Hershey Announces Third-Quarter Results

HERSHEY, Pa.--()--The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY):

  • Third-quarter net sales increased 2.2%, including the impact of acquisitions and foreign currency exchange rates:
    • Acquisitions a 0.7 point benefit
    • Unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates a 0.2 point headwind
  • Third-quarter earnings per share-diluted of $1.06 as reported and $1.29 adjusted
  • Outlook for 2016 net sales and earnings per share-diluted updated:
    • Full-year net sales expected to increase around 1%, including a net benefit from acquisitions and divestitures of about 0.5 points and unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates of about 0.75 points
    • Reported earnings per share-diluted expected to be in the $3.82 to $3.90 range
    • Adjusted earnings per share-diluted expected to increase 4% to 5%, including dilution from acquisitions of $0.05 to $0.06 per share, and be in the $4.28 to $4.32 range

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced sales and earnings for the third quarter ended October 2, 2016. Consolidated net sales were $2,003.5 million compared with $1,960.8 million for the third quarter of 2015. Reported net income for the third quarter of 2016 was $227.4 million or $1.06 per share-diluted, compared with $154.8 million or $0.70 per share-diluted for the comparable period of 2015.

“I’m pleased with Hershey’s third-quarter operating results, which were relatively in line with our estimates across all markets,” said John P. Bilbrey, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Company. “Our U.S. business benefited from performance within key retail channels and Halloween programming and merchandising in the marketplace. Throughout 2016, our top priority has been to restore consistency across the business. Against a backdrop of continued snacks competition, we experienced improvements in key aspects of our business. Our brands responded positively to the marketplace investments we discussed last quarter, which is why we continue to believe that candy, mint and gum (CMG) is an attractive category capable of solid growth over the long term when supported with the right mix of customer and consumer marketing. Therefore, we intend to make the necessary investments in our business to drive growth and market share over the strategic planning cycle. Initiatives such as the demand landscape work we discussed last quarter and platform innovation, similar to Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch bar that we announced earlier this month, should enable us to improve net sales and operating income performance in 2017. Additionally, analysis of our cost structure continues. This is a comprehensive global review across all businesses and functions with a goal of ensuring that we operate more effectively and efficiently. I continue to work closely with my management team on this important endeavor and look forward to discussing the value enhancing outcomes in the near future.”

As described in the Note below, for the third quarter of 2016, these results, prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), included items impacting comparability of $72.4 million, or $0.23 per share-diluted. Reported gross margin of 42.5% represented a decrease of 300 basis points versus the third quarter of 2015, while reported operating profit increased 23.4% to $374.0 million. For the third quarter of 2015, items impacting comparability totaled $140.2 million, or $0.47 per share-diluted. As described in the Note, adjusted net income, which excludes these items, was $277.3 million, or $1.29 per share-diluted, for the third quarter of 2016, compared with $257.2 million, or $1.17 per share-diluted, for the same period of 2015.

The following table presents a summary of items impacting comparability in each period (see Appendix I for additional information):

   
Pre-Tax (millions) Earnings Per Share-Diluted
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended

October 2,
2016

 

October 4,
2015

October 2,
2016

 

October 4,
2015

Derivative Mark-to-Market Losses $ 35.8   $ $ 0.10   $
Business Realignment Activities 28.0 67.5 0.10 0.20
Acquisition Integration Costs 2.3 9.4 0.01 0.03
Non-Service Related Pension Expense 6.3 4.0 0.02 0.01
Goodwill Impairment 31.0 0.15
Loss on Early Extinguishment of Debt   28.3     0.08  
$ 72.4   $ 140.2   $ 0.23   $ 0.47  
 

For the first nine months of 2016, consolidated net sales were $5,469.9 million compared with $5,477.4 million for the same period of 2015, a decrease of 0.1%. Reported net income for the first nine months of 2016 was $603.2 million or $2.80 per share-diluted, compared with a $299.6 million or $1.35 per share-diluted for the comparable period of 2015. For the first nine months of 2016 and 2015, these results, prepared in accordance with GAAP, included items impacting comparability of $133.1 million and $421.8 million, or $0.44 and $1.69 per share-diluted, respectively. Adjusted net income, which excludes these items, was $698.9 million, or $3.24 per share-diluted, for the first nine months of 2016, compared with $672.7 million, or $3.04 per share-diluted, for the same period of 2015, an increase of 6.6% in adjusted earnings per share-diluted.

The following table presents a summary of items impacting comparability in each period (see Appendix I for additional information):

   
Pre-Tax (millions) Earnings Per Share-Diluted
Nine Months Ended Nine Months Ended

October 2,
2016

 

October 4,
2015

October 2,
2016

 

October 4,
2015

Derivative Mark-to-Market Losses $ 30.9   $ $ 0.09   $
Business Realignment Activities 104.5 101.4 0.40 0.30
Acquisition Integration Costs 3.7 14.3 0.01 0.04
Non-Service Related Pension Expense 20.7 7.0 0.06 0.02
Settlement of Shanghai Golden Monkey Liability (26.7 ) (0.12 )
Goodwill Impairment 280.8 1.28
Loss on Early Extinguishment of Debt 28.3 0.08
Gain on Sale of Trademark   (10.0 )   (0.03 )
$ 133.1   $ 421.8   $ 0.44   $ 1.69  
 

In 2016, the company expects reported earnings per share-diluted of $3.82 to $3.90, including items impacting comparability of approximately $0.42 to $0.46 per share-diluted. This projection, prepared in accordance with GAAP, assumes business realignment charges of $0.45 to $0.47 per share-diluted, non-service related pension expense (NSRPE) of $0.07 to $0.08 per share-diluted, net acquisition integration costs of $0.02 to $0.03 per share-diluted and a favorable settlement of the Shanghai Golden Monkey (SGM) liability of $0.12 per share-diluted.

Third-Quarter Performance

Consolidated net sales were $2,003.5 million in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of 2.2% versus the third quarter of 2015. Excluding the effect of foreign currency translation, a 0.2 point headwind, net sales increased 2.4% versus the year ago period. Volume was a 1.0 point contribution and in line with estimates. Net price realization was 0.7 points favorable as direct trade and returns, discounts and allowances in the International and Other segment were less than last year. Acquisitions were a 0.7 point benefit in the third quarter.

Adjusted gross margin was 45.6% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to 46.0% in the third quarter of 2015. The 40 basis point decline was driven by unfavorable mix and other supply chain costs, partially offset by supply chain productivity and costs savings initiatives.

As expected, total advertising and related consumer marketing expense was lower in the third quarter of 2016. For the full year, the combined investments of advertising and related consumer marketing expense, as well as direct trade in North America, are expected to increase, supporting new product launches and in-store merchandising and display activity. Selling, marketing and administrative (SM&A) expenses, excluding advertising and related consumer marketing and the barkTHINS acquisition, declined about 2% in the quarter, as higher employee-related costs were more than offset by productivity and cost savings programs. As a result, consolidated adjusted operating profit of $446.4 million in the third quarter of 2016 increased 7.6% versus the third quarter of 2015.

The third-quarter tax rate decline versus the prior year period was greater than anticipated, largely as a result of favorable tax outcomes related to R&D tax credits. For the full year, the company estimates that the tax rate will be lower than last year by about 100 basis points versus a previous estimate of a 50 basis point decline.

For the first nine months of 2016, the company repurchased $420 million of outstanding shares, resulting in diluted shares outstanding of 215.2 million at the end of the third quarter of 2016, compared to 220.1 million for the same period of 2015.

Outlook

“Our priorities for the year remain unchanged and we’re focused on delivering on the objectives we outlined earlier this year,” Bilbrey continued. “We’re making the necessary investments we believe will strengthen Hershey’s leadership position and build upon our latest marketplace results. Our seasonal business and programs are on track and the launch of Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch bar should enable us to end the year with momentum,” Bilbrey concluded.

The company estimates that full-year 2016 net sales will increase around 1.0%, including a net benefit from acquisitions and divestitures of about 0.5 points. The impact of unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates is expected to be about 0.75 points versus the previous estimate of around 1 point. Additionally, the company continues to expect gross margin to be slightly below last year due primarily to unfavorable sales mix. Business productivity and cost savings programs are on track with our targets and the tax rate is expected to be slightly favorable versus our previous expectations. As a result, the company expects adjusted earnings per share-diluted for 2016 to increase 4% to 5%, including barkTHINS dilution of $0.05 to $0.06 per share, and be in the $4.28 to $4.32 range versus a previous estimate of $4.24 to $4.28.

Business Segment Results

The following are comments about segment performance for the third quarter of 2016 versus the year ago period. See the attached schedule of supplementary information for additional information on segment net sales and profit.

North America (U.S. and Canada)

Hershey’s North America net sales were $1,764.5 million in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.8% versus the same period last year. Volume was a 1.1 point contribution to sales growth and net price realization a 0.1 point headwind. The barkTHINS acquisition was a 0.8 point benefit in the third quarter of 2016.

Total Hershey U.S. retail takeaway1 for the 12 weeks ended October 8, 2016, in the expanded all outlet combined plus convenience store channels (xAOC+C-store) increased 0.6%. For the 12 weeks ended October 8, 2016, Hershey’s U.S. CMG market share was 31.0%, the same as the year ago period.

North America segment income increased 3.3% to $563.9 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $546.1 million in the third quarter of 2015. The increase in segment income was driven by an increase in gross profit of about 1.0% and lower advertising and related consumer marketing expense.

1Includes candy, mint, gum, salty snacks, snack bars, meat snacks and grocery items

International and Other

Third-quarter net sales for Hershey’s International and Other segment increased 5.3% to $238.9 million. Net price realization was a 7.4 point benefit as direct trade and returns, discounts and allowances in China were less than the same period last year. Volume was a 0.1 point contribution to net sales and unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates were a 2.2 point headwind. Combined third-quarter constant currency net sales in Mexico and Brazil increased nearly 18% driven by solid Hershey's marketplace performance. China gross sales declined in line with expectations due to the challenging macroeconomic and competitive environment. In the third quarter of 2016, China chocolate category retail sales declined about 4.0%.

International and Other segment income of $4.3 million compares to a segment loss of $13.5 million in the third quarter of 2015. Combined income in Latin America and export markets improved versus the prior year and performance in China benefited from lower returns, discounts and allowances and direct trade.

Unallocated Corporate Expense

Hershey's unallocated adjusted corporate expense in the third quarter of 2016 was $121.8 million, an increase of $4.1 million versus last year. Savings from the previously mentioned productivity and cost savings initiatives were more than offset by higher employee-related costs and other corporate fees.

Live Webcast

At 8:30 a.m. ET today, Hershey will host a conference call to elaborate on third-quarter results. To access this call as a webcast, please go to Hershey’s web site at http://www.thehersheycompany.com.

Note: In this release, Hershey references income measures that are not in accordance with GAAP because they exclude business realignment activities, goodwill impairment charges, acquisition integration costs, settlement of the SGM liability, the gain realized on the sale of a trademark, costs associated with the early extinguishment of debt, NSRPE and gains and losses associated with mark-to-market commodity derivatives. These non-GAAP financial measures are used in evaluating results of operations for internal purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not intended to replace the presentation of financial results in accordance with GAAP. Rather, the company believes exclusion of such items provides additional information to investors to facilitate the comparison of past and present operations. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this release to their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures as presented in the Consolidated Statements of Income is provided below.

 
Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures
   
Consolidated results Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
In thousands except per share data October 2, 2016   October 4, 2015 October 2, 2016   October 4, 2015
Reported gross profit $ 850,848   $ 892,064 $ 2,415,622   $ 2,528,315
Derivative mark-to-market losses 35,791 30,851
Business realignment activities 24,470 2,529 57,948 5,205
Acquisition integration costs 6,035 6,343
NSRPE 2,620     628   9,132     1,887  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 913,729     $ 901,256   $ 2,513,553     $ 2,541,750  
 
Reported operating profit $ 374,024 $ 303,014 $ 976,295 $ 694,680
Derivative mark-to-market losses 35,791 30,851
Business realignment activities 27,962 67,463 104,487 101,428
Acquisition integration costs 2,265 9,359 3,727 14,253
NSRPE 6,360 4,049 20,666 6,976
Goodwill impairment     30,991       280,802  
Non-GAAP operating profit $ 446,402     $ 414,876   $ 1,136,026     $ 1,098,139  
 
Reported provision for income taxes $ 100,434 $ 91,867 $ 297,671 $ 305,739
Derivative mark-to-market losses* 13,566 11,694
Business realignment activities* 5,576 24,124 16,409 35,995
Acquisition integration costs* 859 1,300 1,413 2,959
NSRPE* 2,432 1,560 7,900 2,725
Loss on early extinguishment of debt* 10,735 10,735
Gain on sale of trademark*           (3,662 )
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes $ 122,867     $ 129,586   $ 335,087     $ 354,491  
 
Reported net income $ 227,403 $ 154,771 $ 603,191 $ 299,567
Derivative mark-to-market losses 22,225 19,157
Business realignment activities 22,386 43,339 88,073 65,433
Acquisition integration costs 1,406 8,059 2,314 11,294
NSRPE 3,928 2,489 12,766 4,251
Settlement of SGM liability (26,650 )
Goodwill impairment 30,991 280,802
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 17,591 17,591
Gain on sale of trademark           (6,288 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 277,348     $ 257,240   $ 698,851     $ 672,650  
 
Reported EPS - Diluted $ 1.06 $ 0.70 $ 2.80 $ 1.35
Derivative mark-to-market losses 0.10 0.09
Business realignment activities 0.10 0.20 0.40 0.30
Acquisition integration costs 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.04
NSRPE 0.02 0.01 0.06 0.02
Settlement of SGM liability (0.12 )
Goodwill impairment 0.15 1.28
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 0.08 0.08
Gain on sale of trademark           (0.03 )
Non-GAAP EPS - Diluted $ 1.29     $ 1.17   $ 3.24     $ 3.04  
 
* The tax impact is determined by multiplying each pre-tax reconciling adjustment by the applicable statutory income tax rates, taking into consideration the impact of valuation allowances, as applicable.
 

In the assessment of our results, we review and discuss the following financial metrics that are derived from the reported and non-GAAP financial measures presented above:

   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
October 2, 2016   October 4, 2015 October 2, 2016   October 4, 2015
As reported gross margin 42.5 %   45.5 % 44.2 %   46.2 %
Non-GAAP gross margin (1) 45.6 % 46.0 % 46.0 % 46.4 %
 
As reported operating profit margin 18.7 % 15.5 % 17.8 % 12.7 %
Non-GAAP operating profit margin (2) 22.3 % 21.2 % 20.8 % 20.0 %
 
As reported effective tax rate 30.6 % 37.2 % 33.0 % 50.5 %
Non-GAAP effective tax rate (3) 30.7 % 33.5 % 32.4 % 34.5 %
 
(1) Calculated as non-GAAP gross profit as a percentage of net sales for each period presented.
(2) Calculated as non-GAAP operating profit as a percentage of net sales for each period presented.
(3) Calculated as non-GAAP provision for income taxes as a percentage of non-GAAP income before taxes (calculated as non-GAAP operating profit minus non-GAAP interest expense, net plus or minus non-GAAP other (income) expense, net).
 

We present certain percentage changes in net sales on a constant currency basis, which excludes the impact of foreign currency exchange. To present this information for historical periods, current period net sales for entities reporting in other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars at the average monthly exchange rates in effect during the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, rather than at the actual average monthly exchange rates in effect during the current period of the current fiscal year. As a result, the foreign currency impact is equal to the current year results in local currencies multiplied by the change in average foreign currency exchange rate between the current fiscal period and the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year.

A reconciliation between reported and constant currency growth rates is provided below:

 
Three Months Ended October 2, 2016

Percentage Change
as Reported

 

Impact of Foreign
Currency
Exchange

 

Percentage Change
on Constant
Currency Basis

North America segment
Canada (7.2 )% 0.5 % (7.7 )%
Total North America segment 1.8 % 0.1 % 1.7 %
 
International and Other segment
Mexico % (13.3 )% 13.3 %
Brazil 37.8 % 10.8 % 27.0 %
India (22.7 )% (2.1 )% (20.6 )%
Greater China 9.6 % (5.0 )% 14.6 %
Total International and Other segment 5.3 % (2.2 )% 7.5 %
 
Total Company 2.2 % (0.2 )% 2.4 %
 

We also present the percentage change in projected 2016 net sales on a constant currency basis. To determine this, projected 2016 net sales for entities reporting in currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars at the company's average monthly exchange rates in effect during the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, and are compared to the 2015 results translated into U.S. dollars using the same 2015 average monthly exchange rates.

Below is a reconciliation of full-year 2015 and projected 2016 earnings per share-diluted calculated in accordance with GAAP to non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share-diluted:

     
2015 2016 (Projected)
Reported EPS - Diluted $2.32 $3.82 - $3.90
Business Realignment Activities 0.36 0.45 - 0.47
Acquisition Integration Costs 0.05 0.02 - 0.03
NSRPE 0.05 0.07 - 0.08
Settlement of SGM liability (0.12)
Goodwill Impairment 1.28
Loss on Early Extinguishment of Debt 0.09
Gain on Sale of Trademark   (0.03)  
Adjusted EPS - Diluted   $4.12   $4.28 - $4.32
 

Our 2016 projected earnings per share-diluted, as presented above, does not include the impact of mark-to-market gains and losses on our commodity derivative contracts that will be reflected within corporate unallocated expenses in our segment results until the related inventory is sold, under our revised accounting policy for commodity derivatives.

Appendix I

Details of the charges included in GAAP results, as summarized in the press release (above), are as follows:

Mark-to-Market Losses on Commodity Derivatives: Commensurate with our discontinuance of hedge accounting treatment for commodity derivatives, we are adjusting the mark-to-market losses on such commodity derivatives, until such time as the related inventory is sold. Since we often purchase commodity contracts to price inventory requirements in future years, we make this adjustment to facilitate the year-over-year comparison of cost of sales on a basis that reflects the derivative gains and losses with the underlying economic exposure being hedged for the period.

Business Realignment Activities: We periodically undertake restructuring and cost reduction activities as part of ongoing efforts to enhance long-term profitability. During the second quarter of 2016, we commenced a program to optimize our production and supply chain network, which will result in select facility consolidations. The program encompasses the continued transition of our China chocolate and SGM operations into a united Golden Hershey platform, including the integration of the China sales force, which began in the first quarter, as well as the consolidation of production within certain facilities in China and North America. Business realignment charges incurred in the three- and nine-month periods of 2016 relate primarily to non-cash accelerated depreciation expense, severance expense, and other third-party advisory costs relating to this program, in addition to pension settlement charges driven by individuals who departed under the 2015 productivity initiative receiving lump-sum pension distributions. Business realignment charges incurred in the three- and nine-month periods of 2015 primarily represent employee severance and related separation benefits as well as incremental third-party costs related to the design and implementation of the new organizational structure.

Acquisition Integration Costs: We have incurred costs related to the integration of the 2016 acquisition of Ripple Brand Collective, LLC as we incorporate this business into our operating practices and information systems. During 2015, we incurred costs related to the 2014 acquisitions of SGM and Allan Candy and the 2015 acquisition of Krave.

Non-Service Related Pension Expense: Non-service related pension expense (NSRPE) includes interest costs, the expected return on pension plan assets, the amortization of actuarial gains and losses, and certain curtailment and settlement losses or credits. The NSRPE can fluctuate from year-to-year as a result of changes in market interest rates and market returns on pension plan assets. We believe that the service cost component of our total pension benefit costs closely reflects the operating costs of our business and provides for a better comparison of our operating results from year-to-year. Therefore, we exclude the NSRPE from our internal performance measures. Our most significant defined benefit pension plans were closed to most new participants in 2007, resulting in ongoing service costs that are stable and predictable. The NSRPE for the three- and nine-month periods ended October 2, 2016 included $1.3 million and $5.6 million in settlement charges, respectively.

Settlement of SGM Liability: In the fourth quarter of 2015, we reached an agreement with the SGM selling shareholders to reduce the originally-agreed purchase price for the remaining 20% of SGM, and we completed the purchase on February 3, 2016. In the first quarter of 2016, we recorded a $26.7 million gain relating to the settlement of the SGM liability, representing the net carrying amount of the recorded liability in excess of the cash paid to settle the obligation for the remaining 20% of the outstanding shares.

Goodwill Impairment: As disclosed in 2015, we recorded a non-cash impairment charge representing a write-down of all of the goodwill related to the SGM reporting unit. In the third quarter of 2015, we finalized the assessment of the goodwill generated by the SGM acquisition, resulting in additional goodwill impairment charges.

Loss on Early Extinguishment of Debt: During the third quarter of 2015, we recorded a loss on the early extinguishment of debt relating to a cash tender offer.

Gain on Sale of Trademark: During the first quarter of 2015, we recorded a gain related to the sale of a non-core trademark.

Safe Harbor Statement

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The Hershey Company
Consolidated Statements of Income
for the periods ended October 2, 2016 and October 4, 2015
(unaudited) (in thousands except per share amounts)
     
Third Quarter Nine Months
2016 2015 2016 2015
 
Net sales $ 2,003,454   $ 1,960,779   $ 5,469,937   $ 5,477,404  
 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of sales 1,152,606 1,068,715 3,054,315 2,949,089
Selling, marketing and administrative 474,494 500,306 1,408,759 1,469,861
Goodwill impairment 30,991 280,802
Business realignment charges 2,330   57,753   30,568   82,972  
 
Total costs and expenses 1,629,430   1,657,765   4,493,642   4,782,724  
 
Operating profit 374,024 303,014 976,295 694,680
Interest expense, net 24,387 46,967 66,730 85,046
Other (income) expense, net 21,800   9,409   8,703   4,328  
 
Income before income taxes 327,837 246,638 900,862 605,306
Provision for income taxes 100,434   91,867   297,671   305,739  
 
Net income $ 227,403   $ 154,771   $ 603,191   $ 299,567  
 
Net income per share - Basic - Common $ 1.09   $ 0.73   $ 2.88   $ 1.40  
- Diluted - Common $ 1.06   $ 0.70   $ 2.80   $ 1.35  
- Basic - Class B $ 0.99   $ 0.66   $ 2.63   $ 1.27  
 
Shares outstanding - Basic - Common 153,259   158,111   153,943   159,058  
- Diluted - Common 215,161   220,075   215,758   221,322  
- Basic - Class B 60,620   60,620   60,620   60,620  
 
Key margins:
Gross margin 42.5 % 45.5 % 44.2 % 46.2 %
Operating profit margin 18.7 % 15.5 % 17.8 % 12.7 %
Net margin 11.4 % 7.9 % 11.0 % 5.5 %

 
The Hershey Company
Supplementary Information – Segment Results
for the periods ended October 2, 2016 and October 4, 2015
(unaudited) (in thousands of dollars)
           
Third Quarter Nine Months
2016 2015 % Change 2016 2015 % Change
Net sales:
North America $ 1,764,528 $ 1,733,869 1.8 % $ 4,842,840 $ 4,840,438 %
International and Other 238,926   226,910   5.3 % 627,097   636,966   (1.5 )%
Total $ 2,003,454   $ 1,960,779   2.2 % $ 5,469,937   $ 5,477,404   (0.1 )%
 
Segment income (loss):
North America $ 563,946 $ 546,080 3.3 % $ 1,519,059 $ 1,561,053 (2.7 )%
International and Other 4,284   (13,509 ) 131.7 % (12,411 ) (79,754 ) (84.4 )%
Total segment income 568,230 532,571 6.7 % 1,506,648 1,481,299 1.7 %
Unallocated corporate expense (1) 121,828 117,695 3.5 % 370,622 383,160 (3.3 )%
Mark-to-market adjustment for commodity derivatives (2) 35,791 NM 30,851 NM
Goodwill impairment 30,991 NM 280,802 NM
Charges associated with business realignment initiatives 27,962 67,463 (58.6 )% 104,487 101,428 3.0 %
Non-service related pension 6,360 4,049 57.1 % 20,666 6,976 196.2 %
Acquisition integration costs 2,265   9,359   (75.8 )% 3,727   14,253   (73.9 )%
Operating profit 374,024 303,014 23.4 % 976,295 694,680 40.5 %
Interest expense, net 24,387 46,967 (48.1 )% 66,730 85,046 (21.5 )%
Other (income) expense, net 21,800   9,409   131.7 % 8,703   4,328   101.1 %
Income before income taxes $ 327,837   $ 246,638   32.9 % $ 900,862   $ 605,306   48.8 %
 
(1) Includes centrally-managed (a) corporate functional costs relating to legal, treasury, finance, and human resources, (b) expenses associated with the oversight and administration of our global operations, including warehousing, distribution and manufacturing, information systems and global shared services, (c) non-cash stock-based compensation expense, and (d) other gains or losses that are not integral to segment performance.
(2) Includes gains and losses on commodity derivative instruments which have been excluded from segment income until the related inventory is sold.
NM - not meaningful
   
Third Quarter Nine Months
2016   2015 2016   2015
Segment income as a percent of net sales:
North America 32.0 % 31.5 % 31.4 % 32.3 %
International and Other 1.8 % (6.0 )% (2.0 )% (12.5 )%
 
The Hershey Company
Consolidated Balance Sheets
as of October 2, 2016 and December 31, 2015
(in thousands of dollars)
   

Assets

2016 2015
(unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents $ 333,333 $ 346,529
Accounts receivable - trade, net 759,619 599,073
Inventories 843,519 750,970
Prepaid expenses and other 194,046   152,026
 
Total current assets 2,130,517 1,848,598
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,159,589 2,240,460
Goodwill 816,133 684,252
Other intangibles 510,291 379,305
Other assets 169,753 155,366
Deferred income taxes 59,130   36,390
 
Total assets $ 5,845,413   $ 5,344,371
 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 
Accounts payable $ 458,028 $ 474,266
Accrued liabilities 683,012 856,967
Accrued income taxes 13,588 23,243
Short-term debt 612,383 363,513
Current portion of long-term debt 250,024   499,923
 
Total current liabilities 2,017,035 2,217,912
 
Long-term debt 2,362,466 1,557,091
Other long-term liabilities 478,707 468,718
Deferred income taxes 45,133   53,188
 
Total liabilities 4,903,341   4,296,909
 
Total stockholders' equity 942,072   1,047,462
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 5,845,413   $ 5,344,371

Contacts

The Hershey Company
FINANCIAL CONTACT:
Mark Pogharian, 717-534-7556
or
MEDIA CONTACT:
Jennifer Sniderman, 717-534-6275

Contacts

The Hershey Company
FINANCIAL CONTACT:
Mark Pogharian, 717-534-7556
or
MEDIA CONTACT:
Jennifer Sniderman, 717-534-6275