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  • Previous Rank17
  • Revenues ($M)$115,337
  • Revenue Percent Change5%
  • Profits ($M)$1,975
  • Profits Percent Change-3.1%
  • Assets ($M)$36,505
  • Employees443,000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$26,961

Most of the supermarket industry has fallen prey to Walmart’s drive into grocery over the last decade. Not Kroger. The Midwestern supermarket giant had a knockout 2015 with an 18% jump in profits. The following year wasn’t so kind. A deflationary environment read: aggressive industry promotions that reduce earnings weighed down the entire category in 2016. Still, the U.S.’s second-largest food retailer has a robust strategy. It will need it as it fights shaky consumer confidence and low commodity costs. Kroger was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Company Info

W. Rodney McMullen
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Food & Drug Stores
Food and Drug Stores
HQ Location
Cincinnati, OH
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2017.

Kroger Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$115,3375%
Profits ($M)$1,975-3.1%
Assets ($M)$36,505-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,698-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$26,961-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets5.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity29.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.05
EPS % Change (from 2015)-0.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)32.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)10.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)-16.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)25.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)13.3%