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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.58
UVV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. UVV: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UVV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.58

0.04
0.74
Equity to Asset 0.62
UVV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. UVV: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UVV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.62

0.22
0.62
Interest Coverage 9.81
UVV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 52.52 vs. UVV: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UVV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 12.12
Current: 9.81

0.97
12.12
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.53
M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
11.61%
7.15%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.39
UVV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.97 vs. UVV: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UVV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 10.32
Current: 7.39

3.33
10.32
Net-margin (%) 5.04
UVV's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. UVV: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UVV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 6.76
Current: 5.04

0.45
6.76
ROE (%) 8.41
UVV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 21.69 vs. UVV: 8.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UVV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 27.77
Current: 8.41

0.89
27.77
ROA (%) 4.92
UVV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.37 vs. UVV: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UVV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 7.47
Current: 4.92

0.27
7.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.15
UVV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 63.97 vs. UVV: 10.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UVV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 40.62
Current: 10.15

3.4
40.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
UVV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. UVV: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UVV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 10.1
Current: -2.3

-15.9
10.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
UVV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. UVV: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UVV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 22.6
Current: -2.2

-21.9
22.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.10
UVV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. UVV: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UVV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.6   Max: 27.1
Current: 9.1

-16.6
27.1
» UVV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

UVV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,665,564 sh (+9.46%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management 2,254 sh (-38.31%)
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Q3 2014

UVV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 6,200 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,279,864 sh (+36.88%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Q4 2014

UVV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Charles Brandes 8,985 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,137,317 sh (-6.25%)
Chuck Royce 2,137,317 sh (-6.25%)
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Q1 2015

UVV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 73,672 sh (New)
John Buckingham 22,976 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 10,770 sh (+19.87%)
Chuck Royce 1,551,917 sh (-27.39%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
UVVZP1172.505.76

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.80
UVV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. UVV: 13.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UVV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 128.47
Current: 13.8

6.22
128.47
Forward P/E 15.29
UVV's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UVV: 15.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.30
UVV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.90 vs. UVV: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UVV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 106.59
Current: 14.3

6.23
106.59
P/B 1.20
UVV's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UVV: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UVV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.2

0.78
2.17
P/S 0.64
UVV's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UVV: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UVV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.64

0.28
1.09
PFCF 15.90
UVV's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. UVV: 15.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UVV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 3944
Current: 15.9

3.88
3944
POCF 9.30
UVV's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 15.19 vs. UVV: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UVV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 86.04
Current: 9.3

3.63
86.04
EV-to-EBIT 10.59
UVV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.37 vs. UVV: 10.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UVV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 46.2
Current: 10.59

6.1
46.2
Shiller P/E 11.10
UVV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 15.83 vs. UVV: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UVV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.12   Max: 20.1
Current: 11.1

8.12
20.1
Current Ratio 6.03
UVV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. UVV: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UVV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 6.03
Current: 6.03

1.23
6.03
Quick Ratio 3.45
UVV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. UVV: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UVV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.45
Current: 3.45

0.59
3.45
Days Inventory 191.67
UVV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 127.69 vs. UVV: 191.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UVV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 74.89   Max: 252.17
Current: 191.67

74.89
252.17
Days Sales Outstanding 70.09
UVV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
84% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 22.25 vs. UVV: 70.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UVV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.33   Max: 108.36
Current: 70.09

31.33
108.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.01
UVV's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
120% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UVV: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UVV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 6.92
Current: 4.01

2.02
6.92
Dividend Payout 0.58
UVV's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
73% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UVV: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UVV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.48
Current: 0.58

0.24
5.48
Dividend growth (3y) 1.90
UVV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
76% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. UVV: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
UVV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -14   Max: 24.9
Current: 1.9

-14
24.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.65
UVV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
353% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. UVV: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UVV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 6.16
Current: 3.65

1.8
6.16
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
UVV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. UVV: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UVV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.9   Max: -7.8
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.40
UVV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. UVV: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UVV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.4

0.95
3.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
UVV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. UVV: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
UVV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.18
Current: 0.7

0.46
3.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
UVV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. UVV: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UVV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.1

0.33
1.66
Price/Graham Number 0.80
UVV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
93% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. UVV: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UVV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.8

0.45
2.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.30
UVV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. UVV: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
UVV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 16.3
Current: 9.3

2.2
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.62
UVV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
88% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. UVV: -0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
UVV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 24.1
Current: -0.62

-15.1
24.1

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco
Compare:BTI, MO, PM, ITYBY, LO » details
Traded in other countries:UVVZP.USA, UVV.Germany,
Universal Corp was incorporated in Virginia. The Company is a leaf tobacco supplier. The Company conducts business in more than 30 countries, in major tobacco-growing regions of the world. The reportable segments for its flue-cured and burley tobacco operations are North America and Other Regions. It also has a third reportable segment, Other Tobacco Operations, which comprises its dark tobacco business, its oriental tobacco joint venture, and certain tobacco-related services. The Company's business involves buying, processing, packing, storing, shipping, and financing leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products throughout the world. Buying leaf tobacco involves contracting with and financing farmers in many origins. Through various operating subsidiaries and unconsolidated affiliates located in tobacco-growing countries, it processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, dark air-cured tobaccos, and oriental tobaccos. It also provides value-added services to its customers, including blending, chemical and physical testing of tobacco, managing just-in-time inventory, and manufacturing reconstituted sheet tobacco. Flue-cured, burley, and oriental tobaccos are used mainly in the manufacture of cigarettes, and dark air-cured tobaccos are used mainly in the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products. It generates its revenues from product sales, processing fees, and fees for other services. The Company's sales consist of flue-cured and burley tobaccos. The Company's competitor is Alliance One International, Inc. Its business is subject to general governmental regulation in the United States and in foreign jurisdictions where it conducts business.
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