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Hershey Q4 And FY 2013 Results: Net Sales Increase 11.7% And 7.6%, Respectively

by Hershey Press Release
Posted On: 2/13/2014

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PRESS RELEASE

Source: Hershey Co. | Released January 30, 2014

HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2014 -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2013. For the fourth quarter of 2013, consolidated net sales were $1,956,253,000 compared with $1,751,035,000 for the fourth quarter of 2012. Reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $186,075,000 or $0.82 per share-diluted, compared with $149,879,000 or $0.66 per share-diluted for the comparable period of 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Fourth quarter and full-year 2013 net sales increase 11.7% and 7.6%, respectively.

• Fourth quarter earnings per share-diluted of $0.82 as reported and $0.86 adjusted.

• Full-year 2013 earnings per share-diluted of $3.61 as reported and $3.72 adjusted.

• Outlook for 2014 net sales and earnings per share-diluted reaffirmed:

» Full-year net sales expected to increase 5-7%, driven primarily by volume.

» Reported earnings per share-diluted expected to be $4.02 to $4.11.

» Adjusted earnings per share-diluted expected to increase 9-11% and be in the $4.05 to $4.13 range.

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