HSY:NYE-The Hershey Company (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Confectioners | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 132.00

Change

+0.20 (+0.15)%

Market Cap

USD 27.53B

Volume

1.13M

Average Target Price

USD 144.05 (+9.13%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products. The company operates through two segments, North America; and International and Other. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products comprising mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items, including spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, mixes, popcorn and protein bars, and cookies. The company provides its products primarily under the Hershey's, Reese's, Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, barkTHINS, Cadbury, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Lancaster, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Scharffen Berger, Dagoba, Ice Breakers, Breathsavers, Bubble Yum, SkinnyPop, Pirate's Booty, Oatmega, Paqui, ONE, and Krave brands, as well as under the Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, and Sofit brands. It markets and sells its products to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Largest Industry Peers for Confectioners

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
TR Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc

+0.13 (+0.38%)

USD2.32B 32.91 17.26

ETFs Containing HSY

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
PBJ Invesco Dynamic Food & Be.. 4.87 % 0.63 %

+0.17 (+0.53%)

USD0.07B
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equ.. 4.00 % 0.85 %

+0.73 (+2.01%)

USD0.02B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Confectioners)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -10.19% 50% F 51% F
Dividend Return 1.05% 100% A+ 45% F
Total Return -9.14% 50% F 51% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -6.00% 100% A+ 54% F
Dividend Return 2.20% 100% A+ 50% F
Total Return -3.80% 100% A+ 53% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 42.98% 100% A+ 81% B-
Dividend Return 14.52% 100% A+ 55% F
Total Return 57.50% 100% A+ 81% B-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 13.90% 100% A+ 80% B-
Dividend Return 2.62% 100% A+ 56% F
Total Return 16.51% 100% A+ 80% B-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 20.03% 50% F 37% F
Risk Adjusted Return 82.46% 100% A+ 69% D+
Market Capitalization 27.53B 100% A+ 93% A
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Confectioners)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 24.13 100% A+ 26% F
Price/Book Ratio 15.92 50% F 5% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 15.61 100% A+ 20% F
EV/EBITDA 17.50 50% F 24% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 71.77% 100% A+ 98% A+
Return on Invested Capital 25.00% 100% A+ 95% A
Return on Assets 12.32% 100% A+ 97% A+
Debt to Equity Ratio 203.01% 50% F 15% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.18 100% A+ 42% F
Short Percent 2.16% 100% A+ 72% C-
Beta 0.16 50% F 91% A-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.