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Kroger
Kroger
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Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 23
Previous rank: 23
CEO: David B. Dillon

After flatlining for a number of years, shares of Kroger took off in 2012. The stock is up nearly 50% in the past year. Sales rose and earnings more than doubled at the nation’s largest grocery chain. At least part of the jump, though, was due to lower pension costs.

Kroger had expanded its customer rewards program -- offering targeted coupons -- and rolled out new lines of private label products. With the launch in 2012 of its Simple Truth line, Kroger, which has stores under several brand names, now is one of the nation’s largest organic food sellers. That has seemed to keep revenue rising, and fended off rivals, especially potentially troublesome discount retailers like Costco and Wal-Mart for another year.

Headquarters:
1014 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH. 45202
513-762-4000
Website: www.thekrogerco.com
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Key financials
$ millions
% change from 2011
Revenues
96,751.3
7.1
Profits
1,496.5
148.6
Assets
24,651.5
Stockholder's equity
4,207
Market cap (on 3/29/2013)
17,261.4
Profits as % of
Revenues
1.5
Assets
6.1
Stockholders' equity
35.6
Earnings per share
2012$
2.77
% change from 2011
174.3
2002-2012 annual growth rate %
6.2
Total return to investors
%
2012
9.7
2002-2012 annual rate
6.5
From the May 20, 2013 issue

Notes:
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2013.
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