Unilever cautious about 2014

|About: Unilever Plc (UL)|By:, SA News Editor

Unilever (UL +3.4%) bested analyst estimate with its Q4 report, but the company struck a cautious tone with its view on 2014.

Of note, execs say the positive economic data in emerging markets hasn't translated into sales as quickly as expected and it sees continued currency devaluation pressures in key regions.

"Looking forward, we anticipate ongoing volatility in the external environment and are positioning Unilever accordingly," says CEO Paul Polman.