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Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The Company also provides value-added services, such as blending, chemical and physical testing of tobacco, service cutting for various manufacturers, just-in-time inventory management, electronic nicotine delivery system, e-liquid testing, and smoke testing for customers. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products.

TypePublic
Founded1886
HQRichmond, VA, US
Websiteuniversalcorp.com
Employee Ratings3.8

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)20,000(-28%)
Revenue (FY, 2021)$2 B(+4%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$48.9(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Universal Corporation

Diana F. Cantor

Diana F. Cantor

Director
Lennart R. Freeman

Lennart R. Freeman

Director
George C. Freeman

George C. Freeman

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas H. Johnson

Thomas H. Johnson

Director
Michael T. Lawton

Michael T. Lawton

Director
Robert C. Sledd

Robert C. Sledd

Director
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Universal Corporation Office Locations

Universal Corporation has offices in Richmond, Nashville, Kunming Shi, Bremen and in 8 other locations
Richmond, VA, US (HQ)
9201 Forest Hill Ave
Nashville, NC, US
3174 Boddie Mill Pond Rd
Nashville, NC, US
5244 Coleman Dr
Kunming Shi, CN
155 Beijing Rd, Guandu Qu
Bremen, DE
Contrescarpe 75A
Pasig, PH
25 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center
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Universal Corporation Financials and Metrics

Universal Corporation Revenue

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Universal Corporation's revenue was reported to be $1.97 b in FY, 2021
USD

Revenue (FY, 2021)

2.0b

Gross profit (FY, 2021)

368.1m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2021), %

18.7%

Net income (FY, 2021)

96.3m

EBIT (FY, 2021)

147.8m

Market capitalization (15-Sept-2021)

1.2b

Closing stock price (15-Sept-2021)

48.9

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

197.2m

EV

1.6b
Universal Corporation's current market capitalization is $1.2 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Cash

141.0m261.7m367.9m163.5m248.8m319.4m284.0m234.1m297.6m107.4m197.2m

Accounts Receivable

335.6m390.8m401.7m468.0m434.4m428.7m439.3m377.1m368.1m340.7m367.5m

Prepaid Expenses

73.9m88.3m124.2m88.2m71.2m

Inventories

12.3m34.8m
USDQ1, 2011

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x
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Universal Corporation Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

90/100

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Universal Corporation Online and Social Media Presence

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Universal Corporation News and Updates

Universal Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend and Share Repurchase Program

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of seventy-seven cents ($0.77) per share on the...

Universal Corporation to Acquire Silva International, a Market-Leading Provider of Natural, Specialty Dehydrated Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Ingredients

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Silva International ("Silva"), a privately-held, natural, specialty dehydrated vegetable, fruit and herb processing company, for $170...

Universal Corporation Reports Six Month Results

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), reported net income for the first half of fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, 2019, of $30.1 million, or $1.19 per diluted...

Universal Corporation Updates Record Date and Annual Meeting Date

RICHMOND, Va., June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 18, 2019, the Board of Directors of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) approved changes to its previously announced Annual Meeting of Shareholders date and corresponding record date for administrative purposes. The Board of Directors set ...

Universal Corporation Reports Annual Results

RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV), reported net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, of $104.1 million, or $4.11 per diluted share, compared with $105.7...

Universal Corporation Reports Improved Six Month Results

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), reported net income for the first half of fiscal year 2019, which ended on September 30, 2018, of $44.6 million, or $1.76 per diluted...
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Universal Corporation Blogs

Universal Corporation to Acquire Shank's Extracts, Inc., a Well-Established Provider of Flavoring and Extracts

Universal Corporation to Acquire Shank's Extracts, Inc., a Well-Established Provider of Flavoring and Extracts Content Import Tue, 09/07/2021 - 08:06 Universal Corporation to Acquire Shank's Extracts, Inc., a Well-Established Provider of Flavoring and Extracts September 7, 2…

Universal Corporation Announces 51st Annual Dividend Increase and Sets Annual Meeting Date

Universal Corporation Announces 51st Annual Dividend Increase and Sets Annual Meeting Date Content Import Wed, 05/26/2021 - 16:17 Universal Corporation Announces 51st Annual Dividend Increase and Sets Annual Meeting Date May 26, 2021 at 4:15 PM EDT This releas…

Universal Corporation Completes Acquisition of Silva International

RICHMOND, Va. , Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) today announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Silva International ("Silva"), a privately-held, natural, specialty dehydrated vegetable, fruit and herb processing company.

Universal Corporation Obtains U.S. Customs Modification for Malawi Tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. , Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) announced today that it has successfully obtained a modification from U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") of an existing Withhold Release Order ("WRO") on all imports of tobacco from Malawi into the United

Jacqueline T. Williams

Jacqueline T. Williams Ray.Beron@west.com Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:41 Member of the Audit Committee Member of the Finance and Pension Investment Committee Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Jacqueline T. Williams Director …

Universal Corporation Announces 50th Annual Dividend Increase and Sets Annual Meeting Date

Universal Corporation Announces 50th Annual Dividend Increase and Sets Annual Meeting Date Content Import Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:15 Universal Corporation Announces 50th Annual Dividend Increase and Sets Annual Meeting Date May 27, 2020 at 4:15 PM EDT This releas…
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Universal Corporation Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Universal Corporation founded?

    Universal Corporation was founded in 1886.

  • Who are Universal Corporation key executives?

    Universal Corporation's key executives are Diana F. Cantor, Lennart R. Freeman and George C. Freeman.

  • How many employees does Universal Corporation have?

    Universal Corporation has 20,000 employees.

  • What is Universal Corporation revenue?

    Latest Universal Corporation annual revenue is $2 b.

  • What is Universal Corporation revenue per employee?

    Latest Universal Corporation revenue per employee is $98.3 k.

  • Who are Universal Corporation competitors?

    Competitors of Universal Corporation include Japan Tobacco, Cheyenne International and Boveda.

  • Where is Universal Corporation headquarters?

    Universal Corporation headquarters is located at 9201 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond.

  • Where are Universal Corporation offices?

    Universal Corporation has offices in Richmond, Nashville, Kunming Shi, Bremen and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Universal Corporation have?

    Universal Corporation has 16 offices.