In this section
Our Sustainability Plan
Annual Report 2016
B shares Preference B shares issued on 12 July
2004 as part of the Return of Capital scheme in 2004/05.
Bear market When the prices of shares on the
stock market are, in general, falling.
Bid price The price at which shares are sold to
Bull market When the price of shares on the
stock market are, in general, on the increase.
CMBS Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities.
Contract note The 'receipt' from a broker
showing the details of a purchase or sales.
CREST The system of electronic settlement used
by investors on the London Stock Exchange featuring paperless
Dividend cover Underlying profit after tax from
continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders divided
by total value of dividends declared during the year.
DRIP Dividend Reinvestment Plan - Allows
shareholders to reinvest their cash dividend in shares of the
Company through a specially arranged share dealing service.
EBITDAR Earnings before interest, tax,
depreciation, amortisation and rent.
EPS Earnings per share - Earnings attributable
to ordinary shareholders divided by the weighted average number of
ordinary shares in issue during the year, excluding those held by
ESOP trusts, which are treated as cancelled.
ESOP trusts Employee Share Ownership Plan
Gearing Net debt divided by total equity.
Group The Company and its subsidiaries.
IFRIC International Financial Reporting
IFRSs International Financial Reporting
Income statement Formerly known as the profit
and loss account under UK GAAP
ISA Individual Savings Account.
JV - Joint venture A business jointly owned by
two or more parties.
Like-for-like sales The measure of year on year
same store sales growth.
LTIP Long-Term Incentive Plan.
Offer price The price at which shares are
bought by brokers.
ROCE Return on Capital Employed.
RPI Retail Price Index.
Spread The difference between the bid price and
the offer price.
The share price The Company's share price shown
on this site is the current trading price (with a 15-minute delay).
It gives an indication of the buying and selling prices for J
Sainsbury plc shares, although it may not reflect the exact price
you are quoted if you ask your stockbroker or bank to buy or sell
shares for you.
Similarly, the price you see quoted in the national newspapers
will reflect trading prices at the end of the previous day. A
company's share price is the price at which people buy and sell its
shares. So J Sainsbury plc has no direct influence over the
day-to-day share price. However, the strategy and performance of
the Company is something that shareholders or potential investors
will take into account, especially results announcements or
statements by the directors.
To these can be added outside influences, such as the state of
the national and global economies or political developments. The
workings of the market are closely regulated by the Financial
TSR - Total Shareholder Return The growth in
value of a shareholding over a specified period, assuming that
dividends are reinvested to purchase additional units of the
Underlying basic earnings per share Profit
after tax from continuing operations attributable to equity holders
before any profit or loss on the sale of properties, investment
property fair value movements, impairment of goodwill, financing
fair value movements, IAS 19 pension financing element and one-off
items that are material and infrequent in nature, divided by the
weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the
year, excluding those held by the ESOP trusts, which are treated as
Underlying profit before tax Profit before tax
from continuing operations before any profit or loss on the sale of
properties, investment property fair value movements, impairment of
goodwill, financing fair value movements, IAS 19 pension financing
element and one-off items that are material and infrequent in
Underlying operating profit/(loss) Underlying
profit before tax from continuing operations before underlying net
finance costs and underlying share of post-tax profit or loss from
Here is an overview of our financial performance. More detailed information is available in the 5 year summary and the Investor section.
Biographies of our plc and operating board directors and the committees they are a member of.
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