Publix Super Markets

Charlotte 1453 Family Night
Michael Fredette
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For almost a decade the 81-year old, privately-held supermarket chain in the Southeastern U.S. was on a slow growth trajectory under CEO Ed Crenshaw, who semi-retired in May 2016 but continues as chairman. Under the leadership of lifelong Publix associate Todd Jones, the world’s largest employee-owned company recorded $34 billion in 2016 sales, an 5% increase from the (slightly shorter) year prior, and record profits of more than $2 billion. The company has growth on the brain with expansion plans that include Virginia and the Carolinas. With 180,000 employees (and co-owners thanks to a health stock ownership plan), what’s a few more?

Company Info

CEORandall T. Jones Sr.
CEO TitlePresident, Chief Executive Officer & Director
SectorFood & Drug Stores
IndustryFood and Drug Stores
HQ LocationLakeland, FL
Years on Fortune 500 List23

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$34,274
Profits ($M)$2,025.7
Assets ($M)$17,464
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$13,473
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues5.9%
Profits as % of Assets11.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity15%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)263
EPS % Change (from 2015)3.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)6.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)7.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)-
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-