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Sysco Corp
SYY : NYSE : Services
$41.55 up0.05 | 0.12%
Today's Range: 41.29 - 41.63
Avg. Daily Volume: 4,976,700
11/27/15 - 1:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SYSCO CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. SYSCO CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.99 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)12562.6112445.08
EBITDA ($mil)639.25641.24
EBIT ($mil)503.29507.24
Net Income ($mil)244.42278.81

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)388.26384.9
Total Assets ($mil)13371.5513617.91
Total Debt ($mil)3088.233036.06
Equity ($mil)5305.695321.42

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin18.918.66
EBITDA Margin5.085.15
Operating Margin4.014.08
Sales Turnover3.653.47
Return on Assets4.876.79
Return on Equity12.2917.37
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.771.57
Interest Expense32.2927.58
Interest Coverage15.5918.39

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)596.12587.28
Div / share0.30.29
Book value / share8.99.06
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4936191.06439101.0


BUY. SYSCO CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 20.16 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.66 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.68. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, SYSCO CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SYY 37.73 Peers 20.16   SYY 20.03 Peers 11.80

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

SYY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

SYY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SYY 19.39 Peers 18.66   SYY 0.54 Peers 2.27

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

SYY is trading at a premium to its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

SYY trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SYY 4.66 Peers 3.68   SYY -29.94 Peers 29.81

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

SYY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, SYY is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SYY 0.51 Peers 0.56   SYY 3.28 Peers 9.87

Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

SYY is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

SYY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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