TITLE

SWOT Analysis

PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Universal Corporation SWOT Analysis;Oct2005, p5
SOURCE TYPE
SWOT Analysis
DOC. TYPE
Company Report
ABSTRACT
Provides a business analysis of Universal Corp., a Richmond, Virginia-based leading leaf tobacco merchant and processor which has operations in agri-products and in the distribution of lumber and building products, focusing on its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for improvement and threats to the company. Strengths, including benefits derived from its widespread tobacco producing regions, strong financial performance and large and diversified customer base; Weaknesses, including customer concentration, slow growth in core business and rising amount of debt; Opportunities for improvement, including increasing demand for cigars in the U.S. and growing tea consumption in U.S.; Threats to the company, including rising industry inventories in the tobacco business, protest from anti-smoking groups, seasonal nature of the building material business and risk to the tobacco business in Zimbabwe.
ACCESSION #
21011805

 

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