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) 49 community and neighborhood shopping centers and six mixed-use properties with approximately 9.2 million square feet of leasable area and (b) five land and development properties.
Solid track record established dividend payer.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BFS underperformed the US REITs industry which returned 16% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BFS underperformed the US Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.
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 StIf You Had Bought Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS) Stock Three Years Ago, You'd Be Sitting On A 24% Loss, Today
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhy Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) Could Be Worth Watching
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHow Much Are Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) Insiders Spending On Buying Shares?
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 ($48.37) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($64.61)
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 (28.3x) compared to the REITs industry average (37.2x).
PE vs Market: BFS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.3x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BFS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (59.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BFS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6x) compared to the US REITs industry average (2.1x).
How is Saul Centers forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BFS's forecast earnings growth (0.5% per year) is below the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: BFS's earnings (0.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BFS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BFS's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BFS's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BFS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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 (16.7%) are higher than last year (15.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BFS's earnings have grown by 5.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BFS's earnings growth over the past year (11.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (5.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BFS earnings growth over the past year (11.4%) exceeded the REITs industry 7.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BFS's Return on Equity (11.9%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Saul Centers's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Inventory Level: BFS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BFS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: BFS's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if BFS has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: BFS reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.
Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if BFS has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: BFS has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.
Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if BFS has an appropriate level of bad loans.
What is Saul Centers's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: BFS's dividend (4.38%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).
High Dividend: BFS's dividend (4.38%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BFS's dividend payments have been volatile 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 (60%), BFS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BFS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (2.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bernard Saul (86yo)
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 ($USD259.88K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.81M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bernard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP||27.1yrs||US$734.42k||0.077% $1.2m|
|Executive Vice President of Retail Leasing||22.1yrs||US$735.71k||0.010% $155.0k|
|Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Development||0yrs||US$692.16k||0.16% $2.4m|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||10.4yrs||no data||0.043% $646.6k|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP and Chief Legal & Administrative Officer||5.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Shareholder Relations Representative||8.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Management||20.1yrs||no data||0.051% $759.9k|
Experienced Management: BFS's management team is seasoned and experienced (15.3 years average tenure).
|Senior VP of Residential & Director||0.9yrs||no data||0.0082% $122.9k|
|Vice Chairman of the Board||16.9yrs||US$158.54k||0.54% $8.1m|
|Independent Director||11.8yrs||US$51.29k||0.062% $932.9k|
|Independent Director||17.3yrs||US$51.29k||0.030% $445.6k|
|Independent Director||7.9yrs||US$67.09k||0.015% $231.3k|
|Independent Director||7.9yrs||US$68.19k||0.0091% $136.2k|
Experienced Board: BFS's board of directors are considered experienced (9.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.9%.
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$1.500b
- Market Cap: US$1.118b
- Shares outstanding: 31.02m
- 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% CUM 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) 49 community and neighborhood shopping centers and six mixed-use properties with approximately 9.2 million square feet of leasable area and (b) five land and development properties. Approximately 85% of the Saul Centers' property operating income is generated by properties in the metropolitan Washington, DC/Baltimore area.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/23 01:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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