Based solely on the financial analysis, I recommend Unilever. One of the reasons that I have settled on Unilever is from the previous year success and what the current year looks like. Also, the investment that has been made by the company seems to be promising for the purposes of the future. The strategies applied by the company are resulting to a positive value on the profit margins as well as returns on investment.
The recommendation on Unilever is likely to change if by any chance I would have compared the size of the company and the amount earned by that particular company in totality (Fawcett 168). This implies that P&G would have been the best option because it has a huge capital base and thus diversification can easily occur in the company if partnered with. But considering the sustainability aspect of the business then Unilever remains the best option.
My scorecard for my financial analysis indicates that the three companies are good partners from their achievements from the past year but considering the sustainability aspect, it indicates that Unilever and Colgate are more promising than P&G (Dyllick 166). This can be attributed to the amount invested compared to the total returns on investment.
In regard to financial health of the three organizations, I have learned that the three are finically healthy but one of the challenges the three organizations are facing is the amount of liabilities they have accumulated. For P&G despite investing and earning a huge amount, the future may be difficult for them if they do not reduce the cost of production and running their business. For Unilever, they seem to have put mechanisms to reduce on the cost of operations as well as productions which is strong point for success, which is similar with the operations of Colgate.
Dyllick, Thomas, and Katrin Muff. "Organization & Environment 29.2 ." Dyllick, Thomas, and Katrin Muff. Clarifying the meaning of sustainable business: Introducing a typology from business-as-usual to true business sustainability. 2016. 156-174. Print.
Fawcett, Stan, Tate, Wendy, Goldsby, Tom. "Running the Numbers to Chase Your Dream Job ." Fawcett, Stan, Tate, Wendy, Goldsby, Tom. Purchasing and Supply Management. Orem, Utah: Myeducator, 2018. Print.