Analyzing BG Staffing (BGSF) and Barrett Business Services (BBSI)
BG Staffing (NASDAQ: BGSF) and Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Barrett Business Services pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. BG Staffing does not pay a dividend. Barrett Business Services pays out 42.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
72.0% of Barrett Business Services shares are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Barrett Business Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares BG Staffing and Barrett Business Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Barrett Business Services||2.06%||33.55%||3.62%|
This is a summary of current ratings for BG Staffing and Barrett Business Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Barrett Business Services||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares BG Staffing and Barrett Business Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BG Staffing||$257.30 million||0.52||$22.46 million||N/A||N/A|
|Barrett Business Services||$881.77 million||0.44||$29.94 million||$2.38||22.10|
Barrett Business Services has higher revenue and earnings than BG Staffing.
Barrett Business Services beats BG Staffing on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
BG Staffing Company Profile
BG Staffing, Inc. (BG Staffing) is a provider of temporary staffing services. The Company provides temporary workers to a range of customers that are seeking to match their workforce requirements to their business needs. Its customers operate across a diverse set of industries. The Company’s operations are organized into three segments: Commercial, Multifamily and Professional. The Company’s temporary staffing services consist of on-demand or short-term staffing assignments, contract staffing, and on-site management administration. Short-term staffing services assist employers in dealing with employee demands caused by such factors as seasonality, fluctuations in customer demand, vacations, illnesses, parental leave, and special projects. The Company’s contract staffing services place temporary employees with customers for time-periods of more than three months or for an indefinite time period.
Barrett Business Services Company Profile
Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) is a provider of business management solutions for small and mid-sized companies. The Company has developed a management platform that integrates a knowledge-based approach from the management consulting industry with tools from the human resource outsourcing industry. BBSI’s purpose is to advocate for business owners, particularly in the small and mid-sized business segment. The Company offers two categories of services: Professional Employer Services (PEO) and Staffing. Its staffing services include on-demand or short-term staffing assignments, contract staffing, direct placement, and long-term or indefinite-term on-site management. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated in 20 states and the District of Columbia through a network of 57 branch locations in California, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
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