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 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.

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 (19-May-2017)

$1.8 b

Closing share price (19-May-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2016)

$319.4 m
Universal Corporation's current market capitalization is $1.8 b.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$2.5 b$2.3 b$2.1 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 m$120.5 m$118.1 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$163.5 m$248.8 m$319.4 m

Accounts Receivable

$468 m$434.4 m$428.7 m


$12.3 m$34.8 m

Current Assets

$1.7 b$1.6 b$1.6 b


$296.5 m$305.4 m$325.9 m

Total Assets

$2.3 b$2.2 b$2.2 b

Accounts Payable

$212.4 m$140.1 m$120.5 m

Current Liabilities

$455 m$270.9 m$246.3 m

Preferred Stock

$211.6 m$211.6 m

Retained Earnings

$993.1 m$1 b$1.1 b

Total Equity

$1.4 b$1.4 b$1.5 b

Financial Leverage

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

Net Income

$155.2 m$120.5 m$118.1 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$37.3 m$35.4 m$36.8 m

Accounts Receivable

$537 k$292 k


($1.8 m)($579 k)

Accounts Payable

$1.6 m($2.7 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

($3.5 m)$226.5 m$183.6 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 m$19.2 m$15.7 m

Income Taxes Paid

$65.5 m$46 m$38.7 m
Y, 2016


$88.3 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

Universal Corporation Market Value History

Universal Corporation Company Life

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