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									          Universal Corporation (UVV) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
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        Reference Code: GDCPG33935FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: SEP 2012

          Stony Point II Building, 9201 Forest Hill
                                                             Phone              +1 804 3599311                  Revenue          2,446.9 (million USD)
          Avenue
          Richmond, VA                                       Fax                +1 804 2543594                  Net Profit       92.06 (million USD)
          23235                                              Website            www.universalcorp.com           Employees        26,000 (Estimated)
                                                                                UVV [New York Stock                              Consumer        Packaged
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry
                                                                                Exchange]                                        Goods

       Company Overview
       Universal Corporation (Universal) is leaf tobacco merchant and processor. It is principally into selecting, procuring, buying,
       processing, packing, storing, supplying, shipping tobacco to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company
       processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, dark air-cured tobaccos, and oriental tobaccos. The company also provides
       value-added services, including blending, chemical and physical testing of tobacco, just-in-time inventory management, and
       manufacturing reconstituted sheet tobacco.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Universal Corporation, SWOT Analysis
         George C. Freeman                   Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         John B. Adams                       Director
                                                                                                                             Litigations
         Chester A. Crocker                  Director                                 Integrated Operations
                                                                                                                             Dependence on Few
         Charles H. Foster                   Director                                 Strategic Sourcing
                                                                                                                             Customers
         Thomas H. Johnson                   Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Growing Global Tobacco                 Increasing Health Concerns
         Universal Corporation                                                        Market                                 Worldwide
        Share Price (USD) as on 17-Sep-                                48.71          Extension of Smokeless                 Intense Competition
        2012                                                                          Tobacco Market
        EPS (USD)                                                        3.25
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       1,135         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 1,723
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       23
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Universal Corporation - Key Facts...................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Universal Corporation - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................................. 5
       Universal Corporation - Key Employee Biographies ........................................................................................................................... 6
       Universal Corporation - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................ 7
       Universal Corporation - History .......................................................................................................................................................... 8
       Universal Corporation - Company Statement ................................................................................................................................... 10
       Universal Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................ 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Universal Corporation - Business Description .................................................................................................................................. 15
       Universal Corporation - SWOT Analysis........................................................................................................................................... 16
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Universal Corporation - Strengths ................................................................................................................................................. 16
             Strength - Integrated Operations ............................................................................................................................................... 16
             Strength - Strategic Sourcing .................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Strength - Wide Geographic Presence ...................................................................................................................................... 16
          Universal Corporation - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................... 16
             Weakness - Litigations .............................................................................................................................................................. 16
             Weakness - Dependence on Few Customers ........................................................................................................................... 17
          Universal Corporation - Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................... 17
             Opportunity - Growing Global Tobacco Market ......................................................................................................................... 17
             Opportunity - Extension of Smokeless Tobacco Market ............................................................................................................ 17
          Universal Corporation - Threats .................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Threat - Increasing Health Concerns Worldwide ....................................................................................................................... 17
             Threat - Intense Competition ..................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Threat - Limitations on Commercialization of Tobacco.............................................................................................................. 18
       Universal Corporation - Key Competitors ......................................................................................................................................... 19
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 20
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 20
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 20
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 22
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 22
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios...................
								
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