2013 Sysco Annual Report
Chris Shinn
  • Previous Rank
    57
  • Revenues ($M)
    50367
  • Revenue Percent Change
    3.5
  • Profits ($M)
    949.6
  • Profits Percent Change
    38.3
  • Assets ($M)
    16722
  • Employees
    51900
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    28048

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.

Company Info

CEOWilliam J. DeLaney III
CEO TitleChief Executive Officer & Director
SectorWholesalers
IndustryWholesalers: Food and Grocery
HQ LocationHouston, TX
Websitewww.sysco.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees51,900

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$50,367
Profits ($M)$949.6
Assets ($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 ($)2
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%