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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.

TypePublic
Founded1909
HQHershey, US
Websitethehersheycompany.com
Employee Ratings3.7
Culture scoreA-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)14,520(-2%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)$8 B(+3%)
Share Price (May 2020)$130.3 (+2%)

Key People/Management at Hershey

Damien Atkins

Damien Atkins

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Michele Buck

Michele Buck

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Terence Oday

Terence Oday

SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer
Hector de la Barreda

Hector de la Barreda

President, Amplify Snack Brands
Rohit Grover

Rohit Grover

President, International
Charles Raup

Charles Raup

President, U.S.
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Hershey Office Locations

Hershey has offices in Hershey, Niagara Falls, Amsterdam and Singapore
Hershey, US (HQ)
19 E Chocolate Ave
Niagara Falls, CA
5701 Falls Avenue
Amsterdam, NL
Prins Bernhardplein 200
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 $7.99 b in FY, 2019
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2020)

2.0b

Gross profit (Q1, 2020)

866.6m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2020), %

42.5%

Net income (Q1, 2020)

268.8m

EBIT (Q1, 2020)

382.8m

Market capitalization (22-May-2020)

27.1b

Closing stock price (22-May-2020)

130.3

Cash (29-Mar-2020)

1.1b

EV

31.1b
Hershey's current market capitalization is $27.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

7.4b7.4b7.5b7.8b8.0b

Revenue growth, %

1%1%4%

Cost of goods sold

4.0b4.3b4.1b4.2b4.4b

Gross profit

3.4b3.2b3.4b3.6b3.6b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Revenue

1.8b1.6b2.0b1.9b1.7b2.0b2.0b1.8b2.1b2.0b1.8b2.1b2.0b

Cost of goods sold

1.0b890.3m1.2b973.1m899.8m1.1b997.9m958.2m1.2b1.1b892.5m1.2b1.2b

Gross profit

817.4m747.4m850.8m906.6m763.2m940.2m974.1m793.4m863.5m892.5m874.7m943.3m866.6m

Gross profit Margin, %

45%46%42%48%46%46%49%45%42%44%49%44%43%
Annual
usdY, 2009Y, 2010FY, 2010FY, 2011Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

253.6m884.6m884.6m693.7m693.7m728.3m728.3m1.1b374.9m346.5m297.0m380.2m588.0m493.3m

Accounts Receivable

390.1m399.5m461.4m588.3m594.1m568.5m

Prepaid Expenses

168.3m280.6m272.2m240.1m

Inventories

533.6m649.0m633.3m659.5m801.0m751.0m745.7m752.8m784.9m815.3m
USDY, 2020

EV/EBIT

81.2 x

EV/CFO

126.3 x

Financial Leverage

5.3 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

Company NameDateDeal Size
Pirate BrandsSeptember 13, 2018$420 m
Amplify Snack Brands2December 18, 2017$921 m

Hershey Revenue Breakdown

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

Hershey Online and Social Media Presence

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Hershey Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A-

    74/100

  • CEO Rating

    A

    75/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    68/100

  • Diversity

    B

    69/100

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Hershey News and Updates

Walmart (WMT), Verizon (VZ) And Hershey (HSY) Have Biggest Jump In Positive Sentiment Among S&P 500 Stocks.

Walmart (WMT), Verizon (VZ) And Hershey (HSY) Have Biggest Jump In Positive Sentiment Among S&P 500 Stocks.

A large Swiss chocolatier that works with Hershey and Nestlé says it's rolling out 3D printed chocolate to the masses

The Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut says it will start rolling out 3D printed chocolate to hotels, coffee chains, and restaurants. In a statement Friday, the company said it could produce 3D printed chocolate at scale through a newly created studio that it says is the world's first. The company …

Hershey shares rise after earnings and revenue beat expectations

Hershey Co. shares rose 1.2% in Thursday premarket trading after the chocolate company reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations. Net income totaled $207.2 million, or 98 cents per share, down from $336.8 million, or $1.60 per share, last year. Adjusted EPS of $1.28 beat t…

Hershey forecasts 2020 sales, profit largely above estimates

Hershey Co forecast 2020 profit and sales largely above Wall Street estimates on Thursday after beating fourth-quarter sales targets, driven by recent price increases and investments in healthier snacking options.

Hershey Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Financial Results; Provides 2020 Outlook

HERSHEY, Pa., Jan. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced net sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. The company also provided its 2020 reported net sales and earnings outlook.

United States Kids Food & Beverage Market Study (2019-2025) Featuring Conagra Brands, PepsiCo, The Kellogg Company, Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, and The Hershey Company

DUBLIN, Dec. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "United States Kids Food and Beverage Market by Category (Cereal, Dairy Frozen Products, Meals, Shelf-Stable, Juice/Fruit Drink, etc), Companies" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides a complete analysis...
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Hershey Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Hershey founded?

    Hershey was founded in 1909.

  • Who are Hershey key executives?

    Hershey's key executives are Damien Atkins, Michele Buck and Terence Oday.

  • How many employees does Hershey have?

    Hershey has 14,520 employees.

  • What is Hershey revenue?

    Latest Hershey annual revenue is $8 b.

  • What is Hershey revenue per employee?

    Latest Hershey revenue per employee is $550 k.

  • Who are Hershey competitors?

    Competitors of Hershey include Nestle, Mondelez International and Mars.

  • Where is Hershey headquarters?

    Hershey headquarters is located at 19 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey.

  • Where are Hershey offices?

    Hershey has offices in Hershey, Niagara Falls, Amsterdam and Singapore.

  • How many offices does Hershey have?

    Hershey has 4 offices.