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How to buy Barrett Business Services (BBSI) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Barrett Business Services stocks.

Barrett Business Services is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. Barrett Business Services stocks (BBSI.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $71.38 – a decrease of 1.67% over the previous week. Barrett Business Services employs 115,075 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $931.8 million.

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Is it a good time to buy Barrett Business Services stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Barrett Business Services's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Barrett Business Services's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $65.95, which is 21.63% down on its pre-crash value of $84.15 and 142.02% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $27.25.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Barrett Business Services stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $390.95 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 $786.78.

Barrett Business Services stock price (NASDAQ:BBSI)

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Barrett Business Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-09.
Latest market close$65.95
52-week range$61.30 - $86.48
50-day moving average $73.39
200-day moving average $74.40
Wall St. target price$96.75
PE ratio 14.8418
Dividend yield $1.2 (1.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.52

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Barrett Business Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.95 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) -1.67%
1 month (2021-12-16) 0.61%
3 months (2021-10-15) -17.31%
6 months (2021-07-16) -9.21%
1 year (2021-01-15) -2.61%
2 years (2020-01-16) -27.51%
3 years (2019-01-16) 13.79%
5 years (2017-01-13) 5.99%

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 15x. In other words, Barrett Business Services shares trade at around 15x 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 1.1613. 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 $43.3 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 $931.8 million
Operating margin TTM 4.22%
Gross profit TTM $601.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.01%
Return on equity TTM 17.1%
Profit margin 3.72%
Book value $27.67
Market capitalisation $503.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Barrett Business Services share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.49% of net profits

Recently Barrett Business Services has paid out, on average, around 26.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.79% 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 1.79% 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 fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Barrett Business Services may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Barrett Business Services's most recent dividend payout was on 2 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 November 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 $61.2961 up to $86.4806. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBSI.US volatility(beta: 1.49)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 1.4876. 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.

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