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How to buy Barings BDC stock

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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 share price

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Barings BDC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$5.93 - $10.46
50-day moving average $10.15
200-day moving average $9.22
Wall St. target price$10.89
PE ratio 61.7857
Dividend yield $0.65 (6.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.17

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Is Barings BDC under- or over-valued?

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 62x. In other words, Barings BDC shares trade at around 62x 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.

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 $71 million
Operating margin TTM 71.62%
Gross profit TTM $71 million
Return on assets TTM 2.17%
Return on equity TTM 1.27%
Profit margin 11.51%
Book value $10.99
Market capitalisation $678 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Barings BDC shares

There are currently 159,339 Barings BDC shares held short by investors – that's known as Barings BDC's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 160,261 last month.

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

Barings BDC's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Barings BDC's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Barings BDC shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Barings BDC shares traded daily (recently around 362134.09090909). Barings BDC's SIR currently stands at 0.44. In other words for every 100,000 Barings BDC shares traded daily on the market, roughly 440 shares are currently held short.

However Barings BDC's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Barings BDC shares, or, against the total number of tradable Barings BDC shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Barings BDC's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Barings BDC shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0031% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Barings BDC shares, roughly 3 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 Barings BDC.

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Barings BDC share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.05% of net profits

Recently Barings BDC has paid out, on average, around 1.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.31% 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 7.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Barings BDC's case, that would currently equate to about $0.65 per share.

While Barings BDC's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Barings BDC is investing more in its future growth.

Barings BDC's most recent dividend payout was on 16 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 March 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 $5.9322 up to $10.46. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBDC.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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 0.6757. 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. Barings BDC seeks to invest primarily in senior secured loans to private U. S. 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. Barings BDC's investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, Barings LLC, a leading global asset manager based in Charlotte, NC with over $335 billion of AUM firm-wide.

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