Hershey Past Earnings Performance

Past criteria checks 5/6

Hershey has been growing earnings at an average annual rate of 12%, while the Food industry saw earnings growing at 10% annually. Revenues have been growing at an average rate of 8.8% per year. Hershey's return on equity is 50.4%, and it has net margins of 18.1%.

Key information

12.0%

Earnings growth rate

12.6%

EPS growth rate

Food Industry Growth16.0%
Revenue growth rate8.8%
Return on equity50.4%
Net Margin18.1%
Next Earnings Update01 Aug 2024

Recent past performance updates

Recent updates

The Hershey Company's (NYSE:HSY) Business Is Yet to Catch Up With Its Share Price

Jul 15
The Hershey Company's (NYSE:HSY) Business Is Yet to Catch Up With Its Share Price

Hershey: Strong Brand Power And Dividend Growth

Jul 01

Shareholders Are Optimistic That Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Will Multiply In Value

Jun 17
Shareholders Are Optimistic That Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Will Multiply In Value

Hershey: Three And A Half Reasons Why I Just Added It To My Portfolio

Jun 03

Is Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Using Too Much Debt?

Jun 03
Is Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Using Too Much Debt?

Hershey: Cocoa Inflation Is Here To Stay, But That May Not Hurt Demand

May 26

The Hershey Company Just Beat EPS By 43%: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

May 07
The Hershey Company Just Beat EPS By 43%: Here's What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Has Announced A Dividend Of $1.37

May 06
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Has Announced A Dividend Of $1.37

Hershey's Sweet Success: Q1 Results Exceed Expectations With 8.9% Sales Growth

May 03

Hershey: My 'Dark' Hypothesis On The Cocoa Market Boom (Rating Upgrade)

Apr 25

An Intrinsic Calculation For The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Suggests It's 22% Undervalued

Apr 24
An Intrinsic Calculation For The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Suggests It's 22% Undervalued

Hershey: Dependable Dividend Stock Despite Weak Outlook

Apr 15

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Ticks All The Boxes When It Comes To Earnings Growth

Apr 12
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Ticks All The Boxes When It Comes To Earnings Growth

Hershey: Priced For Growth It Can't Deliver

Mar 19

Hershey: A Great Stock For Taking Advantage Of The Cocoa Shortage

Mar 12

Earnings Update: The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Just Reported Its Full-Year Results And Analysts Are Updating Their Forecasts

Feb 24
Earnings Update: The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Just Reported Its Full-Year Results And Analysts Are Updating Their Forecasts

We Think Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

Feb 23
We Think Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

Hershey: Q4 And Full-Year Results Highlight Solid Growth Despite A Tough Macro Environment

Feb 21

The Hershey Company: A Sweet Deal With 30% Upside

Feb 08

Hershey And Its Real Value

Jan 23

Getting In Cheap On The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Is Unlikely

Jan 23
Getting In Cheap On The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Is Unlikely

An Intrinsic Calculation For The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Suggests It's 23% Undervalued

Jan 10
An Intrinsic Calculation For The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Suggests It's 23% Undervalued

Here's Why Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Has Caught The Eye Of Investors

Dec 29
Here's Why Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Has Caught The Eye Of Investors

The Hershey Company: A Sweet Dividend Growth Stock Anticipating 2024 Deflation

Dec 23

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Is Reinvesting To Multiply In Value

Dec 17
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Is Reinvesting To Multiply In Value

Where Does Hershey Stock Go From Here?

Dec 08

The Hershey Company: Deep-Dive Analysis Reveals A Tasty Opportunity

Nov 29

These 4 Measures Indicate That Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

Nov 09
These 4 Measures Indicate That Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

Buy Hershey Amid Financial And Technical Strength

Nov 04

Why I Am Buying Hershey

Oct 04

Calculating The Fair Value Of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)

Oct 03
Calculating The Fair Value Of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)

Hershey: Lack Of Growth Does Not Seem Very Attractive

Sep 22

Does Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

Sep 19
Does Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Is Reinvesting To Multiply In Value

Sep 06
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Is Reinvesting To Multiply In Value

Hershey: Lack Of Growth Provides Subpar Risk/Reward Right Now

Aug 30

The Hershey Company: Why I've Been Buying This Blue Chip Compounder

Aug 11

Hershey: Margins Remain High But Volumes Struggle

Jul 28

Hershey: Too Sweet For Me

Jul 17

Hershey: Durable Business, Stretched Valuation

Jun 24

We Think Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

Jun 22
We Think Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

Unwrapping The Hershey's Stock: A Dividend Gem For Investors

Jun 15

With EPS Growth And More, Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Makes An Interesting Case

Jun 09
With EPS Growth And More, Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Makes An Interesting Case

Hershey: America's Lockdown Sugar Binge Is Unsustainable

Jun 06

The Hershey Company's (NYSE:HSY) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 26% Below Its Share Price

May 28
The Hershey Company's (NYSE:HSY) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 26% Below Its Share Price

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Might Be Having Difficulty Using Its Capital Effectively

May 03
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Might Be Having Difficulty Using Its Capital Effectively

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

Mar 13
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

Is The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Worth US$239 Based On Its Intrinsic Value?

Feb 27
Is The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Worth US$239 Based On Its Intrinsic Value?

Hershey: Quality Market Leader With Sweet Prospects

Feb 24

Hershey: Rich Valuation For A Fantastic Stock

Feb 09

Revenue & Expenses Breakdown

How Hershey makes and spends money. Based on latest reported earnings, on an LTM basis.


Earnings and Revenue History

NYSE:HSY Revenue, expenses and earnings (USD Millions)
DateRevenueEarningsG+A ExpensesR&D Expenses
31 Mar 2411,4302,0722,43650
31 Dec 2311,1651,8622,41650
01 Oct 2311,1601,9092,37647
02 Jul 2310,8581,7902,30647
02 Apr 2310,7411,6992,26747
31 Dec 2210,4191,6452,20047
02 Oct 2210,0931,5842,13040
03 Jul 229,7251,6302,05840
03 Apr 229,3421,6151,98440
31 Dec 218,9711,4781,95940
03 Oct 218,8301,4331,94738
04 Jul 218,6901,4361,93738
04 Apr 218,4081,4031,88838
31 Dec 208,1501,2791,85838
27 Sep 208,0331,1951,85737
28 Jun 207,9471,0731,87637
29 Mar 208,0071,1161,91237
31 Dec 197,9861,1501,88837
29 Sep 197,9061,2791,87739
30 Jun 197,8511,2181,83739
31 Mar 197,8361,1321,82139
31 Dec 187,7911,1781,81839
30 Sep 187,7431,0221,81346
01 Jul 187,6961,0311,85746
01 Apr 187,6081,0081,86646
31 Dec 177,5157831,86246
01 Oct 177,5467191,85747
02 Jul 177,5166731,83147
02 Apr 177,4916151,83947
31 Dec 167,4407201,87047
02 Oct 167,3798171,83049
03 Jul 167,3367441,84849
03 Apr 167,2784981,84249
31 Dec 157,3875131,88949
04 Oct 157,4875021,9600
05 Jul 157,4885711,9460
05 Apr 157,4888391,9280
31 Dec 147,4228471,83548
28 Sep 147,3688301,9110
29 Jun 147,2608401,9160
30 Mar 147,1908311,9330
31 Dec 137,1468201,9200
29 Sep 136,9417841,8540

Quality Earnings: HSY has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HSY's current net profit margins (18.1%) are higher than last year (15.8%).


Free Cash Flow vs Earnings Analysis


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HSY's earnings have grown by 12% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HSY's earnings growth over the past year (22.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (12% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HSY earnings growth over the past year (22.1%) exceeded the Food industry 8.8%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst HSY's Return on Equity (50.44%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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