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Executive Summary

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Share Price & News

How has Tootsie Roll Industries's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: TR has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Food


US Market

1 Year Return




US Food


US Market

Return vs Industry: TR underperformed the US Food industry which returned -2.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: TR underperformed the US Market which returned 4.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day5.1%2.6%4.0%
30 Day-3.9%-1.9%-1.1%
90 Day-9.2%6.4%21.1%
1 Year-6.8%-7.8%0.2%-2.3%7.2%5.0%
3 Year8.4%5.1%1.7%-6.6%36.0%27.1%
5 Year29.1%22.6%10.6%-4.3%65.3%46.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Tootsie Roll Industries's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Tootsie Roll Industries undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: TR ($34.37) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($26.38)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: TR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34x) compared to the Food industry average (20.9x).

PE vs Market: TR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34x) compared to the US market (16.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate TR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: TR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US Food industry average (1.9x).

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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?


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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Past Performance

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


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: TR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: TR's current net profit margins (12.8%) are higher than last year (11.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: TR's earnings have declined by -0.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: TR's earnings growth over the past year (17.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: TR earnings growth over the past year (17.7%) exceeded the Food industry -2.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: TR's Return on Equity (9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Tootsie Roll Industries's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: TR's short term assets ($334.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($77.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: TR's short term assets ($334.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($127.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: TR's debt to equity ratio (1.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: TR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 1.2% to 1.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: TR's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1258.9%).

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?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: TR's dividend (1.02%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).

High Dividend: TR's dividend (1.02%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.5%).

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.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (34.6%), TR's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average management tenure


Ellen Gordon (88yo)





Ms. Ellen R. Gordon has been the Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. since January 20, 2015. Ms. Gordon serves as the President of C G C Corporation. She a ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ellen's total compensation ($USD5.39M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.70M).

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

Leadership Team

Ellen Gordon
Chairman & CEO5.5yrsUS$5.39m67.01% $1.5b
G. Ember
VP of Finance & CFOno dataUS$1.78m0.036% $823.9k
Barry Bowen
Treasurer & Assistant Secretaryno dataUS$1.07mno data
Kenneth Naylor
Vice President of Marketing & Sales0.50yrno datano data
Richard Berezewski
Controller15.08yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: TR's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Ellen Gordon
Chairman & CEO5.5yrsUS$5.39m67.01% $1.5b
Lana Lewis-Brent
Independent Director32.5yrsUS$121.68k0.048% $1.1m
Paula M. Wardynski
Independent Director5.17yrsUS$121.00kno data
Barre Seibert
Independent Director15.17yrsUS$129.73k0.0053% $121.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: TR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.3 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.'s company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: US$2.295b
  • Shares outstanding: 66.71m
  • Website: https://www.tootsie.com

Number of Employees


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


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
TRNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
TZ3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
TROL.BOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)Class B Common StockUSUSDJul 2003


Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company 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. It sells its products directly to wholesale distributors of candy 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, the United States military, and fund-raising charitable organizations, as well as through candy and grocery brokers. The company was founded in 1896 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/05 23:59
End of Day Share Price2020/07/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.