F500 2019-Sysco
A worker operates a forklift to move a pallet of Sysco Corp. food containers at the company's distribution facility in Des Plaines, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Sysco is scheduled to release earnings figures on February 5. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesDaniel Acker—Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Sysco ended its 2018 fiscal year with more than $1.4 billion in profits, up a whopping 25.2% last year, despite rising national operational costs. Although the food distributor only jumped one spot on the Fortune 500, the Houston, Texas-based company is anticipating further growth in 2019. In April, Sysco announced that it acquired California-based sister companies J&M Wholesale Meats and Imperio Foods, both of which focus on the Hispanic customer segment and had a combined $44 million in sales last year. Sysco had $58.7 billion in sales across 600,000 customer locations in 2018.

Company Info

CEOKevin P. Hourican
CEO TitlePresident & Chief Executive Officer
IndustryWholesalers: Food and Grocery
HQ LocationHouston, Texas
Years on Fortune 500 List25

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$58,727.3
Profits ($M)$1,430.8
Assets ($M)$18,070.4
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$2,507

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.4%
Profits as % of Assets7.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity57.1%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)270
EPS % Change (from 2017)29.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)10.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)5.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)14.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)14.1%