FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
The Hershey Company
Rank: 442 (Previous rank: 436)
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CEO: Rick H. Lenny
Address: 100 Crystal A Dr., Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717-534-6799
Website: http://www.hersheys.com
Revenues 4,836.0 9.2
Profits 493.2 -16.5
Assets 4,295.2 ó
Stockholders' Equity 1,021.1 ó
Market Value 3/17/2006 13,005.0 ó
Revenues 10.2
Assets 11.5
Stockholders' equity 48.3
2005 $ 1.99
% change from 2004 -13.5
1995-2005 annual growth rate % 8.9
2005 1.0
1995-2005 annual rate 15.0
Industry: Food Consumer Products
1 PepsiCo 61 32,562.0
2 Sara Lee 111 19,727.0
3 ConAgra Foods 143 15,515.7
4 General Mills 206 11,244.0
5 Dean Foods 216 10,900.3
6 Kellogg 233 10,177.2
7 H.J. Heinz 262 8,912.3
8 Land O'Lakes 301 7,567.4
9 Campbell Soup 302 7,548.0
10 Dole Food 365 5,870.6
11 Hormel Foods 401 5,414.0
12 Hershey 442 4,836.0
13 Wm. Wrigley Jr. 482 4,159.3
14 Del Monte Foods 581 3,209.0
15 McCormick 670 2,592.0
16 J.M. Smucker 765 2,179.5
17 Flowers Foods 889 1,715.9
18 Ralcorp Holdings 906 1,675.1
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
Footnote:
Changed name from Hershey Food, April 19, 2005.
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