The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Barrett Business Services. The EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 4.20 % over the last twelve months. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Barrett Business Services is adding value for shareholders.

Barrett Business Services is in the industrials sector and trades as part of the employment services industry. The company CEO is Michael L. Elich. Barrett Business Services Inc is a provider of staffing solutions in the United States. It conducts its business through two services; Professional Employer Service and Staffing.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The BBSI shares had a previous change of 1.78% which opened at 69.04 and closed at 70.35. It moved to an intraday high of 70.72 and a low of 68.45.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, BBSI shares returned 1.21% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 16.05%. Over three months, it changed -5.85%. In one year it has changed 9.10% and within that year its 52-week high was 98.76 and its 52-week low was 56.10. BBSI stock is 25.40% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 78.64 and a 50 day moving average of 66.09. Right now, BBSI stock is trading -10.54% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The company has a market cap of $519.3m with 7.4m shares outstanding and a float of 3.4m shares. Trading volume was 24,479 shares and has experienced an average volume of 39,816 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for Barrett Business Services was 3.26 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.58. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 2.21. The trailing twelve month EPS is 4.09, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 17.20.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  2.50
06-30-2018:  1.46
03-31-2018:  -1.25
12-31-2017:  1.38

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.42%. Also, the payout ratio is 24.45%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 270.10, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 73.95%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 54.40% of insider ownership and 84.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 0.53

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 35.10%, return on assets is 4.52%, profit margin is 3.34%, price-to-sales is 0.54 and price-to-book is 5.20.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 4  : Growth Expectations Result
 5  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 5  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 4  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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