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  • Previous Rank17
  • Revenues ($M)$121,162.0
  • Revenue Percent Change-1.2%
  • Profits ($M)$3,110.0
  • Profits Percent Change63.1%
  • Assets ($M)$38,118.0
  • Employees453,000

Kroger is attempting to transform itself to compete in a cutthroat grocery industry that’s being turned on its head by Amazon. The largest supermarket chain in the U.S.—with $121.2 billion in revenue—was late to the e-commerce game, but is now making up for lost time. In the last year, Kroger acquired meal kit company Home Chef, increased its stake in U.K.-based online grocery company Ocado, and partnered with an autonomous vehicle startup to work on driverless delivery. The 136-year-old grocer is also shaking things up in the brick and mortar realm, pedaling its goods in Walgreens and selling off its convenience store chain for $2.15 billion.

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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, Ohio
Years on Fortune 500 List25
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2019.

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$121,162.0-1.2%
Profits ($M)$3,110.063.1%
Assets ($M)$38,118.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$7,886.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.6%
Profits as % of Assets8.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity39.4%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.76
EPS % Change (from 2017)79.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)21.0%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)14.7%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)2.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)8.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.4%