Is Personal Care Segment Revenue Driving Unilever’s Total Revenue Growth?

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Unilever’s (NYSE:UL) revenue comes from mainly three segments: Personal Care, Home Care, and Food & Refreshments. Here, Trefis analysis shows how important the Personal care segment is to Unilever. For detailed analysis please check our interactive dashboard – How important is the Personal care segment to Unilever? In addition, here is more Consumer Staples data. 

Unilever recently released its first half year results where revenue stood at around €26.1 billion, down 0.9% y-o-y, while earnings were reported at €1.14, up by 3.4%.

 

How has Unilever’s Revenue moved in the past and what is its forecast?

  • Total Revenue has seen a steady but consistent increase over the last few years. Revenue increased from $58.3 billion in 2016 to $60.4 billion in 2018. Trefis estimates revenue to reach $61.2 billion in 2019.
  • The Personal Care segment saw a high growth in revenue over the years. It increased from $22.3 billion in 2016 to $24.4 billion in 2018. Trefis estimates revenue to reach $24.9 billion in 2019.
  • Home care segment has seen a steady revenue growth from $11.1 billion in 2016 to $12 billion in 2018. Trefis estimates revenue to be around $12.1 billion in 2019.
  • Food & Refreshments segment’s revenue decreased as the company shifted priorities. It decreased from $24.9 billion in 2016 to $24 billion in 2018. Trefis estimates revenue to be around $24.1 billion in 2019.

 

How has Unilever’s Personal Care segment fared with respect to its peers?

  • Unilever has the highest revenue from its Personal Care segment when compared to Kimberly-Clark and Colgate-Palmolive.
  • Unilever Personal care segment revenue grew from $22.3 billion in 2016 to $24.4 billion in 2018. Trefis estimates the revenue to grow to $24.9 billion in 2019.
  • Kimberly-Clark Personal care segment revenue remained flat at $9 billion. Trefis estimates the revenue to fall to $8.9 billion in 2019.
  • Colgate Oral, Personal & Home Care segment revenue grew from $12.9 billion in 2016 to $13.2 billion in 2018. Trefis estimates the revenue to grow to $13.3 billion in 2019.

What is the trend and relative contribution of Personal Care Segment to Total Revenue and Total EBITDA for Unilever?

  • Personal care segment revenue contributed the highest revenue in 2018 taking over from Food & Refreshments segment revenue. Contribution to Total Revenue increased from 38.3% in 2016 to 40.5% in 2018. Trefis estimates it will increase to 40.8% in 2019.
  • Personal care segment EBITDA contributed the highest in 2016 and 2017 but lost the top spot to Food & Refreshments segment in 2018. Contribution to Total EBITDA decreased from 44.3% in 2016 to 33.3% in 2018. Trefis estimates it will increase to 33.6% in 2019.

 

 

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