Cash flow is the net amount of cash and cash-equivalents being transferred into and out of a business. At the most fundamental level, a company’s ability to create value for shareholders is determined by its ability to generate positive cash flows, or more specifically, maximize long-term free cash flow (FCF).

SBRY Free Cash Flow Analysis

Free cash flow, a measure commonly used by analysts to assess a company's profitability, represents the cash a company generates after accounting for cash outflows to support operations and maintain its capital assets.

The Free Cash Flow is calculated using a number of methods including using Operating Cash Flow. Following is the formula to calculate Free Cash Flow based on Operating Cash Flow.

Free Cash Flow = Operating Cash Flow - Capital Expenditures

Using above formula to calculate Free Cash Flow for J Sainsbury plc (SBRY), the free cash flow value is 593.00M.

All amounts in GBP

Operating Cash
Capital Expenditure
Free Cash Flow

J Sainsbury plc has a positive free cash flow as per the latest annual Cash flow statement released by the company. Positive free cash flow is cruscial for the financial health of a company, which can be used to pay dividends, expand operations, and deleverage its balance sheet (i.e., reduce debt).

SBRY Cash Flow Statement History

Following table shows the history of Cash Flow Statements sheet for J Sainsbury plc (LSE:SBRY).

05 Mar 2022 06 Mar 2021 07 Mar 2020 09 Mar 2019
Net Income 677M -201M 152M 186M
Depreciation 1.06B 1.11B 1.15B 1.16B
Change To Netincome 96M 270M 283M 143M
Change To Account Receivables 33M 62M -129M 92M
Change To Liabilities 28M 321M -195M 71M
Change To Inventory -179M 117M 197M -118M
Change To Operating Activities -949M 284M -15M -496M
Total Cash From Operating Activities 1.01B 2.34B 1.37B 1.04B
Capital Expenditures -416M -423M -519M -474M
Other Cashflows From Investing Activities -1M 15M 132M 11M
Total Cashflows From Investing Activities -649M -553M -426M -481M
Dividends Paid -242M -255M -270M -247M
Net Borrowings -741M -790M -799M -915M
Total Cash From Financing Activities -1.02B -1.31B -1.07B -1.17B
Change In Cash -658M 482M -126M -608M
Repurchase Of Stock -56M -280M -18M -30M
Issuance Of Stock 21M 17M 15M 22M