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Sysco On Track for Financial Targets with Sales Increase to $14.4 Billion

Sysco On Track for Financial Targets with Sales Increase to $14.4 Billion



HOUSTON, TX - If Sysco maintains its current course, it will meet its 2018 financial targets, the company reports based on the 13-week fiscal results for the second quarter, which ended December 30, 2017.

Tom Bené, President & COO, Sysco Corporation (Photo: Houston Chronicle)“We are pleased with the continued momentum in our business driven by strong local case growth and overall top-line results, while balancing some gross profit dollar and expense challenges associated with the second quarter,” said Tom Bené, Sysco’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We remain confident in our ability to deliver on our full-year fiscal 2018 financial targets.”

Some highlights from the report are as follows:

  • Sales increased 7.1% to $14.4 billion
  • Gross profit increased 5.0% to $2.7 billion; gross margin decreased 38 basis points to 18.73%
  • Operating income increased 8.1% to $532 million; adjusted operating income increased 3.9% to $579 million
  • Earnings Per Share (EPS) increased $0.04 to $0.54; adjusted EPS increased $0.20 to $0.78; further adjusting to exclude a one-time benefit associated with the recent U.S. tax rate changes, adjusted EPS increased $0.08 to $0.66

Sysco truck at PMA Foodservice Convention

Further Broken Down Fiscal results were as follows:

  • For Domestic Foodservice operations sales increased 5.2% to $19.5 billion; gross profit increased 4.4% to 3.9 billion and gross margin decrease 14 basis points to $19.98; operating expenses increased by 4.5% or $105 million; operational income increased by $61 million or 4.3% to $1.5 billion
  • Internationally Sysco experienced mixed results with improvements in Canada and unfavorable outcomes in Europe
  • Cash flow increased by $294 million up to $933 million with a free cash flow of $679 million for the first half of fiscal 2018
  • Capital expenditures totaled $255 million, which was down $19 million from last year

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