The Hershey Company, HSY is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Confectioners in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, The Hershey Company, HSY has a market cap of 23602.12. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, The Hershey Company, HSY performance year to date is 25.94%. Today The Hershey Company, HSY has gained -0.86%, with a current price of 110.03.
Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 99.60%. Return of assets are at 9.20%, with return on investment at 17.00%.
In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Hershey Company, HSY is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.89. While Total debt/equity is 3.12. With a profit margin of 6.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.40%, and operating margin of 13.30%. The Hershey Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.4.
For the last year The Hershey Company, HSY has seen a EPS growth of -38.20%. A performance for the year of 26.31%. The 52-week high is -6.59%, and the 52-week low is 36.18%. The average volume for The Hershey Company, HSY is 357189.
With a target price of 97, can The Hershey Company, HSY reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Hershey Company, HSY. The Hershey Company has a P/E of 48.48 and a forward P/E of 24.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.1. The Hershey Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.24 and 28.9 respectively. For P/cash, The Hershey Company has a value of *TBA, while it is 59.66 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 110.03, The Hershey Company has a dividend yield of 2.10%. We see a return on equity of 51.50%.
Looking more long-term The Hershey Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.95%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.44% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -38.20% for this year and for the last five years a 0.70% growth has been seen.