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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

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)14,930(-2%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)$7.8 B(+4%)
Share Price (Mar 2019)$109.8

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 Hershey, Chicago, New York, Niagara Falls and in 3 other locations
Hershey, US (HQ)
100 Crystal A Dr
Chicago, US
822 N Michigan Ave
New York, US
Broadway & W 48th St
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 $7.79 b in FY, 2018
USD

Revenue (FY, 2018)

7.8b

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

3.6b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

45.9%

EBIT (FY, 2018)

1.6b

Market capitalization (20-Mar-2019)

22.9b

Closing stock price (20-Mar-2019)

109.8

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

588.0m

EV

25.6b
Hershey's current market capitalization is $22.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

7.1b7.4b7.4b7.4b7.5b7.8b

Revenue growth, %

4%0%1%

Cost of goods sold

3.9b4.1b4.0b4.3b4.1b4.2b

Gross profit

3.3b3.3b3.4b3.2b3.4b3.6b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2018

Revenue

1.6b2.0b1.8b1.6b2.0b1.9b1.7b2.0b2.0b1.8b2.1b

Cost of goods sold

843.4m1.1b1.0b890.3m1.2b973.1m899.8m1.1b997.9m958.2m1.2b

Gross profit

735.4m892.1m817.4m747.4m850.8m906.6m763.2m940.2m974.1m793.4m863.5m

Gross profit Margin, %

47%45%45%46%42%48%46%46%49%45%42%
Annual
usdY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

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

Inventories

659.5m801.0m751.0m745.7m752.8m784.9m

Current Assets

2.5b2.2b1.8b1.8b2.0b2.2b

PP&E

2.2b2.2b2.2b2.1b2.1b
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

820.5m846.9m513.0m720.0m756.5m1.2b

Depreciation and Amortization

301.8m261.9m295.1m

Inventories

(26.3m)(88.5m)52.0m14.0m(71.4m)(12.7m)

Accounts Payable

13.4m(53.0m)(100.3m)
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

15.7 x

EV/CFO

16 x

Revenue/Employee

521.8k

Financial Leverage

5.5 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
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: 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 Announces First-Ever “Makers of Good” Teen Summit

Summit brings students together to tackle one of Gen Z’s most pressing issues Summit brings students together to tackle one of Gen Z’s most pressing issues

Hershey Announces Action Plans To Protect and Restore Forests in Cocoa Growing Region

Action Plans are integrated into Hershey’s broader Cocoa For Good Strategy and deliver the company’s commitment to the Cocoa & Forests Initiative Action Plans are integrated into Hershey’s broader Cocoa For Good Strategy and deliver the company’s commitment to the Cocoa & Forests Initiative

Hershey to raise prices in North America

Hershey Co. said Wednesday that it plans to put a new pricing structure in place and raise prices in North America in 2019. "Our new approach for pricing is much more precise both in terms of magnitude and breadth," said Michele Buck, chief executive of Hershey, speaking on Wednesday at the Consume…

Hershey Reaffirms Outlook For 2019

HERSHEY, Pa., Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a presentation today at the 2019 Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference, Michele G. Buck, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), reviewed the progress the company has made against its strategic plans…

Hershey Offers Investors Certainty In An Uncertain Time

Hershey offers equity investors an attractive risk/reward balance for the present environment.

Sugar Free Beverage 2019 Global Market Key Players – Hershey, Mars, Nestle,  Unilever, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and Forecast to 2025

Wiseguyreports.Com Added New Market Research Report On -“Global Sugar Free Beverage Market 2019 Top Key Players, Production , Growth and Future Demand Forecast to 2024 ”. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday
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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 Michele Buck, Patricia Little and Terence Oday.

  • How many employees does Hershey have?

    Hershey has 14,930 employees.

  • What is Hershey revenue?

    Latest Hershey annual revenue is $7.8 b.

  • What is Hershey revenue per employee?

    Latest Hershey revenue per employee is $521.8 k.

  • Who are Hershey competitors?

    Competitors of Hershey include Lindt & Spruengli, Mars and Mondelez International.

  • Where is Hershey headquarters?

    Hershey headquarters is located at 100 Crystal A Dr, Hershey.

  • Where are Hershey offices?

    Hershey has offices in Hershey, Chicago, New York, Niagara Falls and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Hershey have?

    Hershey has 7 offices.