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Kroger

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Most of the supermarket industry has fallen prey to Walmart’s drive into grocery over the last decade. Not Kroger. The Midwestern supermarket giant had a knockout 2015 with an 18% jump in profits. The following year wasn’t so kind. A deflationary environment—read: aggressive industry promotions that reduce earnings—weighed down the entire category in 2016. Still, the U.S.’s second-largest food retailer has a robust strategy. It will need it as it fights shaky consumer confidence and low commodity costs. Kroger was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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CEO

W. Rodney McMullen

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Food & Drug Stores

Industry

Food and Drug Stores

HQ Location

Cincinnati, OH

Years on Fortune 500 List

23

Employees

443,000

Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2017.Profile provided by S&P Global.
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
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Revenues ($M)$115,3375.0%
Profits ($M)$1,975.0-3.1%
Assets ($M)$36,505
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,698
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$26,961
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets5.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity29.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)2.05
EPS % Change (from 2015)-0.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)32.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)10.3%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)-16.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)25.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)13.3%
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