Here is an overview of our financial performance. More detailed information is available in the Investor section.
|Summary income statement
52 weeks to 17 March 2012
|Sales (including VAT)(1)||24,511||22,943||6.8|
|Sales (excluding VAT)||22,294||21,102||5.6|
|Underlying operating profit||789||738||6.9|
|Underlying net finance costs(2)||(109)||(97)||(12.4)|
|Underlying share of post-tax profit from JVs(3)||32||24||33.3|
|Underlying profit before tax||712||665||7.1|
|Profit on disposal of properties||83||108||n/a|
|Investment property fair value movements||-||39||n/a|
|Financing fair value movements||(16)||7||n/a|
|IAS 19 pension financing credit/(charge)||17||3||n/a|
|Profit before tax||799||827||(3.4)|
|Income tax expense||(201)||(187)||(7.5)|
|Profit for the financial period||598||640||(6.6)|
|Underlying basic earnings per share||28.1p||26.5||6.0|
|Basic earnings per share||32.0p||34.4||(7.0)|
|Dividend per share||16.1p||15.1||6.6|
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J Sainsbury plc consists of Sainsbury's supermarkets and convenience stores, as well as Sainsbury's Bank.
The company's strategy centres around five areas of focus, which are underpinned our strong heritage and brand.
Overview of our financial performance. Detailed information is available in the 5 year summary and Investor section.