Universal Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:UVV)

About Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)

Universal Corporation logoUniversal Corporation is a leaf tobacco supplier. The Company is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The Company's segments include North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental and Special Services. North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia are involved in flue-cured and/or burley leaf tobacco operations for supply to cigarette manufacturers. The Dark Air-Cured group supplies dark air-cured tobacco to manufacturers of cigars, pipe tobacco and smokeless tobacco products. The Oriental business supplies oriental tobacco to cigarette manufacturers. Special Services segment includes the Company's laboratory services business, which provides physical and chemical product testing and smoke testing for customers, as well as its liquid nicotine joint venture and its food and vegetable ingredients business.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Tobacco
  • Sub-Industry: Tobacco
  • Symbol: NYSE:UVV
  • CUSIP: 91345610
  • Web: www.universalcorp.com
  • Market Cap: $1.47775 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 25,325,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $57.47
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $63.94
  • 52 Week Range: $52.40 - $83.35
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 42.24
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.06 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.71
  • Book Value: $50.62 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.14
  • Annual Dividend: $2.16
  • Dividend Yield: 3.7%
  • EBITDA: $233.35 million
  • Net Margins: 5.60%
  • Return on Equity: 14.36%
  • Return on Assets: 8.70%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.28%
  • Current Ratio: 5.94%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.11%
  • Average Volume: 186,600 shs.
  • Beta: 1.41
  • Short Ratio: 14.11

Frequently Asked Questions for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)

What is Universal Corporation's stock symbol?

Universal Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UVV."

How often does Universal Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Universal Corporation?

Universal Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 3rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Monday, November 6th. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.73%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 6th. View Universal Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Universal Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company earned $284.62 million during the quarter. Universal Corporation had a return on equity of 14.36% and a net margin of 5.60%. View Universal Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Universal Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Universal Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 14th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Corporation.

Who are some of Universal Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Universal Corporation's key executives?

Universal Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • George C. Freeman III, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • David C. Moore, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Airton L. Hentschke, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Preston Douglas Wigner, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Robert M. Peebles, Vice President, Controller
  • Candace C. Formacek, Vice President, Treasurer
  • Theodore G. Broome, Executive Vice President and Sales Director, Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc.
  • James A. Huffman, Senior Vice President - Information and Planning of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc.
  • John B. Adams Jr., Independent Director
  • Diana F. Cantor, Independent Director

How do I buy Universal Corporation stock?

Shares of Universal Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Universal Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Universal Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.95.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Universal Corporation (NYSE UVV)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  43 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  55 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  98
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: No ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Consensus Price Target History for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Price Target History for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Analysts' Ratings History for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
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Earnings History for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Earnings by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Earnings History by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE UVV)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/3/2017Q1 2018$0.14$284.62 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2017Q317$1.93$584.59 million$668.77 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2016Q217$0.90$456.38 million$456.94 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/24/2016Q416$1.72$778.16 million$803.98 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q3$1.60$758.10 million$584.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q116($0.43)$271.50 million$275.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2015Q115$1.64$2.46 billion$778.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q414$1.87$2.46 billion$758.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q314$1.36$680.03 million$767.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q1 2014$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)

No earnings estimates for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com


Current Dividend Information for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Next Dividend:11/6/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.16
Dividend Yield:3.73%
Dividend Growth:2.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:163.64% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Track Record:45 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)

Dividend History by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE UVV)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.23%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/21/2017James A. HuffmanInsiderSell3,107$58.35$181,293.45View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017John B. Adams, Jr.DirectorSell611$58.45$35,712.95View SEC Filing  
6/19/2017David C. MooreCFOSell6,335$66.61$421,974.35View SEC Filing  
6/16/2017Preston Douglas WignerVPSell1,000$65.75$65,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2017Theodore G. BroomeInsiderSell5,000$68.05$340,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2017James A. HuffmanInsiderSell6,658$76.20$507,339.60View SEC Filing  
2/10/2017Robert C. SleddDirectorSell1,000$74.60$74,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2017Robert PeeblesVPSell7,606$75.61$575,089.66View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017Chester A. CrockerDirectorSell800$72.80$58,240.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017George C. Freeman IIIChairmanSell30,237$65.90$1,992,618.30View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Preston Douglas WignerVPSell1,500$60.65$90,975.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016Theodore G. BroomeInsiderSell5,033$60.45$304,244.85View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016David C. MooreCFOSell3,884$60.84$236,302.56View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Charles H Foster JrDirectorSell13,656$59.55$813,214.80View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016John B. Adams, Jr.DirectorSell1,296$59.91$77,643.36View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Chester A CrockerDirectorSell12,200$60.47$737,734.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Charles H Foster JrDirectorSell7,146$55.48$396,460.08View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Chester A. CrockerDirectorSell1,000$54.23$54,230.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Robert C. SleddDirectorSell1,925$54.77$105,432.25View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Eddie N. Moore, Jr.DirectorSell1,100$54.28$59,708.00View SEC Filing  
11/30/2015Chester A CrockerDirectorSell1,677$56.52$94,784.04View SEC Filing  
11/30/2015Preston Douglas WignerVPSell6,500$56.75$368,875.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Robert PeeblesVPSell2,317$57.44$133,088.48View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015James A HuffmanInsiderSell12,943$56.00$724,808.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2015David C MooreCFOSell6,997$55.32$387,074.04View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015Theodore G. BroomeinsiderSell2,000$54.07$108,140.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Thomas H JohnsonDirectorSell2,000$49.06$98,120.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015John B Adams JrDirectorSell1,377$47.55$65,476.35View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Thomas H JohnsonDirectorSell3,000$46.62$139,860.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014George C Freeman IIICEOBuy2,500$38.89$97,225.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014W Keith BrewerCOOSell2,500$53.12$132,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2014Preston Douglas WignerVPSell2,500$51.00$127,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014W Keith BrewerCOOSell1,893$51.31$97,129.83View SEC Filing  
8/12/2014W Keith BrewerCOOSell8,916$52.00$463,632.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014W Keith BrewerCOOSell7,742$56.14$434,635.88View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Theodore G BroomeInsiderSell1,000$55.87$55,870.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Thomas H JohnsonDirectorSell1,770$53.32$94,376.40View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014David C MooreCFOSell2,000$59.15$118,300.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014George C Freeman IIICEOSell5,500$58.30$320,650.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014David C MooreCFOSell3,066$57.32$175,743.12View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Preston Douglas WignerVPSell5,000$50.69$253,450.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Thomas H JohnsonDirectorSell1,425$50.33$71,720.25View SEC Filing  
8/12/2013Thomas H JohnsonDirectorSell3,000$56.34$169,020.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013W Keith BrewerCOOSell15,887$57.73$917,156.51View SEC Filing  
6/6/2013Robert PeeblesVPSell1,799$58.66$105,529.34View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013W Keith BrewerCOOSell10,017$58.53$586,295.01View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013David C MooreCFOSell4,500$55.62$250,290.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
Latest Headlines for Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV)
seekingalpha.com logoSnap, NBCUniversal team on studio joint venture
seekingalpha.com - October 17 at 8:22 PM
cnbc.com logoSnap teams with NBCUniversal in drive for TV shows on Snapchat
www.cnbc.com - October 17 at 6:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUniversal Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:UVV) : October 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 14 at 9:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUniversal Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UVV-US : October 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 9:49 AM
fool.com logoA Foolish Take: Disney's Theme Park Attendance Dips as Universal Gains Ground
www.fool.com - October 9 at 12:55 PM
fool.com logoDisney World's Top Rival Shrinks to Grow
www.fool.com - October 8 at 3:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDividend Coverage: This Leading Leaf Tobacco Merchant has Raised Dividend for 45 Consecutive Years; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on October 06, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 6 at 12:17 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoUniversal launches World Cup 2018 planning website; Will have Russian experts available at NBAA2017
feeds.benzinga.com - October 4 at 1:52 PM
fool.com logoDisney World and Universal Orlando Get Through a Hard Week
www.fool.com - September 18 at 4:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo3 High-Yield Stocks Dividend Investors Ignore at Their Peril
finance.yahoo.com - September 17 at 9:05 AM
fool.com logoDisney World's Top Rival Tries to Scare Its Way to the Top
www.fool.com - September 15 at 11:20 AM
fool.com logoDisney World and Universal Orlando Try to Get Past Hurricane Irma
www.fool.com - September 12 at 10:55 AM
fool.com logoWhy Universal Insurance Holdings Stock Is Jumping Today
www.fool.com - September 11 at 2:43 PM
nasdaq.com logoUniversal is Oversold
www.nasdaq.com - September 9 at 9:34 AM
fool.com logoFlorida Theme Parks Brace for Hurricane Irma
www.fool.com - September 8 at 4:29 PM
cnbc.com logoCleveland window company will pay out $1.7 million after Indians win 15-consecutive games
www.cnbc.com - September 8 at 1:22 PM
fool.com logoComcast Kills Dragons to Go to War with Disney World's Falcon
www.fool.com - September 5 at 2:31 PM
cnbc.com logoSelf-made millionaire: Universal basic income goes against the constitution
www.cnbc.com - September 5 at 12:52 PM
fool.com logoA Foolish Take: The Highest-Grossing Movies of 2017 (So Far)
www.fool.com - September 4 at 8:43 AM
fool.com logoWhy Universal Display Corp. Stock Popped Today
www.fool.com - August 30 at 7:49 PM
fool.com logoSix Flags Takes on Disney and Universal
www.fool.com - August 24 at 10:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJohn B. Adams, Jr. Sells 611 Shares of Universal Corporation (UVV) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 23 at 4:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUniversal Corp. : UVV-US: Dividend Analysis : July 10th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 1:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Universal Corporation (UVV) Insider Sells 3,107 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 7:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Universal Corp. : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 8:46 AM
fool.com logoWhy Snap Stock Is Jumping Today
www.fool.com - August 18 at 3:03 PM
fool.com logoDisney World's Top Rival Has a New Trick Up Its Sleeve
www.fool.com - August 15 at 3:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Universal Corp.
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 3:42 PM
rttnews.com logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Universal Corp Q1 Earnings Report
www.rttnews.com - August 5 at 8:13 AM
nasdaq.com logoUniversal Enters Oversold Territory
www.nasdaq.com - August 5 at 8:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UVV earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 8:13 AM
fool.com logoUniversal Display Easily Beats Expectations, Raises Guidance (Again)
www.fool.com - August 4 at 7:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUniversal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 4 at 5:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUniversal Corporation Reports Improved First Quarter Results
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 9:37 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUniversal Corp. posts 1Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 9:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUniversal Corporation to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.54 (NYSE:UVV)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 4:26 PM
fool.com logoWhy Universal Display Inc. Shares Rose 10.4% in July
www.fool.com - August 1 at 8:28 AM
cnbc.com logoUniversal basic income: A 'humane' idea whose time has come, or a $3 trillion black hole?
www.cnbc.com - July 30 at 9:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUniversal Corporation (UVV) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 5:41 PM
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www.cnbc.com - July 27 at 6:49 AM
fool.com logoComcast Won't Catch Up to Disney World Now
www.fool.com - July 22 at 10:25 AM
feeds.benzinga.com logoUniversal Stainless to Webcast Second Quarter 2017 Conference Call on July 26th
feeds.benzinga.com - July 14 at 7:29 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Universal Corp. : July 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 9:09 AM
nasdaq.com logoRelative Strength Alert For Universal Corp
www.nasdaq.com - July 7 at 5:52 AM
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fool.com logoWhy Universal Display Stock Has Gained 94% So Far In 2017
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nasdaq.com logoUVV Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average
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www.fool.com - June 18 at 2:55 PM
nytimes.com logoEU Probes Nike, Universal, Sanrio Over Product Distribution - New York Times
www.nytimes.com - June 14 at 6:25 AM
latimes.com logoShrek is out, Kung Fu Panda is in at Universal Studios Hollywood
www.latimes.com - June 5 at 9:52 AM



Universal Corporation (UVV) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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