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Tyson Foods


Tyson’s 2014 purchase of Hillshire Brands for nearly $8 billion continues to pay off for the largest meatpacking company in the U.S. and is a key part of the company’s strategy to focus on less commoditized products and diversify its portfolio. With exposure to chicken, beef, and pork plus a growing business in prepared foods and an eye toward international markets it’s well-positioned for the future even as it posts growing annual losses of $2.8 billion on revenues of $36.9 billion.

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Thomas P. Hayes

CEO Title

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director


Food, Beverages & Tobacco


Food Production

HQ Location

Springdale, AR

Years on Fortune 500 List




Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2016.Profile provided by S&P Global.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$36,881-10.9%
Profits ($M)$1,768.044.9%
Assets ($M)$22,373
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$9,608
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$22,028
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues4.8%
Profits as % of Assets7.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity18.4%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)4.53
EPS % Change (from 2015)53.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)18.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)16.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)25.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)15.3%
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