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  • Previous Rank24
  • Revenues ($M)108,465
  • Revenue Percent Change10.3%
  • Profits ($M)1,728
  • Profits Percent Change13.8%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)37,648

Kroger, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, has reported same-store sales growth for 45 straight quarters through spring 2015, helped by its reputation for excellent customer service and its loyalty program. And its hot streak looks set to continue: one leading Wall Street analyst expects Kroger to surpass high-end rival Whole Foods as the top seller of organic and natural food within two years. On the lower end, its stable of private label products helps Kroger keeps prices for many items low so it can compete with Wal-Mart Stores, the largest U.S. grocer, and Target. Kroger is expanding into affluent areas of markets like Baltimore and Washington, D.C., leading many analysts to surmise that its growth story will continue for some time.

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Company Info

CEO
W. Rodney McMullen
Industry
Food and Drug Stores
Sector
Food & Drug Stores
HQ Location
Cincinnati, OH
Websitehttp://www.thekrogerco.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)108,46510.3%
Profits ($M)1,72813.8%
Total Stockholder Equity5,412-
Employees400,000-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)37,648-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.6%
Profits as % of Assets5.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity31.9%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.44
EPS % Change (from 2013)18.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)99.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)64.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)27.9%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)15.4%