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/Management 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.
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Hershey Financials and Metrics

Hershey Financials

Hershey's revenue was reported to be $7.4 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

1.7 b

Gross profit (Q2, 2017)

763.2 m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2017), %


EBIT (Q2, 2017)

315.3 m

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2017)

24.6 b

Cash (07-Feb-2017)

214.1 m


26.7 b
Hershey's current market capitalization is $24.6 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
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


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

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

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
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


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


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 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 b


2.1 b2.2 b2.1 b2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b2.1 b2.1 b2 b
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
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

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


(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)

Accounts Payable

62.8 m35.1 m
USDY, 2017


84.8 x


79.6 x


102 k

Financial Leverage

6.2 x
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Hershey Operating Metrics

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





Manufacturing Facilities


Distribution Centers

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Hershey Market Value History

Hershey Revenue Breakdown

Hershey Median Salaries

Source: 40 public H-1B filings from Hershey

Hershey's Web-traffic and Trends

Hershey Online and Social Media Presence

Hershey News and Updates

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