InvestBattle | Sysco vs Dollar General

June 14, 2024by

Over the past three months, one of the leaders of growth in the S&P 500 index has been the Consumer Staples Distribution & Retail industry +6.1%.

Some of the largest (by market capitalization) companies in this industry: Sysco ($36.1B), the largest food distributor in the United States, which supplies 500 thousand products, and Dollar General ($29.5B), a chain of convenience stores with about 20 thousand stores in the United States.

According to the latest quarterly reporting data, we analyzed each company’s profitability, strength, and efficiency criteria according to the methodology of Stanford University professor Joseph Piotroski.

As you can see, in terms of fundamental data, Sysco is showing stronger results and outperforms Dollar General in terms of profitability and sustainability.

Over the past 3 months, Sysco’s shares have fallen by -9.8%, while Dollar General’s have fallen by -19.5% (the S&P 500 index is up +4.3%). Sysco’s shares fell less than its closest competitor, but did not perform better than the index.

So, the winner in today’s battle is Sysco (SYY). Sysco’s business looks healthier in terms of changes in return on assets, accumulation, and financing.

* This is not an investment recommendation. It is up to each individual to decide which criteria to favor when making an investment decision, taking into account their goals and individual risk tolerance.
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