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Analysts' Consensus

Collected up until 11 January 2019

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Unilever is covered by various financial analysts and the consensus collection below was compiled from January the 3rd, to January the 11th.

Please note that the consensus numbers below are a collection of analysts' own projections and the circulation of the consensus does not provide or imply any check on, or endorsement of, these numbers by Unilever PLC or Unilever NV. Unilever will not provide any commentary on the consensus or answer questions on it. The circulation of the consensus by Unilever is not mandatory and Unilever may amend its practice on this at any time.

Turnover (€ million)

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019
Turnover (€ million)12,18424,71251,06351,602

Turnover change (%)

-5.0%-4.9%-4.9%1.1%

Exchange rates (%)

-4.1%-4.7%-6.9%-0.4%

Acquisitions and disposals (%)

-4.2%-3.7%-0.9%-2.5%

Underlying sales growth (%)

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019

Underlying sales growth (%)

3.5%3.6%3.0%3.9%

Price (%)

2.0%1.7%0.9%1.8%

Volume (%)

1.5%1.9%2.1%2.1%

Underlying sales growth excluding spreads (%)

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019

Underlying sales growth excluding spreads (%)

3.5%3.6%3.1%3.8%

Price excluding spreads (%)

2.0%1.7%0.9%1.7%

Volume excluding spreads (%)

1.5%1.9%2.2%2.1%

Underlying Operating profit

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019

Underlying Operating profit

4,3849,2969,801
Underlying operating margin (%)17.8%18.2%19.0%
Change in Underlying operating margin (%)0.6%0.7%0.7%
Acquisition and disposal related costs-4199-19
Gain/(loss) of disposal of group companies9869862
Impairments and other one-offs-29-236-54
Non A&D restructuring costs-699-1066-999

Operating profit

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019

Operating profit                

4,5569,0238,726

Operating margin (%)

18.4%17.6%16.9%

Underlying Operating profit

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019

Underlying Operating profit

4,3849,2969,801
Net finance cost-310-533-572
Joint ventures, associates85168177
Non current investments    141918
Underlying profit before taxation4,1748,9519,427
Underlying Tax Rate %26%26%26%
Underlying Taxation        -1,052-2,295-2,401

Net profit (underlying)

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019

Net profit (underlying)

3,1276,6617,043

Attributable to non controlling interests (NCI)

229436461

Underlying profit attributable to shareholders' equity 

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019

Underlying profit attributable to shareholder's equity

2,9056,2316,587
Average # of shares on a fully diluted basis2,6662,6932,625

Underlying EPS (in Euros)

Q4 2018H2 2018Full Year 2018Full Year 2019

Underlying EPS (in Euros)

1.092.312.51

Underlying EPS growth (%)

-2.4%3.1%8.4%
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