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  • Previous Rank
    369
  • Revenues ($M)
    $7,515.40
  • Revenue Percent Change
    1%
  • Profits ($M)
    $783
  • Profits Percent Change
    8.7%
  • Assets ($M)
    $5,553.70
  • Employees
    16,135
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)
    $20,773.80

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

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 List24
Employees16,135
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Hershey Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$7,515.401%
Profits ($M)$7838.7%
Assets ($M)$5,553.70-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$915.3-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$20,773.80-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues10.4%
Profits as % of Assets14.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity85.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.66
EPS % Change (from 2016)9.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)4.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)14.7%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)12.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)12%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)14%