The Board has declared a quarterly interim dividend for Q2 2021 of £0.3693 per Unilever PLC ordinary share or €0.4268 per Unilever PLC ordinary share at the applicable exchange rate issued by WM/Reuters on 20 July 2021.
Other financial highlights include:
Underlying sales growth of 5.4%, with 4.0% volume and 1.3% price. Price growth stepped up in Q2
Turnover increased 0.3% including a positive impact of 1.4% from acquisitions net of disposals and negative impact of 6.1% from currency related items
Underlying operating margin of 18.8%, a decrease of 100bps driven by investment behind our brands and input cost inflation
Underlying earnings per share down 2.0%, including a negative impact of 6.3% from currency
Free cash flow of €2.4 billion, compared to €2.9 billion in the first half of 2020