| Unilever is a consumer goods company. Co. has three segments: Beauty and Personal Care, Foods and Refreshment, and Home Care. Co.'s Beauty and Personal Care segment is primarily in the sales of skin cleansing (soap, shower), hair care (shampoo, conditioner, styling), skin care (face, hand and body moisturisers) and deodorant categories. Co.'s Foods and Refreshment segment is primarily in the sales of ice cream, savoury (soups, bouillons, seasoning), dressings (mayonnaise, ketchup) and tea (including ekaterra) categories. Co.'s Home Care segment is primarily engaged in the sales of fabric care (washing powders and liquids, rinse conditioners) and a wide range of cleaning products. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our UL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute UL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing UL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing UL's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of UL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
UL market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like UL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching UL by allowing them to research the UL market cap history.