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Saul Centers, Inc is a reit-retail business based in the US. Saul Centers shares (BFS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Saul Centers employs 110 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Saul Centers share price

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Saul Centers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$22.08 - $43.31
50-day moving average $40.74
200-day moving average $33.88
Wall St. target price$44.75
PE ratio 34.632
Dividend yield $2.12 (5.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.25

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Is Saul Centers under- or over-valued?

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

Saul Centers's P/E ratio

Saul Centers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, Saul Centers shares trade at around 35x 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.

Saul Centers's EBITDA

Saul Centers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $142.5 million.

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

Saul Centers financials

Revenue TTM $225.2 million
Operating margin TTM 42.88%
Gross profit TTM $166.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.7%
Return on equity TTM 11.56%
Profit margin 17.93%
Book value $7.64
Market capitalisation $1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Saul Centers shares

There are currently 135,843 Saul Centers shares held short by investors – that's known as Saul Centers's "short interest". This figure is 13.1% down from 156,259 last month.

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

Saul Centers's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Saul Centers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Saul Centers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Saul Centers shares traded daily (recently around 43124.761904762). Saul Centers's SIR currently stands at 3.15. In other words for every 100,000 Saul Centers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3150 shares are currently held short.

However Saul Centers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Saul Centers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Saul Centers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Saul Centers's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Saul Centers shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0126% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Saul Centers shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Saul Centers.

Find out more about how you can short Saul Centers stock.

Saul Centers share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 73.61% of net profits

Recently Saul Centers has paid out, on average, around 73.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Saul Centers shareholders could enjoy a 5.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Saul Centers's case, that would currently equate to about $2.12 per share.

Saul Centers's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Saul Centers's most recent dividend payout was on 29 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Saul Centers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Saul Centers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.0765 up to $43.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BFS.US volatility(beta: 1.12)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Saul Centers's is 1.1158. This would suggest that Saul Centers's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Saul Centers overview

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. Approximately 85% of the Saul Centers' property operating income is generated by properties in the metropolitan Washington, DC/Baltimore area. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Saul Centers is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 45.676% of Saul Centers shares are held by insiders and 47.412% by institutions.
How many people work for Saul Centers?
Latest data suggests 110 work at Saul Centers.
When does the fiscal year end for Saul Centers?
Saul Centers's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Saul Centers based?
Saul Centers's address is: 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD, United States, 20814
What is Saul Centers's ISIN number?
Saul Centers's international securities identification number is: US8043951016
What is Saul Centers's CUSIP number?
Saul Centers's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 804395101

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