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# Profitability ratios of Hershey

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Access the filing of the 2004 10-K (annual report) of the Hershey Foods Corporations (ticker HSY) at:
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/47111/000004711105000107/d16234_10-k.htm
and complete the following requirements.
Compute or identify the following profitability ratios of Hershey for its years ending December 31, 2004, and December 31, 2003. Interpret the profitability using the following ratio results.
(1) Profit margin ratio
(2) Gross profit ratio
(3) Return on Total Assets (Note: total assets in 2002 were \$3,480,551,000)
(4) Return on Common Stockholders Equity (Note: total shareholders equity in 2002 was \$1,371,703,000)
(5) Basic Earnings per Share

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Access the filing of the 2004 10-K (annual report) of the Hershey Foods Corporations (ticker HSY) at:
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/47111/000004711105000107/d16234_10-k.htm
and complete the following requirements.
Compute or identify the following profitability ratios of Hershey for its years ending December 31, 2004, and December 31, 2003. Interpret the profitability using the following ratio results.

(1) Profit margin ratio
(2) Gross profit ratio
(3) Return on Total Assets (Note: total assets in 2002 were \$3,480,551,000)
(4) Return on Common Stockholders Equity (Note: ...

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