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  • Previous Rank93
  • Revenues ($M)37,580
  • Revenue Percent Change9%
  • Profits ($M)864
  • Profits Percent Change11.1%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)15,565

The meats producer last year won a food fight to earn the right to buy Hillshire Brands, scooping the asset away from rival Pilgrim’s Pride. The deal allowed Tyson to combine its stock of chicken, beef and pork with Hillshire’s well-known brands and private label products, including Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park meats. The deal also gave Tyson more exposure to the breakfast occasion, where previously it had little presence.

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Company Info

Donnie Smith
Food Production
Food, Beverages & Tobacco
HQ Location
Springdale, AR
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)37,5809%
Profits ($M)86411.1%
Total Stockholder Equity8,890-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)15,565-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.3%
Profits as % of Assets3.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity9.7%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.37
EPS % Change (from 2013)11.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)7.7%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)20.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)27.9%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.2%