Any investor wants a secure investment, one that is diversified and profitable. Various companies are listed in the FTSE 250 and their performance index speaks volumes about the stature of purchasing the companies shares as investments. Investment diversification is essential and any investor will want a dynamic investment. An money pet would be a disastrous investment step and fiscal health risk for the investor. Looking at the corporate facade of J Sainsbury plc it has a very positive public image in terms of performance as a corporate entity.
This is indicative of the company’s dynamism in fiscal gains made as the basic unit of the company’s primary objective. This is projected more thoroughly by the J Sainsbury plc 2007 fiscal statements. J Sainsbury plc 2007 fiscal report The company’s total sales hit 46,611 million British pounds inclusive of VAT. This was 6. 9% up the 2006 fiscal total sales which were at 17. 718British pounds. The company’s underlying profit before tax up 42. 3% at 380 million pounds from the 2006 267 million pounds. This projects a very positive performance and improvement which is further reflected by the profits before tax.
The profits before tax were 477 million pounds which was a difference of 374 million up from the fiscal 2006 at 104 million pounds. The intrinsic growth of the company is depicted in the underlying basic earnings per share. The earnings per share at 2007 stood at 14. 7 pence which is higher than in 2006 figure which was at 10. 5 pence. (14. 7-10. 5= up 4. 2 pence) Looking at the investor gains and the diversification of the company value, the underlying basic earning per share of the company was up to 19. 2 pence from 3. 8 pence in 2006. This shows a very marginal increase in the share value. (19. 2-3. 8= up 15. 4pence).
15. 4 pence gain is a very valuable gain and this would mean very high profits and dividends for the investor. The company proposed a final dividend of 7. 35 pence which was up 25. 6% making full year dividend of 9. 75 pence which was up 21. 9% in fiscal 2006. The company’s underlying debt of 1. 4 billion pounds which lower I comparison to 1. 5 billion in fiscal 2006. This is indicative of a 162 million pounds improvement. The company has property valued at 8. 6 billion which is leasehold property. This means the company’s has a very high profile investment portfolio and a very good to invest in.