Universal Corporation

Our business includes procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing and shipping tobacco and other agri-products. We are the world’s leading global leaf tobacco supplier, and leaf tobacco is our primary business and source of revenues. We also recently started a sweet potato processing business and intend to expand into other agricultural products processing. We do not manufacture any consumer products. Instead, we support consumer product manufacturers throughout the world by selling them processed raw products and performing related services for them.

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Richmond, US
Founded
1918
Size (employees)
24,000 (est)
Universal Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Richmond, US

Universal Corporation Office Locations

Universal Corporation has an office in Richmond

Universal Corporation Data and Metrics

Universal Corporation Financial Metrics

Universal Corporation's revenue was reported to be $2.1 b in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (FY, 2017)

2.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

(2%)

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

394.7 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

19%

Net income (FY, 2017)

112.5 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

178.4 m

Market capitalization (17-Aug-2017)

1.5 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

284 m

EV

1.5 b
Universal Corporation's current market capitalization is $1.5 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

2.5 b2.3 b2.1 b2.1 b

Revenue growth, %

(11%)(7%)(2%)

Cost of goods sold

1.7 b1.7 b

Gross profit

407.3 m394.7 m

Gross profit Margin, %

19%19%

General and administrative expense

226.7 m212 m

Operating expense total

226.7 m212 m

EBIT

181.6 m178.4 m

EBIT margin, %

9%9%

Interest expense

15.7 m16.3 m

Interest income

1.2 m1.4 m

Pre tax profit

172.6 m169.2 m

Income tax expense

54.4 m56.7 m

Net Income

155.2 m120.5 m118.1 m112.5 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016

Revenue

275.4 m456.4 m584.6 m295.5 m456.9 m668.8 m

Cost of goods sold

227 m358.3 m464.7 m243.3 m369.1 m533.3 m

Gross profit

48.4 m98.1 m119.9 m52.2 m87.8 m135.5 m

Gross profit Margin, %

18%21%21%18%19%20%

General and administrative expense

51.3 m60.8 m54.1 m60.2 m40.8 m52.1 m

Operating expense total

51.3 m60.8 m54.1 m60.2 m40.8 m52.1 m

EBIT

(5.3 m)37.3 m69.2 m(8 m)43.3 m83.2 m

EBIT margin, %

(2%)8%12%(3%)9%12%

Interest expense

3.9 m3.9 m3.9 m4.1 m4.3 m4.1 m

Interest income

239 k205 k452 k363 k271 k482 k

Pre tax profit

(9.6 m)34.4 m68.1 m(11.8 m)40.5 m84.1 m

Income tax expense

(3.4 m)9.4 m21.4 m(4.3 m)14 m27.1 m

Net Income

525 k16 m74.1 m(6.1 m)18.9 m65.6 m(7.5 m)19 m76.1 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

163.5 m248.8 m319.4 m284 m

Accounts Receivable

468 m434.4 m428.7 m439.3 m

Inventories

12.3 m34.8 m

Current Assets

1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b

PP&E

296.5 m305.4 m325.9 m317.3 m

Total Assets

2.3 b2.2 b2.2 b2.1 b

Accounts Payable

212.4 m140.1 m120.5 m153.5 m

Total Debt

368.7 m

Current Liabilities

455 m270.9 m246.3 m268 m

Total Liabilities

796.8 m

Preferred Stock

211.6 m211.6 m

Retained Earnings

993.1 m1 b1.1 b1 b

Total Equity

1.4 b1.4 b1.5 b1.3 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.3 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.6 x1.6 x1.5 x1.6 x
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016

Cash

148.5 m29.6 m120.3 m130.4 m69 m167.6 m316.1 m294.9 m411.5 m

Accounts Receivable

238.9 m290.2 m290.2 m257.3 m304 m267.6 m218.7 m251.8 m281 m

Current Assets

1.8 b1.9 b1.7 b1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b

PP&E

304.7 m304.9 m305.3 m312.1 m314.5 m325.6 m323 m322.2 m321.4 m

Total Assets

2.4 b2.5 b2.3 b2.2 b2.3 b2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b

Accounts Payable

198.1 m154.8 m146.5 m172 m155.8 m132.6 m165.7 m133.1 m131.9 m

Current Liabilities

620.4 m723.2 m374.3 m299 m333.2 m290.7 m274.5 m261.6 m238.7 m

Retained Earnings

972.1 m971.4 m997.4 m998.6 m1 b1 b1 b1.1 b1.1 b

Total Equity

1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.4 b1.5 b

Financial Leverage

1.7 x1.8 x1.6 x1.6 x1.6 x1.6 x1.6 x1.5 x1.5 x
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

155.2 m120.5 m118.1 m112.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

37.3 m35.4 m36.8 m35.9 m

Accounts Receivable

537 k292 k

Inventories

(1.8 m)(579 k)

Accounts Payable

1.6 m(2.7 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.5 m)226.5 m183.6 m250.3 m

Cash From Investing Activities

(42.1 m)(54 m)(50.9 m)(33.9 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(158.1 m)(86.1 m)(61.7 m)(251.2 m)

Interest Paid

25.1 m19.2 m15.7 m16.3 m

Income Taxes Paid

65.5 m46 m38.7 m37.3 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016

Net Income

525 k16 m74.1 m(6.1 m)18.9 m65.6 m(7.5 m)19 m76.1 m

Depreciation and Amortization

8.7 m17.3 m26.4 m9.1 m18.4 m27.2 m8.6 m17.3 m26.1 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(114.9 m)(353.7 m)(1.6 m)(114.9 m)(143.8 m)6.5 m16.1 m22.4 m182.8 m

Cash From Investing Activities

(16.4 m)(29.6 m)(39.4 m)(14.3 m)(27.3 m)(43.5 m)(7.1 m)(17.1 m)(27.9 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

116.2 m249.9 m(1.4 m)10.9 m(8.3 m)(43.5 m)(12.2 m)(29.8 m)(62.1 m)
USDY, 2017

EV/EBIT

8.6 x

EV/CFO

6.2 x

Revenue/Employee

86.3 k

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.6 x

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