UVV:NYE-Universal Corporation

EQUITY | Tobacco Products | New York Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

USD 51.65

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 1.30B

Volume

0.18M

Yahoo Analyst Target

USD 59.00 (14.23%)

STA Analyst Target

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Yahoo Analyst Rating

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About

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.

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

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Largest Industry Peers for Tobacco Products

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RAI Reynolds American Inc

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VGR Vector Group Ltd.

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TPB Turning Point Brands Inc.

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AOI Alliance One International Inc..

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ETFs Containing UVV

XXM.D:CA First Asset Morningstar U.. 2.34 % 1.54 %

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CAD 7.39M
XXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar U.. 2.34 % 1.51 %

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CAD 2.61M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Tobacco Products)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -1.62% 43% F 15% F
Dividend Return 1.05% 100% A+ 78% C+
Total Return -0.57% 57% F 22% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -22.56% 33% F 8% F
Dividend Return 3.25% 40% F 50% F
Total Return -19.31% 33% F 8% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -0.81% 20% F 38% F
Dividend Return 20.07% 25% F 60% D-
Total Return 19.26% 20% F 38% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 4.62% 17% F 58% F
Dividend Return 8.58% 17% F 58% F
Total Return 3.97% 40% F 66% D
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 17.12% 50% F 44% F
Risk Adjusted Return 50.11% 33% F 48% F
Market Capitalization 1.24B 43% F 57% F

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Tobacco Products)
Ratio vs. Market
(New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 14.20 33% F 20% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.01 50% F 77% C+
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 2.33 83% B 58% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio -44.53 100% A+ 94% A
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 8.78% 67% D+ 52% F
Return on Invested Capital 11.49% 50% F 67% D+
Return on Assets 5.41% 50% F 73% C
Debt to Equity Ratio 33.00% 67% D+ 75% C

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Negative free cash flow

The company had negative total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.