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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

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

W. Rodney McMullen
Food and Drug Stores
Food and Drug Stores
HQ Location
Cincinnati, OH
Years on Fortune 500 List22
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%