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

Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS): $48.94

-0.29 (-0.59%)

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  • BFS scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 98.49% of US stocks.
  • BFS's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • BFS's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 47.19% of US stocks).

BFS Stock Summary

  • BFS's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 419.53 -- higher than 93.71% 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; merely 12.99% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For BFS, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 95.46% of US equities we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BFS, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ETRN, BORR, FTAI, GTN, and AL.
  • BFS's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Saul Centers Inc's official web site, go to

BFS Valuation Summary

  • BFS's price/sales ratio is 4.6; this is 29.23% lower than that of the median Real Estate stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, BFS's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 8.8.
  • BFS's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.3 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 2021-09-02 4.6 2.5 35.5 24.4
BFS 2021-09-01 4.6 2.4 35.4 24.4
BFS 2021-08-31 4.7 2.5 35.5 24.4
BFS 2021-08-30 4.7 2.5 35.7 24.5
BFS 2021-08-27 4.7 2.5 35.7 24.5
BFS 2021-08-26 4.5 2.4 34.6 24.1

BFS Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 255.66%.
  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 10.33%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 108.02%.
BFS's revenue has moved up $7,795,000 over the prior 34 months.

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
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
2021-03-31 226.988 87.111 26.186
2020-12-31 225.207 78.383 29.188
2020-09-30 223.505 90.055 29.029

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 $48.94 52-week high $56.22
Prev. close $49.23 52-week low $41.73
Day low $48.46 Volume 28,140
Day high $49.11 Avg. volume 38,715
50-day MA $47.88 Dividend yield 4.79%
200-day MA $49.65 Market Cap 1.17B

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) Q4 FFO and Revenues Lag Estimates

Saul Centers (BFS) delivered FFO and revenue surprises of -1.32% and 0.99%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Saul Centers GAAP EPS of $0.40, revenue of $60.24M

Saul Centers press release (BFS): Q4 GAAP EPS of $0.40.Revenue of $60.24M (+3.4% Y/Y).

Seeking Alpha | February 24, 2022

Saul Centers, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 Earnings

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE: BFS), an equity real estate investment trust ("REIT"), announced its operating results for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 ("2021 Quarter"). Total revenue for the 2021 Quarter increased to $60.2 million from $58.3…

PR Newswire | February 24, 2022

Store Capital (STOR) Beats Q4 FFO and Revenue Estimates

Store Capital (STOR) delivered FFO and revenue surprises of 2.04% and 5.54%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Realty Income Corp. (O) Q4 FFO and Revenues Beat Estimates

Realty Income Corp. (O) delivered FFO and revenue surprises of 1.08% and 15.65%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

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BFS Price Returns

1-mo 3.51%
3-mo 7.07%
6-mo 7.54%
1-year 10.75%
3-year 11.82%
5-year 7.60%
YTD -4.50%
2021 76.58%
2020 -36.18%
2019 16.32%
2018 -20.48%
2017 -4.22%

BFS Dividends

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