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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.64
SYY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. SYY: 0.64 )
SYY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.64

0.08
0.64
Equity to Asset 0.30
SYY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. SYY: 0.30 )
SYY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.3

0.3
0.45
Interest Coverage 12.83
SYY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.17 vs. SYY: 12.83 )
SYY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.17   Max: 21.93
Current: 12.83

9.17
21.93
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.16
M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
7.24%
12.42%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.20
SYY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. SYY: 3.20 )
SYY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.41   Max: 5.31
Current: 3.2

3.41
5.31
Net-margin (%) 1.81
SYY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. SYY: 1.81 )
SYY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 3.18
Current: 1.81

1.94
3.18
ROE (%) 16.47
SYY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. SYY: 16.47 )
SYY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 17.81   Max: 38.1
Current: 16.47

17.81
38.1
ROA (%) 6.15
SYY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. SYY: 6.15 )
SYY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.21   Max: 12.27
Current: 6.15

7.21
12.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.80
SYY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.49 vs. SYY: 23.80 )
SYY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.12   Max: 59.72
Current: 23.8

25.12
59.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.70
SYY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SYY: 5.70 )
SYY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 13.1
Current: 5.7

2.8
13.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.90
SYY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SYY: -2.90 )
SYY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.8   Max: 138.9
Current: -2.9

-42.8
138.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.90
SYY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SYY: -6.90 )
SYY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.9   Max: 23.2
Current: -6.9

-6.9
23.2
» SYY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SYY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 72,163 sh (+15.65%)
Chris Davis 10,503,009 sh (+10.37%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,972,684 sh (+5.68%)
Robert Olstein 116,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 13,481,700 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,885,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 6,787 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
James Barrow 1,055,796 sh (-0.01%)
Donald Yacktman 31,935,685 sh (-0.03%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,612,895 sh (-24.03%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 14,358,511 sh (-27.19%)
John Hussman 101,500 sh (-33.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 304,802 sh (-50.06%)
Tweedy Browne 56,045 sh (-86.79%)
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Q3 2014

SYY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 1,809,400 sh (New)
John Hussman 151,500 sh (+49.26%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,065,016 sh (+2.32%)
Bill Frels 6,934 sh (+2.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 306,616 sh (+0.60%)
Chris Davis 10,527,468 sh (+0.23%)
Kyle Bass 3,017,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 13,481,700 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 116,000 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Sold Out
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,800,000 sh (-0.66%)
Donald Yacktman 31,713,072 sh (-0.70%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 71,624 sh (-0.75%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,400,897 sh (-5.87%)
James Barrow 981,896 sh (-7.00%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 8,176,202 sh (-43.06%)
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Q4 2014

SYY Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 152,875 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,266,435 sh (+4.95%)
Chris Davis 10,654,643 sh (+1.21%)
Yacktman Fund 13,481,700 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 31,631,921 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass 2,267,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 6,934 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,800,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 31,631,921 sh (-0.26%)
James Barrow 978,296 sh (-0.37%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (-0.99%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 70,305 sh (-1.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,265,076 sh (-33.40%)
Joel Greenblatt 120,190 sh (-60.80%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,060,746 sh (-62.57%)
Jim Simons 500,500 sh (-72.34%)
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Q1 2015

SYY Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Yacktman Fund 13,481,700 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,800,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 31,396,386 sh (-0.74%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 68,502 sh (-2.56%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Sysco Corp

Yacktman Fund Comments on Sysco Corp - Jan 30, 2014

Sysco Corp (SYY)'s stock jumped after announcing an agreement to acquire U.S. Foods, Inc., its largest competitor. We think the deal is extremely attractive as the business combination offers significant cost savings opportunities and economies of scale.

From the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio)s' fourth quarter 2013 shareholder update.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Sysco Corp - Jan 15, 2014

Sysco Corp. (SYY), a food distributor, announced disappointing earnings as weakness in its end markets has made it difficult to achieve anticipated revenue growth targets.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Large Cap Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.

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Donald Yacktman Comments on Sysco Corp - Sep 09, 2013

Sysco Corporation (SYY)’s stock fell modestly after the company reported weak earnings. Its restaurant clients continue to face slow traffic, which has led to margin pressure for Sysco. We think the shares will respond positively over time as its customers recover and unusually high expenses for an implementation of an SAP software system decline.

From the Yacktman Funds' second quarter 2013 commentary.
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.40
SYY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. SYY: 24.40 )
SYY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.3   Max: 27.87
Current: 24.4

11.3
27.87
Forward P/E 18.90
SYY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 25.51 vs. SYY: 18.90 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.80
SYY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 28.80 vs. SYY: 24.80 )
SYY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.3   Max: 27.87
Current: 24.8

11.3
27.87
P/B 4.00
SYY's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. SYY: 4.00 )
SYY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.27   Max: 9.44
Current: 4

3.27
9.44
P/S 0.40
SYY's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SYY: 0.40 )
SYY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.4

0.32
0.85
PFCF 22.80
SYY's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 73.93 vs. SYY: 22.80 )
SYY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.68   Max: 64.81
Current: 22.8

9.68
64.81
POCF 14.61
SYY's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. SYY: 14.61 )
SYY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 21.09
Current: 14.61

7.41
21.09
EV-to-EBIT 15.87
SYY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.73 vs. SYY: 15.87 )
SYY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 17.8
Current: 15.87

7.2
17.8
Shiller P/E 19.40
SYY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SYY: 19.40 )
SYY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.34   Max: 37.5
Current: 19.4

12.34
37.5
Current Ratio 2.67
SYY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SYY: 2.67 )
SYY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.67
Current: 2.67

1.16
2.67
Quick Ratio 2.02
SYY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. SYY: 2.02 )
SYY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.02
Current: 2.02

0.73
2.02
Days Inventory 24.43
SYY's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.19 vs. SYY: 24.43 )
SYY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 20.32   Max: 23.79
Current: 24.43

20.32
23.79
Days Sales Outstanding 26.79
SYY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. SYY: 26.79 )
SYY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.45   Max: 28.95
Current: 26.79

24.45
28.95

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.30
SYY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SYY: 3.30 )
SYY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 4.55
Current: 3.3

1.32
4.55
Dividend Payout 0.80
SYY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SYY: 0.80 )
SYY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.8

0.27
1.11
Dividend growth (3y) 3.70
SYY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. SYY: 3.70 )
SYY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 22.8
Current: 3.7

3.7
22.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.03
SYY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. SYY: 4.03 )
SYY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 5.56
Current: 4.03

1.61
5.56
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
SYY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SYY: -0.10 )
SYY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7   Max: -0.1
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.70
SYY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SYY: 6.70 )
SYY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.09   Max: 22.84
Current: 6.7

4.09
22.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
SYY's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SYY: 2.00 )
SYY' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 3.96
Current: 2

1.04
3.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
SYY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SYY: 0.90 )
SYY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.07
Current: 0.9

0.77
2.07
Price/Graham Number 2.70
SYY's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. SYY: 2.70 )
SYY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 5.4
Current: 2.7

1.75
5.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
SYY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SYY: 6.40 )
SYY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 14
Current: 6.4

5.6
14
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.89
SYY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. SYY: 0.89 )
SYY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 14.5
Current: 0.89

-21.5
14.5

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16
Revenue(Mil) 67,249 70,274
EPS($) 1.91 1.97
EPS without NRI($) 1.91 1.97

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
Compare:CUYTY, GLAPY, JRONY, MHTLY, OLMIF » details
Traded in other countries:SYY.Germany,
Sysco Corp was organized under the laws of Delaware. It was founded in 1969. founded in 1969. The Company through its subsidiaries and divisions is engaged in distribution of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. The Company provides products and related services restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other foodservice customers. Its operating companies distribute a line of food products and non-food products to chain restaurant customer locations. Its other segments include specialty produce and lodging industry products segments, a company that distributes specialty imported products, a company that distributes to international customers. Specialty produce companies distribute fresh produce and, on a limited basis, other foodservice products. Its lodging industry products company distributes personal care guest amenities, equipment, housekeeping supplies, room accessories and textiles to the lodging industry. The Company's customers in the foodservice industry includes restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, industrial caterers and other similar venues where foodservice products are served. The products company distribute includes: a full line of frozen foods, such as meats, seafood, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables and desserts; a full line of canned and dry foods; fresh meats and seafood; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supply non-food items, including: paper products such as disposable napkins, plates and cups; tableware such as china and silverware; cookware such as pots, pans and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. It competes with local and regional distributors and organizations on a multi-region basis. The Company is subject to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and regulations promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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