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
Debt/Capital0.770.68
Interest Expense77.3455.96
Interest Coverage7.9611.23


Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)530.04559.6
Div / share0.330.31
EPS0.570.38
Book value / share4.496.22
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3091090.02677998.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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