Coty (NYSE:COTY) and The Unilever Group (OTCMKTS:UNLVF) Financial Contrast

Coty (NYSE:COTYGet Free Report) and The Unilever Group (OTCMKTS:UNLVFGet Free Report) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Coty and The Unilever Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coty $5.55 billion 1.93 $508.20 million $0.35 34.17
The Unilever Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Coty has higher revenue and earnings than The Unilever Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Coty and The Unilever Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coty 0 7 4 0 2.36
The Unilever Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Coty currently has a consensus price target of $13.28, indicating a potential upside of 11.01%. Given Coty’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Coty is more favorable than The Unilever Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

42.4% of Coty shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of Coty shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Coty and The Unilever Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coty 5.39% 11.91% 3.84%
The Unilever Group N/A N/A N/A


Coty beats The Unilever Group on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Coty

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Coty Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells beauty products worldwide. It operates through Prestige and Consumer Beauty segments. The company provides fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care products. It offers Prestige segment products primarily through prestige retailers, including perfumeries, department stores, e-retailers, direct-to-consumer websites, and duty-free shops under the Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Davidoff, Escada, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Jil Sander, Joop!, Kylie Jenner, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Orveda, philosophy, SKKN BY KIM, and Tiffany & Co. brands. The company provides Consumer Beauty segment products primarily through hypermarkets, supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies, mid-tier department stores, traditional food and drug retailers, and e-commerce retailers under the Adidas, Beckham, Biocolor, Bozzano, Bourjois, Bruno Banani, CoverGirl, Jovan, Max Factor, Mexx, Monange, Nautica, Paixao, Rimmel, Risque, and Sally Hansen brands. It also sells its products through third-party distributors. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Coty Inc. is a subsidiary of JAB Beauty B.V.

About The Unilever Group

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The Unilever Group, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the fast-moving consumer goods industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care. The Beauty & Personal Care segment offers skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and skin cleansing products under the Axe, Clear, Dove, Lifebuoy, Lux, Pond's, Rexona, Signal, Suave, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, and Vaseline brands. The Foods & Refreshment segment offers soups, bouillons, seasonings, sauces, mayonnaise, ketchup, ice cream, and tea categories. This segment offers its products under the Ben & Jerry's, Breyers, Brooke Bond, Heart (Wall's), Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Magnum, Pukka, Sir Kensington's, and Unilever Food Solutions brands. The Home Care segment offers fabric solutions, home care products, and hygiene products under the Cif, Dirt is Good, Omo, Persil, Domestos, Seventh Generation, and Sunlight brands. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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