Hershey Co. Due Diligence Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis

Date: April 15, 2018
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Hershey Co. Due Diligence Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
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Hershey Co. Due Diligence Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Hershey Co. Due Diligence Report provides a complete overview of the company’s affairs. All available data is presented in a comprehensive and easily accessed format. The report includes financial and SWOT information, industry analysis, opinions, estimates, plus annual and quarterly forecasts made by stock market experts. The report also enables direct comparison to be made between Hershey Co. and its competitors. This provides our Clients with a clear understanding of Hershey Co. position in the Food and Beverages Industry.

  • The report contains detailed information about Hershey Co. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
  • Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Hershey Co.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
  • The Hershey Co. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
  • In the part that describes Hershey Co. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
  • Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Hershey Co. business.

About Hershey Co.

The Hershey Company engages in the manufacture, marketing, selling, and distribution of various package types of chocolate and confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products under various brand names.

The company’s principal product groups include chocolate and confectionery products; snack products; gum and mint refreshment products; and pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, and beverages. Its five operating segments comprise geographic regions including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and other international locations, such as India, Korea, Japan, the Middle East, China, and the Philippines. The company markets confectionery products in approximately 50 countries worldwide.


United States: The primary chocolate and confectionery products that the company sells in the United States include the following:

The company, under the HERSHEY’S brand franchise, offers HERSHEY’S milk chocolate bar; HERSHEY’S BLISS chocolates; HERSHEY’S milk chocolate bar with almonds; HERSHEY’S COOKIES ‘N’ CRÈME candy bar; HERSHEY’S Extra Dark chocolates; HERSHEY’S POT OF GOLD boxed chocolates; HERSHEY’S MINIATURES chocolate candy; HERSHEY’S SUGAR FREE chocolate candy; HERSHEY’S NUGGETS chocolates; HERSHEY’S HUGS candies; and HERSHEY’S STICKS chocolates.

The company, under Under the REESE’S brand franchise, offers REESE’S peanut butter cups; REESE’S SUGAR FREE peanut butter cups; REESE’S PIECES candy; REESE’S crispy crunchy bar; REESE’S BIG CUP peanut butter cups; REESE’S WHIPPS nougat bar; REESE’S NUTRAGEOUS candy bar; REESESTICKS wafer bars; REESE’S Clusters candy; and FAST BREAK candy bar.

The company, under the KISSES brand franchise, offers HERSHEY’S KISSES brand milk chocolates; HERSHEY’S KISSES brand milk chocolates; HERSHEY’S KISSES brand milk chocolates; with cherry cordial crème; with almonds; HERSHEY’S KISSES brand milk chocolates; HERSHEY’S KISSES brand chocolate meltaway milk chocolates; and filled with caramel.

The company’s other chocolate and confectionery products in the United States consist of 5th AVENUE candy bar; ALMOND JOY candy bar; CADBURY chocolates; CARAMELLO candy bar; GOOD & PLENTY candy; HEATH toffee bar; JOLLY RANCHER candy; JOLLY RANCHER sugar free hard candy; KIT KAT wafer bar; MILK DUDS candy; MOUNDS candy bar; MR. GOODBAR candy bar; PAYDAY peanut caramel bar; ROLO caramels in milk chocolate; SKOR toffee bar; SPECIAL DARK chocolate bar; SYMPHONY milk chocolate bar; SYMPHONY milk chocolate bar with almonds and toffee; TAKE5 candy bar; TWIZZLERS candy; WHATCHAMACALLIT candy bar; WHOPPERS malted milk balls; YORK peppermint pattie; YORK sugar free peppermint pattie; ZAGNUT candy bar; and ZERO candy bar.

Premium products

Artisan Confections Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, markets SCHARFFEN BERGER high-cacao dark chocolate products, and DAGOBA natural and organic chocolate products. The company’s SCHARFFEN BERGER products include chocolate bars, tasting squares, home baking products, and professional chocolate and cocoa items. DAGOBA products include chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, and baking products.

Snack products

The company’s snack products include HERSHEY’S SNACKSTERS snack mix; HERSHEY’S and REESE’S granola bars; REESE’S SNACK BARZ and MAUNA LOA macadamia snack nuts and cookies in various varieties.

Refreshment products

The company’s line of refreshment products includes ICE BREAKERS mints and chewing gum, BREATH SAVERS mints, BUBBLE YUM bubble gum, and YORK mints.

Pantry items

The company's pantry items include HERSHEY’S, REESE’S, HEATH, and SCHARFFEN BERGER baking products. Its toppings and sundae syrups include REESE’S, HEATH and HERSHEY’S. The company sells hot cocoa mix under the HERSHEY’S, HERSHEY’S GOODNIGHT HUGS and HERSHEY’S GOODNIGHT KISSES brand names.


The company's principal products that it sells in Canada are HERSHEY’S milk chocolate bars and milk chocolate bars with almonds; OH HENRY! candy bars; REESE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS candy; HERSHEY’S KISSES brand milk chocolates; TWIZZLERS candy; GLOSETTE chocolate-covered raisins, peanuts and almonds; JOLLY RANCHER candy; WHOPPERS malted milk balls; SKOR toffee bars; EAT MORE candy bars; POT OF GOLD boxed chocolates; and CHIPITS chocolate chips.


The company manufactures, imports, markets, sells, and distributes chocolate and confectionery products in Mexico, including HERSHEY’S, KISSES, JOLLY RANCHER, and PELÓN PELO RICO chocolate, confectionery, and beverage items.


The company manufactures, imports, and markets chocolate and confectionery products in Brazil, including HERSHEY’S chocolate and confectionery items and IO-IO items.


The company manufactures, markets, sells, and distributes confectionery, beverage and cooking oil products in India, including NUTRINE and GODREJ confectionery and beverage products.


The company’s customers are mainly wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, department stores, and natural food stores. Its major customer includes McLane Company, Inc., a wholesale distributor in the United States to convenience stores, drug stores, wholesale clubs and mass merchandisers, including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


The Hershey Company was founded in 1893.

The above Company Fundamental Report is a half-ready report and contents are subject to change.
It means that we have all necessary data in our database to prepare the report but need 2-3 days to complete it. During this time we are also updating the report with respect to the current moment. So, you can get all the most recent data available for the same price. Please note that preparation of additional types of analyses requires extra time.




1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History


2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units


3.1. Overview
3.2. Strengths
3.3. Weaknesses
3.4. Opportunities
3.5. Threats


4.1. Financial Statements
  4.1.1. Income Statement
  4.1.2. Balance Sheet
  4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
  4.2.1. Profitability
  4.2.2. Margin Analysis
  4.2.3. Asset Turnover
  4.2.4. Credit Ratios
  4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
  4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
  4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot


5.1. Hershey Co. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Hershey Co. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Hershey Co. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Hershey Co. Industry Analysis
  5.4.1. Food & Beverages Industry Snapshot
  5.4.2. Hershey Co. Industry Position Analysis


6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events


7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates



9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors


10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix





Hershey Co. Key Facts
Management Effectiveness
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Hershey Co. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Hershey Co. Major Shareholders
Hershey Co. History
Hershey Co. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Hershey Co. Offices and Representations
Hershey Co. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Hershey Co. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Credit Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Hershey Co. Capital Market Snapshot
Hershey Co. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Food & Beverages Industry Statistics
Hershey Co. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Hershey Co. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Historical Surprises1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Revenue Revisions1


Hershey Co. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Hershey Co. 1-year Stock Charts
Hershey Co. 5-year Stock Charts
Hershey Co. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Hershey Co. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Hershey Co. Article Density Chart

1 – Data availability depends on company’s security policy.
2 – These sections are available only when you purchase a report with appropriate additional types of analyses.
The complete financial data is available for publicly traded companies.

SWOT Analysis

SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.

Enhanced SWOT Analysis

Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:

  • How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
  • How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?

Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.

PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.

Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.

Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:

  • Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
  • Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
  • Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
  • Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
  • Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
  • Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?

IFE, EFE, IE Matrices

The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.

The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.

The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.

Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.

Porter Five Forces Analysis

The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:

  1. What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
  2. Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
  3. What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
  4. How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
  5. How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?

VRIO Analysis

VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:

  • Tangible resources
    • Financial
    • Physical
    • Technological
    • Organizational
  • Intangible resources
    • Human
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Reputation
  • Organizational capabilities

The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:

  • Valuable?
  • Rare?
  • Costly to imitate?
  • Organized properly?
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