Saul Centers, Inc. is a self-managed, self-administered equity REIT headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, which currently operates and manages a real estate portfolio of 60 properties which includes (a) 50 community and neighborhood shopping centers and seven mixed-use properties with approximately 9.8 million square feet of leasable area and (b) three land and development properties. More Details
Established dividend payer and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Saul Centers's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BFS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BFS's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BFS underperformed the US REITs industry which returned -9.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BFS underperformed the US Market which returned 22.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Saul Centers's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StSaul Centers' (NYSE:BFS) Shareholders Are Down 45% On Their Shares
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Buying Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) Shares?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StBoasting A 12% Return On Equity, Is Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) A Top Quality Stock?
Is Saul Centers undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BFS ($31.29) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($44.72)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BFS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BFS is good value based on its PE Ratio (25.1x) compared to the US REITs industry average (38.5x).
PE vs Market: BFS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.1x) compared to the US market (21.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BFS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BFS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4x) compared to the US REITs industry average (1.6x).
How is Saul Centers forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Real Estate industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Saul Centers has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has Saul Centers performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BFS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BFS's current net profit margins (13%) are lower than last year (16.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BFS's earnings have grown by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BFS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BFS had negative earnings growth (-25.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (2.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BFS's Return on Equity (12.4%) is considered low.
How is Saul Centers's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BFS's short term assets ($128.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($50.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: BFS's short term assets ($128.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BFS's debt to equity ratio (272.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: BFS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 250.7% to 272.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BFS's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.7%).
Interest Coverage: BFS's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.2x coverage).
What is Saul Centers's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BFS's dividend (6.78%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).
High Dividend: BFS's dividend (6.78%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.86%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BFS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BFS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (69.8%), BFS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bernard Saul (87 yo)
Mr. Bernard Francis Saul, II has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saul Centers Inc., since June 1993 and has been its President since October 1, 2019. Mr. Saul has been the President, Chief Ope...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bernard's total compensation ($USD268.62K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.39M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bernard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||28yrs||US$847.92k||0.077% |
|Executive VP and Chief Legal & Administrative Officer||6.75yrs||US$667.93k||0% |
|Executive Vice President of Retail Leasing||23yrs||US$827.65k||0.011% |
|Senior VP and Chief Acquisitions & Development Officer||21yrs||US$742.08k||0.16% |
|Senior VP of Residential & Director||1.83yrs||US$53.94k||0.010% |
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||11.33yrs||no data||0.045% |
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||2yrs||no data||no data|
|Shareholder Relations Representative||9yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Property Management||21yrs||no data||0.051% |
|Senior Vice President of Acquisitions||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BFS's management team is seasoned and experienced (16.2 years average tenure).
|Senior VP of Residential & Director||1.83yrs||US$53.94k||0.010% |
|Independent Vice Chairman of the Board||17.83yrs||US$149.84k||0.54% |
|Independent Director||12.75yrs||US$63.74k||0.062% |
|Independent Director||18.25yrs||US$63.74k||0.030% |
|Independent Director||8.83yrs||US$97.54k||0.021% |
|Independent Director||8.83yrs||US$79.44k||0.0098% |
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$63.74k||0.0026% |
Experienced Board: BFS's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BFS insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Saul Centers, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Saul Centers, Inc.
- Ticker: BFS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Retail REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Implied Market Cap: US$998.452m
- Market Cap: US$730.878m
- Shares outstanding: 31.26m
- Website: https://www.saulcenters.com
Number of Employees
- Saul Centers, Inc.
- 7501 Wisconsin Avenue
- Suite 1500E
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BFS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 1993|
|SA4||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 1993|
|BFS.PRD||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||6.125% PFD CUM D||US||USD||Jan 2018|
|BFS.PRE||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||6% DP SH PFD E||US||USD||Sep 2019|
Saul Centers, Inc. is a self-managed, self-administered equity REIT headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, which currently operates and manages a real estate portfolio of 60 properties which includes (a) 50 ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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