The aim of the article is to evaluate the economic situation of food sector enterprises listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. For the purposes of the study a synthetic indicator was used. It was formulated with the use of classic financial analysis indicators and the Multidimensional Comparative Analysis instrument. The analysis covered the following groups of ratios: accounting liquidity, indebtedness, profitability, productivity and turnover. The indicator enabled the evaluation of the situation of companies on the basis of financial data from the last five years and the presentation of findings in the form of a single synthetic variable. The resulting ranking of companies demonstrated the biggest differences in profitability values. Food sector public companies are characterised by financial soundness and indicators show that such public companies are in a better situation than other companies in this sector. The analysis was carried out on the basis of operating results of food sector companies in the period of 2014-2018.