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  • Previous Rank
    18
  • Revenues ($M)
    $122,662.00
  • Revenue Percent Change
    6.4%
  • Profits ($M)
    $1,907.00
  • Profits Percent Change
    -3.4%
  • Assets ($M)
    $37,197.00
  • Employees
    449,000
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)
    $20,827.80

Lower food prices and increasing competition may be good news for shoppers, but not for grocery store profit margins. Kroger, the biggest supermarket owner in the U.S., has so far weathered the storm. In fiscal 2017, Kroger nearly doubled its online sales and grew its total sales by 6.4% to $122.7 billion. The midwestern giant also created 10,000 new jobs and paid its shareholders $444 million in dividends. With more than 2,000 stores from coast to coast, Kroger has both scale and reach. As price wars intensify, Kroger is best poised to compete with Amazon in 2018 as the e-commerce giant slashes prices at its newly acquired Whole Foods Stores and continues to disrupt the retail food industry.

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Company Info

CEO
W. Rodney McMullen
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Food & Drug Stores
Industry
Food and Drug Stores
HQ Location
Cincinnati
Websitehttp://www.thekrogerco.com
Years on Fortune 500 List24
Employees449,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2018.

Kroger Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$122,662.006.4%
Profits ($M)$1,907.00-3.4%
Assets ($M)$37,197.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,931.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$20,827.80-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.6%
Profits as % of Assets5.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity27.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.09
EPS % Change (from 2016)2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)8.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)9.5%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)-19%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)17.8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.2%