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How to buy Bright Horizons Family Solutions stock

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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 25,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.9 billion.

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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 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$58.33
52-week range$57.58 - $171.91
50-day moving average $76.17
200-day moving average $104.25
Wall St. target price$100.22
PE ratio 41.7214
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.40

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $58.33 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-23) -0.14%
1 month (2022-08-26) -17.83%
3 months (2022-06-30) -30.99%
6 months (2022-03-29) -57.13%
1 year (2021-09-30) -58.16%
2 years (2020-09-30) -61.64%
3 years (2019-09-30) 152.5
5 years (2017-09-29) 86.21

Is Bright Horizons Family Solutions stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 42x. In other words, Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares trade at around 42x 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 $255 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 $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.05%
Gross profit TTM $426.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.6%
Return on equity TTM 7.44%
Profit margin 4.74%
Book value $19.09
Market capitalisation $3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $57.58 up to $171.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BFAM.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 1.0619. This would suggest that Bright Horizons Family Solutions's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Bright Horizons Family Solutions overview

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. provides early education and child care, back-up care, educational advisory, and other workplace solutions services 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, school-age camps, virtual tutoring, and self-sourced reimbursed care services through child care centers, school-age campuses, and in-home caregivers, as well as the back-up care network. 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, 2021, 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 1.941% of Bright Horizons Family Solutions shares are held by insiders and 103.757% by institutions.
How many people work for Bright Horizons Family Solutions?
Latest data suggests 25,800 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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