Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food distributor Sysco (NYSE:SYY) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sysco, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Sysco facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1969)

Market Cap

$18.6 billion

Industry

Food distributors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$42.9 billion

Management

CEO William DeLaney, III (since 2009)

CFO Robert Kreidler (since 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

26.7%

Cash/Debt

$550.0 million / $3.0 billion

Dividend Yield

3.5%

Competitors

Meadowbrook Meat Company

Performance Food Group

US Foods

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,322 members who have rated Sysco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, valuemoneygreen, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Why do I like Sysco so much? Well 1st off it supplies about 400,000 customers and has a market cap over [$17 billion]. So it is big and seemingly not too risky. Sysco is the LARGEST food-service distributor in North America (market leaders are who I like best!), with 17% share of the market. Next closest competitor you ask? U.S. Foodservice with only 9% and then Performance Food Group with just 5%. Sysco has realized returns that are about 3 times the level of its peers.

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