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  • Previous Rank63
  • Revenues ($M)46,517
  • Revenue Percent Change4.7%
  • Profits ($M)932
  • Profits Percent Change-6.1%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)22,349

The biggest question facing Sysco, the largest U.S. food distributor, as Fortune was going to press was whether the U.S. Federal Trade Commission would approve its planned acquisition of rival US Foods Inc even after the companies changed terms of the deal to make it more palatable to regulator. The proposed deal aims at shoring profits that have been declining for years as competitors like Restaurant Depot, whose services include online ordering and self-service warehouses, win away customers. In addition to all this, Sysco’s sales and profits are under pressure from higher meat and poultry costs and a strong U.S. dollar that is hurting international sales.

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Company Info

William J. DeLaney III
Wholesalers: Food and Grocery
HQ Location
Houston, TX
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)46,5174.7%
Profits ($M)932-6.1%
Total Stockholder Equity5,267-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)22,349-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2%
Profits as % of Assets7.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity17.7%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1.58
EPS % Change (from 2013)-5.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-2.2%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)1.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)13.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)11%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)3.5%