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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.22
HSY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1703 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. HSY: 0.22 )
HSY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.22

0.02
0.57
Equity to Asset 0.26
HSY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1695 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HSY: 0.26 )
HSY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.26

0.09
0.39
Interest Coverage 15.86
HSY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 18.78 vs. HSY: 15.86 )
HSY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 15.86
Current: 15.86

3.79
15.86
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.89
M-Score: -2.15
WACC vs ROIC
6.51%
31.07%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.72
HSY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. HSY: 18.72 )
HSY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.28   Max: 20.08
Current: 18.72

9.28
20.08
Net-margin (%) 11.41
HSY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. HSY: 11.41 )
HSY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.33   Max: 13.01
Current: 11.41

4.33
13.01
ROE (%) 54.61
HSY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 8.62 vs. HSY: 54.61 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 17.84   Max: 83.95
Current: 54.61

17.84
83.95
ROA (%) 15.39
HSY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1721 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. HSY: 15.39 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 16.23
Current: 15.39

5.1
16.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 58.03
HSY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1714 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. HSY: 58.03 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.15   Max: 68.75
Current: 58.03

19.15
68.75
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
HSY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1465 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. HSY: 7.70 )
HSY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 11
Current: 7.7

-1.9
11
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
HSY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HSY: 8.80 )
HSY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 23.6
Current: 8.8

-7.2
23.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.20
HSY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. HSY: 11.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 44
Current: 11.2

-25.4
44
» HSY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

HSY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 4,050 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,624 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 85,665 sh (+129.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,730 sh (+56.59%)
Steven Cohen 121,190 sh (+36.82%)
Jim Simons 4,498,674 sh (+3.80%)
Pioneer Investments 2,702,973 sh (+2.19%)
Bill Frels 19,618 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 14,630 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 71,800 sh (-25.04%)
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Q2 2014

HSY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 51,600 sh (New)
Bill Frels 58,600 sh (+198.71%)
Jeremy Grantham 141,000 sh (+96.38%)
Jim Simons 5,615,500 sh (+24.83%)
Louis Moore Bacon 4,050 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 159,400 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,503,968 sh (-7.36%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,740 sh (-13.35%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,024 sh (-18.93%)
Mario Gabelli 9,630 sh (-34.18%)
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Q3 2014

HSY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 108,350 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 19,076 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 603,737 sh (+278.76%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 106,190 sh (+105.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 200,956 sh (+42.52%)
Bill Frels 65,921 sh (+12.49%)
Pioneer Investments 2,488,453 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 9,555 sh (-0.78%)
Jim Simons 4,913,500 sh (-12.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,409 sh (-40.61%)
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Q4 2014

HSY Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Hussman 2,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 113,700 sh (+7.07%)
Bill Frels 65,921 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 9,540 sh (-0.16%)
Ray Dalio 18,476 sh (-3.15%)
Pioneer Investments 2,368,523 sh (-4.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 178,199 sh (-11.32%)
Jim Simons 4,306,600 sh (-12.35%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.40
HSY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. HSY: 27.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.55   Max: 58.01
Current: 27.4

18.55
58.01
Forward P/E 21.01
HSY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 39.68 vs. HSY: 21.01 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.10
HSY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 26.90 vs. HSY: 27.10 )
HSY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 18.57   Max: 57.43
Current: 27.1

18.57
57.43
P/B 15.70
HSY's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. HSY: 15.70 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.67   Max: 23.75
Current: 15.7

6.67
23.75
P/S 3.09
HSY's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. HSY: 3.09 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 4.2
Current: 3.09

1.4
4.2
PFCF 49.20
HSY's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 60.18 vs. HSY: 49.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 237.08
Current: 49.2

8.78
237.08
POCF 27.30
HSY's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. HSY: 27.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.61   Max: 61.1
Current: 27.3

7.61
61.1
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
HSY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 19.73 vs. HSY: 17.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.4   Max: 40.5
Current: 17.5

12.4
40.5
PEG 2.34
HSY's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HSY: 2.34 )
HSY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 43.11
Current: 2.34

1.33
43.11
Shiller P/E 35.30
HSY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 52.29 vs. HSY: 35.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.85   Max: 44.46
Current: 35.3

17.85
44.46
Current Ratio 1.16
HSY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. HSY: 1.16 )
HSY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.16

0.88
2.31
Quick Ratio 0.75
HSY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. HSY: 0.75 )
HSY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.39
Current: 0.75

0.5
1.39
Days Inventory 69.60
HSY's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 73.52 vs. HSY: 69.60 )
HSY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 59.04   Max: 91.23
Current: 69.6

59.04
91.23
Days Sales Outstanding 29.36
HSY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. HSY: 29.36 )
HSY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.98   Max: 38.59
Current: 29.36

23.98
38.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.05
HSY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. HSY: 2.05 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.73
Current: 2.05

1.3
3.73
Dividend Payout 0.54
HSY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. HSY: 0.54 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.54

0.31
1.22
Dividend growth (3y) 13.90
HSY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. HSY: 13.90 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 13.9
Current: 13.9

4.1
13.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.65
HSY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. HSY: 3.65 )
HSY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 6.49
Current: 3.65

2.26
6.49
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
HSY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. HSY: 0.70 )
HSY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.2   Max: -0.2
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 73.80
HSY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. HSY: 73.80 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 8.25   Max: 357.9
Current: 73.8

8.25
357.9
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
HSY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. HSY: 2.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 4.91
Current: 2.3

1.33
4.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
HSY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. HSY: 1.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.2

0.55
1.4
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.50
HSY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HSY: 2.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 7.58
Current: 2.5

0.75
7.58
Price/Graham Number 9.30
HSY's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. HSY: 9.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 17.04
Current: 9.3

2.47
17.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
HSY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. HSY: 5.80 )
HSY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 8.1
Current: 5.8

2.5
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.58
HSY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. HSY: 13.58 )
HSY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 20.6
Current: 13.58

-0.9
20.6

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Confectioners
Compare:MDLZ, TR, ILVOF, RSGUF, RMCF » details
Traded in other countries:HSY.Germany, HSYFB.USA,
Hershey Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on October 24, 1927 as a successor to a business founded in 1894 by Milton S. Hershey. The Company produces chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery and chocolate-related grocery products in North America. Its product groups include chocolate and sugar confectionery products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages; and gum and mint refreshment products. It operates in a single reportable segment in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing its products under more than 80 brand names. Its two operating segments comprise geographic regions including North America and International. In North America, including the United States and Canada; and International, including Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa and exports to these regions. The Company's strategic business units are the chocolate business unit and the sweets and refreshment business unit. The Company's products are; CADBURY, CARAMELLO, KIT KAT, and ROLO. The Company's customers are mainly wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires and department stores. In conjunction with its sales and marketing efforts, its efficient product distribution network helps the Company to maintain sales growth and provide superior customer service. The Company uses Cocoa products to produce its chocolate products. Cocoa products, including cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and cocoa powder processed from cocoa beans, are used to meet manufacturing requirements. The Company's activities are subject to regulation by various government agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as various state and local agencies.
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