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Tyson is trying to reposition itself as a protein company, rather than a meat maker under CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the top job in 2016. In its fiscal 2017, the company behind brands like Jimmy Dean launched a venture capital firm focused on sustainably feeding the world’s growing population, which has backed startups like alternative protein company Beyond Meat. It also acquired ready-to-eat sandwich maker AdvancePierre Foods and said it would sell off three of its non-protein businesses. And yet meat is still Tyson’s bread and butter: Record earnings in beef and pork segments helped push profits up 0.3%.

Company Info

Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017.
Thomas P. Hayes
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Food, Beverages & Tobacco
Food Production
HQ Location
Springdale, Ark.
Years on Fortune 500 List24
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Tyson Foods Rank History


Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$38,260.003.7%
Profits ($M)$1,774.000.3%
Assets ($M)$28,066.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$10,541.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$29,233.10-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.6%
Profits as % of Assets6.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity16.8%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)4.79
EPS % Change (from 2016)5.7%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)24.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)20.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)33.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)34.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)19.4%