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.

Hershey, US
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

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 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 Financials

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

Revenue (FY, 2017)

7.5 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

3.4 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


EBIT (FY, 2017)

1.3 b

Market capitalization (23-Apr-2018)

21.2 b

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

380.2 m


23.2 b
Hershey's current market capitalization is $21.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


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

Revenue growth, %


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
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, 2016FY, 2017


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


659.5 m801 m751 m745.7 m752.8 m

Current Assets

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


2.2 b2.2 b2.2 b2.1 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, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

820.5 m846.9 m513 m720 m756.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

301.8 m261.9 m


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

Accounts Payable

13.4 m(53 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


18.2 x


18.6 x


461.1 k

Financial Leverage

6 x
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Hershey Operating Metrics

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


80 80 80


70 70 70

Distribution Centers


Manufacturing Facilities

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Hershey Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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