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)
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 Financials and Metrics

Universal Corporation Financials

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

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

284.6 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

53.9 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %


Net income (Q1, 2018)

3.3 m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

6.6 m

Market capitalization (11-Dec-2017)

1.4 b

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

128.6 m


1.6 b
Universal Corporation's current market capitalization is $1.4 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


2.5 b2.3 b2.1 b2.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.7 b1.7 b

Gross profit

407.3 m394.7 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


275.4 m456.4 m584.6 m295.5 m456.9 m668.8 m284.6 m

Cost of goods sold

227 m358.3 m464.7 m243.3 m369.1 m533.3 m230.8 m

Gross profit

48.4 m98.1 m119.9 m52.2 m87.8 m135.5 m53.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


163.5 m248.8 m319.4 m284 m

Accounts Receivable

468 m434.4 m428.7 m439.3 m


12.3 m34.8 m

Current Assets

1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


74.6 m191.9 m148.5 m29.6 m120.3 m130.4 m69 m167.6 m316.1 m294.9 m411.5 m128.6 m

Accounts Receivable

365.8 m329.1 m238.9 m290.2 m290.2 m257.3 m304 m267.6 m218.7 m251.8 m281 m209.3 m

Current Assets

1.9 b1.7 b1.8 b1.9 b1.7 b1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b1.5 b


288.7 m290.7 m304.7 m304.9 m305.3 m312.1 m314.5 m325.6 m323 m322.2 m321.4 m316.1 m
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


(1.8 m)(579 k)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

83.7 m127.9 m525 k16 m74.1 m(6.1 m)18.9 m65.6 m(7.5 m)19 m76.1 m3.3 m

Depreciation and Amortization

20 m29.1 m8.7 m17.3 m26.4 m9.1 m18.4 m27.2 m8.6 m17.3 m26.1 m8.8 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(307.1 m)(14.2 m)(114.9 m)(353.7 m)(1.6 m)(114.9 m)(143.8 m)6.5 m16.1 m22.4 m182.8 m(117.1 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(19.4 m)(29.3 m)(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)(6.2 m)
Y, 2017


249.2 x


-14 x

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
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