The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 30 (Q3), Sysco missed slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. Non-GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Sysco reported revenue of $10.93 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $11.10 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.40. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.44 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q3 were 23% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 17.5%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.1%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.8%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $11.70 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $44.69 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.93.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,257 members out of 1,309 rating the stock outperform, and 52 members rating it underperform. Among 441 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 432 give Sysco a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sysco is hold, with an average price target of $31.18.
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