55
+0.1%
$91.44
-3.3%
+18.1%$77.57B$19.46B29.9234,000Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
BTI
British American Tobacco
2.3959 of 5 stars
$31.08
+0.5%
N/A-4.1%$69.38B$33.94B0.0046,000
MNST
Monster Beverage
4.1609 of 5 stars
$54.48
-0.4%
$61.32
+12.5%
-9.6%$56.75B$7.14B34.266,003Positive News
High Trading Volume
EL
Estée Lauder Companies
4.625 of 5 stars
$134.06
-0.5%
$160.92
+20.0%
-32.6%$48.07B$15.35B75.3262,000Insider Selling

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This page (NYSE:UL) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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