Universal Corporation (UVV): Price and Financial Metrics

Universal Corporation (UVV): $51.12

-1.50 (-2.85%)

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UVV Price/Volume Stats

Current price $51.12 52-week high $62.15
Prev. close $52.62 52-week low $43.64
Day low $51.07 Volume 101,500
Day high $52.53 Avg. volume 114,710
50-day MA $53.18 Dividend yield 6.04%
200-day MA $52.10 Market Cap 1.26B

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  • Growth is the dimension where UVV ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 79.37% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for UVV is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • UVV ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 32nd percentile.

UVV Stock Summary

  • UVV's went public 35.41 years ago, making it older than 90.53% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of UNIVERSAL CORP's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.44% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The volatility of UNIVERSAL CORP's share price is greater than that of merely 5.37% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to UNIVERSAL CORP are DLA, ITP, AVNT, FET, and AVT.
  • Visit UVV's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.universalcorp.com.

UVV Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, UVV's price/sales ratio is 54.55% lower, now standing at 0.5.
  • Over the past 243 months, UVV's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for UVV.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
UVV 2023-05-23 0.5 1.0 13.8 12.7
UVV 2023-05-22 0.5 1.0 13.6 12.6
UVV 2023-05-19 0.5 1.0 13.5 12.5
UVV 2023-05-18 0.5 1.0 13.5 12.5
UVV 2023-05-17 0.5 0.9 13.4 12.5
UVV 2023-05-16 0.5 0.9 13.3 12.4

UVV Growth Metrics

    The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 243.13%.
  • The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -24%.
  • The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -72.72%.
UVV's revenue has moved up $451,600,000 over the prior 70 months.

The table below shows UVV's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 2,522.818 -87.392 96.115
2022-09-30 2,380.423 -180.595 89.395
2022-06-30 2,183.394 -53.966 87.05
2022-03-31 2,103.601 44.882 86.577
2021-12-31 2,074.218 130.215 100.168
2021-09-30 2,094.505 249.602 98.501

UVV's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • UVV has a Quality Grade of D, ranking ahead of 15.18% of graded US stocks.
  • UVV's asset turnover comes in at 0.861 -- ranking 86th of 105 Wholesale stocks.
  • SPRS, KAMN, and NGL are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with UVV.

The table below shows UVV's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.861 0.196 0.065
2021-03-31 0.874 0.195 0.065
2020-12-31 0.902 0.186 0.051
2020-09-30 0.849 0.177 0.045
2020-06-30 0.897 0.182 0.058
2020-03-31 0.881 0.187 0.059

Universal Corporation (UVV) Company Bio

Universal Corporation operates as a leaf tobacco merchant and processor worldwide. It engages in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company was founded in 1888 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.

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Universal Corporation (UVV) Q4 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

Universal Corporation (UVV)

Q4 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

May 24, 2023 05:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Jennifer Rowe - Assistant Vice President

Airton Hentschke - Chief Operating Officer

Johan Kroner - Chief Financial Officer

Conference Call Participants

Ann Gurkin - Davenport & Co.



Good afternoon, and thank you for attending today's Universal Corporation Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Daniel, and I will be the moderator for today's call. [Operator Instructions].

It is now my pleasure to pass the conference over to our host, Jennifer Rowe, Assistant Vice President. And Jenni...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | May 25, 2023

Q4 2023 Universal Corp Earnings Call

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UVV Price Returns

1-mo -2.61%
3-mo 3.60%
6-mo -2.79%
1-year -8.96%
3-year 38.47%
5-year 5.95%
YTD -0.25%
2022 1.82%
2021 19.59%
2020 -8.96%
2019 11.08%
2018 7.79%

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