J Sainsbury plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food, general merchandise and clothing retailing, and financial services activities in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has J Sainsbury's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SBRY is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SBRY's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
GB Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: SBRY exceeded the UK Consumer Retailing industry which returned 1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SBRY exceeded the UK Market which returned 25.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is J Sainsbury's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 months ago | Simply Wall StWhat Type Of Shareholders Make Up J Sainsbury plc's (LON:SBRY) Share Registry?
4 months ago | Simply Wall StAre Investors Undervaluing J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) By 49%?
5 months ago | Simply Wall StIs J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) A Risky Investment?
Is J Sainsbury undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SBRY (£2.92) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£5.63)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SBRY is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SBRY is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Consumer Retailing industry average.
PE vs Market: SBRY is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SBRY's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SBRY is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the GB Consumer Retailing industry average (1.8x).
How is J Sainsbury forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SBRY is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: SBRY is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: SBRY's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SBRY's revenue (1.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (-149.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SBRY's revenue (1.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SBRY's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.9%).
How has J Sainsbury performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SBRY is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SBRY is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SBRY is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 52.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SBRY's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SBRY is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Retailing industry (12%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SBRY has a negative Return on Equity (-4.24%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is J Sainsbury's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SBRY's short term assets (£7.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities (£11.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: SBRY's short term assets (£7.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (£6.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SBRY's debt to equity ratio (17.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SBRY's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 41.7% to 17.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SBRY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (205%).
Interest Coverage: SBRY's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.1x coverage).
What is J Sainsbury current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SBRY's dividend (3.63%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.32%).
High Dividend: SBRY's dividend (3.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (3.91%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SBRY's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SBRY's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SBRY is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SBRY's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (50.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Simon Roberts (50 yo)
Mr. Simon John Roberts serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at J Sainsbury plc since June 1, 2020 and serves as Chairman of Operating Board since 2020. He had been Retail and Operations Director ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Simon's total compensation ($USD2.27M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD2.22M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Simon's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: SBRY's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: SBRY's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SBRY insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.4%.
J Sainsbury plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: J Sainsbury plc
- Ticker: SBRY
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1869
- Industry: Food Retail
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: UK£6.758b
- Shares outstanding: 2.31b
- Website: https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk
Number of Employees
- J Sainsbury plc
- Sainsbury's Store Support Centre
- 33 Holborn
- Greater London
- EC1N 2HT
- United Kingdom
J Sainsbury plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food, general merchandise and clothing retailing, and financial services activities in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It ope...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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