Sainsbury's engages in the food, general merchandise and clothing retailing, and financial services activities in the United Kingdom. It operates through four segments: Retail – Food, Retail – General Merchandise & Clothing, Financial Services, and Property Investment. The Company is also involved in an online grocery and general merchandise operations, and provides home, clothing, technology, leisure, toy, and electrical products, as well as groceries and loyalty programs, and energy solutions.

London, GB
Size (employees)
51,900 (est)
Sainsbury's was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Sainsbury's

Mike Coupe

Mike Coupe


Sainsbury's Office Locations

Sainsbury's has an office in Milton, Basingstoke, London, Coventry and in 6 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
33 Holborn
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Sainsbury's Financials and Metrics

Sainsbury's Financials

Sainsbury's's revenue was reported to be £26.22 b in FY, 2017 which is a 11.6% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

26.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

1.6 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

377 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

1.3 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

642 m

Market capitalization (2-Oct-2017)

5.3 b

Closing share price (2-Oct-2017)


Cash (0-Mar-2018)

1.1 b


8.5 b
Sainsbury's's current market capitalization is £5.3 b.
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


22.3 b23.3 b23.9 b23.8 b23.5 b26.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

21.1 b22 b22.6 b22.6 b22.1 b24.6 b

Gross profit

1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.2 b1.5 b1.6 b
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


739 m517 m1.6 b1.3 b1.1 b1.1 b

Accounts Receivable

110 m128 m125 m101 m96 m106 m


938 m987 m1 b997 m968 m1.8 b

Current Assets

2 b1.9 b4.4 b4.5 b4.4 b6.3 b
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

598 m602 m716 m(166 m)471 m377 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.1 b981 m939 m911 m392 m1.2 b

Dividends Paid

285 m308 m320 m330 m234 m232 m

Cash From Financing Activities

55 m(354 m)(290 m)(314 m)(128 m)(466 m)
GBPY, 2017


6.7 x


13.2 x


7.4 x


525 k


0.6 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.9 x
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Sainsbury's Operating Metrics

Sainsbury's's Stores was reported to be 2.2 k in FY, 2017.
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


1.58 k1.65 k1.73 k

Active Customers (Banking)

1.80 m

Logistics Centers

23 23 34

Monthly Visitors

1.90 m
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Sainsbury's News and Updates

Americans are starting to shop more like Europeans — and that should terrify Frito-Lay, Coca-Cola, and Kraft

A new Nielsen report predicts a huge rise in the sale of private label foods. These brands are created for stores like Aldi, Lidl and Trader Joe's by third-party manufacturers have dramatically changed what consumers expect from products.  Urban and millennial shoppers especially appreciate the v…

Small Domestic Appliances - Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022

Pune, India, 23rd February 2018: WiseGuyReports announced addition of new report, titled “Small Domestic Appliances 2017”. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

DEBATE: Should we be concerned about the tide of automation?

In light of mass supermarket job cuts, should we be concerned about the tide of automation? Vera Loftis, managing director at IBM consultancy Bluewolf, says YES. AI and automation are happening now in fields from healthcare to automotive. Businesses have to acknowledge that advanced automat…

Sainsbury's looks set to axe more than 1,000 jobs

Sainsbury's looks set to give a number of its head office jobs the chop, as the supermarket giant attempts to make £500m of savings. The exact number of jobs to be cut will be announced next month, City A.M. understands, but the Sunday Telegraph has reported that more than 1,000 employees could f…

Ex-Sainsbury's CEO: Brexit means 'higher prices, less choice, and poorer quality' at supermarkets

LONDON — Former Sainsbury's CEO Justin King says UK shoppers are "completely in the dark" about what Brexit will mean for supermarkets. King, who was in charge of Sainsbury's for a decade until 2014, told BBC's Panorama programme: "One can say very clearly what the direction will be: higher prices, …

Conservative party promises a full review of business rates

The Conservative party has responded to concerns about business rates in its manifesto today, promising more frequent re-evaluations of the property tax and a full review of the system. Business rates were revaluated for the first time in seven years in April, and rocketing tax rates in London ca…
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