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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 0.27
UVV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. UVV: 0.27 )
UVV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.27

0.02
0.74
Equity to Asset 0.57
UVV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. UVV: 0.57 )
UVV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.57

0.2
0.61
Interest Coverage 10.13
UVV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. UVV: 10.13 )
UVV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 11.04
Current: 10.13

0.97
11.04
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.97
M-Score: -2.48
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.36
UVV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 28.64 vs. UVV: 6.36 )
UVV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.33   Max: 10.32
Current: 6.36

3.33
10.32
Net-margin (%) 3.84
UVV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. UVV: 3.84 )
UVV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 6.76
Current: 3.84

0.45
6.76
ROE (%) 6.80
UVV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 31.76 vs. UVV: 6.80 )
UVV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 27.77
Current: 6.8

0.89
27.77
ROA (%) 3.83
UVV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.47 vs. UVV: 3.83 )
UVV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 7.47
Current: 3.83

0.27
7.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.40
UVV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 124.91 vs. UVV: 9.40 )
UVV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 36.99
Current: 9.4

3.4
36.99
Revenue Growth (%) 1.00
UVV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. UVV: 1.00 )
UVV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 10.1
Current: 1

-15.9
10.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.10
UVV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. UVV: -4.10 )
UVV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 37.6
Current: -4.1

-21.9
37.6
EPS Growth (%) -7.20
UVV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. UVV: -7.20 )
UVV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.6   Max: 76.2
Current: -7.2

-16.6
76.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UVV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 885,666 sh (+3124.83%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 7,126 sh (-7.51%)
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Q4 2013

UVV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,479,264 sh (+67.02%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,142 sh (+0.22%)
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Q1 2014

UVV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 3,654 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 17,186 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 17,523 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 57,441 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,521,664 sh (+2.87%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UVV

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$52.16 - $56.82 $ 45.04-17%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$49.84 - $58.99 $ 45.04-18%17186
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.26%$48.43 - $63.36 $ 45.04-19%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 28.1%0.06%$54.45 - $61.46 $ 45.04-22%106059
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 21.89%0.05%$44.05 - $51.1 $ 45.04-5%75682
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 24.64%0.05%$44.88 - $48.6 $ 45.043%57701
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.55%$35.78 - $46.84 $ 45.045%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 98.94%0.13%$35.78 - $46.84 $ 45.045%46295
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Reduce -26.31%0.16%$35.11 - $41.48 $ 45.0419%613228
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 65.68%0.05%$35.11 - $41.48 $ 45.0419%23271
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.07%$36.94 - $45.72 $ 45.049%14046
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Preferred stocks of Universal Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
UVVZP1120.006.00

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.30
UVV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. UVV: 15.30 )
UVV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 128.47
Current: 15.3

6.22
128.47
P/B 0.91
UVV's P/B is ranked higher than
96% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. UVV: 0.91 )
UVV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.17
Current: 0.91

0.8
2.17
P/S 0.52
UVV's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. UVV: 0.52 )
UVV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.09
Current: 0.52

0.28
1.09
EV-to-EBIT 9.45
UVV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. UVV: 9.45 )
UVV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 46.2
Current: 9.45

6.1
46.2
Shiller P/E 9.57
UVV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 22.82 vs. UVV: 9.57 )
UVV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.12   Max: 20.04
Current: 9.57

8.12
20.04
Current Ratio 2.91
UVV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. UVV: 2.91 )
UVV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 4.56
Current: 2.91

1.2
4.56
Quick Ratio 1.09
UVV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. UVV: 1.09 )
UVV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.57
Current: 1.09

0.48
2.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.50
UVV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. UVV: 4.50 )
UVV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 6.92
Current: 4.5

2.02
6.92
Dividend Payout 0.54
UVV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. UVV: 0.54 )
UVV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.02
Current: 0.54

0.24
3.02
Dividend growth (3y) 2.30
UVV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. UVV: 2.30 )
UVV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 24.9
Current: 2.3

-11.5
24.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.04
UVV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. UVV: 5.04 )
UVV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 7.75
Current: 5.04

2.26
7.75
Share Buyback Rate 1.30
UVV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. UVV: 1.30 )
UVV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.9   Max: -7.8
Current: 1.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
UVV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
96% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UVV: 1.00 )
UVV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 3.94
Current: 1

0.99
3.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.98
UVV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. UVV: 0.98 )
UVV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 4.88
Current: 0.98

0.29
4.88
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
UVV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. UVV: 0.95 )
UVV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.77
Current: 0.95

0.25
1.77
Price/Graham Number 0.62
UVV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
98% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UVV: 0.62 )
UVV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 3.21
Current: 0.62

0.44
3.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.60
UVV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. UVV: 10.60 )
UVV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 16.3
Current: 10.6

2.2
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.51
UVV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. UVV: -1.51 )
UVV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.8   Max: 23
Current: -1.51

-20.8
23

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco
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Traded in other countries:UVVZP.USA, UVV.Germany
Universal Corporation 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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