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Sysco

NYSE:SYY
Snowflake Description

Solid track record average dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SYY
NYSE
$24B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Consumer Retailing
Company description

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. The last earnings update was 63 days ago. More info.


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  • Sysco has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
SYY Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
12.8%
NYSE:SYY
6%
US Consumer Retailing
2.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-29.9%
NYSE:SYY
13.1%
US Consumer Retailing
-10%
US Market
SYY Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Sysco (SYY) 12.8% -22.9% -44.2% -29.9% -9.5% 25.5%
US Consumer Retailing 6% -1.8% -3.4% 13.1% 34.3% 29%
US Market 2.4% -11% -19.4% -10% 9.6% 21.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SYY underperformed the Consumer Retailing industry which returned 13.1% over the past year.
  • SYY underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -10% over the past year.
Price Volatility
SYY
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Sysco undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Sysco to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Sysco.

NYSE:SYY Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 1.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:SYY
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 1.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Consumer Retailing Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.39
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.391 (1 + (1- 21%) (39.78%))
0.675
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.74% + (0.8 * 5.44%)
6.09%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:SYY using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Sysco is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

NYSE:SYY DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 6.09%)
2020 1,628.40 Analyst x5 1,534.89
2021 1,939.75 Analyst x4 1,723.38
2022 1,820.50 Analyst x2 1,524.55
2023 2,235.00 Analyst x1 1,764.20
2024 2,400.00 Analyst x1 1,785.66
2025 2,522.34 Est @ 5.1% 1,768.92
2026 2,625.50 Est @ 4.09% 1,735.54
2027 2,714.38 Est @ 3.39% 1,691.26
2028 2,792.87 Est @ 2.89% 1,640.24
2029 2,863.97 Est @ 2.55% 1,585.41
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $16,754.00
NYSE:SYY DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $2,863.97 × (1 + 1.74%) ÷ (6.09% – 1.74%)
$66,953.29
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $66,953.29 ÷ (1 + 6.09%)10
$37,063.42
NYSE:SYY Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $16,754.00 + $37,063.42
$53,817.42
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $53,817.42 / 508.51
$105.83
NYSE:SYY Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $105.83
Current discount Discount to share price of $47.25
= -1 x ($47.25 - $105.83) / $105.83
55.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Sysco is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is $47.25 vs Future cash flow value of $105.83
Current Discount Checks
For Sysco to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Sysco's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Sysco's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Sysco's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Sysco's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:SYY PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-12-28) in USD $3.53
NYSE:SYY Share Price ** NYSE (2020-04-08) in USD $47.25
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 18.03x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,948 Publicly-Listed Companies 12.95x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Sysco.

NYSE:SYY PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:SYY Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 47.25 ÷ 3.53

13.37x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sysco is good value based on earnings compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
  • Sysco is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Sysco's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:SYY PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 13.37x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 9 Analysts
9.8%per year
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 13 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 4.48x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,010 Publicly-Listed Companies 0.92x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:SYY PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 13.37x ÷ 9.8%

1.37x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sysco is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Sysco's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:SYY PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-12-28) in USD $4.97
NYSE:SYY Share Price * NYSE (2020-04-08) in USD $47.25
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 29 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 1.24x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,162 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.26x
NYSE:SYY PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:SYY Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 47.25 ÷ 4.97

9.51x

* Primary Listing of Sysco.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Sysco is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Sysco's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Consumer Retailing industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Consumer Retailing industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Sysco has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Sysco expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
9.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Sysco expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Sysco's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Sysco's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Sysco's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:SYY Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:SYY Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 9 Analysts 9.8%
NYSE:SYY Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 9 Analysts 4.5%
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.2%
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:SYY Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:SYY Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2024-06-30 68,471 3,131 2,363 2
2023-06-30 65,686 2,950 2,190 2
2022-06-30 63,415 2,765 2,115 5
2021-06-30 60,680 2,222 1,838 9
2020-06-30 56,557 1,975 1,558 9
2020-04-08
NYSE:SYY Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-12-28 60,461 2,248 1,813
2019-09-28 60,202 2,312 1,697
2019-06-29 60,114 2,411 1,674
2019-03-30 59,955 2,403 1,587
2018-12-29 59,646 2,140 1,477
2018-09-29 59,292 2,344 1,494
2018-06-30 58,727 2,155 1,431
2018-03-31 57,832 2,278 1,287
2017-12-30 57,007 2,533 1,195
2017-09-30 56,053 2,068 1,186
2017-07-01 55,371 2,233 1,143
2017-04-01 54,598 2,027 1,053
2016-12-31 53,077 2,104 1,032

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Sysco's earnings are expected to grow by 9.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Sysco's revenue is expected to grow by 4.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:SYY Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Sysco Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:SYY Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2024-06-30 4.70 5.00 4.40 2.00
2023-06-30 4.34 4.65 4.03 2.00
2022-06-30 4.19 4.49 3.67 4.00
2021-06-30 3.60 4.13 3.06 6.00
2020-06-30 2.87 3.60 2.10 5.00
2020-04-08
NYSE:SYY Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-12-28 3.53
2019-09-28 3.29
2019-06-29 3.24
2019-03-30 3.06
2018-12-29 2.84
2018-09-29 2.87
2018-06-30 2.74
2018-03-31 2.45
2017-12-30 2.25
2017-09-30 2.21
2017-07-01 2.10
2017-04-01 1.91
2016-12-31 1.85

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Sysco is expected to make outstanding use of shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 40%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Sysco's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Sysco has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Sysco performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Sysco's growth in the last year to its industry (Consumer Retailing).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Sysco's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Sysco's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (22.7% vs 18.6%)
  • Sysco's earnings growth has exceeded the US Consumer Retailing industry average in the past year (22.7% vs -2.9%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Sysco's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Sysco Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:SYY Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-12-28 60,460.98 1,813.04 8,787.38
2019-09-28 60,201.65 1,697.01 8,764.82
2019-06-29 60,113.92 1,674.27 8,788.21
2019-03-30 59,954.97 1,587.43 8,706.26
2018-12-29 59,646.40 1,477.44 8,748.43
2018-09-29 59,292.18 1,494.17 8,704.05
2018-06-30 58,727.32 1,430.77 8,619.78
2018-03-31 57,832.46 1,287.01 8,637.25
2017-12-30 57,007.13 1,195.20 8,513.99
2017-09-30 56,052.91 1,186.26 8,393.66
2017-07-01 55,371.14 1,142.50 8,504.29
2017-04-01 54,597.99 1,053.00 8,044.50
2016-12-31 53,076.60 1,031.86 7,696.84
2016-10-01 51,772.96 1,029.09 7,384.30
2016-07-02 50,366.92 949.62 7,031.22
2016-03-26 49,120.97 806.98 6,867.56
2015-12-26 48,864.83 766.80 6,842.60
2015-09-26 48,798.28 652.38 6,811.53
2015-06-27 48,680.75 686.77 6,759.69
2015-03-28 48,565.81 867.92 6,674.64
2014-12-27 48,096.63 871.90 6,621.59
2014-09-27 47,247.53 924.76 6,538.78
2014-06-28 46,516.71 931.53 6,447.41
2014-03-29 45,830.78 960.41 6,282.55
2013-12-28 45,479.66 980.89 6,168.14
2013-09-28 45,038.58 991.42 6,030.97
2013-06-29 44,411.23 992.43 5,912.91

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Whilst Sysco made outstanding use of shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 40%), this is metric is skewed due to its high level of debt.
  • Sysco used its assets more efficiently than the US Consumer Retailing industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Sysco has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Sysco's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Consumer Retailing industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Sysco has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Sysco's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Sysco's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Sysco is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Sysco's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Sysco's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Sysco Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:SYY Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-12-28 2,561.60 8,789.10 539.63
2019-09-28 2,487.78 8,605.05 467.50
2019-06-29 2,538.03 8,061.47 525.47
2019-03-30 2,396.96 8,699.89 521.62
2018-12-29 2,202.99 8,843.47 744.81
2018-09-29 2,675.46 8,759.02 790.30
2018-06-30 2,544.61 8,377.00 552.33
2018-03-31 2,387.12 9,179.07 901.55
2017-12-30 2,302.13 8,886.84 961.19
2017-09-30 2,318.36 8,987.17 909.43
2017-07-01 2,464.36 8,216.28 870.21
2017-04-01 2,410.77 8,606.05 855.79
2016-12-31 2,554.94 8,370.58 847.29
2016-10-01 3,097.65 7,859.57 759.90
2016-07-02 3,554.99 7,435.40 3,919.30
2016-03-26 4,046.36 4,361.90 610.84
2015-12-26 3,986.92 4,362.55 595.60
2015-09-26 5,349.93 3,088.23 388.26
2015-06-27 5,301.53 7,321.88 5,130.04
2015-03-28 5,352.61 7,668.93 5,084.70
2014-12-27 5,377.90 7,636.83 4,907.68
2014-09-27 5,355.51 3,039.55 384.90
2014-06-28 5,266.70 2,866.55 413.05
2014-03-29 5,231.38 3,126.15 341.09
2013-12-28 5,303.79 3,205.97 450.81
2013-09-28 5,199.14 3,130.13 361.55
2013-06-29 5,191.81 2,888.92 415.27
  • Sysco's level of debt (343.1%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (142% vs 343.1% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25.6%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 7.8x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Sysco's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Sysco has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
3.81%
Current annual income from Sysco dividends. Estimated to be 3.82% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Sysco shares you are expected to receive $76 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Sysco's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.93%).
  • Sysco's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (5.46%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:SYY Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 9 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 1.8%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1935 Stocks 2.9%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.9%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.5%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:SYY Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2024-06-30
2023-06-30
2022-06-30
2021-06-30 1.88 3.00
2020-06-30 1.73 3.00
2020-04-08
NYSE:SYY Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-11-14 1.800 2.695
2019-07-26 1.560 2.048
2019-05-23 1.560 2.179
2019-02-21 1.560 2.264
2018-11-15 1.560 2.429
2018-07-27 1.440 2.016
2018-05-24 1.440 2.117
2018-02-23 1.440 2.351
2017-11-17 1.440 2.399
2017-07-28 1.320 2.471
2017-05-25 1.320 2.525
2017-02-24 1.320 2.496
2016-11-16 1.320 2.444
2016-08-26 1.240 2.491
2016-05-20 1.240 2.446
2016-02-19 1.240 2.663
2015-11-18 1.240 3.007
2015-11-03 1.200 2.954
2015-11-02 1.200 2.927
2015-05-22 1.200 3.121
2015-02-13 1.200 3.155
2014-11-19 1.200 2.998
2014-08-22 1.160 3.065
2014-05-23 1.160 3.130
2014-02-21 1.160 3.205
2013-11-15 1.160 3.271
2013-08-23 1.120 3.453
2013-05-17 1.120 3.268
2013-02-13 1.120 3.298
2012-11-14 1.120 3.560
2012-08-24 1.080 3.505
2012-05-23 1.080 3.722
2012-02-17 1.080 3.715
2011-11-16 1.080 3.705
2011-08-26 1.040 3.866
2011-05-20 1.040 3.436
2011-02-25 1.040 3.613
2010-11-12 1.040 3.566
2010-08-27 1.000 3.450
2010-05-21 1.000 3.347
2010-02-19 1.000 3.365
2009-11-17 1.000 3.582
2009-09-25 0.960 3.660
2009-05-15 0.960 4.011

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Sysco's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.2x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Sysco's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Sysco afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Sysco has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Sysco's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Kevin Hourican
AGE 44
TENURE AS CEO 0.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Kevin Hourican serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Sysco Corporation since February 1, 2020. Mr. Hourican served as Executive Vice President at CVS Health Corp., and President of CVS Pharmacy since April 2018. Mr. Hourican has experience in the retail industry and most recently served as executive vice president, Retail Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy. Previously, he served as senior vice president, Operations for the East division of CVS Pharmacy, overseeing nearly 5,000 stores and more than 110,000 staff in 21 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Prior to joining CVS Health in 2012, he served in executive leadership roles at Macy's and Sears Roebuck, where he gained significant experience in omnichannel operations and front store merchandising. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics as well as a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Kevin to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Kevin to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sysco management team in years:

3
Average Tenure
49.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Sysco management team is about average.
Management Team

Ed Shirley

TITLE
Executive Chair
COMPENSATION
$329K
AGE
62
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Joel Grade

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
48
TENURE
4.6 yrs

Paul Moskowitz

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
55
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Greg Bertrand

TITLE
Executive Vice President of U.S. Foodservice Operations
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
55
TENURE
7.8 yrs

Kevin Hourican

TITLE
President & CEO
AGE
44
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Anita Zielinski

TITLE
Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
46
TENURE
3 yrs

Michael Foster

TITLE
Executive VP
AGE
51
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Camilla Zuckero

TITLE
Senior Director of Investor Relations

Eve Mcfadden

TITLE
Senior VP of Legal
AGE
42
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Jose Colondres

TITLE
Vice President of Compliance
TENURE
4.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Sysco board of directors in years:

4.7
Average Tenure
65.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Sysco board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Ed Shirley

TITLE
Executive Chair
COMPENSATION
$329K
AGE
62
TENURE
0.3 yrs

John Cassaday

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$318K
AGE
65
TENURE
15.4 yrs

Larry Glasscock

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$318K
AGE
71
TENURE
9.6 yrs

Brad Halverson

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$313K
AGE
59
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Nancy Newcomb

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$298K
AGE
74
TENURE
14.2 yrs

Hans-Joachim Koerber

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$298K
AGE
73
TENURE
12.3 yrs

Josh Frank

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$298K
AGE
40
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Nelson Peltz

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$298K
AGE
76
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Dan Brutto

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$313K
AGE
63
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Sheila Talton

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$298K
AGE
66
TENURE
2.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
26. Sep 19 Sell Greg Bertrand Individual 24. Sep 19 24. Sep 19 -10,000 $78.81 $-788,100
17. Sep 19 Sell John Cassaday Individual 16. Sep 19 16. Sep 19 -20,203 $77.23 $-1,560,278
22. Aug 19 Sell Hans-Joachim Koerber Individual 20. Aug 19 20. Aug 19 -10,000 $73.35 $-733,500
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Management checks
We assess Sysco's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Sysco has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Have Insiders Sold Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) Shares Recently?

Some Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that the Independent Director, Hans-Joachim Koerber, recently sold a whopping US$734k worth of stock at a price of US$73.35 per share. … View our latest analysis for Sysco Sysco Insider Transactions Over The Last Year In fact, the recent sale by Independent Director Hans-Joachim Koerber was not their only sale of Sysco shares this year. … So we know that an insider sold shares at around the present share price of US$72.80.

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What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY)?

We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned. … Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have bought into the company. … Check out our latest analysis for Sysco NYSE:SYY Ownership Summary, August 19th 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Sysco?

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Why Sysco Corporation’s (NYSE:SYY) Return On Capital Employed Is Impressive

In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able to employ capital in its business. … The formula for calculating the return on capital employed is: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for Sysco: 0.23 = US$2.6b ÷ (US$18b - US$6.5b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) So, Sysco has an ROCE of 23%. … Due to the way the ROCE equation works, having large bills due in the near term can make it look as though a company has less capital employed, and thus a higher ROCE than usual.

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Is Sysco (NYSE:SYY) Using Too Much Debt?

We note that Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) does have debt on its balance sheet. … Debt assists a business until the business has trouble paying it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. … Finally, a business needs free cash flow to pay off debt; accounting profits just don't cut it.

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Can Sysco Corporation's (NYSE:SYY) ROE Continue To Surpass The Industry Average?

The formula for ROE is: Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity Or for Sysco: 66% = US$1.6b ÷ US$2.4b (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) It's easy to understand the 'net profit' part of that equation, but 'shareholders' equity' requires further explanation. … Combining Sysco's Debt And Its 66% Return On Equity We think Sysco uses a lot of debt to boost returns, as it has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 3.63. … A company that can achieve a high return on equity without debt could be considered a high quality business.

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Can You Imagine How Sysco's (NYSE:SYY) Shareholders Feel About The 94% Share Price Increase?

For example, long term Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) shareholders have enjoyed a 94% share price rise over the last half decade, well in excess of the market return of around 43% (not including dividends). … During five years of share price growth, Sysco achieved compound earnings per share (EPS) growth of 13% per year. … As it happens, Sysco's TSR for the last 5 years was 121%, which exceeds the share price return mentioned earlier.

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Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY): Poised For Long Term Success?

Based on Sysco Corporation's (NYSE:SYY) earnings update in March 2019, the consensus outlook from analysts appear fairly confident, with earnings expected to grow by 16% in the upcoming year relative to the past 5-year average growth rate of 14%. … To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for SYY, I’ve plotted out each year’s earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to determine an annual rate of growth from the slope of this line. … NYSE:SYY Past and Future Earnings, June 18th 2019 This results in an annual growth rate of 8.3% based on the most recent earnings level of US$1.4b to the final forecast of US$1.9b by 2022.

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Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) Is An Attractive Dividend Stock - Here's Why

Dividend Growth Potential Dividend payments have been consistent over the past few years, but we should always check if earnings per share (EPS) are growing, as this will help maintain the purchasing power of the dividend. … Conclusion To summarise, shareholders should always check that Sysco's dividends are affordable, that its dividend payments are relatively stable, and that it has decent prospects for growing its earnings and dividend. … Next, growing earnings per share and steady dividend payments is a great combination.

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A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY)

In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … A DCF is all about the idea that a dollar in the future is less valuable than a dollar today, so we need to discount the sum of these future cash flows to arrive at a present value estimate: 10-year free cash flow (FCF) forecast 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 Levered FCF ($, Millions) $1.95k $2.10k $2.10k $2.13k $2.16k $2.20k $2.25k $2.30k $2.36k $2.42k Growth Rate Estimate Source Analyst x6 Analyst x6 Analyst x2 Est @ 1.04% Est @ 1.55% Est @ 1.9% Est @ 2.15% Est @ 2.32% Est @ 2.45% Est @ 2.53% Present Value ($, Millions) Discounted @ 7.5% $1.81k $1.81k $1.69k $1.59k $1.50k $1.43k $1.35k $1.29k $1.23k $1.17k Present Value of 10-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= $14.88b "Est" = FCF growth rate estimated by Simply Wall St We now need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows after this ten year period. … The Gordon Growth formula is used to calculate Terminal Value at a future annual growth rate equal to the 10-year government bond rate of 2.7%.

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What Kind Of Shareholders Own Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY)?

Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. … We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned. … Insider Ownership Of Sysco The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions.

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Company Info

Description

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. It operates through three segments: U.S. Foodservice Operations, International Foodservice Operations, and SYGMA. The company distributes a line of frozen foods, such as meats, seafood, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables, and desserts; a line of canned and dry foods; fresh meats and seafood; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supplies various non-food items, including paper products comprising disposable napkins, plates, and cups; tableware consisting of China and silverware; cookware, which include pots, pans, and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. The company serves restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, industrial caterers, and other foodservice venues. As of June 29, 2019, it operated 325 distribution facilities. Sysco Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Details
Name: Sysco Corporation
SYY
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1969
$24,027,030,452
508,508,581
Website: http://www.sysco.com
Address: Sysco Corporation
1390 Enclave Parkway,
Houston,
Texas, 77077,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE SYY Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 26. Feb 1971
DB SYY Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 26. Feb 1971
LSE 0LC6 Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 26. Feb 1971
BRSE SYY Common Stock Berne Stock Exchange CH CHF 26. Feb 1971
BMV SYY * Common Stock Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 26. Feb 1971
ETLX SYY Common Stock Eurotlx IT EUR 26. Feb 1971
BOVESPA S1YY34 BDR EACH REPR 2 COM Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo BR BRL 03. Jan 2020
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
69,000
Sysco employees.
Industry
Food Distributors
Consumer Retailing
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/08 23:46
End of day share price update: 2020/04/08 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/04/06
Last earnings filing: 2020/02/05
Last earnings reported: 2019/12/28
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/06/29


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.