The Company "Sainsbury's". A Financial Ratio Analysis
Academic Paper from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Operations Research, grade: 80%, University Of Wales Institute, Cardiff, language: English, abstract: The main goal of this paper is preparing a financial ratio analysis of the company Sainsbury's. The financial ratio analysis constitutes the most typical and broaden measurement to investigate the financial position of the company. The ratio examination is utilized to present the performance of the enterprise or compare its results with other firms over the time. Nevertheless, the ratio analysis is just a simple calculation of the firm's financial state and does not embrace details for instance the business' size.
Sainsbury's is the second largest supermarket chain with the 16.9% share in the retail sector in the United Kingdom. The enterprise was established in 1869 by John James Sainsbury and in 1922 it became the largest grocery store in the UK. Furthermore, the company was an early adopter in the self-service in Britain. In 1995, the Sainsbury's position dropped to the third place with the Tesco as a leader on the market and Asda in the second place. However, in 2014 Sainsbury's regained its position and came in the second place.
The holding firm (J Sainsbury plc) is consisted of three departments such as Sainsbury's Bank, Sainsbury's Argos and Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd with the headquarter in Holborn Circus in London. The greatest number of company's shares has Qatar Investment Authority (25.9%); Lord Sainsbury of Turville holds 4.99% of the stake; Judith Portrait (trustee of charitable trust) holds 3.92% of the shares and Sainsbury's family has 15% of the stake. The company runs under three formats such as supermarket, convenient store- Sainsbury's Local and online shopping service. The present CEO of the enterprise is Mike Cope. The Sainsbury's presence is visible in London Stock Exchange and FTSE 100 Index.