Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS): Price and Financial Metrics

Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS): $43.46

0.45 (+1.05%)

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  • BFS scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 95.59% of US stocks.
  • BFS's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • BFS ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 40th percentile.

BFS Stock Summary

  • BFS's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 2,440.63 -- higher than 98.8% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Of note is the ratio of SAUL CENTERS INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; just 14.85% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For BFS, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 95.79% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BFS, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are BDN, HIW, ELS, AROC, and DEA.
  • Visit BFS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

BFS Valuation Summary

  • BFS's EV/EBIT ratio is 23.7; this is 13.19% lower than that of the median Real Estate stock.
  • BFS's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.4 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BFS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BFS 2022-11-21 4.3 2.6 26.3 23.7
BFS 2022-11-18 4.3 2.6 26.4 23.8
BFS 2022-11-17 4.2 2.5 25.8 23.5
BFS 2022-11-16 4.1 2.5 25.4 23.3
BFS 2022-11-15 4.2 2.5 25.9 23.5
BFS 2022-11-14 4.1 2.5 25.5 23.4

BFS Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 12.59%.
  • The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 6.39%.
  • The 4 year revenue growth rate now stands at 5.37%.
Over the past 15 months, BFS's revenue has gone up $9,992,000.

The table below shows BFS's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 243.764 121.328 39.38
2022-06-30 242.933 118.248 40.568
2022-03-31 242.644 123.613 40.298
2021-12-31 239.225 118.381 37.195
2021-09-30 237.268 110.675 34.374
2021-06-30 233.772 103.251 30.603

BFS's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • BFS has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 27.98% of graded US stocks.
  • BFS's asset turnover comes in at 0.138 -- ranking 132nd of 442 Trading stocks.
  • NDAQ, NXRT, and TPL are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with BFS.

The table below shows BFS's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.138 0.736 0.032
2021-03-31 0.135 0.732 0.031
2020-12-31 0.135 0.741 0.031
2020-09-30 0.135 0.745 0.032
2020-06-30 0.136 0.746 0.033
2020-03-31 0.141 0.751 0.035

BFS Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of BFS, see our BFS price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $48.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.67 (Moderate Buy)

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BFS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $43.46 52-week high $56.22
Prev. close $43.01 52-week low $36.21
Day low $42.61 Volume 20,900
Day high $43.89 Avg. volume 37,576
50-day MA $40.01 Dividend yield 5.43%
200-day MA $46.08 Market Cap 1.04B

Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS) Company Bio

Saul Centers operates and manages community and neighborhood shopping center and office properties. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Below are the latest news stories about SAUL CENTERS INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate BFS as an investment opportunity.

Saul Centers (BFS) Q3 FFO Miss Estimates

Saul Centers (BFS) delivered FFO and revenue surprises of -6.41% and 0.32%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | November 9, 2022

Saul Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2022 Earnings

Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE: BFS), an equity real estate investment trust ("REIT"), announced its operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 ("2022 Quarter"). Total revenue for the 2022 Quarter increased to $61.1 million from $60.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 ("2021 Quarter"). Net income decreased to $15.5 million for the 2022 Quarter from $16.9 million for the 2021 Quarter primarily due to (a) higher general and administrative expenses of $0.9 million, (b) loss

Yahoo | November 8, 2022

The past five years for Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) investors has not been profitable

For many, the main point of investing is to generate higher returns than the overall market. But even the best stock...

Yahoo | October 6, 2022

Saul Centers Declares Quarterly Dividends

Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE: BFS) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.59 per share on its common stock, to be paid on October 31, 2022, to holders of record on October 17, 2022. The common dividend is unchanged from the amount paid in the previous quarter and represents a $0.04 per share (7.27%) increase over the amount paid in the prior year's comparable quarter.

Yahoo | September 22, 2022

Saul Centers (BFS) Q2 FFO and Revenues Lag Estimates

Saul Centers (BFS) delivered FFO and revenue surprises of -3.70% and 2.06%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | August 4, 2022

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BFS Price Returns

1-mo 8.92%
3-mo -1.52%
6-mo -5.97%
1-year -10.07%
3-year -1.23%
5-year -13.36%
YTD -13.87%
2021 76.58%
2020 -36.18%
2019 16.33%
2018 -20.48%
2017 -4.22%

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