Modest revenue increase Unilever expected, moderate dividend yield

Over the past book year the analyst estimate the revenue to be around 53,12 billion euros. This is slightly more then the 2014's revenue of 48,4 billion euros. For 2015 most of the analysts expect a net profit of 5,21 billion euros.

For 2015 most of the analyst expect an earnings per share of 1,82 euros. So based on these estimates the price/earnings-ratio equals 20,28.

Per share the analysts expact a dividend of 1,19 euros. Consequently the dividend return is around 3,22 percent. The average dividend return of the sector is 1,57 percent.

2009 worst year for Unilever


The matrix above shows Unilever's historical returns expressed in the different entry years in the left axis.

The year 2009 was with a price loss of 31 percent the worst year investors. 2010 was with a return of 31 percent by far the best year since 2008. Who bought the share in 2008 (price at that time 25,15 euros) now has a price gain of 47 percent.

The stock now trades at 36,91 euros. This equals 21 times the 2014's earnings per share.


The graph above shows the developments of Unilever's stock price (blue) and revenue (red) for the period 2008 till 2015 (the analyst's expectations. It seems that the food producer's revenue huge is connected with the stock price: the correlation equals 0,69.

Highlights food sector


The book value per share equals around 8,32 euros. The share is traded at factor 0,22 of this. The food producer now trades with a CAPE (Shiller PE) of -12.71. The stock now trades at 36,91 euros. This equals 21 times the 2014's earnings per share.

The stock Unilever is covered by 28 analysts. The average target price for Unilever is at 41,10 euros. This is 9,61 percent more then the current stock price of 36,91 euros. The stocks Ter Beke, Greenyard Foods and KTG Agrar have the highest consensus by analysts.

The 3 most recent recommendations for the food sector were provided by Investec (buy, 42,70 euros), JP Morgan (buy, 43,00 euros) and Nomura Securities (sell, 36,00 euros).