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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.

Kroger Rank History

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%