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
1.01B
Capital Expenditure
-416M
Free Cash Flow
593.00M

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