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hershey co/the (HSY) Snapshot

Open
€91.16
Previous Close
€87.57
Day High
€91.16
Day Low
€90.31
52 Week High
01/23/15 - €99.17
52 Week Low
08/1/14 - €65.89
Market Cap
20.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
147.8
EPS TTM
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Shares Outstanding
160.2M
EX-Date
02/23/15
P/E TM
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Dividend
€2.13
Dividend Yield
1.71%
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hershey co/the (HSY) Details

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products. It offers milk chocolate bars, nuggets and drops chocolates, chocolate candies, candy bars, boxed chocolates, spreads, peanut butter cups, candy bars, wafer bars, toffee bars, wafer bars, caramel soft crèmes, and chocolate chips, as well as chocolate-covered fruits, fruit juice pieces, and nuts. It also provides macadamia snack nuts, peanut caramel bars, malted milk balls, peppermint patties, high-cacao dark chocolate products, and natural and organic chocolate products. In addition, the company offers refreshment products, such as mints and chewing gum products; pantry items comprising baking products, and toppings and sundae syrups; and beverage and cooking oil products. It sells its products under approximately 80 brand names, including HERSHEY'S, REESE'S, HERSHEY'S KISSES, HERSHEY'S BLISS, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK, KIT KAT, TWIZZLERS, JOLLY RANCHER, and ICE BREAKERS through sales representatives and food brokers primarily to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The company markets its products in approximately 70 countries in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

12,600 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/21/14
Founded in 1894

hershey co/the (HSY) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President of International
Total Annual Compensation: $622.4K
President of North America
Total Annual Compensation: $537.4K
Chief Supply Chain Officer and Senior Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $543.1K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $491.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

hershey co/the (HSY) Key Developments

The Hershey Company Announces Quarterly Dividend, Payable on March 16, 2015

The Board of Directors of The Hershey Company announced quarterly dividends of $0.535 on the Common Stock and $0.486 on the Class B Common Stock. The dividends are payable March 16, 2015, to stockholders of record February 25, 2015.

The Hershey Company Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended Dec. 31, 2014; Updates Earnings Outlook for the Year 2015

The Hershey Company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2014. Consolidated net sales were $2,010,027,000 compared with $1,956,253,000 for the fourth quarter of 2013. Reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $202,508,000 or $0.91 per share-diluted, compared with $186,075,000 or $0.82 per share-diluted for the comparable period of 2013. Income before interest and income taxes (EBIT) was $342,309,000 against $308,305,000 reported last year. Income before income taxes was $321,569,000 against $286,435,000 reported last year. Adjusted net income, which excludes these net items, was $231,751,000 or $1.04 per share-diluted in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with $195,627,000 or $0.86 per share-diluted in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 20.9% in adjusted earnings per share-diluted. For the full year 2014, consolidated net sales were $7,421,768,000 compared with $7,146,079,000 in 2013, an increase of 3.9%. Reported net income for 2014 was $846,912,000 or $3.77 per share-diluted, compared with $820,470,000 or $3.61 per share-diluted for 2013. Income before interest and income taxes (EBIT) was $1,389,575,000 against $1,339,675,000 reported last year. Income before income taxes was $1,306,043,000 against $1,251,319,000 reported last year. Adjusted net income, which excludes these items, was $895,903,000 or $3.98 per share-diluted in 2014, compared with $844,320,000 or $3.72 per share-diluted in 2013, an increase of 7% in adjusted earnings per share-diluted. In 2015, the company expects reported gross margin to increase 135 to 145 basis points versus last year and reported earnings per share-diluted of $4.14 to $4.25, including net pre-tax GAAP charges of approximately $45 million to $55 million, or $0.13 to $0.16 per share-diluted. The company estimates full-year 2015 net sales to increase 5.5 to 7.5%, including a net benefit from acquisitions and divestitures of about 2.5 points and unfavorable foreign currency exchange. Excluding the net benefit of acquisitions and divestitures, full-year net sales are expected to increase 3 to 5%, including unfavorable foreign currency exchange. Adjusted earnings per share-diluted expected to increase 8% to 10%, including dilution from acquisitions and divestitures of $0.03 to $0.05 per share, and be in the $4.30 to $4.38 range.

The Hershey Company Introduces Brookside Chocolate's Crunchy Clusters

The Hershey Company introduced Brookside Chocolate's Crunchy Clusters combine crispy multigrains of rice, toasted oats, and graham cracker bits with fruit flavored centers covered in smooth dark chocolate. With its unique ingredients and texture, Brookside Chocolate's Crunchy Clusters is the ideal snack for discovering an enticingly delicious taste experience. The perfect offering for those who want to discover the ultimate chocolate experience, Brookside Chocolate's Crunchy Clusters is where flavor exploration happens. The latest addition to the Brookside Chocolate product line up, Brookside Chocolate's Crunchy Clusters, are now available nationwide at food, mass, drug and convenience stores in 2.5-ounce, 5-ounce and 15-ounce sizes with a suggested retail price of $2.59, $4.19 and $10.69, respectively.

 

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