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The Hershey Company (HSY) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

  • Publication Date:September 2013
  • Publisher:GlobalData
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:30
  • ISBN:342203

The Hershey Company (HSY) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

The Hershey Company (HSY) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description - A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy - Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis - A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors - A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees - A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives' employment history.
- Key operational heads - A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries - A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years - The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods - The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


The Hershey Company (Hershey) is manufacturer of chocolate and non chocolate confectionery and chocolate related grocery products. The company, along with its subsidiaries undertakes production, marketing and distribution of various types of chocolate and confectionery products, gum and mint refreshment products, food and beverage enhancers such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages. The company markets its products through more than 80 brands, including, Hershey's Kisses, Kit Kat, Reese's, Twizzlers, Pieces, Almond joys, Twizzlers, Mounds and others. Hershey operates in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It markets its products in around 70 countries.

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company's business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors' business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company's core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies' strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
The Hershey Company - Key Facts 4
The Hershey Company - Key Employees 5
The Hershey Company - Key Employee Biographies 6
The Hershey Company - Major Products and Services 7
The Hershey Company - History 9
The Hershey Company - Company Statement 11
The Hershey Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
The Hershey Company - Key Manufacturing Facilities 14
Joint Venture 14
Section 2 - Company Analysis 15
The Hershey Company - Business Description 15
The Hershey Company - Corporate Strategy 16
The Hershey Company - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
The Hershey Company - Strengths 17
Strength - Product Portfolio 17
Strength - License Agreements 17
The Hershey Company - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Dependence on a Few Customers 17
Weakness - Legal Proceedings 18
The Hershey Company - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 18
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Food Industry 18
Opportunity - Demand for Organic Food 18
The Hershey Company - Threats 19
Threat - Change in Labor Wages/Laws 19
Threat - Growing Competitive Market 19
Threat - International and Political Risk 19
The Hershey Company - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 21
Performance Chart 23
Financial Performance 23
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25
Section 4 - Appendix 26
Methodology 26
Ratio Definitions 26
About GlobalData 30
Contact Us 30
Disclaimer 30

List of Tables

The Hershey Company, Key Facts 4
The Hershey Company, Key Employees 5
The Hershey Company, Key Employee Biographies 6
The Hershey Company, Major Products and Services 7
The Hershey Company, History 9
The Hershey Company, Other Locations 13
The Hershey Company, Subsidiaries 13
The Hershey Company, Key Manufacturing Facilities 14
The Hershey Company, Joint Venture 14
The Hershey Company, Key Competitors 20
The Hershey Company, Ratios based on current share price 21
The Hershey Company, Annual Ratios 21
The Hershey Company, Interim Ratios 24
Currency Codes 26
Capital Market Ratios 26
Equity Ratios 27
Profitability Ratios 27
Cost Ratios 28
Liquidity Ratios 28
Leverage Ratios 29
Efficiency Ratios 29

List of Figures

The Hershey Company, Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 23
The Hershey Company, Ratio Charts 25
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