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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 0.57
HSY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. HSY: 0.57 )
HSY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.57

0.02
0.57
Equity to Asset 0.30
HSY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1414 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: 0.5
Current: 0.3

0.09
0.5
Interest Coverage 14.64
HSY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 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: 6
Z-Score: 7.32
M-Score: -2.79
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 (%) 18.75
HSY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. HSY: 18.75 )
HSY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.28   Max: 20.08
Current: 18.75

9.28
20.08
Net-margin (%) 11.48
HSY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. HSY: 11.48 )
HSY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.33   Max: 13.01
Current: 11.48

4.33
13.01
ROE (%) 51.12
HSY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 7.25 vs. HSY: 51.12 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.78   Max: 97.86
Current: 51.12

12.78
97.86
ROA (%) 15.31
HSY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. HSY: 15.31 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 15.31
Current: 15.31

5.04
15.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 69.30
HSY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 15.04 vs. HSY: 69.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 20.95   Max: 69.3
Current: 69.3

20.95
69.3
Revenue Growth (%) 8.50
HSY's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. HSY: 8.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 11.2
Current: 8.5

-1.9
11.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.40
HSY's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 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
85% of the 891 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
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

HSY Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 2,786,000 sh (+33.97%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 32,985 sh (+12.02%)
Pioneer Investments 2,873,838 sh (+0.15%)
Mario Gabelli 15,630 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 555 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 19,618 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 136,126 sh (-2.39%)
Steven Cohen 14,097 sh (-97.99%)
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Q2 2013

HSY Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,859,700 sh (+38.54%)
Bill Frels 20,108 sh (+2.5%)
Mario Gabelli 15,630 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,817,732 sh (-1.95%)
Jeremy Grantham 119,926 sh (-11.9%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,375 sh (-83.7%)
» More
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%)
» More
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)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 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%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HSY

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$91.04 - $100.9 $ 99.774%2382
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$72.22 - $87.53 $ 99.7724%0
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 New Buy0.02%$68.85 - $74.64 $ 99.7739%24909
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.4%$59.84 - $70.62 $ 99.7750%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.4%$59.49 - $61.94 $ 99.7775%339000
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -94.86%0.12%$54.59 - $60 $ 99.7774%15630
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Reduce -37.8%0.07%$53.92 - $57.71 $ 99.7778%303911
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -53.67%0.22%$46.37 - $54.79 $ 99.7796%488631
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Sold Out $46.37 - $54.79 $ 99.7796%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 27.70
HSY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. HSY: 27.70 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.55   Max: 58.01
Current: 27.7

18.55
58.01
P/B 14.00
HSY's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. HSY: 14.00 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.67   Max: 23.75
Current: 14

6.67
23.75
P/S 3.20
HSY's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. HSY: 3.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 4.2
Current: 3.2

1.4
4.2
PFCF 27.20
HSY's PFCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. HSY: 27.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 237.08
Current: 27.2

8.78
237.08
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
HSY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. HSY: 17.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12.3   Max: 40.4
Current: 17.5

12.3
40.4
PEG 2.20
HSY's PEG is ranked higher than
66% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. HSY: 2.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 43.11
Current: 2.2

1.33
43.11
Shiller P/E 39.20
HSY's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 20.43 vs. HSY: 39.20 )
HSY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.85   Max: 44.17
Current: 39.2

17.85
44.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
HSY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HSY: 1.90 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.73
Current: 1.9

1.3
3.73
Dividend Payout 0.50
HSY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. HSY: 0.50 )
HSY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.5

0.31
1.22
Dividend growth (3y) 12.20
HSY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 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) 3.19
HSY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. HSY: 3.19 )
HSY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 6.26
Current: 3.19

2.18
6.26
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
HSY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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
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history
Price/Tangible Book 27.10
HSY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. HSY: 27.10 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.26   Max: 357.9
Current: 27.1

4.26
357.9
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.40
HSY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
54% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. HSY: 2.40 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 4.91
Current: 2.4

1.33
4.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
HSY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HSY: 1.30 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.3

0.47
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
HSY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. HSY: 2.10 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 7.58
Current: 2.1

0.75
7.58
Price/Graham Number 5.70
HSY's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. HSY: 5.70 )
HSY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 17.04
Current: 5.7

2.08
17.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
HSY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. HSY: 5.70 )
HSY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 8.1
Current: 5.7

2.5
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.22
HSY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. HSY: 15.22 )
HSY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 20.4
Current: 15.22

-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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