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  • Revenues ($M)$109,830
  • Revenue Percent Change1.3%
  • Profits ($M)$2,039
  • Profits Percent Change18%
  • Assets ($M)$33,897
  • Employees431,000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$36,815
  • Previous Rank20
  • Morning Consult Brand Index
    A+

Most of the supermarket industry has fallen prey to Walmart’s drive into grocery over the last decade–but not Kroger. The Cincinnati-based supermarket giant continued its streak in its last fiscal year, as profits jumped 18%, market share increased, and same-store sales grew 5% (excluding fuel) for the year. The fourth quarter of 2015 marked Kroger’s 49th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth. The 133-year-old company kept up its acquisition tear by buying the Roundy chain, giving Kroger a foothold in Wisconsin. The company has pursued a robust private label line, with about 40% of its own brand made by the company’s facilities that include dairies, delis, cheese plants, and bakeries. This current fiscal year might not be as rosy for the U.S.’s second-largest food retailer. Kroger has warned that its sales growth could be perhaps the worst in more than a decade in part due to shaky consumer confidence and low commodity costs.

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Company Info

CEO
W. Rodney McMullen
Sector
Food and Drug Stores
Industry
Food and Drug Stores
HQ Location
Cincinnati, OH
Websitehttp://www.thekrogerco.com
Years on Fortune 500 List22
Employees431,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2016.

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$109,8301.3%
Profits ($M)$2,03918%
Assets ($M)$33,897-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,820-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$36,815-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.9%
Profits as % of Assets6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity29.9%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.06
EPS % Change (from 2014)19.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)18.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)12.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2015)31.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)32.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)17.8%