Tyson Foods, Inc.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1935

Headquarters

2200 West Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale, AR, 72762-6999, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

117K

Industries

Livestock & Animals
Advertising & Marketing
Wholesale: Livestock & Agriculture
Food

Company Description

Tyson Foods, Inc. engages in the production of processed food. It operates through the following segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods. The Chicken segment involves in domestic operations related to raising and processing live chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products, as well as sales from allied products. The Beef segment includes operations related to processing live fed cattle and fabricating dressed beef carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts and case-ready products. The Pork segment operates with live markets hogs and fabricating pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal cuts and case-ready products. The Prepared Foods segment manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products and logistic operations to move products through the supply chain. The company was founded by John W. Tyson in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, AR.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Customer Officer

Chief Sustainability Officer

Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Vice President, General Manager Renewable Energy

President, North American Retail

Board of Directors

President at Tyson Farms, Inc.

President, Global Wal-Mart Team at Procter & Gamble Co.

Former Governor of Arkansas

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at AutoNation, Inc.

Former Vice President-Technical Services at Shell Oil Company

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Tyson Foods, Inc.

Partner at Tyson LP

Former Vice President-Purchasing at Sysco Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Tyson Foods, Inc.

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Iridian Asset Management is an independently owned, value-oriented investment management firm focused on active equity investment strategies for institutional investors, including foundations and endowments, corporate and public pension funds, sub-advised and Taft Hartley funds. As of September 30, 2012, assets under management totalled $7.7 billion in U.S. mid-cap, large-cap and small-cap equity strategies. Iridian was founded in 1996 by David Cohen and Harold Levy, two seasoned investment professionals who have worked side-by-side in the investment industry for over 20 years. Our unique "private business value" approach to investing, which drives our mid-cap and large-cap strategies, has its roots in their early investment careers, which encompassed direct experience in private equity, venture capital, distressed debt and bankruptcy takeovers. In analyzing investment opportunities, our founders learned the importance of focusing on cash-related metrics and in-depth, critical assessment of a company's management — two key factors that have been fundamental in shaping a shared and distinctive investment philosophy. In December 2009, the co-portfolio management team of Jordan D. Alexander and Stephen A. Friscia, Jr. joined Iridian to manage a Small-Cap Value strategy. Jordan and Stephen have worked together since 1998 and have co-managed small cap value strategies as a team since 2000. Today, Iridian is built around a collaborative team of experienced investment professionals managing a range of traditional investment strategies for institutional investors.

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LSV Asset Management is a quantitative value equity manager that provides active investment management for institutional investors through the application of proprietary investment models. The firm's investment approach is based on the premise that superior long-term results can be achieved by systematically exploiting the judgmental biases and behavioral weaknesses that influence the decisions of many investors. LSV uses a strictly quantitative investment model to identify out-of-favor, undervalued stocks that have the potential for near-term appreciation. Their portfolios typically have a deep value orientation relative to the indices. Market timing is not part of LSV's process and portfolios are generally fully invested with cash levels usually below 2%.LSV selects individual securities using a bottom-up, quantitative approach. All of their investment strategies use the same approach with investments segmented into different market-cap ranges and/or geographic regions. The firm uses a proprietary investment model to rank a universe of stocks based on a combination of value and momentum factors that they believe are predictive of future stock returns. LSV then overlays strict risk controls that limit the over- or under-exposure of the portfolio to industry and sector concentrations. LSV limits exposures in individual securities to ensure the portfolios are broadly diversified. Portfolio turnover is approximately 30% for each strategy. LSV also offers socially responsible investment portfolios.

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Numeric Investors offers a variety of actively managed quantitative investment strategies including long-only, market neutral, active extension (130/30) equity and fundamental statistical arbitrage. Their strategies cover a variety of geographic regions, investment styles and market-cap ranges. The firm's investment approach is based on the idea that in the aggregate, markets are efficient and real economic performance drives returns, but over certain time periods markets are inefficient. This results in stock prices that fluctuate more than the underlying information set. All new significant information is not perfectly priced and companies can manipulate reported earnings to please the market. Numeric Investors' quantitative stock selection models are designed to take advantage of these inefficiencies. The firm employs a quantitative investment approach that includes the consideration of fundamental and intuitive underpinnings as a prerequisite for alpha signals. These signals are divided into two models: (1) Valuation and (2) Information Flow. Numeric Investor's models utilize disciplined risk-controlled techniques.

Recent Transactions
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Tyson Foods, Inc. purchases Tecumseh Poultry LLC

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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Kohlberg & Company LLC purchase Tyson Foods, Inc. /Frozen Bakery & Van's Business from Tyson Foods, Inc.

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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. purchases Circle Foods LLC from Tyson Foods, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants
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Managing Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Executive Advisor at Innovation Endeavors LLC

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Partner at Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP

Clients

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $37 billion in sales for fiscal year 2010. Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to more than $200 billion. Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 45,000 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses

NMC Health Plc is engaged in the provision of medical services and trade of pharmaceutical products. It operates through the Healthcare, and Distribution and Services segments. The Healthcare segment offers diagnostic services, in and outpatient clinics, research and medical services, and sale of medicines and drugs. The Distribution and Services segment provides wholesale trading of pharmaceutical products, medical equipment, and cosmetics. The company was founded by Bavaghuthu Raghuram Shetty in 1975 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Established in 1890 as a single-product brewery, San Miguel Corporation (San Miguel) is the Philippines’ largest beverage, food and packaging company. Today, the company has over 100 facilities in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and China. One of the country’s premier business conglomerates, San Miguel’s extensive product portfolio includes over 400 products ranging from beer, hard liquor, juices, basic and processed meats, poultry, dairy products, condiments, coffee, flour, animal feeds and various packaging products. For generations, the Company has generated strong consumer loyalty through brands that are among the most formidable in the Philippine food and beverage industry – San Miguel Pale Pilsen, Ginebra, Monterey, Magnolia, and Purefoods. Flagship product, San Miguel Beer, holds an over 95% share of the Philippine beer market. In addition to its leadership in the Philippine food and beverage industry, San Miguel has established a significant presence overseas. The Company’s operations extend beyond its home base of the Philippines to China (including Hong Kong), Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia. Through strategic partnerships it has forged with major international companies, San Miguel has gained access to managerial expertise, international practices and advanced technology, thereby enhancing its performance and establishing itself as a world-class company.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$23.7B
Total Enterprise Value
$35.5B
Earnings Per Share
$4.89
Revenue
$38.1B
EBITDAMargin
10.53%
Enterprise Value Sales
0.93x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.83x
TEVNet Income
20x
Debt TEV
0.29x
Total Debt
$10.2B
Total Equity
$10.6B
Net Profit
$1.77B
EBITDA
$4.02B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.57%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.76%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$500
2014
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2014
$2,500
2014
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Freshpet, Inc. engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of pet food and pet treats for dogs and cats. Its products are sold throughout the United States and in Canada under the Freshpet Select, Vital, and Nature's Fresh brands. The company was founded by Scott Morris and Cathal Walsh in October 2006 and is headquartered in Secaucus, NJ.

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Specialty Brands, Inc. was manufactures and marketes contemporary and traditional foods. Their products include Fred’s, Posada, Rotanelli’s, Butcher Boy, Little Juan, Pacific Tortilla Kitchen and Marquez. They provided products through restaurants, foodservice distributors, club stores, convenience stores and retail supermarkets. The company was locate in Ontario, CA

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Proofpoint, Inc. is a security and compliance company, which engages in the provision of cloud-based solutions. Its platform comprises of an integrated suite of threat, information, and brand protection solutions including: email protection, advanced threat protection, email authentication, data loss prevention, response orchestration and automation, digital risk, web browser isolation, email encryption, archiving, eDiscovery, supervision, and secure communication. The company was founded by Eric Hahn in June 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Sealed Air Corp. Food | Charlotte, NC

Sealed Air Corp. engages in the provision of food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection services. It operates through the following segments: Food Care, Diversey Care, Product Care, and Other. The Food Care segment focuses on providing processors, retailers and food service operators a broad range of integrated system solutions that improve the management of contamination risk and facility hygiene during the food and beverage production process, extend product shelf life through packaging technologies, and improve merchandising, ease-of-use, and back-of-house preparation processes The Diversey Care segment represents the broad offering of Diversey branded system solutions for facility hygiene, food safety and security, and infection control. The Product Care segment offers costumers a portfolio of Product Care systems designed for use across a range of applications and industries. The Other segment involves medical applications and new venture businesses. The company was founded by Alfred W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes in 1960 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

Bemis Co., Inc. Waste Management & Recycling | Neenah, WI

Bemis Co., Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of packaging for food, consumer products, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies. It operates through the U.S. Packaging and Global Packaging segment. The U.S. Packaging segment represents all food, consumer, and industrial products packaging-related manufacturing operations located in the United States. The Global Packaging segment includes all packaging-related manufacturing operations located outside of the United States as well as medical device and pharmaceutical packaging-related manufacturing operations. The company was founded by Judson Moss Bemis in 1858 and is headquartered in Neenah, WI.

Competitors
PepsiCo, Inc. Beverages - Purchase, NY

PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of beverages, food, and snacks. It is a food and beverage company with a complementary portfolio of brands, including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. It operates through the following segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; North America Beverages; Latin America; Europe Sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. The Frito-Lay North America segment markets, distributes, and sells snack foods under the Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Fritos, Ruffles, and Santitas brands. The Quaker Foods North America segment includes cereals, rice, and pasta under the Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Chewy, Cap'n Crunch, Life, and Rice-A-Roni brands. The North America Beverages segment consists of beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug. The Latin America segment covers beverage, food, and snack businesses in Latin America region. The Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment comprises of beverage, food, and snack goods in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. The Asia, Middle East, and North Africa segment offers snack food products under the Lay's, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands. The company was founded by Donald M. Kendall, Sr. and Herman W. Lay in 1965 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

Unilever NV Personal Products - Rotterdam, ZH

Unilever NV engages in the production and marketing of consumer goods in the nutrition, hygiene, and personal care categories. It operates its business through the following segments: Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment, and Home Care. The Personal Care segment covers the sales of skin and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. The Foods segment includes the sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads. The Refreshment segment sells ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products and nutritionally enhanced staples sold in developing markets. The Home Care segment is in charge of the sales of home care products such as powders; liquids and capsules; soap bars; and a wide range of cleaning products. The company was founded on November 9, 1927 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The J. M. Smucker Co. Food - Orrville, Ohio

The J. M. Smucker Co. engages in the manufacture and marketing of branded food and beverage products. It operates through the following segments: U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, U.S. Retail Pet Foods, and International and Away From Home. The U. S. Retail Coffee segment includes the domestic sales of Folgers, Dunkin Donuts, and Cafe Bustelo branded coffee. The U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment sells Jif, Smucker's, Crisco, and Pillsbury branded products. he U.S. Retail Pet Foods comprises of Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Natural Balance, Kibbles'n Bits, 9Lives, Pup-Peroni, and Nature's Recipe branded products. The International and Foodservice segment covers the products distributed outside of the U.S. retail market. The company was founded by Jerome Monroe Smucker in 1897 and is headquartered in Orrville, OH.

Awards & Honors
Rank #66
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #66
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine