How to buy Safehold stock - 13 April

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How to buy Safehold stock

Own Safehold stock in just a few minutes.

Safehold Inc is a reit-diversified business based in the US. Safehold shares (SAFE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Safehold

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Safehold. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SAFE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Safehold reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Safehold, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Safehold. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Safehold share price

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Safehold shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$44.5653 - USD$84.7916
50-day moving average USD$74.0318
200-day moving average USD$70.9011
Wall St. target priceUSD$89.5
PE ratio 59.3675
Dividend yield USD$0.643 (0.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.17

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Is it a good time to buy Safehold stock?

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Is Safehold under- or over-valued?

Valuing Safehold stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Safehold's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Safehold's P/E ratio

Safehold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, Safehold shares trade at around 59x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Safehold's PEG ratio

Safehold's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.65. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Safehold's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Safehold's EBITDA

Safehold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$135.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Safehold's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Safehold financials

Revenue TTM USD$158.7 million
Operating margin TTM 78.02%
Gross profit TTM USD$156.3 million
Return on assets TTM 2.68%
Return on equity TTM 4.81%
Profit margin 37.36%
Book value $25.92
Market capitalisation USD$3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Safehold shares

There are currently 1.4 million Safehold shares held short by investors – that's known as Safehold's "short interest". This figure is 12.3% up from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Safehold shares can be evaluated.

Safehold's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Safehold's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Safehold shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Safehold shares traded daily (recently around 121023.00429185). Safehold's SIR currently stands at 11.65. In other words for every 100,000 Safehold shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11650 shares are currently held short.

However Safehold's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Safehold shares, or, against the total number of tradable Safehold shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Safehold's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Safehold shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.067% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Safehold shares, roughly 67 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Safehold.

Find out more about how you can short Safehold stock.

Safehold share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 48.37% of net profits

Recently Safehold has paid out, on average, around 48.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Safehold shareholders could enjoy a 0.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Safehold's case, that would currently equate to about $0.643 per share.

While Safehold's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Safehold may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Safehold's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Safehold share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Safehold's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.5653 up to $84.7916. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Safehold's is -0.4692. This would suggest that Safehold's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Safehold has bucked the trend.

Safehold overview

Safehold Inc. (NYSE: SAFE) is revolutionizing real estate ownership by providing a new and better way for owners to unlock the value of the land beneath their buildings. Through its modern ground lease capital solution, Safehold helps owners of high quality multifamily, office, industrial, hospitality and mixed-use properties in major markets throughout the United States generate higher returns with less risk. The Company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) and is managed by its largest shareholder, iStar Inc., seeks to deliver safe, growing income and long-term capital appreciation to its shareholders.

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