UVV Stock Overview
Universal Corporation processes and supplies leaf tobacco and plant-based ingredients worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$60.61|
|52 Week High||US$64.13|
|52 Week Low||US$46.24|
|1 Month Change||-4.51%|
|3 Month Change||4.37%|
|1 Year Change||6.39%|
|3 Year Change||-3.33%|
|5 Year Change||-5.30%|
|Change since IPO||236.72%|
Recent News & Updates
Universal (NYSE:UVV) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.79
Universal Corporation ( NYSE:UVV ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 1st of August to...
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|UVV||US Tobacco||US Market|
Return vs Industry: UVV exceeded the US Tobacco industry which returned -64.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UVV exceeded the US Market which returned -20.4% over the past year.
|UVV Average Weekly Movement||3.7%|
|Tobacco Industry Average Movement||12.9%|
|Market Average Movement||8.1%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.2%|
Stable Share Price: UVV is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UVV's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Universal Corporation processes and supplies leaf tobacco and plant-based ingredients worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tobacco Operations and Ingredients Operations. It is involved in the procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products.
Universal Fundamentals Summary
|UVV fundamental statistics|
Is UVV overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|UVV income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.68b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||3.53|
|Net Profit Margin||4.12%|
How did UVV perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
5.2%Current Dividend Yield
Does UVV pay a reliable dividends?See UVV dividend history and benchmarks
|Universal dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jul 08 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Aug 01 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||7 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||31 days|
Does UVV pay a reliable dividends?See UVV dividend history and benchmarks
Is UVV undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for UVV?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is UVV's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does UVV's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|UVV PE Ratio vs Peers|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: UVV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.2x) compared to the peer average (13.3x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does UVV's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Tobacco Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: UVV is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.2x) compared to the Global Tobacco industry average (12.2x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is UVV's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||17.2x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UVV's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of UVV when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: UVV ($60.61) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($70.98)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UVV is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate UVV's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
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How is Universal forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted Food, Beverage & Tobacco industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Universal has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has Universal performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UVV has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: UVV's current net profit margins (4.1%) are lower than last year (4.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UVV's earnings have grown by 8.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UVV's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: UVV had negative earnings growth (-1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Tobacco industry average (6.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UVV's Return on Equity (7.5%) is considered low.
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How is Universal's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UVV's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($518.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: UVV's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($682.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UVV's net debt to equity ratio (44.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UVV's debt to equity ratio has increased from 32.2% to 50.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UVV's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.4%).
Interest Coverage: UVV's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.4x coverage).
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What is Universal current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UVV's dividend (5.21%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.59%).
High Dividend: UVV's dividend (5.21%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.25%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UVV's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UVV's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (89.2%), UVV's payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: UVV is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
George Freeman (58 yo)
Mr. George C. Freeman, III, has been Chairman of Universal Corporation since August 5, 2008. Mr. Freeman has been Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation since April 1, 2008. Mr. Freeman has been...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: George's total compensation ($USD5.17M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.49M).
Compensation vs Earnings: George's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: UVV's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: UVV's board of directors are considered experienced (9.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: UVV insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Universal Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Universal Corporation
- Ticker: UVV
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1886
- Industry: Tobacco
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.488b
- Shares outstanding: 24.56m
- Website: https://www.universalcorp.com
Number of Employees
- Universal Corporation
- 9201 Forest Hill Avenue
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/29 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/29 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.