Publix Super Markets

F500 2019-Publix Super Markets
Florida, Stuart, Publix grocery store refrigerated section. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images)Jeff Greenberg—UIG via Getty Images
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Publix is the world’s largest employee-owned company, operating 1,215 supermarkets in seven Southeast states. And although the Lakeland, Fla.-based supermarket chain’s stock isn’t publicly traded, it’s available for purchase to the company’s 200,000 employees—approximately half of whom are millennials. Workers who bought in saw earnings per share soar to $1.37 in the first quarter of 2019 from 93 cents 12 months prior. In that time, Publix’s profit jumped 44% from $680.3 million in the year-earlier quarter to $981 million.

Company Info

CEORandall T. Jones Sr.
CEO TitlePresident, Chief Executive Officer & Director
SectorFood & Drug Stores
IndustryFood and Drug Stores
HQ LocationLakeland, Fla.
Years on Fortune 500 List25

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$36,395.7
Profits ($M)$2,381.2
Assets ($M)$18,982.5
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$14,958.3

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues6.5%
Profits as % of Assets12.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity15.9%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)328
EPS % Change (from 2017)7.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)9.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)9.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-