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How to buy Barrett Business Services stock | $79.76

Learn how to easily invest in Barrett Business Services stock.

Barrett Business Services Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Barrett Business Services shares (BBSI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Barrett Business Services employs 115,075 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Barrett Business Services stock price (NASDAQ: BBSI)

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Barrett Business Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$79.76
52-week range$55.73 - $82.90
50-day moving average $77.63
200-day moving average $74.43
Wall St. target price$92.75
PE ratio 16.0451
Dividend yield $1.2 (1.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.97

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Barrett Business Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $79.76 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) -2.36%
1 month (2021-09-17) 8.06%
3 months (2021-07-16) 9.80%
6 months (2021-04-16) 13.46%
1 year (2020-10-16) 38.95%
2 years (2019-10-17) -9.48%
3 years (2018-10-17) 23.07%
5 years (2016-10-17) 69.02%

Is Barrett Business Services under- or over-valued?

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

Barrett Business Services's P/E ratio

Barrett Business Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Barrett Business Services shares trade at around 16x 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.

Barrett Business Services's PEG ratio

Barrett Business Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4016. 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 Barrett Business Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Barrett Business Services's EBITDA

Barrett Business Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $47.8 million.

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

Barrett Business Services financials

Revenue TTM $912.3 million
Operating margin TTM 4.82%
Gross profit TTM $601.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.35%
Return on equity TTM 20.14%
Profit margin 4.19%
Book value $26.51
Market capitalisation $602.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Barrett Business Services shares

There are currently 52,107 Barrett Business Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Barrett Business Services's "short interest". This figure is 9.2% down from 57,417 last month.

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

Barrett Business Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Barrett Business Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Barrett Business Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Barrett Business Services shares traded daily (recently around 26585.204081633). Barrett Business Services's SIR currently stands at 1.96. In other words for every 100,000 Barrett Business Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1960 shares are currently held short.

However Barrett Business Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Barrett Business Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Barrett Business Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Barrett Business Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Barrett Business Services shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0072% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Barrett Business Services shares, roughly 7 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 Barrett Business Services.

Find out more about how you can short Barrett Business Services stock.

Barrett Business Services share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 24.14% of net profits

Recently Barrett Business Services has paid out, on average, around 24.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Barrett Business Services shareholders could enjoy a 1.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Barrett Business Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

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

Barrett Business Services's most recent dividend payout was on 2 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Barrett Business Services's shares ever split?

Barrett Business Services's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 19 May 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Barrett Business Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Barrett Business Services shares which in turn could have impacted Barrett Business Services's share price.

Barrett Business Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Barrett Business Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.7343 up to $82.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBSI.US volatility(beta: 1.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Barrett Business Services's is 1.5614. This would suggest that Barrett Business Services's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Barrett Business Services overview

Barrett Business Services, Inc. provides business management solutions for small and mid-sized companies in the United States. It develops a management platform that integrates a knowledge-based approach from the management consulting industry with tools from the human resource outsourcing industry. The company offers professional employer services under which it enters into a client services agreement to establish a co-employment relationship with each client company, assuming responsibility for payroll, payroll taxes, workers' compensation coverage, and other administration functions for the client's existing workforce. It also provides staffing and recruiting services, such as on-demand or short-term staffing assignment, contract staffing, direct placement, and long-term or indefinite-term on-site management services. The company serves electronics manufacturers, light-manufacturing industries, agriculture-based companies, transportation and shipping enterprises, food processors, telecommunications companies, public utilities, general contractors in various construction-related fields, and professional services firms. Barrett Business Services, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Barrett Business Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.545% of Barrett Business Services shares are held by insiders and 90.663% by institutions.
How many people work for Barrett Business Services?
Latest data suggests 115,075 work at Barrett Business Services.
When does the fiscal year end for Barrett Business Services?
Barrett Business Services's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Barrett Business Services based?
Barrett Business Services's address is: 8100 NE Parkway Drive, Vancouver, WA, United States, 98662
What is Barrett Business Services's ISIN number?
Barrett Business Services's international securities identification number is: US0684631080
What is Barrett Business Services's CUSIP number?
Barrett Business Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 068463108

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