Hershey Co. (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

Hershey Co. (HSY): $179.61

-2.60 (-1.43%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where HSY ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 93.4% of US stocks.
  • HSY's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 51 weeks.
  • HSY ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 20th percentile.

HSY Stock Summary

  • Hershey Co's market capitalization of $37,542,465,312 is ahead of 92.65% of US-listed equities.
  • Hershey Co's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 88.88% of US listed stocks.
  • Hershey Co's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.68% of US equities in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to HSY, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ROK, ROST, TT, SWK, and PAYX.
  • Visit HSY's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.thehersheycompany.com.

HSY Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, HSY's price/sales ratio is 200% higher, now standing at 4.2.
  • HSY's price/earnings ratio has moved up 0.2 over the prior 243 months.
  • HSY's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.1 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HSY.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HSY 2021-09-03 4.2 16.2 25.5 21.3
HSY 2021-09-02 4.2 16.2 25.6 21.4
HSY 2021-09-01 4.2 16.2 25.6 21.4
HSY 2021-08-31 4.2 16.2 25.5 21.3
HSY 2021-08-30 4.2 16.1 25.3 21.2
HSY 2021-08-27 4.2 16.0 25.2 21.1

HSY Growth Metrics

  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 31.5%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 46.76%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 124.17%.
Over the past 33 months, HSY's revenue has gone up $947,640,000.

The table below shows HSY's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 8,690.443 2,103.262 1,435.699
2021-03-31 8,408.35 2,063.204 1,403.37
2020-12-31 8,149.719 1,699.657 1,278.708
2020-09-30 8,032.6 1,865.752 1,194.508
2020-06-30 7,947.193 1,698.592 1,072.532
2020-03-31 8,007.081 1,680.006 1,116.471

HSY's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • HSY has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 93.4% of graded US stocks.
  • HSY's asset turnover comes in at 0.957 -- ranking 23rd of 58 Food Products stocks.
  • K, LNDC, and TSN are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with HSY.

The table below shows HSY's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-07-04 0.957 0.462 0.255
2021-04-04 0.926 0.462 0.247
2020-12-31 0.902 0.454 0.229
2020-09-27 0.914 0.455 0.229
2020-06-28 0.925 0.442 0.216
2020-03-29 0.963 0.449 0.229

HSY Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of HSY, see our HSY price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $185.05 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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HSY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $179.61 52-week high $182.71
Prev. close $182.21 52-week low $135.83
Day low $179.05 Volume 2,607,600
Day high $182.25 Avg. volume 893,683
50-day MA $176.35 Dividend yield 2%
200-day MA $166.04 Market Cap 37.01B

Hershey Co. (HSY) Company Bio

Hershey Company sells chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, sundae syrups, and beverages, snack items, including spreads, and gum and mint refreshment products comprising chewing gums and bubble gums. The company was founded in 1894 and is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Business Wire | October 15, 2021

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo 2.59%
3-mo 0.13%
6-mo 11.31%
1-year 22.27%
3-year 79.91%
5-year 110.94%
YTD 19.69%
2020 5.90%
2019 40.20%
2018 -2.92%
2017 12.33%
2016 18.75%

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