The Hershey Company is a producer of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery. The Company's principal confectionery offerings include gum and mint refreshment products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages, and snack items, such as spreads, meat snacks, bars, and snack bites and mixes.

Type
Public
HQ
Hershey, US
Founded
1909
Size (employees)
16,300 (est)
Hershey was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Hershey, US
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Key People/Management at Hershey

Michele Buck

Michele Buck

President and Chief Executive Officer
Patricia Little

Patricia Little

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Terence Oday

Terence Oday

Senior Vice President, Chief Product Supply and Technology Officer
Steven Schiller

Steven Schiller

President, International
Todd W. Tillemans

Todd W. Tillemans

President, U.S
Kevin Walling

Kevin Walling

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
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Hershey Office Locations

Hershey has offices in Singapore, Chicago, Dubai, Hershey and in 3 other locations
Hershey, US (HQ)
100 Crystal A Drive
Chicago, US
822 North Michigan Ave.
New York, US
48th & Broadway
Niagara Falls, CA
5701 Falls Avenue
Shanghai, CN
290 Middle Xi Zang Road, Huangpu District
Singapore, SG
Sentosa Gateway #01-075/076/077
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Hershey Financials and Metrics

Hershey Revenue

Hershey's revenue was reported to be $7.52 b in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2019)

2 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2019)

974.1 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2019), %

49.4%

EBIT (Q1, 2019)

480.5 m

Market capitalization (18-Jul-2018)

19.1 b

Closing share price (18-Jul-2018)

91.4

Cash (1-Apr-2018)

476.4 m

EV

21 b
Hershey's current market capitalization is $19.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

7.1 b7.4 b7.4 b7.4 b7.5 b

Revenue growth, %

4%0%1%

Cost of goods sold

3.9 b4.1 b4 b4.3 b4.1 b

Gross profit

3.3 b3.3 b3.4 b3.2 b3.4 b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2019

Revenue

2 b1.6 b2 b1.8 b1.6 b2 b1.9 b1.7 b2 b

Cost of goods sold

1.1 b843.4 m1.2 b1 b890.3 m1.1 b973.1 m899.8 m997.9 m

Gross profit

892.1 m735.4 m850.8 m817.4 m747.4 m940.2 m906.6 m763.2 m974.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %

45%47%42%45%46%46%48%46%49%
Annual
usdY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

253.6 m884.6 m693.7 m728.3 m1.1 b374.9 m346.5 m297 m380.2 m

Inventories

659.5 m801 m751 m745.7 m752.8 m

Current Assets

2.5 b2.2 b1.8 b1.8 b2 b

PP&E

2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b2.1 b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2019

Cash

701.3 m1 b562.6 m477.1 m343.9 m305.7 m302.7 m333.3 m286 m250.2 m275.1 m235 m214.1 m476.4 m

Inventories

762.6 m678.8 m855.2 m900.7 m813.6 m745.8 m874 m843.5 m770.4 m871.3 m938.2 m795.4 m936.4 m782.5 m

Current Assets

2.4 b2.5 b2.3 b2.5 b2.2 b2.1 b2 b2.1 b1.8 b1.8 b2.2 b1.9 b1.9 b2.3 b

PP&E

2.1 b2.2 b2.1 b2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b2.1 b2.1 b2 b2.1 b
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

820.5 m846.9 m513 m720 m756.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

301.8 m261.9 m

Inventories

(26.3 m)(88.5 m)52 m14 m(71.4 m)

Accounts Payable

13.4 m(53 m)
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q1, 2019

Net Income

634.4 m252.5 m420.7 m644.4 m299.6 m244.7 m144.8 m603.2 m229.8 m375.8 m350.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

150.6 m49.3 m100.1 m153 m182.9 m58.3 m118.8 m241.9 m59.9 m156.8 m194.3 m65 m132.1 m74.4 m

Inventories

(132.8 m)31.6 m(145.9 m)(165.2 m)(2.1 m)79.2 m(59.8 m)(83.2 m)(19.4 m)(111 m)(192.5 m)(49.7 m)(190.8 m)(11.3 m)

Accounts Payable

62.8 m35.1 m(146.6 m)
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

43.7 x

EV/CFO

59.7 x

Financial Leverage

7.4 x
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Hershey Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016Mar, 2017

Brands

80 80 80

Countries

70 70 70

Distribution Centers

13

Manufacturing Facilities

19
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Hershey Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Amplify Snack Brands2 December 18, 2017$921 m

Hershey Revenue Breakdown

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Hershey revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 12.2% from International and Other and 87.8% from North America

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Hershey Online and Social Media Presence

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Hershey News and Updates

Hershey's and Reese's whipped cream exists — and the internet is drooling

According to an Instagram post from @candyhunting, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate flavored whipped cream has hit stores in the Midwest. The new flavors have not yet been spotted outside of the Midwest but that didn't stop people from drooling over photos. INSIDER reached o…

The man who went viral for the bizarre way he ate his first Kit Kat used one to propose — and he totally redeemed himself

When Haley Byrd tweeted a picture of the bizarre way her boyfriend ate his first Kit Kat, the internet was up in arms, telling her to break up with him. He used this as a way to propose to her. He created a 3D-printed Kit Kat with the help of Kit Kat and The Hershey Company to hold the ring. Hersh…
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Hershey Company Life and Culture

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