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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.33
HSY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. HSY: 0.33 )
HSY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.33

0.01
0.57
Equity to Asset 0.30
HSY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. HSY: 0.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.3

0.09
0.52
Interest Coverage 14.64
HSY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. HSY: 14.64 )
HSY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.79   Max: 14.64
Current: 14.64

3.79
14.64
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 7.47
M-Score: -2.48
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.73
HSY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. HSY: 18.73 )
HSY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.28   Max: 20.08
Current: 18.73

9.28
20.08
Net-margin (%) 11.57
HSY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. HSY: 11.57 )
HSY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.33   Max: 13.01
Current: 11.57

4.33
13.01
ROE (%) 54.34
HSY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. HSY: 54.34 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 18.06   Max: 97.86
Current: 54.34

18.06
97.86
ROA (%) 16.20
HSY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. HSY: 16.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 15.31
Current: 16.2

5.04
15.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.80
HSY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. HSY: 54.80 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 20.95   Max: 69.3
Current: 54.8

20.95
69.3
Revenue Growth (%) 8.50
HSY's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. HSY: 8.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 11
Current: 8.5

-1.9
11
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.40
HSY's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. HSY: 12.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 23.6
Current: 12.4

-7.2
23.6
EPS Growth (%) 17.80
HSY's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. HSY: 17.80 )
HSY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 44
Current: 17.8

-25.4
44
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

HSY Guru Trades in Q3 2013

RS Investment Management 35,400 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 4,219 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 153,200 sh (+3091.67%)
Jim Simons 4,638,600 sh (+20.18%)
Bill Frels 19,618 sh (-2.44%)
Pioneer Investments 2,747,941 sh (-2.48%)
Mario Gabelli 14,630 sh (-6.4%)
Jeremy Grantham 101,651 sh (-15.24%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,700 sh (-31.16%)
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Q4 2013

HSY Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 2,382 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 88,578 sh (+1999.5%)
RS Investment Management 37,400 sh (+5.65%)
Mario Gabelli 14,630 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 19,618 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,644,972 sh (-3.75%)
Jeremy Grantham 95,786 sh (-5.77%)
Jim Simons 4,334,000 sh (-6.57%)
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Q1 2014

HSY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,624 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 4,050 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 (+3.8%)
Pioneer Investments 2,702,973 sh (+2.19%)
Mario Gabelli 14,630 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 19,618 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HSY

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -34.18%$96.02 - $104.11 $ 93.7-4%9630
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 56.59%$95.54 - $108.07 $ 93.7-8%3730
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$91.04 - $100.9 $ 93.7-3%2382
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$72.22 - $87.53 $ 93.716%0
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$68.85 - $74.64 $ 93.731%24909
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.4%$59.84 - $70.62 $ 93.741%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.4%$59.49 - $61.94 $ 93.764%339000
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -94.86%0.12%$54.59 - $60 $ 93.763%15630
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Reduce -37.8%0.07%$53.92 - $57.71 $ 93.768%303911
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.30
HSY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. HSY: 25.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.55   Max: 58.01
Current: 25.3

18.55
58.01
P/B 13.54
HSY's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. HSY: 13.54 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.67   Max: 23.75
Current: 13.54

6.67
23.75
P/S 2.93
HSY's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. HSY: 2.93 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 4.2
Current: 2.93

1.4
4.2
PFCF 32.08
HSY's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 78.00 vs. HSY: 32.08 )
HSY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 237.08
Current: 32.08

8.78
237.08
EV-to-EBIT 16.36
HSY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. HSY: 16.36 )
HSY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.4   Max: 40.5
Current: 16.36

12.4
40.5
PEG 2.01
HSY's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HSY: 2.01 )
HSY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 43.11
Current: 2.01

1.33
43.11
Shiller P/E 33.37
HSY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 52.60 vs. HSY: 33.37 )
HSY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.85   Max: 44.17
Current: 33.37

17.85
44.17
Current Ratio 1.79
HSY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. HSY: 1.79 )
HSY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.79

0.76
2.39
Quick Ratio 1.11
HSY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HSY: 1.11 )
HSY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.41
Current: 1.11

0.31
1.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.10
HSY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. HSY: 2.10 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.73
Current: 2.1

1.3
3.73
Dividend Payout 0.52
HSY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. HSY: 0.52 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 27
Current: 0.52

0.15
27
Dividend growth (3y) 12.20
HSY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. HSY: 12.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 13.9
Current: 12.2

4.1
13.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.52
HSY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. HSY: 3.52 )
HSY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 6.26
Current: 3.52

2.18
6.26
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
HSY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. HSY: 0.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.2   Max: -0.2
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 26.93
HSY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. HSY: 26.93 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 357.9
Current: 26.93

3.91
357.9
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.49
HSY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. HSY: 2.49 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 4.91
Current: 2.49

1.33
4.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
HSY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. HSY: 1.16 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.16

0.45
1.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.08
HSY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HSY: 2.08 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 7.58
Current: 2.08

0.73
7.58
Price/Graham Number 5.46
HSY's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. HSY: 5.46 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 17.93
Current: 5.46

2.48
17.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
HSY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. HSY: 6.10 )
HSY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 8.1
Current: 6.1

2.5
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.67
HSY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. HSY: 14.67 )
HSY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 20.4
Current: 14.67

-1.1
20.4

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Confectioners
Compare:MDLZ, TR, ILVOF, RSGUF, RMCF » details
Traded in other countries:HSY.Germany, HSYFB.USA
The 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. The Company is the producer of quality chocolate and sugar confectionery 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 as a single reportable segment in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing its products under more than 80 brand names. Its three operating segments comprise geographic regions including the United States, the Americas, and Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Company markets its products in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Its two strategic business units are the chocolate business unit and the sweets and refreshment business unit. These strategic business units focus on certain components of its product line and are responsible for building and leveraging Hershey's global brands, and disseminating best demonstrated practices around the world. The Company's customers are mainly wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, and mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires and department stores. 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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