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Market Price

145.18 

-2.32 -1.6%

as of Jul 19 '19

52 Week Range:

90.52 147.59


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S2O Stock Analyzer - General Info

General Info


type: video (mp4); length: 3:30

Demonstrates how to use Stock Analyzer, shows how to analyze a stock and explains in detail "General Info" section of the Stock Analyzer result page.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Financial Statements

Financial Statements


type: video (mp4); length: 5:10

Explains information presented in the Financial Statements section of the S2O Stock Analyzer: financial statements charts, absolute values and growth rates.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Growth Grade and Financial Ratios

Growth Grade and Financial Ratios


type: video (mp4); length: 5:09

Demonstrates how to use Growth Grade & Financial Ratios section; shows the difference between historical and year-over-year Growth Grade on the real life example.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Value Price

Value Price


type: video (mp4); length: 6:03

Demonstrates how to use Value Price (intrinsic value) and the Graham Number, MOS (margin of safety) and IRT - Investment Recovery Time; explains 3 different projection models used to compute value price - pessimistic, moderate and optimistic.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Price Charts

Price Charts


type: video (mp4); length: 8:34

Demonstrates basic rules of how to read a candlestick chart, long and short term moving averages, stochastic, MACD and relative strength (RS) charts. Explains how bull or bear market condition is computed.

General Info

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products. The company operates through two segments, North America; and International and Other. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products comprising mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items, including spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, mixes, popcorn and protein bars, and cookies. The company provides its products primarily under the Hershey's, Reese's, Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, barkTHINS, Cadbury, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Lancaster, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Scharffen Berger, Dagoba, Ice Breakers, Breathsavers, and Bubble Yum brands, as well as under the Krave, Popwell, SkinnyPop, Pirate's Boot, Oatmega, Paqui, Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, Sofit, and Tyrrells brands. It markets and sells its products to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Financial Statements

The charts below show selected Annual and Quarterly Financial Data.

The purpose of these charts is to discover long and short term change dynamics. When numbers are growing year after year in the annual statements chart, the business become stronger and stronger and this is a good sign.

Quarterly Data Chart can be used to do a short term analysis. It makes sense to pay attention to the quarterly dynamics and do not wait for the next yearly statement. We should be alerted if we see that quarterly numbers are going down.

You can check "Annual Financial Statements" and "Quarterly Financial Statements" sections for exact numbers and growth rates.

Annual Statements

On a charts below the Line shows absolute values and the Bar chart shows Year-Over-Year Growth Rate for selected financial statement item. A consistent GROWTH is generally considered necessary to fund future growth from within a business.
NOTE: Growth Rate is not provided if either the latest period or the year-ago period contains a net loss. (source: WSJ Digest of Earnings)
TIP! move your mouse pointer over bar or a circle on any chart below to see details.

Financial Statements

Income Statement



 

Cash Flow Statement



 

Balance Sheet



 

Liquidity Ratios

Current Ratio


 

Current Ratio measures the ability to meet short term obligations. Generally accepted standard is 2 (current assets should be 2 times or 200% of current liabilities).

Quick Ratio


 

Measures immediate liquidity or the cash available to cover immediate liabilities. A safe margin would be at least 1 (100%).

Financial Leverage


 

Defined as total assets divided by total shareholders' equity. The higher the ratio, the more debt a company uses in its capital structure.

Profitability Ratios

ROA


 

Return on Assets (ROA) measures the income (profit) that is generated by the use of the assets of the business.

ROE


 

Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of profitability that calculates how many dollars of profit a company generates with each dollar of shareholders equity. ROE is sometimes called "return on net worth."

ROIC


 

The Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) measure gives a sense of how well a company is using its money to generate returns. Some investors use this figure as a final evaluation to determine whether or not to invest in a company.

Annual Statements

Item Name Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Oct '15 Oct '16 Oct '17 Dec '18
Equity (BVPS) 1.40
3.16
3.97
4.12
4.63
5.98
6.98
4.10
4.22
3.90
5.89
growth rate 125.7% 25.6% 3.8% 12.4% 29.2% 16.7% -41.3% 2.9% -7.6% 51.0%
Earnings BIT 492.02
671.13
808.86
962.85
1,020.00
1,250.00
1,455.72
1,460.44
1,310.37
1,548.53
1,756.89
growth rate 36.4% 20.5% 19.0% 5.9% 22.6% 16.5% 0.3% -10.3% 18.2% 13.5%
Avg.PE 25.51
18.80
21.32
22.57
24.94
26.95
27.53
40.16
32.60
26.83
19.43
growth rate -26.3% 13.4% 5.9% 10.5% 8.1% 2.2% 45.9% -18.8% -17.7% -27.6%
ROA 7.90
11.93
12.83
14.48
14.42
16.23
15.42
9.35
13.25
14.14
17.77
growth rate 51.0% 7.5% 12.9% -0.4% 12.6% -5.0% -39.4% 41.7% 6.7% 25.7%
ROE 68.36
83.95
62.83
71.83
70.10
62.12
55.36
41.82
80.73
92.05
101.77
growth rate 22.8% -25.2% 14.3% -2.4% -11.4% -10.9% -24.5% 93.0% 14.0% 10.6%
ROIC 14.77
21.57
22.86
25.21
25.46
26.99
25.01
15.78
21.69
22.36
26.68
growth rate 46.0% 6.0% 10.3% 1.0% 6.0% -7.3% -36.9% 37.5% 3.1% 19.3%
Cur. Ratio 1.06
1.52
1.54
1.74
1.44
1.77
1.16
0.83
0.95
0.96
0.93
growth rate 43.4% 1.3% 13.0% -17.2% 22.9% -34.5% -28.5% 14.5% 1.1% -3.1%
Quick Ratio 0.39
0.73
0.98
0.93
0.81
1.13
0.55
0.43
0.46
0.47
0.49
growth rate 87.2% 34.3% -5.1% -12.9% 39.5% -51.3% -21.8% 7.0% 2.2% 4.3%
Leverage 11.42
5.10
4.74
5.20
4.59
3.34
3.87
5.36
7.03
6.07
5.51
growth rate -55.3% -7.1% 9.7% -11.7% -27.2% 15.9% 38.5% 31.2% -13.7% -9.2%
Balance Sheet Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Oct '15 Oct '16 Oct '17 Dec '18
Acct.Receivable 455.20
410.40
390.10
536.36
583.61
530.42
634.80
599.07
581.38
588.26
594.15
growth rate -9.8% -5.0% 37.5% 8.8% -9.1% 19.7% -5.6% -3.0% 1.2% 1.0%
Acct.Payable 1,034.10
1,095.21
1,241.15
482.02
474.27
522.54
523.23
502.31
growth rate 5.9% 13.3% -61.2% -1.6% 10.2% 0.1% -4.0%
Cur.Assets 1,344.90
1,385.40
2,005.20
2,046.56
2,113.49
2,487.33
2,247.05
1,848.60
1,816.78
2,001.91
2,239.18
growth rate 3.0% 44.7% 2.1% 3.3% 17.7% -9.7% -17.7% -1.7% 10.2% 11.9%
Total Assets 3,634.70
3,675.00
4,272.70
4,407.09
4,754.84
5,357.49
5,622.87
5,344.37
5,524.33
5,553.73
7,703.02
growth rate 1.1% 16.3% 3.2% 7.9% 12.7% 5.0% -5.0% 3.4% 0.5% 38.7%
Cash 37.10
253.60
884.60
693.69
728.27
1,118.51
374.85
346.53
296.97
380.18
588.00
growth rate 583.6% 248.8% -21.6% 5.0% 53.6% -66.5% -7.6% -14.3% 28.0% 54.7%
Inventory 592.50
519.70
533.60
648.95
633.26
659.54
801.04
750.97
745.68
752.84
784.88
growth rate -12.3% 2.7% 21.6% -2.4% 4.2% 21.5% -6.3% -0.7% 1.0% 4.3%
Cur.Liabilities 1,270.20
910.60
1,298.80
1,173.78
1,471.11
1,408.02
1,935.65
2,217.91
1,909.44
2,076.54
2,418.57
growth rate -28.3% 42.6% -9.6% 25.3% -4.3% 37.5% 14.6% -13.9% 8.8% 16.5%
Liabilities 3,316.50
2,954.60
3,370.40
3,549.78
3,718.09
3,752.65
4,103.34
4,296.91
4,696.65
4,622.16
6,295.75
growth rate -10.9% 14.1% 5.3% 4.7% 0.9% 9.4% 4.7% 9.3% -1.6% 36.2%
LT Debt 1,506.00
1,502.70
1,541.80
1,748.50
1,530.97
1,795.14
1,542.32
1,597.39
2,347.46
2,061.02
3,254.28
growth rate -0.2% 2.6% 13.4% -12.4% 17.3% -14.1% 3.6% 47.0% -12.2% 57.9%
Equity 318.20
720.50
902.30
857.32
1,036.75
1,604.83
1,455.06
998.00
785.86
915.34
1,398.72
growth rate 126.4% 25.2% -5.0% 20.9% 54.8% -9.3% -31.4% -21.3% 16.5% 52.8%
Common Shares 229.00
229.00
230.00
230.00
228.00
227.00
225.00
221.00
215.00
214.00
211.00
growth rate 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% -0.9% -0.4% -0.9% -1.8% -2.7% -0.5% -1.4%
Cash Flow Statement Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Oct '15 Oct '16 Oct '17 Dec '18
Capital Expenditures -82.80
-10.40
-2.20
323.96
258.73
323.55
370.79
356.81
269.48
257.68
328.60
growth rate 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% -20.1% 25.1% 14.6% -3.8% -24.5% -4.4% 27.5%
Cash Dividends 262.90
256.10
283.40
304.08
341.21
393.80
440.41
476.13
499.48
526.27
562.52
growth rate -2.6% 10.7% 7.3% 12.2% 15.4% 11.8% 8.1% 4.9% 5.4% 6.9%
Cash From OA 519.60
1,065.70
901.40
587.87
1,094.83
1,191.40
844.38
1,256.31
1,013.43
1,249.52
1,599.99
growth rate 105.1% -15.4% -34.8% 86.2% 8.8% -29.1% 48.8% -19.3% 23.3% 28.1%
FCF per Share 1.03
4.02
3.04
1.85
3.58
3.61
2.65
2.98
3.49
4.24
5.52
growth rate 290.3% -24.4% -39.1% 93.5% 0.8% -26.6% 12.5% 17.1% 21.5% 30.2%
Sale Purchase of Stock -200.10
-261.88
-155.37
122.31
72.72
102.72
-237.02
growth rate 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% -40.5% 41.3% -100.0%
FCF 237.00
920.00
700.00
233.00
817.00
837.00
467.00
858.00
714.00
992.00
1,271.00
growth rate 288.2% -23.9% -66.7% 250.6% 2.5% -44.2% 83.7% -16.8% 38.9% 28.1%
Income Statement Dec '08 Dec '09 Dec '10 Dec '11 Dec '12 Dec '13 Dec '14 Oct '15 Oct '16 Oct '17 Dec '18
Sales 5,132.80
5,298.70
5,671.00
6,080.79
6,644.25
7,146.08
7,421.77
7,386.63
7,440.18
7,515.43
7,791.07
growth rate 3.2% 7.0% 7.2% 9.3% 7.6% 3.9% -0.5% 0.7% 1.0% 3.7%
Op.Income 589.90
761.60
905.30
628.96
660.93
820.47
1,455.72
1,460.44
1,310.37
1,548.53
1,756.89
growth rate 29.1% 18.9% -30.5% 5.1% 24.1% 77.4% 0.3% -10.3% 18.2% 13.5%
IBT 492.00
671.10
808.90
962.85
1,015.58
1,251.32
1,306.04
901.85
1,099.48
1,110.67
1,410.06
growth rate 36.4% 20.5% 19.0% 5.5% 23.2% 4.4% -31.0% 21.9% 1.0% 27.0%
Net Income 311.40
436.00
509.80
628.96
660.93
820.47
846.91
512.95
720.04
782.98
1,177.56
growth rate 40.0% 16.9% 23.4% 5.1% 24.1% 3.2% -39.4% 40.4% 8.7% 50.4%
EPS 1.36
1.90
2.21
2.74
2.89
3.61
3.77
2.32
3.34
3.66
5.58
growth rate 39.7% 16.3% 24.0% 5.5% 24.9% 4.4% -38.5% 44.0% 9.6% 52.5%
Gross Profit 1,757.70
2,053.10
2,415.20
2,531.89
2,859.88
3,280.85
3,337.79
3,398.78
3,227.65
3,460.52
3,592.84
growth rate 16.8% 17.6% 4.8% 13.0% 14.7% 1.7% 1.8% -5.0% 7.2% 3.8%
R&D 47.55
49.28
47.27
45.85
38.52
growth rate 3.6% -4.1% -3.0% -16.0%

Quarterly Statements

Item Name Oct '17 Apr '18 Jul '18 Dec '18 Mar '19
Earnings BIT 323.51
524.39
412.66
457.47
434.94
growth rate 62.1% -21.3% 10.9% -4.9%
Balance Sheet Oct '17 Apr '18 Jul '18 Dec '18 Mar '19
Acct.Receivable 588.26
614.30
814.92
594.15
694.14
growth rate 4.4% 32.7% -27.1% 16.8%
Acct.Payable 523.23
519.99
581.48
502.31
500.63
growth rate -0.6% 11.8% -13.6% -0.3%
Cur.Assets 2,001.91
2,270.50
2,794.05
2,239.18
2,216.93
growth rate 13.4% 23.1% -19.9% -1.0%
Total Assets 5,553.73
7,332.80
7,836.19
7,703.02
7,857.38
growth rate 32.0% 6.9% -1.7% 2.0%
Cash 380.18
476.43
823.79
588.00
465.97
growth rate 25.3% 72.9% -28.6% -20.8%
Inventory 752.84
782.46
880.67
784.88
791.29
growth rate 3.9% 12.6% -10.9% 0.8%
Cur.Liabilities 2,076.54
3,705.51
2,758.83
2,418.57
2,398.19
growth rate 78.5% -25.6% -12.3% -0.8%
Liabilities 4,622.16
6,343.14
6,586.92
6,295.75
6,434.02
growth rate 37.2% 3.8% -4.4% 2.2%
LT Debt 2,061.02
2,059.93
3,253.88
3,254.28
3,415.95
growth rate -0.1% 58.0% 0.0% 5.0%
Equity 915.34
972.13
1,234.90
1,398.72
1,414.74
growth rate 6.2% 27.0% 13.3% 1.2%
Common Shares 359.90
359.90
359.90
359.90
359.90
growth rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Cash Flow Statement Oct '17 Apr '18 Jul '18 Dec '18 Mar '19
Capital Expenditures 108.75
60.13
105.30
87.39
92.81
growth rate -44.7% 75.1% -17.0% 6.2%
Cash Dividends 134.43
134.30
147.30
147.34
146.46
growth rate -0.1% 9.7% 0.0% -0.6%
Cash From OA 623.62
352.06
289.98
707.13
329.96
growth rate -43.6% -17.6% 143.9% -53.3%
Sale Purchase of Stock 1.88
1.88
6.34
growth rate 0.0% 236.4%
FCF 514.86
291.92
184.68
619.75
237.15
growth rate -43.3% -36.7% 235.6% -61.7%
Income Statement Oct '17 Apr '18 Jul '18 Dec '18 Mar '19
Sales 1,939.64
1,971.96
2,079.59
1,987.90
2,016.49
growth rate 1.7% 5.5% -4.4% 1.4%
Op.Income 323.51
524.39
412.66
457.47
434.94
growth rate 62.1% -21.3% 10.9% -4.9%
IBT 260.39
449.23
356.85
343.97
395.93
growth rate 72.5% -20.6% -3.6% 15.1%
Net Income 181.13
350.20
263.71
336.79
304.36
growth rate 93.3% -24.7% 27.7% -9.6%
EPS
growth rate
Gross Profit 833.20
981.24
868.06
942.78
892.56
growth rate 17.8% -11.5% 8.6% -5.3%
R&D 45.85
38.52
38.52
growth rate -8.3% 0.0%

Growth Grade & Financial Ratios

All financial ratios below are calculated based on latest annual statements available and present the most up to date snapshot of a company finances.

Growth Grade

Historical Growth Grade:

B (73.83)

YOY Growth Grade:

D (47.76)

Click on buttons above for detailed yearly growth rates.

Market Ratios

Profitability Ratios

Liquidity Ratios

Efficiency Ratios

Value Price

PE and EPS

Historical Current Forward
PE 22.79 27.00 20.49
EPS / Growth 7.1% 5.38 9.6%

Value Price & Investment Recovery Time

Read more about Stock2Own value price in Stock Market: Fundamental Analysis.

Equity Growth Rate: 13.6%

Estimates Pessimistic Moderate Optimistic My Numbers
Rate of Return 15.0%
MOS Price % 50 %
Future EPS Growth 7.1% 10.1% 10.1%
Future PE 14.18 21.16 21.16
Future EPS 10.67 14.08 14.08
Value Price
MOS %
37.39
-74.2%
73.63
-49.3%
73.63
-49.3%
MOS Price 18.70 36.81 36.81
IRT 14.96 12.95 12.95

Graham Number:

NOTE: The Graham Number applies only to certain types of stocks in combination with a number of other criteria.

Read more about Graham Number in Stock Market: Fundamental Analysis.

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