Barrett Business Services, Inc. provides business management solutions for small and mid-sized companies in the United States.
Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Barrett Business Services's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BBSI's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: BBSI underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 15.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BBSI underperformed the US Market which returned 8.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Barrett Business Services's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Barrett Business Services undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BBSI ($53.04) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($51.26)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BBSI is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BBSI is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.4x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (19.6x).
PE vs Market: BBSI is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.4x) compared to the US market (16.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BBSI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BBSI is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.5x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.1x).
How is Barrett Business Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BBSI's forecast earnings growth (7.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BBSI's earnings (7.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BBSI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BBSI's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BBSI's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BBSI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Barrett Business Services performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BBSI has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BBSI's current net profit margins (5%) are higher than last year (4.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BBSI has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 36.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: BBSI's earnings growth over the past year (5.1%) is below its 5-year average (36.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BBSI earnings growth over the past year (5.1%) underperformed the Professional Services industry 10.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BBSI's Return on Equity (29.3%) is considered high.
How is Barrett Business Services's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BBSI's short term assets ($398.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($343.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: BBSI's short term assets ($398.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($354.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BBSI's debt to equity ratio (2.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BBSI's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 157% to 2.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BBSI's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1216.8%).
Interest Coverage: BBSI earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Barrett Business Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BBSI's dividend (2.26%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).
High Dividend: BBSI's dividend (2.26%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.32%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BBSI's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BBSI's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (18.2%), BBSI's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gary Kramer (39yo)
Mr. Gary Edward Kramer serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Barrett Business Services, Inc. since March 5, 2020 and its Director since May 27, 2020. Mr. Kramer served as Chief Financial and A ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gary's total compensation ($USD1.54M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gary's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|COO & VP||no data||US$1.41m||0.30% $1.2m|
|CFO & Secretary||0.25yr||no data||0.0090% $36.1k|
|Executive Director of Sales & Distribution||0.17yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BBSI's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Chairman of the Board||9.42yrs||US$174.95k||0.17% $689.4k|
|Independent Director||19.42yrs||US$137.04k||0.19% $769.5k|
|Independent Director||20.42yrs||US$136.20k||0.31% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||0.67yr||US$58.34k||no data|
|Independent Director||15.5yrs||US$134.95k||0.35% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||3.67yrs||US$142.45k||0.019% $78.0k|
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$139.12k||0.018% $71.2k|
Experienced Board: BBSI's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BBSI insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Barrett Business Services, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Barrett Business Services, Inc.
- Ticker: BBSI
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1965
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$399.765m
- Shares outstanding: 7.54m
- Website: https://mybbsi.com
Number of Employees
- Barrett Business Services, Inc.
- 8100 NE Parkway Drive
- Suite 200
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BBSI||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 1993|
|BB1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 1993|
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, various 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. was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/05 02:27|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/04 00:00|
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