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82 - Tyson Foods

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Tyson’s 2014 purchase of Hillshire Brands for nearly $8 billion continues to pay off for the largest meatpacking company in the U.S. and is a key part of the company’s strategy to focus on less commoditized products and diversify its portfolio. With exposure to chicken, beef, and pork plus a growing business in prepared foods and an eye toward international markets it’s well-positioned for the future even as it posts growing annual losses of $2.8 billion on revenues of $36.9 billion.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$36881
Revenue Percent Change-10.9%
Profits ($M)$1,768.0
Profits Percent Change44.9%
Assets ($M)$22373
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$22,028
Employees114,000
Previous Rank66

Company Facts

Employees114,000
SectorFood, Beverages & Tobacco
IndustryFood Production
HQ LocationSpringdale, AR
CEOThomas P. Hayes
CEO Title-
Websitewww.tysonfoods.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23

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