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.

Richmond, US
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, 2016 which is a 7% decrease from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

2.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

407.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

118.1 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

181.6 m

Market capitalization (21-Jun-2017)

1.7 b

Closing share price (21-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2016)

319.4 m
Universal Corporation's current market capitalization is $1.7 b.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.5 b2.3 b2.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.7 b

Gross profit

407.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

226.7 m

Operating expense total

226.7 m


181.6 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

15.7 m

Interest income

1.2 m

Pre tax profit

172.6 m

Income tax expense

54.4 m

Net Income

155.2 m120.5 m118.1 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


163.5 m248.8 m319.4 m

Accounts Receivable

468 m434.4 m428.7 m


12.3 m34.8 m

Current Assets

1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b


296.5 m305.4 m325.9 m

Total Assets

2.3 b2.2 b2.2 b

Accounts Payable

212.4 m140.1 m120.5 m

Current Liabilities

455 m270.9 m246.3 m

Preferred Stock

211.6 m211.6 m

Retained Earnings

993.1 m1 b1.1 b

Total Equity

1.4 b1.4 b1.5 b

Financial Leverage

1.6 x1.6 x1.5 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

155.2 m120.5 m118.1 m

Depreciation and Amortization

37.3 m35.4 m36.8 m

Accounts Receivable

537 k292 k


(1.8 m)(579 k)

Accounts Payable

1.6 m(2.7 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.5 m)226.5 m183.6 m

Cash From Investing Activities

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

Cash From Financing Activities

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

Interest Paid

25.1 m19.2 m15.7 m

Income Taxes Paid

65.5 m46 m38.7 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


88.3 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

Universal Corporation Market Value History

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