BBSI:NSD-Barrett Business Services Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Staffing & Employment Services | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 78.48


+1.86 (+2.43)%

Market Cap

USD 0.58B



Avg Analyst Target

USD 93.00 (+18.50%)

Avg User Target

Average Analyst Rating


Fundamental Analysis



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. was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.

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ETFs Containing BBSI

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap


Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Staffing & Employment Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Capital Gain 15.06% 47% F 62% D-
Dividend Return 1.32% 33% F 38% F
Total Return 16.38% 53% F 62% D-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 58.55% 53% F 66% D
Dividend Return 2.42% 44% F 42% F
Total Return 60.97% 53% F 66% D
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 64.60% 50% F 61% D-
Dividend Return 11.37% 43% F 45% F
Total Return 75.96% 50% F 62% D-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 11.58% 35% F 54% F
Dividend Return 1.67% 60% D- 46% F
Total Return 13.25% 35% F 55% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 35.89% 76% C 51% F
Risk Adjusted Return 36.92% 41% F 53% F
Market Capitalization 0.58B 39% F 56% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Staffing & Employment Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 15.41 77% C+ 53% F
Price/Book Ratio 2.80 72% C- 48% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio -20.75 83% B 80% B-
EV/EBITDA 8.56 46% F 70% C-
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 20.14% 63% D 87% B+
Return on Invested Capital 14.46% 56% F 85% B
Return on Assets 3.35% 53% F 71% C-
Debt to Equity Ratio 1.77% 67% D+ 85% B
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.77 41% F 56% F
Short Percent 0.69% 76% C 81% B-
Beta 1.59 18% F 25% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Negative cashflow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.