Inside A Kroger Co. Grocery Store Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Employees ring customers up at registers inside a Kroger Co. grocery store in Birmingham, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Kroger Co. is scheduled to release earnings figures on March 3. Photographer: Sean Proctor/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesSean Proctor — Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Previous Rank
    17
  • Revenues ($M)
    115337
  • Revenue Percent Change
    5
  • Profits ($M)
    1975
  • Profits Percent Change
    -3.1
  • Assets ($M)
    36505
  • Employees
    443000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    26961

Most of the supermarket industry has fallen prey to Walmart's drive into grocery over the last decade. Not Kroger. The Midwestern supermarket giant had a knockout 2015 with an 18% jump in profits. The following year wasn't so kind. A deflationary environment read: aggressive industry promotions that reduce earnings weighed down the entire category in 2016. Still, the U.S.'s second-largest food retailer has a robust strategy. It will need it as it fights shaky consumer confidence and low commodity costs. Kroger was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Company Info

CEOW. Rodney McMullen
CEO TitleChairman & Chief Executive Officer
SectorFood & Drug Stores
IndustryFood and Drug Stores
HQ LocationCincinnati, OH
Websitewww.thekrogerco.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees443,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$115,337
Profits ($M)$1,975
Assets ($M)$36,505
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,698
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$26,961

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets5.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity29.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2
EPS % Change (from 2015)-0.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)32.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)10.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)-16.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)25.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)13.3%