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Tyson Foods

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  • Previous Rank80
  • Revenues ($M)$40,052.0
  • Revenue Percent Change4.7%
  • Profits ($M)$3,024.0
  • Profits Percent Change70.5%
  • Assets ($M)$29,109.0
  • Employees121,000

Tyson, the biggest meat maker in the U.S. with $40 billion in revenue, has been battling a trade war and a glut of meat and poultry supply. To counter the market dynamics, the Arkansas-based food giant continued to expand beyond commodity goods and into branded and higher-margin products, striking deals to acquire McDonald’s supplier Keystone Foods for $2.16 billion and organic chicken brand Smart Chicken. Tyson also became yet another Big Food enterprise with a change in the corner office: CEO Tom Hayes stepped down in September, replaced by longtime company veteran Noel White, who says part of his plan is to push the company to expand internationally.

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Company Info

Noel White
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Food, Beverages & Tobacco
Food Production
HQ Location
Springdale, Ark.
Years on Fortune 500 List38
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2018.

Tyson Foods Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$40,052.04.7%
Profits ($M)$3,024.070.5%
Assets ($M)$29,109.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$12,803.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues7.6%
Profits as % of Assets10.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity23.6%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)8.19
EPS % Change (from 2017)71.0%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)31.0%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)42.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-32.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)11.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)21.2%