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How to buy Bright Horizons Family Solutions stock | $144.51

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc is a personal services business based in the US. Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares (BFAM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bright Horizons Family Solutions employs 26,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions stock price (NYSE: BFAM)

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$144.51
52-week range$131.01 - $182.50
50-day moving average $144.10
200-day moving average $151.21
Wall St. target price$171.75
PE ratio 405.9269
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.36

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $144.51 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) 2.45%
1 month (2021-08-18) 1.67%
3 months (2021-06-18) -5.01%
6 months (2021-03-18) -14.67%
1 year (2020-09-18) 3.62%
2 years (2019-09-18) -9.80%
3 years (2018-09-18) 24.72%
5 years (2016-09-16) 113.27%

Is Bright Horizons Family Solutions under- or over-valued?

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

Bright Horizons Family Solutions's P/E ratio

Bright Horizons Family Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 406x. In other words, Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares trade at around 406x 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.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions's PEG ratio

Bright Horizons Family Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.76. 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 Bright Horizons Family Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions's EBITDA

Bright Horizons Family Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $110.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Bright Horizons Family Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Gross profit TTM $253.9 million
Return on assets TTM -0.01%
Return on equity TTM 1.77%
Profit margin 1.41%
Book value $21.09
Market capitalisation $8.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares

There are currently 1.4 million Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Bright Horizons Family Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 7.4% up from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares can be evaluated.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bright Horizons Family Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 203776.80339463). Bright Horizons Family Solutions's SIR currently stands at 7.07. In other words for every 100,000 Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7070 shares are currently held short.

However Bright Horizons Family Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bright Horizons Family Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares, roughly 24 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions share dividends

We're not expecting Bright Horizons Family Solutions to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bright Horizons Family Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $131.01 up to $182.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BFAM.US volatility(beta: 0.85)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 Bright Horizons Family Solutions's is 0.8493. This would suggest that Bright Horizons Family Solutions's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bright Horizons Family Solutions overview

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. provides child care and early education services, back-up care services, educational advisory services, and other workplace solutions for employers and families. The company operates through three segments: Full Service Center-Based Child Care, Back-Up Care, and Educational Advisory and Other Services. The Full Service Center-Based Child Care segment offers traditional center-based child care and early education, preschool, and elementary education services. The Back-Up Care segment provides center-based back-up child care, in-home child and adult/elder dependent care, and self-sourced reimbursed care services. The Educational Advisory and Other Services segment offers tuition assistance and student loan repayment program administration, workforce education, and related educational consulting services, as well as college admissions advisory services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 1,014 child care and early education centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, and India.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Bright Horizons Family Solutions is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.111% of Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares are held by insiders and 100.784% by institutions.
How many people work for Bright Horizons Family Solutions?
Latest data suggests 26,800 work at Bright Horizons Family Solutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Bright Horizons Family Solutions?
Bright Horizons Family Solutions's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Bright Horizons Family Solutions based?
Bright Horizons Family Solutions's address is: 2 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA, United States, 02459
What is Bright Horizons Family Solutions's ISIN number?
Bright Horizons Family Solutions's international securities identification number is: US1091941005
What is Bright Horizons Family Solutions's CUSIP number?
Bright Horizons Family Solutions's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 109194100

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