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 23526.42. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, The Hershey Company, HSY performance year to date is 26.52%. Today The Hershey Company, HSY has gained 0.51%, with a current price of 111.45.
Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 68.10%. Return of assets are at 13.60%, 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 2.16. While Total debt/equity is 4.21. With a profit margin of 10.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.20%, and operating margin of 16.60%. The Hershey Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, 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 33.59%. The 52-week high is -4.87%, and the 52-week low is 37.73%. The average volume for The Hershey Company, HSY is 276978.
With a target price of 105.33, 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 36.51 and a forward P/E of 24.23. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.58. The Hershey Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.21 and 32.71 respectively. For P/cash, The Hershey Company has a value of *TBA, while it is 83.52 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 111.45, The Hershey Company has a dividend yield of 2.23%. We see a return on equity of 86.40%.
Looking more long-term The Hershey Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.98%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.32% 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.