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Universal Corp (UVV) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on March 31, 2019

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Universal Corp (UVV) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on March 31, 2019. Universal Corp is a leaf tobacco supplier. It is engaged in procuring and processing flue-cured and burley leaf tobacco for manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. Universal Corp has a market cap of $1.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.30 with a P/E ratio of 13.94 and P/S ratio of 0.65. The dividend yield of Universal Corp stocks is 5.23%.


For the last quarter Universal Corp reported a revenue of $671.7 million, compared with the revenue of $607.5 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $2.2 billion, an increase of 9.5% from last year. For the last five years Universal Corp had an average revenue decline of 2.9% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $4.11 for the year, a decline of 0.7% from the previous year. Over the last five years Universal Corp had an average EPS decline of 7.3% a year. The Universal Corp had an operating margin of 8.15%, compared with the operating margin of 8.43% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Universal Corp is 9.03%. The profitability rank of the company is 5 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, Universal Corp has the cash and cash equivalents of $297.6 million, compared with $234.1 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $368.5 million, compared with $369.1 million in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is at a comfortable level of 10.4. Universal Corp has a financial strength rank of 7 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $57.30, Universal Corp is traded at close to its historical median P/S valuation band of $52.74. The P/S ratio of the stock is 0.65, while the historical median P/S ratio is 0.60. The stock gained 28.11% during the past 12 months.

For the complete 20-year historical financial data of UVV, click here.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.