The Hershey Company (HSY)

Last Closing Price: 218.34 (2022-07-05)

Company Description

The Hershey Company is the manufacturer of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery. In addition, Hershey manufactures pantry items like baking ingredients, toppings and beverages; gum and mint refreshment products; snack bites and mixes, as well as spreads. Hershey reports its operations through three reportable segments. These are North America Confectionery, North America Salty Snacks and International. North America Confectionery segment consists of chocolate and nonchocolate confectionery. The unit includes business in chocolate and nonchocolate confectionery, gum and refreshment products, protein bars, spreads, snack bites and mixes. North America Salty Snacks segment is responsible for salty snacking products in the United States which includes ready-to-eat popcorn, baked and trans-fat free snacks, pretzels as well as other snacks. International unit is a combination of all other operating segments. Under the unit, it operates and manufactures products across Mexico, Brazil, India and Malaysia.

Financials, Fundamental Metrics & Ratios
Revenue (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $8.97B
Net Income (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $1.48B
PE Ratio (Current Year Earnings Estimate) 27.18
PE Ratio (Trailing 12 Months) 28.03
PEG Ratio (Long Term Growth Estimate) 3.55
Price to Sales Ratio (Trailing 12 Months) 35.52
Price to Book Ratio (Most Recent Quarterly Book Value per Share) 113.79
Price to Cash Ratio (Most Recent Annual Cash Flow per Share) 24.89
Pre-Tax Margin (Trailing 12 Months) 20.99%
Net Margin (Trailing 12 Months) 17.29%
Return on Equity (Trailing 12 Months) 61.65%
Return on Assets (Trailing 12 Months) 16.41%
Current Ratio (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 0.96
Quick Ratio (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 0.56
Debt to Common Equity (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 1.40
Inventory Turnover (Trailing 12 Months) 4.96
Book Value per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) $13.38
Earnings per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) $2.53
Earnings per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $7.18
Diluted Earnings per Share (Trailing 12 Months) $7.78
Exchange NYSE
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Confectioners
Common Shares Outstanding 1.52B
Free Float 1.51B
Market Capitalization $331.77B
Average Volume (Last 20 Days) 1.07M
Beta (Past 60 Months) 0.33
Percentage Held By Insiders (Latest Annual Proxy Report) 0.34%
Percentage Held By Institutions (Latest 13F Reports) 52.96%
Annual Dividend (Based on Last Quarter) $3.60
Dividend Yield (Based on Last Quarter) 1.65%