Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Sainsbury LSE:SBRY London Ordinary Share GB00B019KW72 ORD 28 4/7P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.90p +0.85% 226.70p 225.90p 226.10p 226.40p 223.60p 224.70p 11,262,665 16:35:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food & Drug Retailers 26,224.0 503.0 17.5 13.0 4,963.97

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21/11/2017
08:20
Sainsbury Daily Update: Sainsbury is listed in the Food & Drug Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SBRY. The last closing price for Sainsbury was 224.80p.
Sainsbury has a 4 week average price of 222.40p and a 12 week average price of 222.40p.
The 1 year high share price is 283.60p while the 1 year low share price is currently 222.40p.
There are currently 2,189,663,702 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 11,684,187 shares. The market capitalisation of Sainsbury is £4,963,967,612.43.
21/11/2017
12:55
tim 3: I like Coupe too.Firstly he engineered the takeover of Argos which is already starting to pay dividends.He has embarked on a massive cost cutting exercise which previous management had not addressed.There is a long way to go and it will not be easy but I think they will get there.Sure the share price performance has been poor but so has Tesco and Morrisons.There are no instant fixes peoples shopping habits have changed and it has not favoured the big 4 with people moving to less profitable online shopping and the discounters and there is only so much you can do about that.
21/11/2017
09:46
basil brush1: I would tend to agree if it was not for the property backing of £10.5 billion, that equates to 479p per share, more than double the share price. IMO the dividend cut was prudent to ensure the company can reduce debt quickly and then begin a share buyback programme. the £494 million free cash flow is more than 10% free cash flow yield for the first half alone. This is tremendous cash generation if they can continue it. I remember a time when the supermarkets were viewed among the greatest businesses of all, with strong cash flow and low risk - perhaps this time will return?
21/11/2017
09:26
loganair: Competitive landscape: Another dividend stock I wouldn’t buy today is J Sainsbury. While the supermarket sector was once a fertile hunting ground for UK income investors, the landscape has changed considerably in recent years. Indeed, the aggressive approach of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl has made life very difficult for the traditional UK supermarkets over the last five years. And this has been reflected in Sainsbury’s profits and dividends. After paying out 17.30p in dividends in 2014, the supermarket has since paid its shareholders 13.2p, 12.1p and 10.2p. That’s an ugly trend. Furthermore, in its most recent half-year results, released earlier this month, the group cut its interim dividend to 3.1p from 3.6p last year. City analysts expect a full-year payout of 9.8p, which is a yield of 4.3% at the current share price. Its cash flow looks to be enough to cover the dividend payments. For the recent half year, dividends paid of £144m were covered 3.4 times by free cash flow. And dividend coverage is anticipated to be a healthy 1.9 times this year.
11/11/2017
11:07
smurfy2001: Dividends almost down to 2006 levels (less than 10p per annum). I really think the CEO isn’t doing enough. No wonder the share price is so low.
09/11/2017
14:04
loganair: Plans for 2017/18 include an expectation to open 3 new Sainsbury’s supermarkets and around 25 convenience stores, open around 145 Argos stores in supermarkets resulting in around 185 Argos stores in supermarkets, close 41 Argos stores within Homebase in 2017/18, with 16 to remain open longer and open 8 Habitat stores within supermarkets. Ray Gaul, Kantar Retail: "Despite these creative new approaches to retailing, the retailer’s results will be seen as decent yet not spectacular for the first half-year. It is true that the company has grown its core grocery topline revenues at 2.3% in the period. It is also true that a key indicator of overall retail health, like-for-like sales, has improved steadily over the last few trading statements and stands at 1.6% in this period covering all forms of trade. Both of these figures have been boosted strongly by excellent results from Sainsbury’s online and convenience businesses. However, the company continues to sit mid-table among its direct peers in terms of performance on revenues, like-for-likes, and market shares." Clive Black, Shore Capital: “SainsburyR17;s FY2018 interim results are slightly ahead of our expectations. However, Q2 Group LFL sales were materially slower than Q1 (2.3%) at 0.6% and behind our expectations. We see this performance as a little concerning as Sainsbury needs to deliver sound revenues to fully harvest anticipated synergies from the Argos acquisition and ongoing cost savings. […] Our positive stance on Sainsbury’s stock has been predicated upon the delivery of a broadly stable Grocery business and harvesting of Argos synergies. Following this update we see this scenario as being broadly on-track albeit we cannot hide concern over the Q2 trading slow down.” Danielle Pinnington, Shoppercentric: “Interestingly online and convenience sales are up - reflecting changing shopper habits. The business talks of having more customers, which is also reflective of the way UK shoppers are widening their store repertoires. So Sainsbury's need to keep working hard to deliver the right ranges, in the right locations, with the right prices. Christmas is going to be a crucial trading period for all - and a real test of the Argos merger.” Bruno Monteyne, Bernstein Research: “The fall in LfL sales growth is coming from both grocery and general merchandise. Grocery total sales growth has fallen from +3.0% in Q1 to +1.4% in Q2, despite higher food inflation. General merchandise total sales growth fell from +1.0% to -1.6% in what management describe as a 'challenging environment', likely due to FX driven price increases.” Fiona Cincotta, analyst at City Index: 'Profit has come in ahead of consensus expectations but this is a mixed bag result that's far from perfect. 'On the bright side, Sainsbury's is running well ahead of its cost-saving targets following the Argos acquisition. But that progress has been offset by a significant slump in sales growth. 'Continued cost inflation, combined with intense competition from German discount retailers and a resurgent Morrisons, are clearly taking a toll on margins. For the half-year, Sainsbury's underlying retail operating margin has contracted by 58 percentage points to 1.89%.' 'The extra cash generated from cost savings will at least give management more firepower to invest in its offering in the lead up to Christmas. They'll need it.' 'While the market remains competitive, Sainsbury's believes it is 'well placed to navigate the external environment,' added Graham Spooner, analyst at The Share Centre. 'Yes, this is a company that has some defensive characteristics however, our view is that the sector is likely to tread water and investors are therefore advised to be under-weight. The company's share price has struggled to make any headway over the last four years and this trend looks likely to continue. We recommend Sainsbury's as a 'hold' for medium risk investors.'
09/11/2017
10:57
jdung: if you want waiting for 2-3 years times, now the SBRY share price is 228 p, I think should be " buy "----- at today!
01/11/2017
20:16
loganair: Any share price weakness in Sainsbury’s (SBRY) after next week’s half-year results could make a good entry point for investors, says Berenberg. Analyst Dusan Milosavljevic retained his ‘buy’ recommendation and target price of 300p on the stock, which edged 0.3% higher to 243.4p yesterday. He predicted the supermarket would unveil underlying first half profits before tax of around £244 million. This would mark the end of margin declines as the grocery business recovers and benefits from the acquisition of Argos this year. ‘We believe some elements of H1 weakness are already priced in with Sainsbury’s trading at 25-30% discount to UK peers despite improving like-for-like momentum,’ he said. ‘On our earnings per share estimates, the shares trade at...9.5x price/earnings. We would buy Sainsbury’s on any weakness following the H1 results.’
09/3/2016
13:52
careful: what a load of old tosh. how can you analyse the SBRY share price with so many short positions open. over 10% on loan. i do not understand the logic of the shorters here. short at 400p ok that makes sense. ..but short at 270p is crazy. there must be better targets.
02/2/2016
08:05
edmundshaw: Deal is worth over 160p even if you assume Sainsburys share price was fair at 240p. What? So Coupe accepts 240p as the new normal for SBRY share price? While accepting that 100p was a vastly depressed share price for HOME? Seems that "We will not overpay" is director code for "we are prepared to overpay substantially and screw out own shareholders". Must remember that for future reference :-(
19/11/2015
19:40
loganair: Time to go shopping for Sainsbury’s? By Robert Sutherland Smith: Sainsbury at 253p after the interim results. The traditional quoted food retail sector is still undergoing a big change on an undetermined time scale. On that basis, Sainsbury shares may not look an obvious buy. However, I argue that the shares are attractive when the financial fundamentals are recognised. The shares, after the results of the first half of the current year, are priced at 253p and look pretty bombed out on those fundamentals. Our home grown food retailers (who of course sell more than food) have been in the grip of an insurmountable problem: losing market share to outside competitors who have been increasing their market share. Nothing can be more debilitating for a big business than the loss of scale and economic and financial benefits that come with scale of operations, whilst the competitive interlopers (in this case Lidl and Aldi, the Hengist and Horsa of UK retailing) are increasing and improving theirs. That is a bit like their fighting with one arm tied behind their back. The big question is how long it will take before the now more competitive sector settles down into a new equilibrium. No one knows and it is difficult to guess. Moreover, there are other threats to the current sector players – including the invaders. As our legacy retailers of staple products spot ‘on line’ shopping as a lower cost opportunity, internet operators like Amazon spot ‘on line’ sales of food stuff as a new market opportunity. We are clearly only part way through some pretty momentous changes in this sector; none of which are susceptible to clear visibility and easy prediction and certainly not credible forecasting. However, as always, there is the usual solution of some future consolidation amongst the retreating traditional players like Sainsbury, Tesco, Morrison and Waitrose etc. I suspect that will become a genuine prospect in due course, particularly if Amazon come into the food retailing business – taking even more British Exchequer tax revenue to other taxation jurisdictions no doubt. So, is there a case for buying UK food retailers and Sainsbury in particular? The elementary factors guiding us in answering such a question, include the following: that all companies in their activities are subject to degrees of uncertainty; share prices over time move to discount evolving news, facts and prospects; long term investors with wealth to preserve and hopefully grow, need a spread of investments and risk. That includes food retail shares of course. Coming to Sainsbury specifically, the best argument for investing money in it in comparison with other retail shares is that the share price is now discounting the difficulties. The share price last seen was 253p after the last interim results. About two years ago, the share price was over 400p. What does an investor now get for his or her money? First, a lot of sales revenue; on the basis of last year’s sales annual revenue at £23.5 billion on an equity capitalisation of £4.8 billion; put another way a share price of 253p buying historic sales revenue of an estimated 1,237p per share. Second, a very low price to book valuation. In fact the share price last seen stands at a 13% discount to balance sheet net assets in March. The market capitalisation of Sainsbury equity, currently standing at a value of £4.8 billion, commands an enterprise value which is three and a half times larger. In the balance sheet of 14th March last, total assets were stated as £16.5 billion. Also note that last year’s EBITD (basically profits before interest, taxation and depreciation are charged) amounted to £770 million putting Sainsbury shares on an EBITDA ratio of only 6.2 times on the basis of last year’s figures. Despite the gearing, interest costs were reportedly covered 6 times on an annual basis and 7.4 times on an interim basis. The shares price also stands at only 3.7 times last year’s annual cash and near cash held. Such valuations are strikingly low. Turning to the latest interim results, the disappointing news include the facts that the interim dividend was cut 20%; that there was a loss of market share and thinner margins; that sales fell 2%; and that underlying profits fell by 18%. The company is responding, we are told, by improving its own branded ‘taste the difference’ products, which, against the 2% fall in sales, actually grew by a reported 2% in volume terms. However, the incoming new CEO Mike Coupe talks of cutting costs according to a programme that seems ahead of schedule. The company is also increasing its convenience stores (very much the fashion in the sector) where sales have risen by a reported 11%, on the back of a one fifth increase in the number of such stores. Moreover, the retailer is developing its new Tu clothing offer – sales up 10% over the first half – as well as building its Sainsbury banking operation which is for the moment absorbing transformation cost. At a given point the bank should obviously be making a contribution to net profits. The market is estimating a 17% fall in earnings this year to earnings per share about 22p, putting the shares on a forward estimated price to earnings ratio of just over 11 times. The consensus estimate, at this juncture, is for a further 2% decline in earnings the year after that. Interestingly, it forecasts top line sales revenue for this year as being static at £23.75 billion and pretty close to that again in the following year at an estimated sales revenue figure of £23.52 million. In essence then, the market seems to be calculating that Sainsbury will hold its sales, with a well understood fall in earnings this year but holding on to most of those earnings the following year. The market consensus also estimates that the annual dividend will be reduced twenty per cent in line with the cut in the interim dividend. At the 10.5p dividend payout estimated for this year and next year the estimated annual dividend yield for this year and next is 4.4% p.a. As I always say on such occasions, I am no more gifted in seeing the future than the rest of humanity. However, as a compensation for that lack of prophetic vision, I can identify value in the here and now. Sainsbury at this level shows quite a lot of what we call fundamental value, as indicated above. With the share price at a discount to balance sheet net assets, investors now are arguably being asked to pay nothing for earnings. It will be interesting to see whether at this stage and at these levels of valuation, the bears will be tempted to fold up their short positions together with their tents. Sainsbury is reported to have been one of the most shorted shares in the market. Technically, the shares have been moving sideways for over a year in a trading range of roughly between 220p and 290p. Arguably, the share price looks as though it might have broken out of the earlier downtrend that took it into that range. Have a look and see if that is your interpretation.
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