Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB): Price and Financial Metrics

Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB): $3.51

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SB POWR Grades

  • Momentum is the dimension where SB ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.91% of US stocks.
  • SB's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 169 days.
  • SB's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 24.29% of US stocks).

SB Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Safe Bulkers Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 2.61% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For SB, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 87.91% of US equities we're observing.
  • As for revenue growth, note that SB's revenue has grown 80.52% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of 91.72% of US companies in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Safe Bulkers Inc are KNOP, TNP, ATCO, MGEE, and UTL.
  • Visit SB's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

SB Valuation Summary

  • SB's price/sales ratio is 2; this is 17.65% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 161 months, SB's price/sales ratio has gone down 4.2.
  • Over the past 161 months, SB's price/sales ratio has gone down 4.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SB.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SB 2021-08-26 2.0 0.9 -15.8 106.2
SB 2021-08-25 2.0 0.9 -15.8 106.1
SB 2021-08-24 2.0 0.9 -15.4 104.8
SB 2021-08-23 1.9 0.8 -14.9 103.5
SB 2021-08-20 1.8 0.8 -14.4 101.8
SB 2021-08-19 1.8 0.8 -13.9 100.3

SB Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 63.83%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at 121.43%.
  • The 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 63.83%.
SB's revenue has moved up $50,126,000 over the prior 37 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2020-12-31 198.158 63.376 -25.313
2019-12-31 197.761 58.284 4.341
2018-12-31 193.191 85.449 16.3
2017-12-31 148.032 50.101 -99.141
2016-12-31 109.772 13.478 -69.991

SB'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.
  • SB has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 82.95% of graded US stocks.
  • SB's asset turnover comes in at 0.178 -- ranking 105th of 137 Transportation stocks.
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The table below shows SB's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2020-12-31 0.178 0.436 0.006
2019-12-31 0.181 0.584 0.028
2018-12-31 0.183 0.638 0.035
2017-12-31 0.134 0.617 -0.034
2016-12-31 0.088 0.479 -0.022
2015-12-31 0.102 0.424 -0.023

SB Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SB, see our SB 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 $5.60 Average Broker Recommendation 1.7 (Moderate Buy)

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SB Price/Volume Stats

Current price $3.51 52-week high $5.44
Prev. close $3.46 52-week low $1.57
Day low $3.41 Volume 1,766,300
Day high $3.61 Avg. volume 1,181,000
50-day MA $3.62 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $3.87 Market Cap 419.40M

Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB) Company Bio

Safe Bulkers, Inc. provides marine drybulk transportation services worldwide. It is involved in the acquisition, ownership, and operation of dry bulk vessels for transporting bulk cargoes, primarily coal, grain, and iron ore. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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Below are the latest news stories about Safe Bulkers Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SB as an investment opportunity.

UPDATE - Replays of Capital Link’s Company Presentation Series Are Now Available

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The video replays and slide decks of Capital Link’s Company Presentation Series are now available. To access the archive, please visit the series’ website at: During this presentation series, Senior Management of listed shipping companies provided an update on their operations, business development, strategy, and sector outlook. Following each slide presentation, there was a live Q&A session

Yahoo | January 27, 2022

Safe Bulkers: 3 Reasons Why It's Cheap

Today I'm revisiting the investment case of Safe Bulkers (SB), a Greek shipping company operating in the dry bulk market. In my previous article about the company I had explained why I believed that the company represents a nice investment opportunity. In this article, I will stick to this view,...

True Orion on Seeking Alpha | January 26, 2022

Safe Bulkers to buy 181,000-dwt Capesize class vessel for $33.8M

Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB) has agreed to acquire a 2014-built, Japanese, dry-bulk Capesize class vessel for $33.8M. The 181,000 dwt MV Maria is scheduled to be delivered within February 2022. The purchase will be funded using cash reserves of the company. Loukas Barmparis, President of the company commented: “This will be...

Seeking Alpha | January 25, 2022

Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces Agreement for the Acquisition of One Capesize Class Dry-bulk Japanese Vessel

MONACO, Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the Company) (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of a 2014-built, Japanese, dry-bulk, 181,000 dwt, Capesize class vessel, to be named MV Maria, with a scheduled delivery date within February 2022. The vessel will be acquired at a purchase price of $33.8 million and will be financed from the cash reserves of the Compan

Yahoo | January 25, 2022

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Yahoo | January 20, 2022

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SB Price Returns

1-mo -3.31%
3-mo -21.30%
6-mo 2.03%
1-year 101.72%
3-year 122.15%
5-year 135.57%
YTD -6.90%
2021 190.00%
2020 -23.53%
2019 -4.49%
2018 -44.89%
2017 180.87%

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