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.

Company Growth (employees)
Hershey, US
Size (employees)
16,300 (est)
Hershey was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Hershey, US

Key People at Hershey

John Bilbrey

John Bilbrey

Chairman, President & CEO
Patricia Little

Patricia Little

Kevin Walling

Kevin Walling

Leslie Turner

Leslie Turner

SVP, General Counsel and Secretary
Michael Wege

Michael Wege

SVP & Chief Administrative Officer

Hershey Office Locations

Hershey has offices in Hershey, New York, Chicago, Niagara Falls and in 3 other locations
Hershey, US (HQ)
100 Crystal A Drive
Singapore, SG
Sentosa Gateway #01 075/076/077
Dubai, AE
Level 2 197/198, Po Box 49562
Shanghai, CN
290 Middle Xi Zang Road, Huangpu District
Niagara Falls, CA
5701 Falls Avenue
Chicago, US
822 North Michigan Ave.

Hershey Data and Metrics

Hershey Financial Metrics

Hershey's revenue was reported to be $7.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

7.4 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

3.2 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

720 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

1.2 b

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2017)

6.4 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

297 m


8.5 b
Hershey's current market capitalization is $6.4 b.
USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


7.1 b7.4 b7.4 b7.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

3.3 b3.5 b3.8 b3.9 b4.1 b4 b4.3 b

Gross profit

3.3 b3.3 b3.4 b3.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

5.8 b6 b6.3 b


1.3 b1.4 b1 b1.2 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

88.4 m83.5 m105.8 m90.1 m

Pre tax profit

1.3 b1.3 b901.8 m1.1 b

Income tax expense

299.1 m333.9 m354.6 m430.8 m459.1 m388.9 m379.4 m

Net Income

820.5 m846.9 m513 m720 m
USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


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


659.5 m801 m751 m745.7 m

Current Assets

2.5 b2.2 b1.8 b1.8 b


2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b


576.6 m793 m684.3 m812.3 m

Total Assets

5.4 b5.6 b5.3 b5.5 b

Accounts Payable

461.5 m482 m474.3 m522.5 m

Total Debt

1.8 b1.8 b2.1 b2.3 b

Current Liabilities

1.4 b1.9 b2.2 b1.9 b

Total Liabilities

4.7 b

Common Stock

299.3 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

664.9 m754.2 m783.9 m869.9 m

Retained Earnings

5.5 b5.9 b5.9 b6.1 b

Total Equity

1.6 b1.5 b1 b827.7 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.1 x1.2 x2 x2.8 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x0.4 x0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x3.7 x5.1 x6.7 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

820.5 m846.9 m513 m720 m

Depreciation and Amortization

301.8 m


(26.3 m)(88.5 m)52 m14 m

Accounts Payable

13.4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

838.2 m1.2 b983.5 m

Cash From Investing Activities

(862.6 m)(477.3 m)(595.5 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(250.8 m)(1.4 m)(355.4 m)(500 m)

Dividends Paid

(440.4 m)(476.1 m)(499.5 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(719.3 m)(755.2 m)(434.4 m)

Interest Paid

92.6 m87.8 m88.4 m91 m

Income Taxes Paid

373.9 m384.3 m368.9 m425.5 m
USDY, 2016


7 x


8.6 x


420.8 k


2.8 x


0.4 x

Financial Leverage

6.7 x

Hershey Market Value History

Hershey Job Categories

Hershey Median Salaries

Source: 40 public H-1B filings from Hershey

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