Unilever outperforms Dutch markets for years, dividends boost total return a lot

Unilever outperforms for years

The stock was the past 10 year with a huge profit of 93 percent one of the beste stocks of the Netherlands. The average Dutch stock rose the past 10 year around 37 percent. Other stocks with relatively high returns in the peer group are Post Holdings Inc., Cal-Maine Foods and Lotus Bakeries. Over the past year the stock priced gained (6 percent).

Historiscal prices Unilever past 10 years


The stock delivered over the past 12 months a profit of 10 percent. The food sector delivered in the same period a profit of 11 percent. On a 5-years basis the stock outperformed her peer group with a profit of 83 percent.Over the past 12 months the average Dutch stock has a profit of 5 percent.

Quite high dividend Unilever

The average of the dividends estimates is at 1,27 euros. The dividend yield consequently equals 3,05 percent. The average dividend of the food sector equals 1,63 percent.

Historical dividends and dividend returns Unilever


The graph above shows the different returns since 2008. The green line is the total return of the reinvested dividends, the blue line is the price return and the red part is the total return: price returns plus dividend returns.

Dividends quite significant support for investors

The past year's dividend payments resulted in an even higher total return for the investors. The investor who bought the stock since 2008 and still has it now has a profit of around 66 percent.

Last year's dividends were with 3,52 percent per year significant. The total dividend return since 2008 is around a huge 32 percent. The influence of the reinvested dividends on the total return is for the buy & hold investor rather significant.

The stock Unilever is being covered by 26 fundamental analysts. The average target price for the stock is at 43,13 euros. This is around 4 percent more than the current stock price of 41,65 euros.

Core figures food sector


Unilever 's book to market ratio is around 0,13. The food sector now trades with an average Shiller PE (CAPE) of 36.43. Based on the number of outstanding shares Unilever 's market capitalization equals 53,17 billion euros.

2010 best year, 2009 worst year


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 (since 2008). 2010 is till now with a gain of 31 percent the best year for the stock. The investor who bought the stock in 2008 (price at that time 25,15 euros) now has a price gain of 66 percent.

Analysts expect earnings decrease

For this year the consensus of the revenue equals 53,2 billion euros. This is slightly lower than the 2015's revenue of 53,27 billion euros.

Historical revenues and results Unilever plus taxations 2016


The analysts expect for 2016 a net profit of 5,36 billion euros. For the current year the consensus of the result per share is a profit of 1,88 euros. Based on the analyst's expectations the price/earnings-ratio is 22,15.

Historiscal prices Unilever past 10 years


At 15.42 the company traded 0,38 percent lower at 41,65 euros.

This equals around 22 times the 2015's earnings per share.

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