May 23 (Reuters) - Universal Corp

* Universal corporation reports annual results


* Q4 earnings per share $1.28 excluding items

* Q4 loss per share $1.64

* Q4 revenue $650 million


* Universal corp says "as we move into fiscal year 2018, we are forecasting that global flue-cured tobacco production outside of china will increase by about 9%" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: