Universal Corporation (UVV)

Exchange: NYSE
Currency: USD

Price: 54.15 (Close)



52 Week range 200d Moving Avg. Beta
42.99 – 61.29 51.18 0.44
Dividend Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend date
3.08 5.79% 2023-01-06
P/E Ratio Latest EPS DGR 3 years
13.76 0.00 6.04%
Very low Volatility
Dividend Growth


Universal Corporation supplies leaf tobacco products worldwide. The company operates through North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental, and Special Services segments. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company contracts, purchases, processes, and sells flue-cured, burley, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, natural wrapped cigars and cigarillos, smokeless, and pipe tobacco products. It also provides value-added services, including blending, chemical, and physical testing of tobacco; service cutting for various manufacturers; manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco; just-in-time inventory management services; electronic nicotine delivery systems; e-liquid testing services; and smoke testing services for customers. In addition, the company offers testing services for crop protection agents and tobacco constituents in seed, leaf, and finished products, including e-cigarette liquids and vapors; and analytical services that include chemical compound testing in finished tobacco products and mainstream smoke, as well as engages in the research and development growth trials with various partners for non-tobacco agriproducts production, such as vanilla. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products, as well as provides water pipe style leaf tobacco; and recycles waste materials from tobacco production. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.


Sector: Industry:
Consumer Defensive Tobacco
Dividend King

Dividend Safety Metrics

Latest EPS 0.00
Annual Payout 3.08
Payout Ratio 0.00%
Dividend growth 50 Years
Dividend Score 0
Dividend Coverage Ratio 1.31
Altman-Z score 0.00


Estimated Future Total Return Metrics

Total return last 5Y 0.50%
Dividend growth 5Y 7.90%
Current dividend yield 5.79%
Average dividend yield last 5Y 5.23%
Estimated EPS growth next 5Y 0.00%
Extra return due to over/under valuation 2.10%
Estimated future return 5Y (CAGR) 0.00%


Universal Corporation (UVV) Valuation

Universal Corporation’s current dividend yield of 5.79% is 11% above its 5-year average. The 5-year average dividend yield is 5.23% (see red-line in chart). This indicates the stock may be undervalued today.

Universal Corporation (UVV) Performance

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Universal Corporation (UVV) Total Return

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Dividend Scorecard

Dividend Yield (TTM) Annual Payout Payout Ratio Dividend growth
5.79 3.08 0.00% 50 Years


Dividend Growth Summary

3 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.04%
5 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.90%
10 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.91%

Dividend Growth Rates History

Year Payout Amount Annual Payout Growth (YoY)
2022 1.560 -49.7%
2021 3.100 1.3%
2020 3.060 1.3%
2019 3.020 16.2%
2018 2.600 20.4%
2017 2.160 1.9%
2016 2.120 1.9%
2015 2.080 2.0%
2014 2.040 2.0%
2013 2.000 2.0%
2012 1.960 2.1%
2011 1.920 2.1%
2010 1.880 2.2%
2009 1.840 2.2%
2008 1.800 2.3%

Universal Corporation (UVV) Dividend Payment History