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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.09
UVV's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. UVV: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
UVV' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.09
0.02
0.98
Equity-to-Asset 0.60
UVV's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. UVV: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
UVV' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.6
0.2
0.65
Debt-to-Equity 0.36
UVV's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
56% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. UVV: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
UVV' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.3 Max: 2.92
Current: 0.36
0.29
2.92
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.97
UVV's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
50% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. UVV: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
UVV' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 1.93 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.97
1.45
2.35
Interest Coverage 12.32
UVV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 24.76 vs. UVV: 12.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UVV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.57  Med: 10.38 Max: 12.32
Current: 12.32
4.57
12.32
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.62
Beneish M-Score: -1.95
WACC vs ROIC
7.45%
8.40%
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 9.30
UVV's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
60% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.43 vs. UVV: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
UVV' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.37  Med: 8.77 Max: 10.32
Current: 9.3
7.37
10.32
Net Margin % 5.56
UVV's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
60% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.68 vs. UVV: 5.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
UVV' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.76  Med: 5.28 Max: 6.76
Current: 5.56
3.76
6.76
ROE % 2.85
UVV's ROE % is ranked lower than
69% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. UVV: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
UVV' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55  Med: 9.69 Max: 14.27
Current: 2.85
1.55
14.27
ROA % 5.38
UVV's ROA % is ranked lower than
56% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. UVV: 5.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
UVV' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 5.55 Max: 7.47
Current: 5.38
4.1
7.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 13.55
UVV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 44.88 vs. UVV: 13.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
UVV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.8  Med: 16.75 Max: 21.15
Current: 13.55
11.8
21.15
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.90
UVV's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. UVV: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
UVV' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.9 Max: 11.6
Current: -0.9
0
11.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -3.00
UVV's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
73% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. UVV: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
UVV' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.2 Max: 37.6
Current: -3
0
37.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -44.90
UVV's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
94% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. UVV: -44.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
UVV' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.7 Max: 76.2
Current: -44.9
0
76.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

UVV Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 153,200 sh (+52.29%)
Richard Pzena 615,774 sh (+26.84%)
John Buckingham 17,716 sh (-3.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,715 sh (-47.76%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,061 sh (-71.75%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,398 sh (-75.01%)
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Q1 2017

UVV Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 84,503 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 141,570 sh (+262.43%)
Jim Simons 192,442 sh (+25.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Buckingham Sold Out
Richard Pzena 370,436 sh (-39.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,400 sh (-40.22%)
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Q2 2017

UVV Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 11,079 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 32,100 sh (+208.65%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 84,712 sh (+0.25%)
Richard Pzena 367,692 sh (-0.74%)
Jim Simons 189,400 sh (-1.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 73,547 sh (-48.05%)
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Q3 2017

UVV Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 315,500 sh (+66.58%)
Richard Pzena 433,248 sh (+17.83%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 93,900 sh (+10.85%)
Jeremy Grantham 33,600 sh (+4.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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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
Richard Pzena 2017-09-30 Add 17.83%0.02%$56 - $65.5 $ 52.45-12%433,248
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Add 10.85%$56 - $65.5 $ 52.45-12%93,900
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$56 - $65.5 $ 52.45-12%0
Richard Pzena 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.74%$63.75 - $75.6 $ 52.45-25%367,692
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-06-30 Add 0.25%$63.75 - $75.6 $ 52.45-25%84,712
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -48.05%0.06%$63.75 - $75.6 $ 52.45-25%73,547
Richard Pzena 2017-03-31 Reduce -39.84%0.09%$63.7 - $81.35 $ 52.45-25%370,436
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Add 262.43%0.09%$63.7 - $81.35 $ 52.45-25%141,570
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 New Buy0.01%$63.7 - $81.35 $ 52.45-25%84,503
Richard Pzena 2016-12-31 Add 26.84%0.05%$53.15 - $63.75 $ 52.45-8%615,774
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Reduce -71.75%0.07%$53.15 - $63.75 $ 52.45-8%39,061
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Preferred stocks of Universal Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
UVVZP1418.000.006 3/4 % Conv Perp Pfd Shs

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco    NAICS: 424590    SIC: 5159
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Traded in other countries:UVV.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Universal Corp is a leaf tobacco supplier. It is engaged in procuring and processing flue-cured and burley leaf tobacco for manufacturers of consumer tobacco products.

Universal Corp is a leaf tobacco supplier. It is engaged in procuring and processing flue-cured and burley leaf tobacco for manufacturers of consumer tobacco products.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 42.29
UVV's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. UVV: 42.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
UVV' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 13.32 Max: 127.07
Current: 42.29
6.08
127.07
PE Ratio without NRI 42.29
UVV's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
93% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. UVV: 42.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
UVV' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 13.37 Max: 127.07
Current: 42.29
6.08
127.07
PB Ratio 1.00
UVV's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. UVV: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
UVV' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.11 Max: 2.17
Current: 1
0.78
2.17
PS Ratio 0.66
UVV's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. UVV: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
UVV' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.66
0.28
0.95
EV-to-EBIT 8.87
UVV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. UVV: 8.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UVV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 8.9 Max: 16.2
Current: 8.87
5.9
16.2
EV-to-EBITDA 7.52
UVV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
81% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. UVV: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UVV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 7.5 Max: 12.8
Current: 7.52
5
12.8
EV-to-Revenue 0.87
UVV's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
84% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. UVV: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
UVV' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.87
0.5
1.5
Shiller PE Ratio 12.13
UVV's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 23.28 vs. UVV: 12.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
UVV' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.72  Med: 12.51 Max: 17.02
Current: 12.13
6.72
17.02
Current Ratio 5.60
UVV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. UVV: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UVV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 1.71 Max: 6.97
Current: 5.6
1.2
6.97
Quick Ratio 2.18
UVV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. UVV: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UVV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.79 Max: 3.82
Current: 2.18
0.48
3.82
Days Inventory 185.92
UVV's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 161.39 vs. UVV: 185.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UVV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 110.44  Med: 137.09 Max: 185.92
Current: 185.92
110.44
185.92
Days Sales Outstanding 59.10
UVV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. UVV: 59.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UVV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.54  Med: 59.52 Max: 77.41
Current: 59.1
40.54
77.41

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.11
UVV's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
64% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. UVV: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
UVV' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 3.98 Max: 6.92
Current: 4.11
2.02
6.92
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.44
UVV's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. UVV: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
UVV' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.43 Max: 2.43
Current: 1.44
0.29
2.43
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.30
UVV's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. UVV: 12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
UVV' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.9 Max: 24.9
Current: 12.3
0
24.9
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.21
UVV's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. UVV: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.20
UVV's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
80% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. UVV: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
UVV' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.55  Med: 5.03 Max: 8.75
Current: 5.2
2.55
8.75
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.90
UVV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. UVV: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
UVV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: 1 Max: 8
Current: -2.9
-2.9
8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.83
UVV's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. UVV: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
UVV' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.72 Max: 226.67
Current: 1.83
1.69
226.67
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.11
UVV's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. UVV: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
UVV' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.77 Max: 4.1
Current: 1.11
0.95
4.1
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.61
UVV's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. UVV: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
UVV' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.98 Max: 11.83
Current: 0.61
0.37
11.83
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.08
UVV's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. UVV: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
UVV' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.6 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.08
0.21
1.6
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.44
UVV's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. UVV: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
UVV' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.86
Current: 1.44
0.44
2.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 11.28
UVV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. UVV: 11.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
UVV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 11.2 Max: 17.1
Current: 11.28
6.2
17.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 2.09
UVV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. UVV: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
UVV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 4 Max: 23.8
Current: 2.09
-10.9
23.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,091.67
EPS (TTM) $ 1.24
Beta1.11
Short Percentage of Float3.64%
52-Week Range $52.05 - 83.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.11

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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