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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.10
HSY's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. HSY: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
HSY' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.1
0.02
0.57
Equity-to-Asset 0.14
HSY's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HSY: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
HSY' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.14
0.09
0.39
Interest Coverage 13.11
HSY's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. HSY: 13.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HSY' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.79  Med: 11.21 Max: 15.89
Current: 13.11
3.79
15.89
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 6.51
Beneish M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
3.54%
22.86%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 16.21
HSY's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1601 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. HSY: 16.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
HSY' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.28  Med: 16.09 Max: 18.76
Current: 16.21
9.28
18.76
Net Margin % 9.68
HSY's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
78% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. HSY: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
HSY' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.33  Med: 9.34 Max: 11.48
Current: 9.68
4.33
11.48
ROE % 84.94
HSY's ROE % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. HSY: 84.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
HSY' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.56  Med: 65.6 Max: 84.94
Current: 84.94
33.56
84.94
ROA % 13.05
HSY's ROA % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1635 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. HSY: 13.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
HSY' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 13.04 Max: 16.23
Current: 13.05
5.1
16.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 47.31
HSY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 13.06 vs. HSY: 47.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
HSY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.79  Med: 53.02 Max: 68.91
Current: 47.31
20.79
68.91
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.20
HSY's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HSY: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
HSY' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.9  Med: 5 Max: 9.5
Current: 3.2
-1.9
9.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 0.70
HSY's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. HSY: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
HSY' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.2  Med: 8.8 Max: 23.6
Current: 0.7
-7.2
23.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -2.50
HSY's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. HSY: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
HSY' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.4  Med: 10 Max: 44
Current: -2.5
-25.4
44
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

HSY Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 9,106 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 507,211 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 59,883 sh (+54.41%)
Tom Gayner 16,400 sh (+36.67%)
Jim Simons 2,493,937 sh (+12.53%)
Pioneer Investments 3,733,181 sh (+11.77%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 113,687 sh (+8.18%)
Mairs and Power 69,120 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 8,500 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
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Q2 2016

HSY Guru Trades in Q2 2016

George Soros 13,200 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 24,100 sh (+46.95%)
Mario Gabelli 9,000 sh (+5.88%)
Pioneer Investments 3,806,688 sh (+1.97%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mairs and Power 68,953 sh (-0.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 327,572 sh (-35.42%)
Jim Simons 1,525,000 sh (-38.85%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 27,942 sh (-75.42%)
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Q3 2016

HSY Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 20,981 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 128,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 40,471 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 11,000 sh (+22.22%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 28,281 sh (+1.21%)
Tom Gayner 24,100 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 175,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 10,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 3,590,581 sh (-5.68%)
Jim Simons 1,116,400 sh (-26.79%)
Mairs and Power 50,002 sh (-27.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,832 sh (-97.00%)
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Q4 2016

HSY Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 139,700 sh (New)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 310,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,821,280 sh (New)
George Soros 3,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 75,000 sh (+257.47%)
Mario Gabelli 11,800 sh (+7.27%)
Pioneer Investments 3,834,779 sh (+6.80%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 29,533 sh (+4.43%)
Tom Gayner 24,100 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 175,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mairs and Power 49,835 sh (-0.33%)
Jim Simons 912,100 sh (-18.30%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,915 sh (-70.35%)
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Confectioners    NAICS: 311352    SIC: 2066
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Traded in other countries:HSHY34.Brazil, HSY.Germany, HSYFB.USA,
The Hershey Co is engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages; and gum and mint refreshment products.

The Hershey Co was incorporated in 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 state and local agencies.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 32.43
HSY's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 1340 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. HSY: 32.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
HSY' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.57  Med: 25.94 Max: 50.24
Current: 32.43
18.57
50.24
Forward PE Ratio 22.73
HSY's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. HSY: 22.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 32.43
HSY's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
74% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 19.96 vs. HSY: 32.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
HSY' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.57  Med: 25.93 Max: 50.24
Current: 32.43
18.57
50.24
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 41.06
HSY's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
91% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 20.86 vs. HSY: 41.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
HSY' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.81  Med: 24.98 Max: 50.32
Current: 41.06
9.81
50.32
PB Ratio 29.53
HSY's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. HSY: 29.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
HSY' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.17  Med: 15.76 Max: 33.21
Current: 29.53
11.17
33.21
PS Ratio 3.15
HSY's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. HSY: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
HSY' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.52 Max: 3.42
Current: 3.15
1.4
3.42
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 32.85
HSY's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
92% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. HSY: 32.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
HSY' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.77  Med: 24.92 Max: 59.12
Current: 32.85
8.77
59.12
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 23.84
HSY's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
92% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. HSY: 23.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
HSY' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.58  Med: 17.01 Max: 30.03
Current: 23.84
7.58
30.03
EV-to-EBIT 21.68
HSY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. HSY: 21.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HSY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.3  Med: 16.9 Max: 26.3
Current: 21.68
12.3
26.3
EV-to-EBITDA 17.30
HSY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. HSY: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HSY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 13.5 Max: 19
Current: 17.3
10
19
PEG Ratio 10.45
HSY's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. HSY: 10.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
HSY' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.34 Max: 65.39
Current: 10.45
1.23
65.39
Shiller PE Ratio 41.16
HSY's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 28.43 vs. HSY: 41.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
HSY' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.85  Med: 30.09 Max: 44.88
Current: 41.16
17.85
44.88
Current Ratio 0.95
HSY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 1558 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. HSY: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HSY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.31
Current: 0.95
0.83
2.31
Quick Ratio 0.56
HSY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1558 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. HSY: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HSY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.39
Current: 0.56
0.49
1.39
Days Inventory 67.88
HSY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 64.27 vs. HSY: 67.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HSY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.04  Med: 63.16 Max: 70.74
Current: 67.88
59.04
70.74
Days Sales Outstanding 28.52
HSY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 39.50 vs. HSY: 28.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HSY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.98  Med: 28.4 Max: 35.95
Current: 28.52
23.98
35.95
Days Payable 44.54
HSY's Days Payable is ranked higher than
50% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 44.65 vs. HSY: 44.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
HSY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.55  Med: 43.13 Max: 46.04
Current: 44.54
24.55
46.04

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.24
HSY's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
59% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. HSY: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
HSY' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.32 Max: 3.73
Current: 2.24
1.68
3.73
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.72
HSY's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. HSY: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
HSY' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.6 Max: 1.22
Current: 0.72
0.5
1.22
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 9.90
HSY's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. HSY: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
HSY' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 9.9 Max: 13.9
Current: 9.9
4.1
13.9
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.29
HSY's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
58% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HSY: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.95
HSY's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
100% of the 2017 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. HSY: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
HSY' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 4.09 Max: 6.57
Current: 3.95
2.96
6.57
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.60
HSY's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. HSY: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
HSY' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.6 Max: 3.6
Current: 1.6
0
3.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.30
HSY's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. HSY: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
HSY' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.27 Max: 3.3
Current: 3.3
1.44
3.3
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.26
HSY's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. HSY: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.25
HSY's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1443 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. HSY: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
HSY' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.25
0.61
1.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.60
HSY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. HSY: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
HSY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.9 Max: 8.1
Current: 4.6
3.8
8.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.64
HSY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. HSY: 5.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
HSY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 10.85 Max: 21.1
Current: 5.64
0.9
21.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $7,440
EPS (TTM) $ 3.35
Beta0.17
Short Percentage of Float2.26%
52-Week Range $87.92 - 117.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)212.41

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 7,626 7,774 8,018
EPS ($) 4.73 5.05 5.33
EPS without NRI ($) 4.73 5.05 5.33
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.69%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.73 3.02 3.20
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