first-quarter profit rose 11%, on track with analysts' estimates.
The company earned $183 million, or 28 cents a share, matching analysts' expectations, compared with earnings of $164 million, or 24 cents a share, a year ago.
Revenue was $6.4 billion, up from $5.8 billion in the first quarter of 2002.
The company said acquisitions boosted revenue by 5.4%.
Shares of the Houston-based company closed at $30.78 Thursday on the
New York Stock Exchange
. Sysco is a food service distributor.