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HSY Hershey PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As at Jul 24, 2024, the HSY stock has a PE ratio of 18.51. This is based on the current EPS of $10.38 and the stock price of $192.1 per share. A decrease of 15% has been seen in the P/E ratio compared to the average of 21.9 of the last 4 quarters.

HSY PE ratio history

How has HSY's PE ratio performed in the past

The mean historical PE ratio of Hershey over the last ten years is 26.65. The current 18.51 PE ratio is 31% below the historical average. Over the past ten years, HSY's PE ratio was at its highest in the Oct 2015 quarter at 40.3, with a price of $94.31 and an EPS of $2.34. The Jul 2018 quarter recorded the bottom point at 18.54, with a price of $93.06 and an EPS of $5.02.


Hershey PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 40.03% in 2019

Maximum annual decrease: -37.86% in 2018

Year PE ratio Change
2023 20.03 -28.9%
2022 28.17 6.87%
2021 26.36 9.02%
2020 24.18 -7.21%
2019 26.06 40.03%
2018 18.61 -37.86%
2017 29.95 -0.1%
2016 29.98 -19.41%
2015 37.2 39.95%
2014 26.58 2.78%

HSY average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of HSY for the past years

The current PE ratio of HSY is below the 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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HSY PE vs peers

What is HSY's PE ratio compared to its peers

HSY's PE ratio is lower than its peer stock MDLZ, but it is greater than GIS's and JBSS's.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
GIS General Mills Inc 15.2 $36.81B
JBSS Sanfilippo John B & Son Inc 18.4 $1.2B
HSY Hershey Co 18.74 $39.34B
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc 21.08 $89.33B
HAIN Hain Celestial Group Inc N/A $680.57M

Frequently asked questions

What is Hershey's PE ratio?

HSY's price to earnings ratio is 18.51 as of Jul 24, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Hershey (HSY)?

As an average over the last 3 years, HSY stock has a PE ratio of 25.31.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Hershey (HSY)?

As an average over the last 5 years, HSY stock has a PE ratio of 24.84.

What is the highest PE ratio for HSY?

In the last ten years, the Oct 2015 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 40.3.

How does the current PE ratio for HSY compare to its historical average?

HSY's current price to earnings ratio is 31% below its 10-year historical average.

How is HSY's PE ratio calculated (Hershey PE ratio formula)?

The PE ratio is calculated by taking the latest stock price and dividing it by the EPS for the last 12 months. As of today (Jul 24, 2024), Hershey's stock price is $192.1. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $10.38. Therefore, Hershey's P/E ratio for today is 18.51. PE RATIO(18.51) = STOCK PRICE($192.1) / TTM EPS($10.38)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.