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The Hershey Co. is famous worldwide for its chocolate confections—the Hershey bar and those delightful Hershey Kisses. Tootsie Roll Industries is equally famous for its chewy Tootsie Roll and those flavorful Tootsie Roll Pops. Selected financial information about each company’s performance in 2011 follows:


Required:
1. Why is Tootsie Roll so much less profitable than Hershey?
2. The industry-average ROA for confectioners is around 10%. Which company has the more valuablebrand?


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