BBSI:NSD-Barrett Business Services, Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Staffing & Employment Services | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 74.18


-1.33 (-1.76)%

Market Cap

USD 0.57B



Average Target Price

USD 87.00 (-1.14%)
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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Relative Returns (From:    To: 2021-05-06 )

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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 8.75% 38% F 54% F
Dividend Return 0.44% 17% F 32% F
Total Return 9.19% 38% F 54% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 70.65% 38% F 61% D-
Dividend Return 2.76% 40% F 47% F
Total Return 73.41% 38% F 62% D-
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 146.45% 92% A- 75% C
Dividend Return 17.48% 71% C- 65% D
Total Return 163.92% 92% A- 76% C
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 11.40% 44% F 59% F
Dividend Return 1.67% 64% D 46% F
Total Return 13.08% 38% F 59% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 36.62% 56% F 48% F
Risk Adjusted Return 35.72% 44% F 56% F
Market Capitalization 0.57B 44% F 53% 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 17.20 67% D+ 54% F
Price/Book Ratio 2.73 69% D+ 55% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio -20.43 94% A 84% B
EV/EBITDA 8.18 62% D- 77% C+
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 18.25% 71% C- 88% B+
Return on Invested Capital 14.46% 63% D 87% B+
Return on Assets 2.76% 50% F 72% C-
Debt to Equity Ratio 1.77% 75% C 86% B
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 2.23 44% F 55% F
Short Percent 1.17% 64% D 80% B-
Beta 1.57 27% F 27% 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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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

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 debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

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.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Negative cashflow

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