The Hershey Chocolate Company

High School ・Business ・APA

The company examined is The Hershey Company that produces chocolates, the ticker symbol of the company is HSY. Opposing firms include Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ), Bridgford Foods Corporation (BRID) and J & J Snack Foods Corp (JJSF).

Revenue and Net Income


Revenue ttm

Net Income Available (Avl) to Common (ttm)






$ 1.74B







HSY is the second ranked company in terms of revenue ttm and the net income available to common ttm. Several factors can be attributed to this difference. One is the scope of operations of the particular company. MDLZ has a higher revenue and net income available to common ttm because it has operations over a wide region in addition to a broad product portfolio. This enables the firm to generate more revenue than its competitors. On the other hand, BRID and JJSF have smaller operations in comparison to the two leading companies, resulting in less revenue.

Sales and EPS Growth Percentages


1-year growth rate sales

3-year growth rate sales

1-year EPS

3-year EPS





















However, there is a difference in the sales and EPS growth percentages, whereby the companies that performed well in terms of revenue and net income had a poor performance. This can be attributed to the increase in competition which is rapidly affecting the sales revenue and EPS potential of MDLZ within the 1-year and 3-year periods. While BRID had the lowest revenue ttm, the company has the highest 1-year growth rate in terms of sales. This arises because of increasing popularity of the firm, leading to more sales.

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