HUL: Find Full Form, Profile, Latest Revenue and Financials Details

In company profile section we explore more on fundamentally strong and well established companies that are listed on the Indian Stock Exchanges. This Guide book would cover the contents regarding to company’s origin, founders, latest financial reports and several noteworthy reports that would act as an add-on while framing the fundamental analysis of the company.
This week we would be exploring HUL that is an Leader in Indian Consumer Segments.

Company Genesis & Profile:
Brief Company Profile: HUL alias Hindustan Unilever Limited was incorporated in the year 1933 having its headquartered at Andheri (E), Mumbai. HUL’s currently has more than 400 brands in the market and claims to attract maximum consumers via its products like Lakme, Ponds, Dove, Knorr etc. The company has employed over 81,000 staff via direct and indirect employment.

Inception & Founders:
HUL set up its first Indian subsidiary company, Hindustan Vanaspati Manufacturing Company in the year 1931 and Lever Brothers India Limited in the year 1933 and United Traders Limited in the year 1935 these three companies allied to form Hindustan Lever Limited in the year 1956. In the year 2007, the company was reformed as Hindustan Unilever Limited.

Chairman & Directors:
Mr Sanjiv Mehta is the chairman and Managing Director of HUL.

Customer Segment & Area of Operations:
HUL is mainly spread across FMCG leader that has a wide and diversified customer segment across India.

The products are broadly classified across 4 major segments that consist:

  • Food
  • Homecare Brands
  • Personal Care Brands
  • Water Purifier Brands

While personal care brands are the highest contributor to overall companies revenue.
Some of the well-known brands are described below:

HUL has successfully created its brand value among its more than 700 million customers using its products.

Confidence Booster for Investors:
The following pointers will uplift the confidence of any stock market analyst. As this highlight the favourable business outcomes for HUL.

  • The ROCE of this company is 196.19%.
  • The company is debt free almost.
  • The companies has good Return On Equity at 85.40% considering 5 years.
  • Company has been maintaining a healthy dividend payout of 82.74%.

Quick Financial Information(Last Updated on 08/08/2018):

Market Cap: 374,492 Cr.
Book Value: 39.75
ROCE: 196 %
Net profit margin (%) 15.16
Stock P/E: 67.41
Return On Equity (%) 71.61
Adjusted EPS (Rs) 24.48
Dividend Yield (%) 1.15
Current Price: Rs 1,730
Sales Growth (3Yrs): 3.87 %
Face Value: 1
Dividend Yield: 1.16 %

Shareholding pattern:
The table below highlights the approximate shareholding pattern of HUL.

Holder’s Name % Shareholding
Foreign foundation 12.15%
Promoter 67.19%
General Public 11.29%
Financial Organisations 5.39%
Others 2.10%
NBanksMutualFunds 1.88%

Peer Comparison:

The table below highlights the Top 7 companies in the same business, therefore, giving the easy benchmark for comparing HUL with other 6 companies in the same business.

S.No. Name Current Price Rs. Price/Earning Ratio Market Capitalization Rs.Cr. Dividend Yield % Net Profit Qtr Rs.Cr. Qtr Profit Var % Sales Qtr Rs.Cr. Qtr Sales Growth ROCE %
1 Hind. Unilever 1730.05 67.41 374492.47 1.16 1529 21.56 9487 11.23 196.19
2 Godrej Consumer 1299.6 53.28 88560.47 1.15 405.04 77.45 2476.02 13.72 18.44
3 Dabur India 443.2 55.05 78280.84 1.69 330 19.24 2080.68 16.24 55.17
4 Marico 361.7 54.83 46690.57 1.18 260.13 10.26 2026.79 20.54 48.47
5 Colgate-Palm. 1144.95 43.72 31141 2.1 189.51 22.46 1041.3 6.46 89.26
6 P & G Hygiene 10793.9 85.86 35037.79 3.6 83.24 -16.45 568.89 -0.87 70.99
7 Emami 572.8 78.34 26001.41 0.61 26.46 2873.03 614.38 16.17 24.05

Annual & Quarterly Results:
Below is the Quarterly Results of HUL:

June 2018 Mar 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017 June 2017 Mar 2017
Sales 9,487 9,097 8,590 8,309 8,529 8,213
Expenses 7,295 7,113 6,937 6,637 6,680 6,567
Operating Profit 2,192 1,984 1,653 1,672 1,849 1,646
OPM % 23.11% 21.81% 19.24% 20.12% 21.68% 20.04%
Other Income 135 100 158 250 117 87
Depreciation 127 128 121 115 114 108
Interest 7 4 5 6 6 6
Profit before tax 2,193 1,952 1,685 1,801 1,846 1,619
Tax 664 601 359 525 563 436
Net Profit 1,529 1,351 1,326 1,276 1,283 1,183

Annual Results of HUL:

Mar 2018 Mar 2017 Mar 2016 Mar 2015 Mar 2014 Mar 2013
Sales 34,525 31,890 31,061 30,806 28,019 25,810
Expenses 27,367 25,900 25,453 25,611 23,554 21,846
Operating Profit 7,158 5,990 5,608 5,194 4,465 3,964
OPM % 20.73% 18.78% 18.05% 16.86% 15.94% 15.36%
Other Income 625 824 674 1,297 860 1,255
Interest 20 22 15 17 36 25
Depreciation 478 396 321 287 261 236
Profit before tax 7,285 6,396 5,946 6,187 5,028 4,958
Tax 2,048 1,906 1,809 1,872 1,161 1,161
Net Profit 5,237 4,490 4,137 4,315 3,867 3,797

Cash Flow statement:
Readers will find the cash flow statements of HUL of past 6 years.

Mar 2018 Mar 2017 Mar 2016 Mar 2015 Mar 2014 Mar 2013
Cash from Operating Activity 5,916 4,953 3,974 3,272 3,724 3,530
Cash from Investing Activity -1,264 -752 -51 280 -513 34
Cash from Financing Activity -4,651 -4,264 -4,008 -3,450 -2,917 -4,160
Net Cash Flow 1 -63 -85 101 294 -597

Balance Sheet:
The below table highlights the balance sheet position of HUL for the past 6 years.

Mar 2018 Mar 2017 Mar 2016 Mar 2015 Mar 2014 Mar 2013
Share Capital 216 216 216 216 216 216
Reserves 6,859 6,274 6,063 3,508 3,060 2,457
Borrowings 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Liabilities 10,472 8,673 7,983 10,181 9,956 9,050
Total Liabilities 17,547 15,163 14,262 13,905 13,233 11,723
Fixed Assets 4,142 4,024 2,914 2,458 2,422 2,293
CWIP 430 203 386 479 320 216
Investments 3,111 3,779 2,780 3,278 3,094 2,331
Other Assets 9,864 7,157 8,182 7,690 7,397 6,884
Total Assets 17,547 15,163 14,262 13,905 13,233 11,723

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