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Thu, Jul. 21, 4:18 AM
- Helped by cost-control measures, Unilever (NYSE:UL) posted a profit rise and said it's ready for challenges ahead.
- Swatch (OTCPK:SWGAY) expects a recovery in the second half after net profit plunged 52% in H1.
- Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) confirmed its outlook for 2016 and reported results that exceeded expectations.
- Driven by price and mix realization, SABMiller's (OTCPK:SBMRY) group net producer revenue grew 2% in Q1.
- Lufthansa (OTCQX:DLAKY) cut its full-year profit target, saying "terrorist attacks in Europe" weighed on its bookings.
- The fears also hit Easyjet (OTCQX:ESYJY), with shares under pressure after weak Q3 revenues.
Thu, Apr. 14, 6:26 AM
Mon, Mar. 14, 6:50 PM
- Solazyme (NASDAQ:SZYM) +24.2% AH after posting a smaller than expected Q4 loss and announcing a global supply agreement with Unilever (NYSE:UL).
- SZYM says the agreement provides for UL to purchase renewable algae oils for use in personal care products, and is expected to represent more than $200M in total revenue over the five-year term.
- SZYM says production of the oils will take place at its Bunge renewable oils facility in Brazil.
- The deal follows last week's news that SZYM would refine its business to focus on food, nutrition and specialty ingredients, and rename itself TerraVia.
Oct. 15, 2015, 4:32 AM
- Unilever's (NYSE:UL) revenue rose sharply in the third-quarter as sales of ice cream jumped and emerging markets saw heavy growth.
- The company said underlying sales rose 5.7% - a measure that excludes acquisitions, disposals or changes in currency - outpacing 4% forecasts. The second quarter figure was just 2.9%.
- For the rest of the year, Unilever now expects underlying sales to come in toward the upper end of its estimated 2-4% range.
- UL +4.5% premarket
Jul. 23, 2015, 2:31 AM
- Unilever (NYSE:UL): 1H15 EPS of €0.91 up 16% due to underlying sales growth, 8% positive currency impact, improved core operating margin, and impact from purchasing the estate shares.
- Revenue up 12% to €27B driven by 10% positive currency impact, volume up by 1.1% and price up by 1.7%.
Apr. 16, 2015, 8:21 AM
- Unilever (UN, UL) trades higher in early trading after a strong U.S. dollar helped lift Q1 results.
- F/X swings increased Unilever's sales by 10.6% during the quarter.
- Volume was up 0.9% and pricing improved 1.9% on broad strength across regions and products.
- Unilever earnings release (.pdf)
- UL +4.2% premarket.
Jan. 20, 2015, 6:11 AM
- Unilever (NYSE:UL): FY'14 core EPS of €1.61.
- Revenue €48.4B (-2.7% Y/Y).
- Underlying Sales growth +2.9% Y/Y
Jan. 20, 2015, 3:59 AM
- Unilever (NYSE:UL) posted a rise in full-year profit today despite struggling in recent quarters due to a sales slump in emerging markets.
- Full-year profit climbed 6.8% to €5.2B ($6B) despite a 2.7% fall in revenue to €48.4B, dragged down by a 20% sales decline in China in Q4.
- "We do not plan on a significant improvement in market conditions in 2015," Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman said in the statement.
Oct. 23, 2014, 6:23 AM
- Unilever (NYSE:UL): Q3 Revenue of €12.2B (-2.0% Y/Y).
- Underlying sales growth +2.1%; Price +1.8%; Volume +0.3%.
- Shares -1.6% PM.
Jul. 24, 2014, 7:28 AM
- Unilever (NYSE:UL): 1H EPS of €0.78.
- Revenue of €24.1B (-5.5% Y/Y).
- Shares -0.5% PM.
Apr. 24, 2014, 3:01 AM
- Unilever's (UL) Q1 sales dropped 6.3% to €11.4B, hurt by currency weakness in emerging markets.
- "Growth continued to slow in the emerging markets, particularly in South Asia and South East Asia," Unilever said. "Overall, developed markets remained weak although there were some further signs of improvement in southern Europe."
- Underlying sales increased 3.6%, above analyst forecasts of 3.3% but softer than growth of 4.9% a year earlier.
- Underlying selling volume +1.9% vs consensus of +1.7%; prices +1.6% vs +1.5%.
- Sales breakdown: Personal Care €4.2B, Foods €3B, Home Care €2.2B, Refreshment €2.1B.
- Declares quarterly interim dividends of €0.285 and £0.2338 a share. (PR)
Jan. 21, 2014, 5:06 AM
- Unilever's (UL) shares are +4.5% premarket after the consumer-products company reported better-than-expected results.
- 2013 core EPS of €1.58 topped forecasts of €1.53.
- A rise of 4.3% in underlying sales beat consensus of +4.2%.
- Q4 sales -6% to €11.8B, with all business segments and regions declining.
- Underlying sales growth +4.1% vs Street expectations of +3.9%; volume +2.7% vs +2.5%, while prices increased as well.
- Emerging-market sales +8.4% vs +5.9% in Q3, which makes Unilever's statement about continued slowing growth in such regions a bit puzzling, even if the company was only referring to certain segments or unless it's referring to the macro-environment, which it doesn't seem to be. "Growth continued to slow in emerging markets as a result of the impact of economic uncertainty," Unilever said. (PR)
Jan. 21, 2014, 2:55 AM
- Unilever (UL) 2013 net profit +9% to €5.3B.
- Core EPS +3% to €1.58
- Revenue -3% to €49.78B.
- Operating profit +8% to €7.5B.
- Underlying sales growth 4.3%, with revenue rising 8.7% in emerging markets.
- However, growth has slowed in the latter markets, due to economic uncertainty and currency depreciation. Personal-care sales decelerated to +7.3% from +10%, the first slowdown in six years.
- Developed markets remained weak.
- Unilever expects "ongoing volatility in the external environment" and is "positioning...accordingly." (PR)
Oct. 24, 2013, 3:26 AM
- Unilever's (UL) Q3 revenues dropped 6.5% to €12.5B ($17.2B), affected by currency swings and disposals.
- Underlying sales growth slowed to 3.2% from 5.9% last year and was the company's worst performance since Q4 2009.
- Expansion in emerging markets slowed to 5.9% from 12.1%.
- "Emerging markets continue to be the main driver of our growth, and, despite the current slow-down, they remain a significant growth opportunity which the company is well-placed to capitalize on," said CEO Paul Polman.
- Shares -0.7% in London. (PR)
Unilever Plc is a multinational consumer goods company that provides fast moving consumer goods. Its product categories include savoury, dressings and spread; ice cream and beverages; personal care, and home care. The company's brands include Axe/Lynx, Blue Band, Dove, Becel/Flora, Heartbrand... More
Sector: Consumer Goods
Industry: Food - Major Diversified
Country: United Kingdom
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