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Most people may not recognize the name Sysco, but they have most likely used and consumed their products. Sysco is the largest food distribution company in North America, generating over $23 billion in sales last year alone.
Over the last five years - during a time of stock market woes and economic fallout – Sysco's stock has jumped from $12 to $30, their dividend has increased by more than 15% annually. During the same five years the company's top-flight management has increased gross, operating, and net margins in a low-margin business while decreasing its flow ratio from 1.7 to 1.3.
The reason Sysco has remained successful in a time of market-wide collapse is because food distribution is a recession-resistant business. People always need to eat.
Sysco's business may not impress anyone at a party, but the returns that the company's stock will generate over the next 20 years surely will.

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