Kroger

The country’s largest supermarket chain by revenue, Kroger is second only to Walmart as the largest general retailer in the U.S. With nearly 2,800 stores in 35 states under two dozen banners and annual sales of more than $121.1 billion, Kroger today ranks as the world’s fifth-largest retailer. The company also operates 35 food manufacturing facilities that make thousands of products, accounting for 26% of Kroger’s total store dollar sales. Kroger stores take the shape of several different formats, including supermarkets, multi-department stores, Marketplace stores, price-impact stores, and fine jewelry stores. In 2021, Kroger was on the receiving end of criticism after it was revealed that CEO Rodney McMullen was awarded $21.1 million in compensation for 2019, despite the company having to lay off thousands of employees as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The typical Kroger employee makes less than $27,000 in pay and benefits per year.
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Albert Cesare—The Cincinnati Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK/Reuters

Company Information

As of 8/3/2022
Country
U.S.
Headquarters
Cincinnati
Industry
Food & Drug Stores
CEO
W. Rodney McMullen
Company Type
Public
Ticker
KR
Revenues ($M)
$137,888
Profits ($M)
$1,655
Market Value ($M)
$33,846
Employees
420,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2022. Market value as of July 19, 2022.

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

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Revenues ($M)
$137,888
4.1%
Profits ($M)
$1,655
-36%
Assets ($M)
$49,086
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Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
$9,452
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Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues
1.2%
Profits as % of Assets
3.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity
17.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)
2
EPS % Change (from 2020)
-33.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)
1.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)
15.7%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2021)
45.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)
7.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
16.1%

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