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Executive Summary

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and internationally. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Sysco's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SYY is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SYY's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Consumer Retailing


US Market

1 Year Return




US Consumer Retailing


US Market

Return vs Industry: SYY underperformed the US Consumer Retailing industry which returned 19.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SYY underperformed the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-4.5%-2.5%0.3%
30 Day3.6%-0.2%3.3%
90 Day17.4%0.5%14.2%
1 Year-7.1%-10.0%20.1%17.4%23.8%21.1%
3 Year27.6%18.2%39.2%30.9%45.0%35.4%
5 Year116.5%90.8%98.0%77.2%127.7%102.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Sysco's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Sysco undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SYY ($74.87) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($85.49)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SYY is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SYY is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.

PE vs Market: SYY is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SYY's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SYY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (29.3x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (2.6x).

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Future Growth

How is Sysco forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SYY is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: SYY is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: SYY's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SYY's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SYY's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SYY's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (155.6%).

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Past Performance

How has Sysco performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SYY is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SYY is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SYY is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 4.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SYY's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: SYY is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Retailing industry (57.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SYY has a negative Return on Equity (-1.6%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Sysco's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SYY's short term assets ($12.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($7.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: SYY's short term assets ($12.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($14.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SYY's debt to equity ratio (1030.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SYY's debt to equity ratio has increased from 58.6% to 1030.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SYY's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.3%).

Interest Coverage: SYY is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet

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What is Sysco current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SYY's dividend (2.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.39%).

High Dividend: SYY's dividend (2.4%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.85%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SYY's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SYY's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: SYY is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SYY's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (55.9% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Kevin Hourican (47 yo)





Mr. Kevin P. Hourican has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Sysco Corporation since February 1, 2020 and serves as its Director. Mr. Hourican served as Executive Vice President at CVS Health Co...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($USD25.87M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Kevin's compensation with company performance.

Leadership Team

Kevin Hourican
President0.92yrUS$25.87mno data
Greg Bertrand
Executive Vice President of U.S. Foodservice Operations8.5yrsUS$3.59m0.0075%
$ 2.9m
Joel Grade
Executive Vice President of Business Development0.083yrUS$3.42m0.012%
$ 4.4m
Marie Robinson
Chief Supply Chain Officer & Executive VP0.83yrUS$3.49mno data
Aaron Alt
Executive VP & CFO0.083yrno datano data
Anita Zielinski
Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer3.75yrsno data0.00018%
$ 68.6k
Thomas Peck
Executive VPno datano datano data
Camilla Zuckero
Senior Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Eve Mcfadden
Senior VP of Legal2yrsno data0.0013%
$ 507.2k
Jose Colondres
Vice President of Compliance5.08yrsno datano data
Neil Russell
Senior VP of Corporate Affairs & Chief Communications Officerno datano datano data
Gregory Keller
Senior VP of Sales & Chief Customer Officerno datano data0.0022%
$ 846.6k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SYY's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Kevin Hourican
President0.92yrUS$25.87mno data
Larry Glasscock
Independent Director10.33yrsUS$305.01k0.014%
$ 5.4m
Nelson Peltz
Independent Director5.42yrsUS$285.01k0.00095%
$ 362.3k
John Cassaday
Independent Director16.17yrsUS$305.01k0.011%
$ 4.1m
Sheila Talton
Independent Director3.33yrsUS$285.01k0.0025%
$ 968.6k
Edward Shirley
Chairman of the Board1yrUS$2.34m0.0033%
$ 1.3m
Hans-Joachim Koerber
Independent Director13yrsUS$285.01k0.011%
$ 4.4m
Daniel Brutto
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$300.01k0.0043%
$ 1.6m
Bradley Halverson
Lead Independent Director1yrUS$335.01k0.0035%
$ 1.3m
John Hinshaw
Independent Director2.75yrsUS$285.01k0.0022%
$ 831.4k
Joshua Frank
Independent Director5.42yrsUS$285.01k0.00095%
$ 362.3k
Stephanie Lundquist
Independent Director1.17yrsUS$235.01kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SYY's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Sysco Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Sysco Corporation
  • Ticker: SYY
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1969
  • Industry: Food Distributors
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Market Cap: US$38.136b
  • Shares outstanding: 509.36m
  • Website: https://www.sysco.com

Number of Employees


  • Sysco Corporation
  • 1390 Enclave Parkway
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • 77077-2099
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SYYNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDFeb 1971
SYYDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURFeb 1971
SYYXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURFeb 1971
SYY *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNFeb 1971
0LC6LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDFeb 1971
SYYETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURFeb 1971
SYYBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH 2 REP 1 ORD USD1ARARSJun 2009
S1YY34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 2 COMBRBRLJan 2020


Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry in the United States, Canada, the Unit...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/20 00:15
End of Day Share Price2021/01/19 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/06/27

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.