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  • Previous Rank283
  • Revenues ($M)$38,260
  • Revenue Percent Change3.7%
  • Profits ($M)$1,774.00
  • Profits Percent Change0.3%
  • Assets ($M)$28,066.00
  • Employees122,000

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%.

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Company Information

Thomas P. Hayes
Food, Beverages & Tobacco
Food Production
HQ Location
Springdale, Ark.
Years on Global 500 List17
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017.

Tyson Foods Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$38,2603.7%
Profits ($M)$1,774.000.3%
Assets ($M)$28,066.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$10,541.00-

Profit Ratios

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