Financial Performance of Sainsbury’s

Critically evaluate the financial health of Sainsbury’s, using key financial ratios and an analysis of the company’s financial statements.

Calculate Sainsbury’s key financial ratios (for at least the three most recent years) and present them in the report in table or chart format. Key ratios must cover all categories: profitability, liquidity, efficiency, investment, and gearing (leverage) ratios. Interpret and assess the trend of the financial performance of Sainsbury’s in the most recent year (the newest annual report) in comparison to the previous years, as well as its competitor/industry. Make sure you justify any significant differences (trends) you observe here. Critically assess the company’s approach to working capital management.