Income Boosters: where next for these big dividends?
It's been a busy period for results from our Income Boosters dividend portfolio. This week we're looking at the latest updates from six companies, including a developing takeover situation.
Unilever: rising costs put pressure on profits
Consumer goods group Unilever (LON:ULVR) is a usually a byword for reliability. But although underlying sales rose by 5.4% during the first half of 2021, rising input costs and currency headwinds caused the company's operating margin to fall by 1% to 17.2% during the half year. Diluted earnings were down 5%, at €1.19 per share.
Free cash flow for the half year fell by 17% to €2.4bn, compared…
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