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    W. Rodney McMullen
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    1014 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
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What’s the one word that best sums up the past year for the Ohio-based grocery giant? Merger. In July of last year, Kroger announced that it would acquire the grocery chain Harris Teeter, based in North Carolina. The $2.5 billion purchase closed in January, adding 227 Harris-Teeter stores to the company’s 2,414 Kroger-branded stores. Pre-merger, Kroger netted $1.52 billion in earnings for 2013; the company expects continued growth in 2014, between 10% and 14% for the year, with Harris Teeter on the books.

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Key Financials

$ Millions% change
Total Assets29,281-
Total Shareholder Equity5,384-
Market Value (on March 31, 2014)22,294-

Profit as a % of

Stockholders' Equity28.2

Earnings Per Share

Earnings Per Share ($)2.9
EPS % Change (from 2012)4.7
EPS % Change (5 year)8.8
EPS % Change (10 year)21.3

Total Return to Investors

Total Return to Investors54.6
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)10.4
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)