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  • Previous Rank
    362
  • Revenues ($M)
    $7,440
  • Revenue Percent Change
    0.7%
  • Profits ($M)
    $720
  • Profits Percent Change
    40.4%
  • Assets ($M)
    $5,524
  • Employees
    17,140
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    $23,236

The chocolate and sweets company has more than 80 brands around the world.

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Company Info

CEO
Michele G. Buck
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Sector
Food, Beverages & Tobacco
Industry
Food Consumer Products
HQ Location
Hershey, PA
Websitehttp://www.thehersheycompany.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees17,140

Hershey Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$7,4400.7%
Profits ($M)$72040.4%
Assets ($M)$5,524-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$786-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$23,236-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues9.7%
Profits as % of Assets13%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity91.6%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.34
EPS % Change (from 2015)44%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)3.6%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)18.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)13.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)10.3%