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How to buy Barings BDC stock

Learn how to easily invest in Barings BDC stock.

Barings BDC Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Barings BDC shares (BBDC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Barings BDC stock price (NYSE: BBDC)

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Barings BDC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$10.61
52-week range$8.17 - $11.33
50-day moving average $11.04
200-day moving average $10.77
Wall St. target price$12.21
PE ratio 7.5241
Dividend yield $0.77 (8.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.45

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Is it a good time to buy Barings BDC stock?

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Barings BDC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.61 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -2.75%
1 month (2021-12-23) -3.37%
3 months (2021-10-22) -3.19%
6 months (2021-07-23) 0.57%
1 year (2021-01-22) 16.08%
2 years (2020-01-23) 1.73%
3 years (2019-01-23) 10.52%
5 years (2017-01-23) 19.1

Is Barings BDC stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Barings BDC's P/E ratio

Barings BDC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Barings BDC shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

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

Barings BDC's EBITDA

Barings BDC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $55.8 million.

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

Barings BDC financials

Revenue TTM $118.6 million
Operating margin TTM 69.05%
Gross profit TTM $71 million
Return on assets TTM 3.39%
Return on equity TTM 14%
Profit margin 75.02%
Book value $11.40
Market capitalisation $712.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Barings BDC share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 95.35% of net profits

Recently Barings BDC has paid out, on average, around 95.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Barings BDC shareholders could enjoy a 8.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Barings BDC's case, that would currently equate to about $0.77 per share.

Barings BDC'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.

Barings BDC's most recent dividend payout was on 30 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Barings BDC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Barings BDC's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.165 up to $11.3255. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBDC.US volatility(beta: 0.66)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 Barings BDC's is 0.6635. This would suggest that Barings BDC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Barings BDC overview

Barings BDC, Inc. (NYSE: BBDC) is a publicly traded, externally managed investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. It seeks to invest primarily in senior secured loans, first lien debt, unitranche, second lien debt, subordinated debt, equity co-investments and senior secured private debt investments in private middle-market companies that operate across a wide range of industries. It specializes in mezzanine, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, ESOPs, change of control transactions, acquisition financings, growth financing, and recapitalizations in lower middle market, mature, and later stage companies. It invests in manufacturing and distribution; business services and technology; transportation and logistics; consumer product and services. It invests in United States. It invests in companies with EBITDA of $10 million to $75 million, typically in private equity sponsor backed.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Barings BDC is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.853% of Barings BDC shares are held by insiders and 69.213% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Barings BDC?
Barings BDC's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Barings BDC based?
Barings BDC's address is: 300 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28202
What is Barings BDC's ISIN number?
Barings BDC's international securities identification number is: US06759L1035
What is Barings BDC's CUSIP number?
Barings BDC's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 06759L103

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