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BG Staffing, Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. BG Staffing shares (BGSF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BG Staffing employs 430 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$288.4 million.

How to buy shares in BG Staffing

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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 BG Staffing. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BGSF. 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 BG Staffing 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. At last close price of USD$10.78, 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 BG Staffing, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BG Staffing. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted BG Staffing's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, BG Staffing's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$10.78, which is 42.96% down on its pre-crash value of USD$18.9 and 79.37% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$6.01.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of BG Staffing shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$368.65 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$534.15.

BG Staffing share price

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BG Staffing shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$10.78
52-week range USD$5.6898 - USD$22.38
50-day moving average USD$9.104
200-day moving average USD$9.8983
Wall St. target price USD$15.5
PE ratio 26.4286
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (2.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.351

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Is it a good time to buy BG Staffing stock?

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BG Staffing price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.78 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-23) -10.54%
1 month (2020-10-30) 35.26%
3 months (2020-08-28) 10.00%
6 months (2020-05-29) 3.26%
1 year (2019-11-29) -50.09%
2 years (2018-11-30) -56.50%
3 years (2017-11-30) -31.21%
5 years (2015-11-30) -22.22%

Is BG Staffing under- or over-valued?

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

BG Staffing's P/E ratio

BG Staffing's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, BG Staffing shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

BG Staffing's PEG ratio

BG Staffing's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4243. 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 BG Staffing's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BG Staffing's EBITDA

BG Staffing's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$20.4 million.

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

BG Staffing financials

Revenue TTM USD$288.4 million
Operating margin TTM 5.26%
Gross profit TTM USD$80.7 million
Return on assets TTM 8.21%
Return on equity TTM 5.66%
Profit margin 1.26%
Book value $5.988
Market capitalisation USD$91.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BG Staffing shares

There are currently 165,726 BG Staffing shares held short by investors – that's known as BG Staffing's "short interest". This figure is 10% down from 184,041 last month.

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

BG Staffing's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BG Staffing's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BG Staffing shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BG Staffing shares traded daily (recently around 69341.422594142). BG Staffing's SIR currently stands at 2.39. In other words for every 100,000 BG Staffing shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2390 shares are currently held short.

However BG Staffing's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BG Staffing shares, or, against the total number of tradable BG Staffing shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BG Staffing's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BG Staffing shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0165% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BG Staffing shares, roughly 17 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 BG Staffing.

Find out more about how you can short BG Staffing stock.

BG Staffing share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 200% of net profits

Recently BG Staffing has paid out, on average, around 200% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BG Staffing shareholders could enjoy a 2.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BG Staffing's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

BG Staffing'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.

BG Staffing's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

BG Staffing share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BG Staffing's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.6898 up to $22.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BGSF.US volatility(beta: 1.94)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 BG Staffing's is 1.9421. This would suggest that BG Staffing's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BG Staffing overview

BG Staffing, Inc. provides workforce solutions and placement services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Real Estate, Professional, and Light Industrial. The Real Estate segment provides office and maintenance field talent to various apartment communities and commercial buildings through 56 branch offices in 29 states. The Professional segment offers skilled IT professionals with expertise in SAP, Workday, Olik View, Hyperion, Oracle, One Stream, cyber, project management, and other IT workforce solutions to client partners; and finance, accounting, legal, human resource, and related support personnel. Its client partners include Fortune 500 companies, and medium and small companies, as well as consulting firms that engage in systems integration projects. The Light Industrial segment offers skilled and unskilled field talent to manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and call center client partners. It has 12 branch offices and 15 on-site locations operating in 7 states. The company was formerly known as LTN Staffing, LLC and changed its name to BG Staffing, Inc. in November 2013. BG Staffing, Inc. is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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