UVV:NYE-Universal Corporation

COMMON STOCK | Tobacco | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 50.78

Change

-1.14 (-2.20)%

Market Cap

USD 1.30B

Volume

0.13M

Average Target Price

N/A
Average Analyst Rating

N/A

STA Verdict

Verdict

About

Universal Corporation engages in the supply of leaf tobacco products worldwide. The company operates through North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental, and Special Services segments. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company contracts, purchases, processes, and sells flue-cured, burley, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, natural wrapped cigars and cigarillos, smokeless, and pipe tobacco products. It also provides value-added services, including blending, chemical, and physical testing of tobacco; service cutting for various manufacturers; manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco; just-in-time inventory management services; electronic nicotine delivery systems; e-liquid testing services; and smoke testing services for customers. In addition, the company offers testing services for crop protection agents and tobacco constituents in seed, leaf, and finished products, including e-cigarette liquids and vapors; and analytical services that include chemical compound testing in finished tobacco products and mainstream smoke, as well as engages in the research and development growth trials with various partners for non-tobacco agriproducts production, such as vanilla. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products, as well as provides water pipe style leaf tobacco; and recycles waste materials from tobacco production. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Market Stats

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

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Largest Industry Peers for Tobacco

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
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-0.05 (-0.40%)

USD 1.77B 30.48 11.10
MO Altria Group, Inc

-0.18 (-0.39%)

USD 1.14B 13.91 10.96
TPB Turning Point Brands, Inc

-1.92 (-4.96%)

USD 0.74B 22.87 13.60
PM Philip Morris International In..

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PYX Pyxus International, Inc

+0.06 (+0.40%)

USD 0.14B 5.50 13.58
BTI British American Tobacco p.l.c

-0.49 (-1.34%)

USD -1,872,084,992.00 1.65 -136.37

ETFs Containing UVV

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
WBIC WBI BullBear Yield 2000 E.. 4.53 % 1.06 %

-0.26 (-1.46%)

USD 0.04B
PSCC Invesco S&P SmallCap Cons.. 4.25 % 0.29 %

-1.62 (-2.23%)

USD 0.06B
XXM.D:CA 2.34 % 1.54 %

N/A

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XXM.A:CA 2.34 % 1.51 %

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Tobacco)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -6.22% 14% F 21% F
Dividend Return 4.17% 67% D+ 84% B
Total Return -2.05% 29% F 23% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -15.65% 67% D+ 31% F
Dividend Return 5.00% 33% F 79% C+
Total Return -10.65% 50% F 35% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -0.08% 75% C 51% F
Dividend Return 23.08% 25% F 75% C
Total Return 23.00% 75% C 58% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 7.63% 83% B 74% C
Dividend Return 4.24% 67% D+ 74% C
Total Return 11.86% 83% B 79% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 18.33% 50% F 42% F
Risk Adjusted Return 64.69% 83% B 72% C-
Market Capitalization 1.30B 86% B 85% B
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Tobacco)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 14.14 57% F 65% D
Price/Book Ratio 0.99 71% C- 70% C-
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 7.88 71% C- 53% F
EV/EBITDA 8.51 86% B 54% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 7.37% 40% F 50% F
Return on Invested Capital 7.37% 43% F 57% F
Return on Assets 5.22% 43% F 76% C
Debt to Equity Ratio 27.56% 71% C- 80% B-
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 4.16 43% F 35% F
Short Percent 2.84% 71% C- 73% C
Beta 0.40 86% B 75% C
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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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:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Positive cash flow

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

Positive free cash flow

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

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free 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.

What to not like:
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.

Poor return on equity

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

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.

Low Earnings Growth

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