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+1.12%
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94.26
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0.00%

Open

93.24

Previous Close

93.22

Volume (Avg)

912.13k (1.13M)

Day's Range

93.04-94.48

52Wk Range

87.88-108.69

Market Cap.

20.91B

Dividend Rate (Yield )

2.14 (2.11%)

Beta

0.19

Shares Outstanding

161.21M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

25.45 (3.71)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
  • Management effectiveness
Industry Confectioners
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Outperform
    • Revenue

    • 7.15B

    • Net Income

    • 820.47M

    • Market Cap.

    • 20.91B

    • Enterprise Value

    • 22.24B

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 11.57

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 2.03

    • Beta

    • 0.19

    • Forward P/E

    • 21.01

    • Price/Sales

    • 2.94

    • Price/Book Value

    • 13.53

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 20.88

      • EBITDA

      • 1.54B

      • Return on Capital %

      • 17.00

      • Return on Equity %

      • 63.21

      • Return on Assets %

      • 17.00

      • Book Value/Share

      • 6.97

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 161.21M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • 2:1 (6/16/2004)

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • 0.54 (11/21/2014)

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • 10/3/2014

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/20/2014
      Outperform
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 103.00

        • Credit Rating

        • A+

        • Analysts

        • 6

        • EPS Estimate

        • 4.51

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • 5.91

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 4.60

          • -1.48

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • 24.10

          • 45.53

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 5.40

          • 4.16

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 6.84

          • -5.03

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 21.40

          • -3.22

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 8.75

          • 4.75

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 45.48

            • 37.55

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 17.55

            • 6.72

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 11.57

            • 10.14

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 42.40

            • 36.69

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 15.10

            • 8.11

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 9.80

            • 273.75B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 1.16

              • 0.45

              • Current Ratio

              • 1.79

              • 0.91

              • Quick Ratio

              • 0.86

              • 0.52

              • Interest Coverage

              • 15.24

              • -

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 3.36

              • 2.27

              • Book Value/Share

              • 6.97

              • 17.48

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 25.13

                • 27.78

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 29.33

                • 38.60

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 9.46

                • 14.91

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 2.91

                • 1.86

                • Price/Book Value

                • 13.39

                • 2.24

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 20.88

                • 10.70

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                  • Shares Short

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 3.29M

                  • Short Ratio

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 2.93

                  • Short % of Float

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 2.20

                  • Shares Short

                    prior month

                  • 2.76M

                  • Trailing Annual Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • 5 Year Average Dividend Yield

                  • 0.02

                  • Key Metrics

                  • Company

                    • Payout Ratio

                    • 52.34

                    • Dividend Date

                    • 10/3/2014

                    • Ex-Dividend Date

                    • 11/21/2014

                    • Last Split Factor

                      new per old

                    • 2:1

                    • Last Split Date

                    • 6/16/2004

                    • Key Metrics

                    • Company

                    • Industry

                      • Return on Equity %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 63.21

                        (70.20)

                      • 11.64

                        (11.90)

                      • Return on Assets %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 17.00

                        (14.00)

                      • 5.06

                        (4.64)

                      • Return on Capital %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 27.45

                        (24.50)

                      • 7.25

                        (6.87)

                      • Income/Employee

                      • 56.74k

                      • 35.27k

                      • Inventory Turnover

                      • 4.84

                      • 5.32

                      • Asset Turnover

                      • 1.47

                      • 0.50

                      Current Historical
                      Financials
                      • Income Statement
                      • Balance Sheet
                      • Cash Flow
                      Operating Income
                      1.34B
                      Operating Margin
                      18.75
                      Total Equity
                      -
                      Retained Earnings
                      -
                      Free Cashflow
                      -
                      Price/Cashflow
                      20.88
                      Ownership

                      Institutional Ownership

                      56.45%

                      Top 10 Institutions

                      22.81%

                      Mutual Fund Ownership

                      22.94%

                      Float

                      91.90%

                      5% / Insider Ownership

                      0.57%

                      Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                      Top Mutual Fund Owners

                      Top Institutional Owners

                      Mutual Fund Name

                      Institution Name

                      • Mutual Fund Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                      •  

                        2,375,809

                      • 0.46

                      • 1.07

                      • Vanguard Five Hundred Index Fund

                      •  

                        1,549,112

                      • 0.24

                      • 0.70

                      • Vanguard Institutional Index Fund

                      •  

                        1,511,377

                      • -1.05

                      • 0.68

                      • VA CollegeAmerica Income Fund of America

                      •  

                        1,500,000

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.68

                      • American Century Growth Fund

                      •  

                        1,496,717

                      • 36.72

                      • 0.67

                      • SPDR® S&P 500 ETF

                      •  

                        1,449,105

                      • -2.13

                      • 0.64

                      • JPMorgan Mid Cap Value Fund

                      •  

                        1,447,710

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.65

                      • Pioneer Fd

                      •  

                        1,251,264

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.56

                      • JPMorgan Equity Income Fund

                      •  

                        848,356

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.38

                      • Institution Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Hershey Trust Co

                      •  

                        12,513,721

                      • 0.00%

                      • 5.64

                      • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                      •  

                        7,765,415

                      • +2.21%

                      • 3.50

                      • State Street Corp

                      •  

                        6,508,369

                      • +3.37%

                      • 2.93

                      • Renaissance Technologies Corp

                      •  

                        5,615,500

                      • +24.83%

                      • 2.53

                      • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                      •  

                        4,895,135

                      • -1.47%

                      • 2.21

                      • J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

                      •  

                        2,931,559

                      • +22.01%

                      • 1.32

                      • Eaton Vance Management

                      •  

                        2,863,673

                      • +54.74%

                      • 1.29

                      • Enhanced Investment Technologies Inc

                      •  

                        2,649,520

                      • +7.08%

                      • 1.19

                      • AllianceBernstein LP

                      •  

                        2,643,152

                      • -11.94%

                      • 1.19

                      Company Profile

                      Sector

                      Consumer Defensive

                      Industry

                      Confectioners

                      Type

                      Aggressive Growth

                      Style

                      Large Growth

                      Hershey Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on October 24, 1927 as a successor to a business founded in 1894 by Milton S. Hershey. The Company produces chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery and chocol...moreate-related grocery products in North America. Its product groups include chocolate and sugar confectionery products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages; and gum and mint refreshment products. It operates in a single reportable segment in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing its products under more than 80 brand names. Its two operating segments comprise geographic regions including North America and International. In North America, including the United States and Canada; and International, including Latin America, Asia, Europe...more, Africa and exports to these regions. The Company's strategic business units are the chocolate business unit and the sweets and refreshment business unit. The Company's products are; CADBURY, CARAMELLO, KIT KAT, and ROLO. The Company's customers are mainly wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires and department stores. In conjunction with its sales and marketing efforts, its efficient product distribution network helps the Company to maintain sales growth and provide superior customer service. The Company uses Cocoa products to produce its chocolate products. Cocoa products, including cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and cocoa powder processed from cocoa beans, are used to meet manufacturing requirements. The Company's activities are subject to regulation by various government agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as various state and local agencies.lessless

                      Key People

                      Mr. John P. Bilbrey

                      CEO/President/Director

                      James E. Nevels

                      Chairman of the Board/Director

                      David W. Tacka

                      CFO/Senior VP

                      Mr. Richard M. McConville

                      Chief Accounting Officer/Controller/Vice President

                      Anthony J. Palmer

                      Director

                      Incorporated

                      1927

                      Employees

                      14,800

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