Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM): Price and Financial Metrics

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM): $215.53

-3.08 (-1.41%)

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  • SAFM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 98.62% of US stocks.
  • SAFM's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • SAFM ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 0th percentile.

SAFM Stock Summary

  • SAFM's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 0.42 -- higher than just 2.64% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Over the past twelve months, SAFM has reported earnings growth of 1,507.37%, putting it ahead of 98.58% of US stocks in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, SAFM is more volatile than only 0.76% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Sanderson Farms Inc are AGX, BTN, GNLN, MPX, and IPDN.
  • SAFM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Sanderson Farms Inc's official web site, go to

SAFM Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, SAFM's price/sales ratio is 28.57% lower, now standing at 1.
  • Over the past 243 months, SAFM's price/earnings ratio has gone up 5.6.
  • Over the past 243 months, SAFM's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 3.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SAFM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SAFM 2021-09-03 1 2.6 14.6 10.4
SAFM 2021-09-02 1 2.6 14.6 10.4
SAFM 2021-09-01 1 2.6 14.6 10.4
SAFM 2021-08-31 1 2.6 14.7 10.5
SAFM 2021-08-30 1 2.6 14.5 10.4
SAFM 2021-08-27 1 2.6 14.5 10.3

SAFM Growth Metrics

    The 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at -106.53%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 11.94%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 26.03%.
SAFM's revenue has moved up $2,500,995,000 over the prior 70 months.

The table below shows SAFM'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 5,217.775 890.554 638.418
2021-09-30 4,799.653 623.483 455.089
2021-06-30 4,335.965 477.022 299.074
2021-03-31 3,939.664 402.813 167.121
2020-12-31 3,650.495 297.301 76.328
2020-09-30 3,564.267 222.009 28.274

SAFM'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.
  • SAFM has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 94.61% of graded US stocks.
  • SAFM's asset turnover comes in at 2.192 -- ranking 6th of 58 Food Products stocks.
  • MKC, MDLZ, and MMMB are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SAFM.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-07-31 2.192 0.151 0.239
2021-04-30 2.062 0.113 0.132
2021-01-31 1.919 0.072 0.030
2020-10-31 1.884 0.054 -0.006
2020-07-31 1.885 0.035 -0.049
2020-04-30 1.908 0.044 -0.034

SAFM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SAFM, see our SAFM 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 $199.17 Average Broker Recommendation 1.81 (Hold)

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SAFM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $215.53 52-week high $221.63
Prev. close $218.61 52-week low $175.82
Day low $214.45 Volume 544,100
Day high $218.36 Avg. volume 238,375
50-day MA $197.53 Dividend yield 0.82%
200-day MA $189.08 Market Cap 4.81B

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) Company Bio

Sanderson Farms produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh, frozen, and prepared chicken products in the United States. The company was founded in 1947 and is based in Laurel, Mississippi.

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Sen. Warren, others said to renew call for DOJ to scrutinize Sanderson Farms sale (SAFM)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with a dozen other lawmakers, is renewing a call for the Justice Department to scrutinize Sanderson Farms'' (SAFM) planned sale to Continental Grain…

Seeking Alpha | February 17, 2022

Senate’s Warren Renews Call for Scrutiny of Sanderson Poultry Deal

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Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Exclusive-Sen. Warren, others urge U.S. Justice Dept to oppose Sanderson chicken deal if antitrust violation found

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Senator Elizabeth Warren, backed by some dozen other U.S. lawmakers, told the Justice Department that a plan to merge chicken producer Sanderson Farms with smaller rival Wayne Farms "raises significant antitrust concerns." Commodities trader Cargill Inc and Continental Grain Co announced in August that they would buy Sanderson Farms, the third largest chicken producer, and combine it with Continental's Wayne in a deal worth some $4.53 billion. Chicken prices have risen sharply in the previous year, and the Justice Department has been pursuing price-fixing in the sector but the market shares for the combined company isn't as large as is usually seen in merger challenges.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Gates Foundation adds Sanderson Farms, drops Affirm, pares Berkshire stake (NASDAQ:SAFM)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust adds a stake in Sanderson Farms (SAFM) with 524K shares and exits its 35K-share stake in Affirm Holdings (AFRM) during Q4 2021, according to…

Seeking Alpha | February 14, 2022

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SAFM Price Returns

1-mo 7.93%
3-mo 13.45%
6-mo 13.33%
1-year 16.64%
3-year 57.84%
5-year 97.34%
YTD 13.33%
2021 46.08%
2020 -24.15%
2019 79.16%
2018 -27.63%
2017 49.46%

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