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The Hershey Co PS Ratio

: 4.37 (As of Today)
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The PS Ratio, or Price-to-Sales ratio, or Price/Sales, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Revenue per Share. As of today, The Hershey Co's share price is $182.10. The Hershey Co's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $41.64. Hence, The Hershey Co's PS Ratio for today is 4.37.

Warning Sign:

The Hershey Co stock PS Ratio (=4.37) is close to 10-year high of 4.37

The historical rank and industry rank for The Hershey Co's PS Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:HSY' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9   Med: 2.98   Max: 4.37
Current: 4.37

1.9
4.37

During the past 13 years, The Hershey Co's highest PS Ratio was 4.37. The lowest was 1.90. And the median was 2.98.

NYSE:HSY's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 163 Companies
in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. NYSE:HSY: 4.37 )

The Hershey Co's Revenue per Sharefor the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $9.58. Its Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $41.64.

Good Sign:

The Hershey Co has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of The Hershey Co was 10.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 3.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 3.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 4.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, The Hershey Co's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 11.80% per year. The lowest was -1.90% per year. And the median was 5.60% per year.

Back to Basics: PS Ratio


The Hershey Co PS Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for The Hershey Co's PS Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

The Hershey Co Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
PS Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.99 3.23 2.90 3.88 3.91

The Hershey Co Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
PS Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.43 3.74 3.91 3.93 4.18

Competitive Comparison

For the Confectioners subindustry, The Hershey Co's PS Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PS Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

The Hershey Co PS Ratio Distribution

For the Consumer Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Defensive sector, The Hershey Co's PS Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where The Hershey Co's PS Ratio falls into.



The Hershey Co PS Ratio Calculation

The PS Ratio, or Price-to-Sales ratio, or Price/Sales, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Revenue per Share. It is a ratio widely used to value stocks and it was first used by Ken Fisher.

The Hershey Co's PS Ratio for today is calculated as

PS Ratio=Share Price/Revenue per Share (TTM)
=182.10/41.639
=4.37

The Hershey Co's Share Price of today is $182.10.
The Hershey Co's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $41.64.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

PS Ratio=Market Cap/Revenue

The Revenue here is for the trailing 12 months.


The Hershey Co  (NYSE:HSY) PS Ratio Explanation

The PS Ratio is an excellent valuation indicator if you want to compare a stock with its historical valuation or with the stocks in the same industry. The PS Ratio works especially well when you want to compare the stock's current valuation with its historical valuation. The PS Ratio is a great valuation tool for evaluating cyclical businesses where the PE Ratio works poorly. It works the best when comparing the current valuation with the historical valuation because over time, a company's profit margin tends to revert to the mean.

When the PS Ratio is applied to the whole stock market, it can be used to evaluate the current market valuation and projected returns. In this case, the price is the total market cap of all stocks that are traded, and sales are the GDP of the country. This is how Warren Buffett estimates the broad market valuation and project future returns.

Similar to the PE Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PS Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

The PS Ratio does not tell you how cheap or expensive the stock is. It cannot be used to compare companies in different industries. It works better for companies within the same industry because these companies tend to have similar capital structures and profit margins. It works the best when comparing a company with itself in the past.


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The Hershey Co Business Description

The Hershey Co logo
Industry
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
19 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA, USA, 17033
Hershey is a leading confectionery manufacturer in the U.S. (nearly a $25 billion market), controlling around 46% of the domestic chocolate space (per IRI). Beyond its namesake label, the firm's mix has expanded over the last 85 years and now consists of 90 brands, including Reese's, Kit Kat, Kisses, and Ice Breakers. Hershey's products are sold in about 85 countries, with just 10% of total sales coming from markets outside the U.S., including Brazil, China, India, and Mexico. The firm has sought inorganic opportunities to extend its reach beyond its core confection business, adding Amplify Snack Brands and its Skinny Pop ready-to-eat popcorn to its mix and Pirate Brands (including the Pirate's Booty, Smart Puffs, and Original Tings brands) over the past few years.
Executives
Atkins Damien officer: SVP, GC and Secretary THE HERSHEY COMPANY 100 CRYSTAL A DRIVE HERSHEY PA 17033
Arway Pamela M director 601 HAWAII ST. EL SEGUNDO CA 90245
Katzman James C director 6000 N. HOMESTEAD LANE PARADISE VALLEY AZ 85253
Palmer Anthony J. director P.O. BOX 619100 DALLAS TX 75261-9100
Davis Charles A director 1 CAPE MAY ST 1 CAPE MAY ST HARRISON NJ 07029
Dutkowsky Robert M director JD EDWARDS & CO ONE TECHNOLOGY WAY DENVER CO 80237
Haben Mary Kay director C/O EQUITY RESIDENTIAL TWO NORTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 400 CHICAGO IL 60606
Brown James W director FRANKLIN SQUARE CAPITAL PARTNERS 201 ROUSE BLVD. PHILADELPHIA PA 19112
Schoppert Wendy Lee director 6105 TRENTON LANE NORTH MINNEAPOLIS MN 55442
Shedlarz David L director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: SHEDLARZ DAVID L a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Malcolm Robert director C/O LOGITECH INTERNATIONAL S.A. RUE DU SABLON 2-4 MORGES V8 1110
Perez Juan R. director 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Koken Mary Diane director THE HERSHEY COMPANY 100 CRYSTAL A DRIVE HERSHEY PA 17033
Crawford Victor L. director C/O THE PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP, INC. ONE PEPSI WAY SOMERS NY 10589
Buck Michele director, officer: Chairman, President and CEO THE HERSHEY COMPANY 100 CRYSTAL A DRIVE HERSHEY PA 17033

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