The Hershey Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1894

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 20,505

Employees

  • Stock Symbol
  • HSY

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 33

  • Share Price
  • $188.94
  • (As of Friday Closing)

The Hershey General Information

Description

Hershey is a leading confectionery manufacturer in the us (around a $25 billion market), controlling around 36% of the domestic chocolate space (per Euromonitor). Beyond its namesake label, the firm's mix has expanded over the last 85 years and now consists of 100 brands, including Reese's, Kit Kat, Kisses, and Ice Breakers. Hershey's products are sold in about 80 countries, albeit with just a high-single-digit percentage of sales coming from markets outside the us, including Brazil, 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, Pirate Brands, and Dot's Pretzels over the past few years.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Hershey Foods, Hershey Chocolate Company
Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Corporation
Primary Industry
Food Products
Other Industries
Beverages
Stock Exchange
NYS
Corporate Office
  • 19 East Chocolate Avenue
  • Hershey, PA 17033-0810
  • United States
+1 (800) 000-0000

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The Hershey Stock Performance

(As of Friday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$188.94 $186.79 $178.82 - $248.93 $38.2B 202M 1.7M $10.38

The Hershey Financials Summary

In Thousands,
USD
TTM 31-Mar-2024 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 44,442,855 42,887,434 52,377,083 43,889,192
Revenue 11,430,127 11,164,992 10,419,294 8,971,337
EBITDA 2,982,168 2,743,464 2,433,587 2,239,643
Net Income 2,072,055 1,861,787 1,644,817 1,477,512
Total Assets 12,389,754 11,902,941 10,948,820 10,412,231
Total Debt 5,696,727 5,125,612 5,117,981 5,376,085
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The Hershey Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
EBITDA
Post-Val Status Debt

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The Hershey Comparisons

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The Hershey Competitors (25)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Hormel Foods Corporation Austin, MN 00000 00000 000000000 00 00000
General Mills (Food Products) Corporation Minneapolis, MN 00000 00.000 000000000 00 00.000
Campbell Soup Corporation Camden, NJ 00000 000 000000000 - 000
Treehouse Foods Corporation Oak Brook, IL 0000 00.00 000000000 00.00
The J.M. Smucker Co Corporation Orrville, OH 0000 00.000 000000000 - 00.000
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The Hershey Patents

The Hershey Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
EP-4395552-A1 Method of making low-sugar caramels Pending 22-Aug-2022
US-20240034509-A1 Load resistant product display container for storage, transport, and merchandising Pending 27-Jul-2022 000000000
CA-3198461-A1 Load resistant product display container for storage, transport, and merchandising Pending 27-Jul-2022 000000000
US-20230404117-A1 Popcorn-based food product Pending 17-Jun-2022 000000000
CA-3203765-A1 Popcorn-based food product Pending 17-Jun-2022 A23L7/126
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The Hershey Executive Team (55)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Michele Buck President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Executive Committee
Charles Raup President
Rohit Grover President
Kristen Riggs Senior Vice President & Chief Growth Officer
Steven Voskuil Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
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The Hershey Board Members (22)

Name Representing Role Since
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0000 00000 The Hershey Board Member, Member of Executive & Finance and Risk Management Committee and Chairman of Governance Committee 000 0000
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0. 00000 00 The Hershey Board Member and Member of Audit and Compensation Committee 000 0000
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The Hershey Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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The Hershey Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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The Hershey Investments & Acquisitions (33)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Tweed Hershey Drive 02-Oct-2023 000000000 000.00 Buildings and Property 00000 000
Weaver Popcorn Manufacturing (Two Manufacturing Plants in Bethlehem & Whitestown) 31-May-2023 000000000 Buildings and Property 0000000 0
The Naked Market 30-Mar-2023 00000 0000 000 Food Products
Pretzels 14-Dec-2021 0000000000 00000 BPO/Outsource Services 0000000 0
Dot's Pretzels 13-Dec-2021 Merger/Acquisition 00000 Food Products 0000000 0
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The Hershey Subsidiaries (7)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Amplify Snack Brands Food Products Austin, TX 2010
Lily's Sweets Food Products Boulder, CO 0000
Dagoba Organic Chocolates Food Products Ashland, OR 0000
ONE Brands Food Products Charlotte, NC 0000
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker Food Products Ashland, OR 0000
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The Hershey ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated May, 31, 2024

21.7 | Med Risk

Risk Scale

A lower score indicates better sustainability

Negl

0-10

Low

10-20

Med

20-30

High

30-40

Severe

40+

Exposure

Exposure refers to the extent to which a company is exposed to different material ESG issues

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Management

Management is related to actions taken to manage ESG issues

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Peers Analysis

Peer performance insights compare the company’s ESG performance to the performance of selected peers to help inform future ESG decisions and drive internal performance improvements.

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Covered Companies

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Industry

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Subindustry

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The Hershey Exits (10)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Fulfil Nutrition 19-Aug-2019 00000 00000 00 Completed
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KRAVE Jerky 01-Mar-2015 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Company 26-Sep-2014 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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Lotte Shanghai Foods 01-Mar-2014 000000000000000000 Completed
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Tri-Us 24-Jan-2012 Later Stage VC 000 Completed
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The Hershey FAQs

  • When was The Hershey founded?

    The Hershey was founded in 1894.

  • Who is the founder of The Hershey?

    Milton Hershey is the founder of The Hershey.

  • Who is the CEO of The Hershey?

    Michele Buck is the CEO of The Hershey.

  • Where is The Hershey headquartered?

    The Hershey is headquartered in Hershey, PA.

  • What is the size of The Hershey?

    The Hershey has 20,505 total employees.

  • What industry is The Hershey in?

    The Hershey’s primary industry is Food Products.

  • Is The Hershey a private or public company?

    The Hershey is a Public company.

  • What is The Hershey’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for The Hershey is HSY.

  • What is the current stock price of The Hershey?

    As of 12-Jul-2024 the stock price of The Hershey is $188.94.

  • What is the current market cap of The Hershey?

    The current market capitalization of The Hershey is $38.2B.

  • What is The Hershey’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for The Hershey is $11.4B.

  • Who are The Hershey’s competitors?

    Hormel Foods, General Mills (Food Products), Campbell Soup, Treehouse Foods, and The J.M. Smucker Co are some of the 25 competitors of The Hershey.

  • What is The Hershey’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    The Hershey’s EPS for 12 months was $10.38.

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