Universal Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. Universal reported a revenue growth of -6.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Universal during the last five years:

  • Universal generated a total of $2.4 billion revenues during 2012. Universal reported a revenue growth of -4.8% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Universal generated a total of $2.5 billion revenues during 2013. Universal reported a revenue growth of 0.6% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Universal generated a total of $2.5 billion revenues during 2014. Universal reported a revenue growth of 3.3% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Universal generated a total of $2.3 billion revenues during 2015. Universal reported a revenue growth of -10.6% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. Universal reported a revenue growth of -6.7% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Universal Ranking

With $2.1 billion revenues, Universal ranked number 920 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Universal is associated with Consumer Goods Sector and Tobacco Industry.

With $2.1 billion revenues, Universal ranked number 101 of all the companies in the US Consumer Goods sector. There were a total of 207 public companies in the US Consumer Goods sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Consumer Goods sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Philip Morris International ($75 billion)
  2. P&G ($65.3 billion)
  3. PepsiCo ($62.8 billion)
  4. Archer Daniels Midland ($62.3 billion)
  5. Sysco ($50.4 billion)
  6. Bunge ($42.7 billion)
  7. Coca-Cola ($41.9 billion)
  8. Tyson Foods ($36.9 billion)
  9. Nike ($32.4 billion)
  10. Kraft Heinz ($26.5 billion)

Consumer Goods sector is comprised of the following industries: Beverages; Personal Goods; Food Products; Diversified Food; Household Goods & Home Construction; Food Distribution; Tobacco; Toys and Games. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Beverages industry consists of: Brewing Companies - manufacturers of cider or malt products such as beer, ale and stout; Distillers and Vintners Companies - blenders and shippers of wine and spirits such as whisky, brandy, rum, gin or liqueurs; and Soft Drinks Companies - manufacturers, bottlers and distributors of nonalcoholic beverages, such as soda, fruit juices, tea, coffee and bottled water.
  • Personal Goods industry includes: Clothing & Accessories Companies - manufacturers and distributors of all types of clothing, jewellery, watches or textiles, sportswear, sunglasses, eyeglass frames, leather clothing and goods, and processors of hides and skins; Footwear Companies - manufacturers and distributors of shoes, boots, sandals, sneakers and other types of footwear; and Consumer Packaged Goods Companies - makers and distributors of cosmetics, toiletries and personal-care and hygiene products, including deodorants, soaps, toothpaste, perfumes, diapers, shampoos, razors and feminine hygiene products.
  • Food Products industry includes: Farming & Fishing companies - companies that grow crops or raise livestock, operate sherries or own non-tobacco plantation; Food Products Companies - food producers, including meatpacking, snacks, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and frozen seafood. It also includes producers of pet food and manufacturers of dietary supplements, vitamins and related items.
  • Diversified Food industry includes companies that offer a diverse portfolio of food products across agricultural, animal and dairy product categories.
  • Household Goods & Home Construction industry includes companies that offer: Durable Household Products - Manufacturers and distributors of domestic appliances, lighting, hand tools and power tools, hardware, cutlery, tableware, garden equipment, luggage, towels and linens; Nondurable Household Products - Producers and distributors of pens, paper goods, batteries, light bulbs, tissues, toilet paper and cleaning products such as soaps and polishes; Furnishings - Manufacturers and distributors of furniture, including chairs, tables, desks, carpeting, wallpaper and office furniture; Home Construction - constructors of residential homes, including manufacturers of mobile and prefabricated homes intended for use in one place.
  • Food Distribution industry includes companies that distribute food, beverage and consumer goods to restaurants, healthcare, educational facilities, lodging establishments; equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries.
  • Tobacco industry includes Manufacturers and distributors of cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products. It also includes tobacco plantations.
  • Toys and Games industry consists of manufacturers and distributors of toys and video/computer games, including such toys and games as playing cards, board games, stuffed animals and dolls.

With $2.1 billion revenues, Universal ranked number 4 of all the companies in the US Tobacco industry. There were a total of 8 public companies in the US Tobacco industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top companies in the US Tobacco industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Philip Morris International ($75 billion)
  2. Altria Group ($25.7 billion)
  3. Reynolds American ($12.5 billion)
  4. Universal ($2.1 billion)
  5. Alliance One International ($1.9 billion)
  6. Vector Group ($1.7 billion)
  7. SunOpta ($1.3 billion)
  8. Turning Point Brands ($206.2 million)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $2.1 billion revenues, Universal was in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 1097 companies in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With -6.7% revenue growth year-over-year, Universal was in the Medium negative revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 448 companies in the Medium negative revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 5.1%, Universal was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The company processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products. It also provides value-added services, such as blending, chemical and physical testing of tobacco, service cutting for various manufacturers, manufacturing reconstituted leaf tobacco, just-in-time inventory management, electronic nicotine delivery system, e-liquid testing, and smoke testing for customers. Further, it produces and sells dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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Revenues Analysis

Universal (UVV) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. Universal reported a revenue growth of -6.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal (UVV) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2002 to 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. Universal reported a revenue growth of -6.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal (UVV) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Universal Corp (UVV) revenue growth with Tobacco industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Universal reported a revenue growth of -6.7% year-over-year during 2016. The Tobacco industry growth was 2.7% year-over-year during 2016. Universal growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Universal (UVV) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal reported a total net income of $109 million during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. Universal net profit margin was 5.1% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal (UVV) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2002 to 2016. Universal reported a total net income of $109 million during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. Universal net profit margin was 5.1% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal (UVV) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Universal Corp (UVV) net profit margin with Tobacco industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Universal reported a net profit margin of 5.1% during 2016. The Tobacco industry net profit margin was 22.8% during 2016. Universal was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Universal (UVV) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal spent a total of $1.7 billion on COGS during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Universal spent 80.8% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal (UVV) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for Universal is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Universal (UVV) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal spent a total of $226.7 million on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Universal spent 10.7% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in March.

Working Capital Analysis

Universal (UVV) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal invested a total of $637.1 million on inventories during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Universal invested 30% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal (UVV) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal invested a total of $532.9 million on accounts receivable during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Universal invested 25.1% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal (UVV) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal invested a total of $128.9 million on accounts payable during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Universal invested 6.1% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in March.

Asset Management Analysis

Universal (UVV) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal invested a total of $325.9 million on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Universal invested 15.4% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in March.

Universal (UVV) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Universal Corp (UVV) from 2012 to 2016. Universal invested a total of $99.1 million on Intangible assets during 2016. Universal generated a total of $2.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Universal invested 4.7% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in March.

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