Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Sysco Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Sysco Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sysco Corporation 0 7 6 0 2.46
Sysco Corporation Competitors 646 1350 1398 23 2.23

Sysco Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $56.09, indicating a potential upside of 2.45%. As a group, “Food Retail & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 6.29%. Given Sysco Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sysco Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Sysco Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sysco Corporation 2.06% 53.25% 7.62%
Sysco Corporation Competitors 0.79% 32.77% 4.17%

Dividends

Sysco Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Sysco Corporation pays out 63.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Food Retail & Distribution” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 143.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Sysco Corporation has increased its dividend for 46 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Sysco Corporation has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sysco Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sysco Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Sysco Corporation $55.37 billion $3.03 billion 26.20
Sysco Corporation Competitors $21.46 billion $1.01 billion 38.65

Sysco Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Sysco Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.7% of Sysco Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of Sysco Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.4% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sysco Corporation beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Sysco Corporation Company Profile

Sysco Corporation (Sysco) is a distributor of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. The Company’s segments include Broadline, SYGMA and Other. The Broadline segment includes its Broadline operations located in the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Ireland, Mexico and the United States. Broadline operating companies distribute a full line of food products and a range of non-food products to both traditional and chain restaurant customers, hospitals, schools, hotels, industrial caterers and other venues where foodservice products are served. SYGMA operating companies distribute a full line of food products and a range of non-food products to certain chain restaurant customer locations. The Other segment includes the Company’s specialty produce; custom-cut meat operations; lodging industry segments; a company that distributes specialty imported products; a company that distributes to international customers, and Sysco Ventures platform.

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