US Foods' focus on customer service looks to be paying off. The foodservice giant has reported solid growth in profits and EBITDA in its third quarter of fiscal 2018 despite decreases in net sales and total case volume.
"Adjusted EBITDA growth was solid at 6.0% for the third quarter, and we continued to expand gross profit dollars per case," said Chairman and CEO Pietro Satriano, in a press release. "We also delivered organic independent restaurant case volume growth of 3.1% for the quarter, an improvement over the first half of the year. Our initiatives to improve customer service levels are showing early positive results, and we expect this momentum to continue to accelerate total case growth as we finish the year."
Additional highlights in Q3 included:
In addition, US Foods adjusted portions of its fiscal outlook for the 2018 year. The company now expects total case volume to be down roughly 1% and net sales to decrease 0% to 1%. The company expects Adjusted EBITDA growth of approximately 5% and Adjusted Diluted EPS of approximately $2.03-$2.08.
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