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Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. Build-A-Bear Workshop shares (BBW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Build-A-Bear Workshop employs 1,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$261.9 million.

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  3. Search for Build-A-Bear Workshop. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BBW. 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 Build-A-Bear Workshop 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$4.59, 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 Build-A-Bear Workshop, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Build-A-Bear Workshop. 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 Build-A-Bear Workshop's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Build-A-Bear Workshop's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$4.59, which is 3.77% down on its pre-crash value of USD$4.77 and 240.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$1.35.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Build-A-Bear Workshop shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$401.90 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$1,085.12.

Build-A-Bear Workshop share price

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Build-A-Bear Workshop shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-19.
Latest market close USD$4.59
52-week range USD$1.01 - USD$5.68
50-day moving average USD$3.0397
200-day moving average USD$2.41
Wall St. target price USD$7.5
PE ratio 111.5
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.018

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Is it a good time to buy Build-A-Bear Workshop stock?

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Build-A-Bear Workshop price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.59 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) 11.68%
1 month (2020-10-23) 24.39%
3 months (2020-08-25) 90.46%
6 months (2020-05-22) 132.99%
1 year (2019-11-25) 57.19%
2 years (2018-11-23) -40.77%
3 years (2017-11-24) -45.03%
5 years (2015-11-25) -65.57%

Is Build-A-Bear Workshop under- or over-valued?

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

Build-A-Bear Workshop's P/E ratio

Build-A-Bear Workshop's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 112x. In other words, Build-A-Bear Workshop shares trade at around 112x 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.

Build-A-Bear Workshop's PEG ratio

Build-A-Bear Workshop's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.55. 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 Build-A-Bear Workshop's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Build-A-Bear Workshop's EBITDA

Build-A-Bear Workshop's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$8.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Build-A-Bear Workshop's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Build-A-Bear Workshop financials

Revenue TTM USD$261.9 million
Gross profit TTM USD$153.6 million
Return on assets TTM -5.68%
Return on equity TTM -48.69%
Profit margin -13.29%
Book value $3.636
Market capitalisation USD$52.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Build-A-Bear Workshop shares

There are currently 678,031 Build-A-Bear Workshop shares held short by investors – that's known as Build-A-Bear Workshop's "short interest". This figure is 63.5% down from 1.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Build-A-Bear Workshop shares can be evaluated.

Build-A-Bear Workshop's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Build-A-Bear Workshop's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Build-A-Bear Workshop shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Build-A-Bear Workshop shares traded daily (recently around 237073.77622378). Build-A-Bear Workshop's SIR currently stands at 2.86. In other words for every 100,000 Build-A-Bear Workshop shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2860 shares are currently held short.

However Build-A-Bear Workshop's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Build-A-Bear Workshop shares, or, against the total number of tradable Build-A-Bear Workshop shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Build-A-Bear Workshop's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Build-A-Bear Workshop shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.053% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Build-A-Bear Workshop shares, roughly 53 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 Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Find out more about how you can short Build-A-Bear Workshop stock.

Build-A-Bear Workshop share dividends

We're not expecting Build-A-Bear Workshop to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Build-A-Bear Workshop share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Build-A-Bear Workshop's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.01 up to $5.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBW.US volatility(beta: 2.11)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 Build-A-Bear Workshop's is 2.1125. This would suggest that Build-A-Bear Workshop's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Build-A-Bear Workshop overview

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products. The company operates through three segments: Direct-to-Consumer, International Franchising, and Commercial. Its merchandise comprises a range of styles of stuffed animals; clothing, shoes, and accessories for the stuffed animals; and other toy and novelty items. The company operates its stores under the Build-A-Bear Workshop brand name; and sells its products through its e-commerce sites. As of February 1, 2020, it operated 372 stores, including 316 stores in the United States and Canada; and 56 stores in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, and China, as well as 92 franchised stores internationally. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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