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Tootsie Roll Industries NYSE:TR Stock Report

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18 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
TR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6

TR Stock Overview

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacture and sale of confectionery products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally.

Tootsie Roll Industries Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Tootsie Roll Industries
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$35.59
52 Week HighUS$38.09
52 Week LowUS$29.01
1 Month Change1.51%
3 Month Change11.81%
1 Year Change12.79%
3 Year Change3.71%
5 Year Change13.66%
Change since IPO948.85%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 11
Is Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) A Risky Investment?

Is Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) A Risky Investment?

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

Jul 21
If EPS Growth Is Important To You, Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) Presents An Opportunity

If EPS Growth Is Important To You, Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) Presents An Opportunity

Investors are often guided by the idea of discovering 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story stocks...

Jun 08
Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) Has More To Do To Multiply In Value Going Forward

Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) Has More To Do To Multiply In Value Going Forward

Finding a business that has the potential to grow substantially is not easy, but it is possible if we look at a few key...

May 02

Tootsie Roll Industries: Opinion Unchanged

In the past, I called Tootsie Roll Industries an expensive stock that made sense as a defensive play for long-term investors. So far, the company has played that role well, even as its fundamentals show continued improvement. Despite getting cheaper for the most part, however, my opinion has not changed on the business as of this writing.

Shareholder Returns

TRUS FoodUS Market

Return vs Industry: TR exceeded the US Food industry which returned 7.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: TR exceeded the US Market which returned -9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is TR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
TR volatility
TR Average Weekly Movement3.0%
Food Industry Average Movement6.1%
Market Average Movement7.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.1%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: TR is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: TR's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

18962,000Ellen Gordon

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacture and sale of confectionery products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It sells its products under the Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Pops, Child’s Play, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Blow-Pop, Charms Mini Pops, Cella’s, Dots, Junior Mints, Charleston Chew, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Babies, Andes, Fluffy Stuff, Dubble Bubble, Razzles, Cry Baby, NIK-L-NIP, and Tutsi Pop trademarks. The company sells its products directly to wholesale distributors of candy, food and groceries, supermarkets, variety stores, dollar stores, chain grocers, drug chains, discount chains, cooperative grocery associations, mass merchandisers, warehouse and membership club stores, vending machine operators, e-commerce merchants, the United States military, and fund-raising charitable organizations, as well as through food and grocery brokers.

Tootsie Roll Industries Fundamentals Summary

How do Tootsie Roll Industries's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
TR fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$2.47b
Earnings (TTM)US$68.78m
Revenue (TTM)US$636.17m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
TR income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$417.87m
Gross ProfitUS$218.30m
Other ExpensesUS$149.52m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.00
Gross Margin34.31%
Net Profit Margin10.81%
Debt/Equity Ratio1.1%

How did TR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is TR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 0/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for TR?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

TR key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue3.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA22.6x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does TR's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

TR PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for TR vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average26.1x
CALM Cal-Maine Foods
JJSF J&J Snack Foods
IBA Industrias Bachoco. de
NOMD Nomad Foods
TR Tootsie Roll Industries

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: TR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (35.7x) compared to the peer average (26.1x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does TR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Food Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: TR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (35.7x) compared to the US Food industry average (19x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is TR's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

TR PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio35.7x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate TR's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of TR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: TR ($35.59) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($16.53)

Significantly Below Fair Value: TR is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Tootsie Roll Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Food, Beverage & Tobacco industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Tootsie Roll Industries has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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  • Examine Tootsie Roll Industries's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  • Tootsie Roll Industries competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Tootsie Roll Industries performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: TR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: TR's current net profit margins (10.8%) are lower than last year (11.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: TR's earnings have declined by 3.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: TR's earnings growth over the past year (14.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-3.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: TR earnings growth over the past year (14.3%) exceeded the Food industry 5.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: TR's Return on Equity (8.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Tootsie Roll Industries's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: TR's short term assets ($280.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($82.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: TR's short term assets ($280.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($149.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: TR has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: TR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 1.1% to 1.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: TR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (881.9%).

Interest Coverage: TR earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Tootsie Roll Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: TR's dividend (1.01%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.48%).

High Dividend: TR's dividend (1.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.99%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: TR's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: TR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.6%), TR's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (54.2%), TR's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Ellen Gordon (90 yo)





Mrs. Ellen R. Gordon has been the Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. since January 20, 2015 and has been its Director since 1969. Mrs. Gordon serves as th...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ellen's total compensation ($USD5.44M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.64M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ellen's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Board Members

Experienced Board: TR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.
  • Ticker: TR
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1896
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Implied Market Cap: US$2.467b
  • Shares outstanding: 69.00m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.
  • 7401 South Cicero Avenue
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60629
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/18 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.