UVV Universal

Universal Corp. engages in the processing, procuring, financing, packing, storing, shipping and trading of leaf tobacco. It operates its business through the following business segments: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Dark Air-Cured, Oriental and Special Services. The North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia segments are involved in flue-cured and burley leaf tobacco operations. The Dark Air-Cured segment includes supplying of dark air-cured tobacco to manufacturers of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products. The Oriental segment supplies oriental tobacco to cigarette manufacturers. The Special Services segment provides laboratory services, including physical and chemical product testing and smoke testing. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

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George Freeman
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28 May 21
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31 Mar 22
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Financial data from Universal earnings reports.

Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
2 Jun 21 Sledd Robert C Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 58.56 4,419 258.78K 12,026
2 Jun 21 Broome Theodore G Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 57.46 1,791 102.91K 38,702
2 Jun 21 Wigner Preston Douglas Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 57.46 2,341 134.51K 49,446
2 Jun 21 Wigner Preston Douglas Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 57.6777 4,000 230.71K 51,787
2 Jun 21 Formacek Candace C Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 57.46 1,186 68.15K 25,580
2 Jun 21 Kroner Johan C. Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 57.46 304 17.47K 23,967

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

81.7% owned by funds/institutions
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Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 176 166 +6.0%
Opened positions 26 12 +116.7%
Closed positions 16 22 -27.3%
Increased positions 59 59
Reduced positions 57 58 -1.7%
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Total value 2.12B 981.68M +115.8%
Total shares 20.04M 20.19M -0.8%
Total puts 49.9K 42.1K +18.5%
Total calls 104.3K 68.1K +53.2%
Total put/call ratio 0.5 0.6 -22.6%
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BLK Blackrock 4M $235.79M +6.4%
Vanguard 2.63M $155.09M +2.7%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 1.86M $109.68M -1.6%
STT State Street 1.17M $68.84M -9.8%
IVZ Invesco 892.34K $52.64M +0.0%
PZN Pzena Investment Management 863.58K $50.94M +3.5%
LSV Asset Management 641.48K $37.84M -8.1%
Boston Partners 586.86K $34.56M -1.6%
Etf Managers 579.39K $34.18M +13.7%
BK Bank Of New York Mellon 537.9K $31.73M +0.2%
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NTRS Northern Trust 534.09K -263.82K -33.1%
BLK Blackrock 4M +241.36K +6.4%
Renaissance Technologies 533.91K -231.1K -30.2%
BAC Bank Of America 179.28K +131.7K +276.9%
STT State Street 1.17M -126.84K -9.8%
Brandywine Global Investment Management 0 -123.42K EXIT
Vanguard 2.63M +69.93K +2.7%
Etf Managers 579.39K +69.61K +13.7%
WFC Wells Fargo & Co. 110.82K -69.13K -38.4%
Mirae Asset Global Investments 233.99K -59.3K -20.2%

Financial report summary

Management Discussion
  • Amounts described as net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per diluted share in the following discussion are attributable to Universal Corporation and exclude earnings related to non-controlling interests in subsidiaries. Adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Universal Corporation, adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share, and the total for segment operating income (loss) referred to in this discussion are non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are not financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as substitutes for operating income (loss), net income (loss) attributable to Universal Corporation, diluted earnings (loss) per share, cash from operating activities or any other operating or financial performance measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies. A reconciliation of adjusted operating income (loss) to consolidated operating (income), adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Universal Corporation to consolidated net income (loss) attributable to Universal Corporation and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share to diluted earnings (loss) per share are provided in Other Items below. In addition, we have provided a reconciliation of the total for segment operating income (loss) to consolidated operating income (loss) in Note 17. "Operating Segments" to the consolidated financial statements in Item 8. Management evaluates the consolidated Company and segment performance excluding certain significant charges or credits. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude items that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results, provide investors with important information that is useful in understanding our business results and trends.
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