Liability Adjusted Cash Flow Yield: 3.16%
Dividend Yield: 3.71%Dividend Acid Test: Fail TheStreet Ratings' Grade: Buy (A-) -- Sysco's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2012 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. Sysco has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.93, which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year. During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 16.91% 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.