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Hershey

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  • Previous Rank379
  • Revenues ($M)$7,791.1
  • Revenue Percent Change3.7%
  • Profits ($M)$1,177.6
  • Profits Percent Change50.4%
  • Assets ($M)$7,703.0
  • Employees15,675

The chocolate and sweets company has more than 80 brands around the world.

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Company Info

CEO
Michele G. Buck
CEO Title
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Sector
Food, Beverages & Tobacco
Industry
Food Consumer Products
HQ Location
Hershey, Pa.
Websitehttp://www.thehersheycompany.com
Years on Fortune 500 List65
Employees15,675

Hershey Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$7,791.13.7%
Profits ($M)$1,177.650.4%
Assets ($M)$7,703.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$1,398.7-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues15.1%
Profits as % of Assets15.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity84.2%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)5.58
EPS % Change (from 2017)52.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)9.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)15.2%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-3.0%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)4.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)14.7%