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)-14%
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.
New York, US
48th & Broadway

Hershey Metrics

Hershey Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$7.4 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$3.2 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$720 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$23 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$297 m
Hershey's current market capitalization is $23 b.
Hershey's revenue was reported to be $7.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 0.7% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$7.1 b$7.4 b$7.4 b$7.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$3.3 b$3.5 b$3.8 b$3.9 b$4.1 b$4 b$4.3 b

Gross profit

$3.3 b$3.3 b$3.4 b$3.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$5.8 b$6 b$6.3 b


$1.3 b$1.4 b$1 b$1.2 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$88.4 m$83.5 m$105.8 m$90.1 m

Pre tax profit

$1.3 b$1.3 b$901.8 m$1.1 b

Income tax expense

$299.1 m$333.9 m$354.6 m$430.8 m$459.1 m$388.9 m$379.4 m

Net Income

$820.5 m$846.9 m$513 m$720 m
Y, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$253.6 m$884.6 m$693.7 m$728.3 m$1.1 b$374.9 m$346.5 m$297 m


$659.5 m$801 m$751 m$745.7 m

Current Assets

$2.5 b$2.2 b$1.8 b$1.8 b


$2.2 b$2.2 b$2.2 b


$576.6 m$793 m$684.3 m$812.3 m

Total Assets

$5.4 b$5.6 b$5.3 b$5.5 b

Accounts Payable

$461.5 m$482 m$474.3 m$522.5 m

Total Debt

$1.8 b$1.8 b$2.1 b$2.3 b

Current Liabilities

$1.4 b$1.9 b$2.2 b$1.9 b

Common Stock

$299.3 m

Preferred Stock

Additional Paid-in Capital

$664.9 m$754.2 m$783.9 m$869.9 m

Retained Earnings

$5.5 b$5.9 b$5.9 b$6.1 b

Total Equity

$1.6 b$1.5 b$1 b$827.7 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
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$820.5 m$846.9 m$513 m$720 m


($26.3 m)($88.5 m)$52 m$14 m

Accounts Payable

$13.4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$838.2 m$1.2 b$983.5 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)

Interest Paid

$92.6 m$87.8 m$88.4 m$91 m

Income Taxes Paid

$373.9 m$384.3 m$368.9 m$425.5 m

Hershey Market Value History

Hershey Job Categories

Hershey Median Salaries

Source: 40 public H-1B filings from Hershey

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