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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.23
HSY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. HSY: 0.23 )
HSY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.23

0.01
0.57
Equity to Asset 0.26
HSY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. HSY: 0.26 )
HSY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.26

0.09
0.52
Interest Coverage 14.64
HSY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 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: 5
Z-Score: 6.47
M-Score: -2.30
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 (%) 18.40
HSY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. HSY: 18.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.28   Max: 20.37
Current: 18.4

9.28
20.37
Net-margin (%) 11.27
HSY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. HSY: 11.27 )
HSY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.33   Max: 13.34
Current: 11.27

4.33
13.34
ROE (%) 54.36
HSY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. HSY: 54.36 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 17.84   Max: 83.95
Current: 54.36

17.84
83.95
ROA (%) 15.40
HSY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. HSY: 15.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 16.23
Current: 15.4

5.1
16.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 58.49
HSY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. HSY: 58.49 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 20.68   Max: 68.75
Current: 58.49

20.68
68.75
Revenue Growth (%) 8.50
HSY's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. HSY: 8.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 11.2
Current: 8.5

1.4
11.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.40
HSY's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HSY: 12.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 24.7
Current: 12.4

-7.7
24.7
EPS Growth (%) 17.80
HSY's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. HSY: 17.80 )
HSY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 44
Current: 17.8

-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

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)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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%)
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%)
Steven Cohen 159,400 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 4,050 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%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,488,453 sh (-0.62%)
Mario Gabelli 9,555 sh (-0.78%)
Jim Simons 4,913,500 sh (-12.5%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,409 sh (-40.61%)
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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
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$88.15 - $96.93 $ 100.288%19076
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out $88.15 - $96.93 $ 100.288%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -34.18%$96.02 - $104.11 $ 100.282%9630
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 56.59%$95.54 - $108.07 $ 100.28-2%3730
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$91.04 - $100.9 $ 100.284%2382
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$72.22 - $87.53 $ 100.2824%0
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$68.85 - $74.64 $ 100.2840%24909
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.4%$59.84 - $70.62 $ 100.2851%0
Brian Rogers 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.07%$59.84 - $70.62 $ 100.2851%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.4%$59.49 - $61.94 $ 100.2876%339000
Brian Rogers 2011-12-31 Reduce -89.63%0.7%$55.36 - $62 $ 100.2871%250000
Brian Rogers 2011-09-30 Reduce -40.63%0.43%$54.59 - $60 $ 100.2875%2410700
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -94.86%0.12%$54.59 - $60 $ 100.2875%15630
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 27.30
HSY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. HSY: 27.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.55   Max: 58.01
Current: 27.3

18.55
58.01
P/B 14.40
HSY's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. HSY: 14.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.67   Max: 23.75
Current: 14.4

6.67
23.75
P/S 3.10
HSY's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. HSY: 3.10 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 4.19
Current: 3.1

1.4
4.19
PFCF 38.30
HSY's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 101.73 vs. HSY: 38.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 311.95
Current: 38.3

8.78
311.95
EV-to-EBIT 17.78
HSY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. HSY: 17.78 )
HSY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.4   Max: 40.5
Current: 17.78

12.4
40.5
PEG 2.17
HSY's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HSY: 2.17 )
HSY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 45.93
Current: 2.17

1.38
45.93
Shiller P/E 34.70
HSY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 58.70 vs. HSY: 34.70 )
HSY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.85   Max: 44.17
Current: 34.7

17.85
44.17
Current Ratio 1.16
HSY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. HSY: 1.16 )
HSY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.16

0.76
2.39
Quick Ratio 0.74
HSY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HSY: 0.74 )
HSY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.41
Current: 0.74

0.31
1.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.10
HSY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 1247 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 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 0.54
HSY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. HSY: 0.54 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 27
Current: 0.54

0.15
27
Dividend growth (3y) 12.20
HSY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 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
70% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 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 1052 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. HSY: 0.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.6   Max: -0.2
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 51.20
HSY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. HSY: 51.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.29   Max: 357.9
Current: 51.2

4.29
357.9
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.40
HSY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. HSY: 2.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 4.93
Current: 2.4

1.34
4.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
HSY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. HSY: 1.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.2

0.47
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.40
HSY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1802 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HSY: 2.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 7.58
Current: 2.4

0.73
7.58
Price/Graham Number 7.80
HSY's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. HSY: 7.80 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 17.93
Current: 7.8

2.48
17.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
HSY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1645 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. HSY: 5.60 )
HSY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 8.1
Current: 5.6

2.5
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.06
HSY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. HSY: 14.06 )
HSY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 20.1
Current: 14.06

-1.2
20.1

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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