SYY : NYSE : Services
$53.92 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 2820100.0
09/19/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SYSCO CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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 CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.80 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 31.55% 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 Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)14421.0513647.89
EBITDA ($mil)820.15830.3
EBIT ($mil)616.01628.26
Net Income ($mil)305.17215.67

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)869.53919.3
Total Assets ($mil)17756.6616721.8
Total Debt ($mil)8194.897435.4
Equity ($mil)2381.523479.61

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin20.7619.82
EBITDA Margin5.686.08
Operating Margin4.274.6
Sales Turnover3.123.01
Return on Assets6.435.67
Return on Equity47.9727.29
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.322.27
Interest Expense77.3455.96
Interest Coverage7.9611.23

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)530.04559.6
Div / share0.330.31
Book value / share4.496.22
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3091090.02677998.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.60 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.72 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.91. 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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  Price/Cash Flow
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SYY 25.21 Peers 20.60   SYY 12.83 Peers 9.71

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

SYY is trading at a 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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  Price to
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SYY 17.68 Peers 18.54   SYY 0.76 Peers 1.48

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

SYY is trading at a valuation on par with 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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  Earnings Growth
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SYY 11.72 Peers 3.91   SYY 26.66 Peers 12.73

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.


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

SYY is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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SYY 0.50 Peers 0.52   SYY 9.93 Peers 6.90

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.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

SYY has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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