Hindustan Unilever Limited - Results for quarter ended 30th September 2021.

ENPNewswire-October 20, 2021--Hindustan Unilever Limited - Results for quarter ended 30th September 2021

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Release date- 19102021 - September Quarter 2021: Robust broad-based performance in a challenging environment

HUL delivered a strong performance in this quarter with Domestic Consumer Growth of 11% and Profit After Tax (PAT) growth of 9%. Performance was broad based with all 3 divisions growing competitively. Business fundamentals remained strong with more than three-fourths of the business gaining market share and penetration.

Home Care:

Home Care grew 15% driven by high double-digit growth in Fabric Wash. Household care continued to perform well and grew on a strong base. Liquids and Fabric Sensations continue to outperform. Calibrated price increases were taken across Fabric Wash and Household Care portfolios to partly offset the high inflation in input costs. Extending its Clean Future journey, 'Surf Excel Matic' has transitioned to bottles made from 50% recycled plastic while using 100% biodegradable actives in its formulation. Home Care also launched 'Smart Fill' machines to empower consumers to reduce plastic waste.

Beauty & Personal Care:

Beauty & Personal Care grew 10% led by Skin Care, Colour Cosmetics and Hair Care. Contextual communications in Hair Care continue to yield good results as it delivered another quarter of strong performance. Skin Care and Colour Cosmetics delivered high double-digit growths as mobility improved. Soaps grew on a high base led by strong growths in beauty and premium segment. Hand Hygiene portfolio declined against a strong prior year comparator. 'VWash' had another strong quarter. A calibrated approach towards price increase has helped protect the business model as vegetable oil prices remain at elevated levels. During this quarter 'Pond's Gold Beauty' range, limited edition lip colours in 'Lakme' and 'Vaseline Lip Therapy' range were launched. Premium beauty brands 'Lakme', 'Simple' and now 'Love Beauty and Planet' are also available on dedicated D2C platforms. Lakme saw 30% of its sales come through digital platforms.

Foods & Refreshment:

Foods & Refreshment grew at 7% against a strong prior year comparator. Tea grew on a very strong base and further strengthened its market leadership. Focus on market development in Nutrition is yielding good results. Health Food Drinks volumes grew double-digit and it continued to gain penetration sequentially...

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