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  • Previous Rank758
  • Revenues ($M)$3,342.20
  • Revenue Percent Change18.7%
  • Profits ($M)$279.7
  • Profits Percent Change48%
  • Assets ($M)$1,733.20
  • Employees14,669
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$2,717.90
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Company Info

Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Food, Beverages & Tobacco
Food Production
HQ Location
Laurel, Miss.
Years on Fortune 500 List-
Figures are for fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2017.

Sanderson Farms Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$3,342.2018.7%
Profits ($M)$279.748%
Assets ($M)$1,733.20-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$1,432.90-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$2,717.90-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues8.4%
Profits as % of Assets16.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity19.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)12.3
EPS % Change (from 2016)47%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)39.2%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)12.2%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)49.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)25.9%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)17%