Hershey Co. (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

Hershey Co. (HSY): $255.02

-4.46 (-1.72%)

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HSY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $255.02 52-week high $276.88
Prev. close $259.48 52-week low $201.63
Day low $254.06 Volume 530,880
Day high $261.19 Avg. volume 1,042,024
50-day MA $263.25 Dividend yield 1.6%
200-day MA $238.80 Market Cap 52.13B

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  • HSY scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 96.44% of US stocks.
  • HSY's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • HSY ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 12th percentile.

HSY Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $53,648,542,800, HERSHEY CO has a greater market value than 95.99% of US stocks.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 1,083.82, HERSHEY CO is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 97.86% of US stocks.
  • HSY's went public 37.42 years ago, making it older than 93.61% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to HSY, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ECL, DG, KHC, GD, and CTAS.
  • HSY's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit HERSHEY CO's official web site, go to www.thehersheycompany.com.

HSY Valuation Summary

  • HSY's price/sales ratio is 5; this is 177.78% higher than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • HSY's price/earnings ratio has moved up 9.8 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 2023-05-23 5.0 15.5 31.6 27.0
HSY 2023-05-22 5.0 15.5 31.6 27.1
HSY 2023-05-19 5.1 15.7 32.0 27.4
HSY 2023-05-18 5.1 15.8 32.1 27.5
HSY 2023-05-17 5.1 15.8 32.2 27.5
HSY 2023-05-16 5.1 15.9 32.4 27.7

HSY Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 66.52%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 44.67%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 3.22%.
HSY's revenue has moved up $2,412,213,000 over the prior 34 months.

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
2022-12-31 10,419.29 2,327.837 1,644.817
2022-09-30 10,093.08 2,239.361 1,584.077
2022-06-30 9,724.77 2,179.005 1,629.517
2022-03-31 9,341.61 2,129.711 1,615.191
2021-12-31 8,971.337 2,082.884 1,477.512
2021-09-30 8,830.453 2,008.108 1,433.343

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 A, ranking ahead of 95.39% of graded US stocks.
  • HSY's asset turnover comes in at 0.968 -- ranking 24th of 59 Food Products stocks.
  • K, LNDC, and LANC 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
2021-10-03 0.968 0.453 0.247
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

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)

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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The Hershey Company Releases 2022 ESG Report

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) shared its 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, outlining progress toward its key sustainability priorities and goals. Our Shared Goodness Promise, Hershey's global sustainability strategy, guides how the company incorporates responsible and sustainable practices into every aspect of its business to drive long-term business resilience and growth.

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo -7.02%
3-mo 7.13%
6-mo 6.56%
1-year 22.75%
3-year 99.35%
5-year 210.65%
YTD 11.04%
2022 21.86%
2021 29.58%
2020 5.90%
2019 40.20%
2018 -2.92%

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