How to buy Barratt Developments (BDEV) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Barratt Developments shares.

Barratt Developments plc (BDEV) is a leading residential construction business based in the UK. It opened the day at 734.2p after a previous close of 734.4p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 726.6p to a high of 736.6p. The latest price was 733p (25 minute delay). Barratt Developments is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,329 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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  5. Research Barratt Developments shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Barratt Developments shares. It's that simple.
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How has coronavirus impacted Barratt Developments's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Barratt Developments's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 674.8p, which is 21.83% down on its pre-crash value of 863.2p and 93.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 349.4p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Barratt Developments shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £478.89 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 £832.23.

Barratt Developments share price (LSE:BDEV)

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Barratt Developments shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Previous close734.4p
Change %-0.1906%
Information last updated 2022-01-14.
52-week range618.5333p - 799.0621p
50-day moving average712.148p
200-day moving average714.895p
Wall St. target price858.56p
PE ratio10.5844
Dividend yield29.4p (4.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM)64p
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£742.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy Barratt Developments stock?

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Is Barratt Developments under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Barratt Developments's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Barratt Developments shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, Barratt Developments's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the residential construction industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Barratt Developments's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.65. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Barratt Developments's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Barratt Developments's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.


Barratt Developments's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £936.3 million.

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


Revenue TTM £4.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.32%
Gross profit TTM £1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.1%
Return on equity TTM 12.83%
Profit margin 13.71%
Book value 5.36p
Market capitalisation £6.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Barratt Developments.

Total ESG risk score

Barratt Developments's total ESG risk: 10.83

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Barratt Developments's overall score of 10.83 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Barratt Developments is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Barratt Developments's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Barratt Developments's environmental score: 4.6/100

Barratt Developments's environmental score of 4.6 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Barratt Developments is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Barratt Developments's social score: 3.64/100

Barratt Developments's social score of 3.64 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Barratt Developments is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Barratt Developments's governance score: 2.6/100

Barratt Developments's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Barratt Developments is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Barratt Developments's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Barratt Developments scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Barratt Developments has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Barratt Developments plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 10.83
Total ESG percentile 2.02
Environmental score 4.6
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 3.64
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 2.6
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Barratt Developments share dividends


Dividend yield: 4.29% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 4.29% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 45.94% of net profits

Barratt Developments has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.29% of its share value annually.

Barratt Developments has paid out, on average, around 45.94% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 4.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Barratt Developments's case, that would currently equate to about 29.4p per share.

While Barratt Developments's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Barratt Developments's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Barratt Developments's shares ever split?

Barratt Developments's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 5 June 1983. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Barratt Developments shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Barratt Developments shares which in turn could have impacted Barratt Developments's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Barratt Developments's shares have ranged in value from as little as 618.5333p up to 799.0621p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BDEV.LSE volatility(beta: 1.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Barratt Developments's is 1.5554. This would suggest that Barratt Developments's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Barratt Developments's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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