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Sanderson Farms is a poultry processing company, which is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken, and also preparation, processing, marketing and distribution of processed and minimally prepared chicken. The Company sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, casual dining operators, customers reselling frozen chicken into export markets.

HQLaurel, MS, US
Employee Ratings3.3
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2019)17,055(+13%)
Job Openings91
Revenue (FY, 2020)$3.6 B(+4%)
Share Price (Jun 2021)$166.4
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Sanderson Farms Office Locations

Sanderson Farms has an office in Laurel
Laurel, MS, US (HQ)
127 Flynt Rd
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Sanderson Farms Financials and Metrics

Sanderson Farms Revenue

Sanderson Farms's revenue was reported to be $3.56 b in FY, 2020

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Sanderson Farms's current market capitalization is $3.7 b.
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Sanderson Farms Operating Metrics

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Chickens Processed

452 m476 m507 m

Chickens Processed, dressed pounds

3 b3.4 b3.8 b

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Sanderson Farms Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

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Sanderson Farms News and Updates

Sanderson Farms beats profit and sales expectations, as improved chicken demand offset higher feed costs

Sanderson Farms Inc. reported Thursday fiscal second-quarter profit and sales that rose above expectations, as improved poultry markets more than offset "significantly higher" feed grain costs. Net income for the quarter to April 30 rose to $96.9 million, or $4.34 a share, from $6.1 million, or 28 …

Sanderson Farms Releases 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

LAUREL, Miss., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanderson Farms, Inc. has released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report detailing the company's commitment to social and environmental responsibility. This year, Sanderson Farms introduced reporting using the standards set forth by the...

Sanderson Farms adjusted loss is wider than expected, as COVID-19 caused volatility in poultry prices

Sanderson Farms Inc. reported Thursday a fiscal second-quarter loss that was wider than expected, and sales that surprisingly declined, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp drop in boneless chicken breast meat. The fresh and frozen chicken company said net income for the quarter to April 30 fell…

Sanderson Farms and Tyson Foods upgraded as coronavirus-related demand sends meat 'flying off the shelves'

Sanderson Farms Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc. were both upgraded to overweight from neutral at JPMorgan as coronavirus-related demand sends meat "flying off the shelves" at grocers. Analysts think the demand is offsetting foodservice weakness. "In addition, because meat is a perishable product (and gi…

Sanderson Farms loss widens more than expected, but revenue tops forecasts

Sanderson Farms Inc. reported Thursday a fiscal first-quarter loss that widened much more than expected, as market prices for boneless chicken breast meat fell to record lows, while revenue rose more than forecast. The chicken meat producer's stock was still inactive in premarket trading. The net l…

Sanderson Farms stock rises after sales beat

Sanderson Farms Inc. shares rose 3.2% in Thursday premarket trading after the chicken producer reported fourth-quarter sales that beat expectations. Net loss for the quarter was $22.9 million, or $1.05 per share, after a loss of $43.2 million, or $1.95 per share, last year. Sales of $906.5 million …
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Sanderson Farms Blogs

Sanderson Farms Championship Donates Record Breaking Gift of $1.45 Million to Friends of Children’s Hospital

Today, the Sanderson Farms Championship presented a $1.45 million donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital, the fundraising arm for Batson Children’s Hospital, part of Children’s of Mississippi. The post Sanderson Farms Championship Donates Record Breaking Gift of $1.45 Million to Friends of Child…

Hero of the Year

Sanderson Farms is always proud of our hard working employees, but especially so in 2020 when they have overcome challenging circumstances associated with the pandemic. The post Hero of the Year appeared first on Sanderson Farms.

Texas by Nature

With four poultry complexes located in Texas and over 6,200 employees working within the state, Sanderson Farms’ Texas roots run far and wide including a recent recognition for promoting conservation in the state. The post Texas by Nature appeared first on Sanderson Farms.

FROM PANDEMIC TO PURPOSE – How COVID-19 Changed the Poultry Industry

The year 2020 has undoubtedly brought about many changes and challenges not only for the poultry industry, but for the world. Initially, the new decade was anticipated with positivity and hope, but no expert could have predicted the unprecedented challenges the majority of the year would have in sto…

Living the Legacy

As the daughter of two Sanderson Farms employees who collectively dedicated over 62 years of service to the company, newly appointed director of organization development and training, Romika Wells, has a unique perspective and appreciation for all of the hard work Sanderson Farms employees contribut…

Forbes Names Sanderson Farms Among America’s Best Employers in Texas

The post Forbes Names Sanderson Farms Among America’s Best Employers in Texas appeared first on Sanderson Farms.

Sanderson Farms Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sanderson Farms founded?

    Sanderson Farms was founded in 1947.

  • How many employees does Sanderson Farms have?

    Sanderson Farms has 17,055 employees.

  • What is Sanderson Farms revenue?

    Latest Sanderson Farms annual revenue is $3.6 b.

  • What is Sanderson Farms revenue per employee?

    Latest Sanderson Farms revenue per employee is $209 k.

  • Who are Sanderson Farms competitors?

    Competitors of Sanderson Farms include Pilgrim's, Alico and Modern Meadow.

  • Where is Sanderson Farms headquarters?

    Sanderson Farms headquarters is located at 127 Flynt Rd, Laurel.

  • Where are Sanderson Farms offices?

    Sanderson Farms has an office in Laurel.

  • How many offices does Sanderson Farms have?

    Sanderson Farms has 1 office.