Here is an overview of our financial performance. More detailed information is available in the Investor section.
|Sales (including VAT)||25,632||24,511||4.6|
|Sales (excluding VAT)||23,303||22,294||4.5|
|Underlying operating profit||829||789||5.1|
|Underlying profit before tax||756||712||6.2|
|Profit before tax||788||799||(1.4)|
|Profit after tax||614||598||2.7|
|Underlying basic earnings per share||30.7p||28.1p||9.3|
|Basic earnings per share||32.6p||32.0p||1.9|
|Full year dividend per share||16.7p||16.1p||3.7|
Underlying operating profit: underlying profit before tax before underlying net finance costs and share of underlying post-tax results from joint ventures.
Underlying profit before tax: profit before tax from continuing operations before any gain or loss on the disposal of properties, investment property fair value movements, impairment of goodwill, financing fair value movements, IAS 19 pension financing (credit)/charge and one-off items that are material and infrequent in nature.
Underlying basic earnings per share: underlying profit, net of attributable taxation, divided by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period, excluding those held by the ESOP trusts, which are treated as cancelled.
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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.