Universal Corp.: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Universal Corp. (UVV) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $39.4 million.

The Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.58 per share.

The leaf tobacco merchant posted revenue of $617.6 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported profit of $87.4 million, or $3.53 per share. Revenue was reported as $1.98 billion.

Universal Corp. shares have increased 23% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $59.61, a rise of 34% in the last 12 months.

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