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

Saul Centers, Inc. (BFS): $49.94

1.64 (+3.40%)

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  • BFS scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 94.64% of US stocks.
  • BFS's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 169 days.
  • BFS ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 51st percentile.

BFS Stock Summary

  • BFS's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 560.07 -- higher than 95.42% 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 13.37% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Saul Centers Inc is higher than it is for about 95.66% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BFS, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ETRN, AL, HMLP, DLNG, and BORR.
  • 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 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

    The 2 year price growth rate now stands at -39.61%.
  • Its year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -27.71%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 19.79%.
BFS's revenue has moved up $9,092,000 over the prior 33 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
2021-09-30 237.268 110.675 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
2020-06-30 223.797 93.3 31.476

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 $49.94 52-week high $55.44
Prev. close $48.30 52-week low $29.65
Day low $47.13 Volume 43,800
Day high $50.05 Avg. volume 33,442
50-day MA $51.83 Dividend yield 4.72%
200-day MA $46.91 Market Cap 1.18B

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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Should We Be Delighted With Saul Centers, Inc.'s (NYSE:BFS) ROE Of 11%?

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Yahoo | January 28, 2022

Saul Centers, Inc. Announces Tax Treatment of 2021 Dividends

Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE: BFS), an equity real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today the income tax treatment of its 2021 dividends. During 2021, the Company declared and paid four quarterly dividends on its Common Stock totaling $2.16 per share. For tax purposes, 69.07% of the dividends ($1.49 per common share) are characterized as ordinary income, while 30.93% of the dividends ($0.67 per common share) are characterized as return of capital. The information will be reported to shareho

Yahoo | January 20, 2022

Saul Centers (BFS) Upgraded to Buy: What Does It Mean for the Stock?

Saul Centers (BFS) has been upgraded to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), reflecting growing optimism about the company's earnings prospects. This might drive the stock higher in the near term.

Yahoo | December 27, 2021

Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Monday morning, reports. According to Zacks, SAUL CENTERS, INC. is a real estate investment trust which is engaged in the management and development of the shopping center business of the Saul Organization. []

Dakota Financial News | December 24, 2021

$60.85 Million in Sales Expected for Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) This Quarter

Brokerages predict that Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) will report sales of $60.85 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Saul Centers earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $60.35 million and the highest is $61.34 million. Saul Centers reported sales of $58.28 million in the same quarter last year, []

Transcript Daily | December 23, 2021

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BFS Price Returns

1-mo -3.92%
3-mo 8.80%
6-mo 13.88%
1-year 75.01%
3-year 8.96%
5-year -1.07%
YTD -4.79%
2021 76.58%
2020 -36.18%
2019 16.33%
2018 -20.48%
2017 -4.22%

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