Does anyone else share my concern at the continual increase of Unilever's debt? I hold shares in this company.

Currently standing at 147.8% net gearing.

2016 = 77.8%
2015 = 75%
2014 = 71.7%
2013 = 57.8%
2012 = 48%

The rationale for increasing the debt has been to fend off the Kraft Heinz acquisition as well as increase dividends for shareholders.

I personally don't think borrowing money as a means to pay for increased dividends amounts to good strategy. Carillion springs to mind!!

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