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In 2015, food distributor Sysco called off a planned $3.5 billion merger with U.S. Foods. Regulators killed the deal as the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit that said it would have given the combined company 75% of the national market for distribution services. In the wake of the failed deal Sysco had to pay a $300 million break-up fee Sysco’s sales were flat and it worked to reduce costs, including through cuts to its workforce. More recently the company has regained its footing and its fiscal 2017 to date is showing sales growth over the same period the year before.

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Company Info

William J. DeLaney III
CEO Title
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Wholesalers: Food and Grocery
HQ Location
Houston, TX
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Sysco Rank History


Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$50,3673.5%
Profits ($M)$949.638.3%
Assets ($M)$16,722-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$3,480-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$28,048-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.9%
Profits as % of Assets5.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity27.3%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1.64
EPS % Change (from 2015)42.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-3.5%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)1.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)38.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)17.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)7.6%