American Century Investment Management Cuts Stake in Barrett Business Services (BBSI)

American Century Investment Management Cuts Stake in Barrett Business Services (BBSI)

Fintel reports that American Century Investment Management
has filed a 13G/A form
with the SEC disclosing ownership of
shares of Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI).

This represents 5.99{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} of the company.

In their previous filing dated February 4, 2022
they reported 0.49MM shares and 6.58{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} of the company,
a decrease in shares of 15.49{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}
a decrease in total ownership of
(calculated as current – previous percent ownership).

Analyst Price Forecast Suggests 17.42{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} Upside

As of February 4, 2023,
the average one-year price target for Barrett Business Services is $115.52.
The forecasts range from a low of $103.02 to a high of $131.25.
The average price target represents an increase of 17.42{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} from its latest reported closing price of $98.38.

The projected annual revenue for Barrett Business Services
is $1,161MM, an increase of 11.75{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

The projected annual EPS
is $7.15, an increase of 12.12{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

Fund Sentiment

There are 362 funds or institutions reporting positions in Barrett Business Services.
This is a decrease
owner(s) or 0.82{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

Average portfolio weight of all funds dedicated to US:BBSI is 0.2472{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550},
an increase
of 13.6624{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

Total shares owned by institutions decreased
in the last three months by 0.32{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} to 7,361K shares.

What are large shareholders doing?

BBSI / Barrett Business Services, Inc. Ownership

American Century Companies
holds 452,848 shares

representing 6.50{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} ownership of the company.

In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 482,897 shares, representing
a decrease
of 6.64{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

The firm


its portfolio allocation in BBSI by 8.00{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} over the last quarter.

ASVIX – Small Cap Value Fund Investor Class
holds 370,000 shares

representing 5.31{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} ownership of the company.

In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 395,000 shares, representing
a decrease
of 6.76{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

The firm


its portfolio allocation in BBSI by 7.56{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} over the last quarter.

Jpmorgan Chase &
holds 340,759 shares

representing 4.89{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} ownership of the company.

In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 358,518 shares, representing
a decrease
of 5.21{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

The firm


its portfolio allocation in BBSI by 4.88{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} over the last quarter.

Private Capital Management
holds 262,538 shares

representing 3.77{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} ownership of the company.

In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 264,475 shares, representing
a decrease
of 0.74{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

The firm


its portfolio allocation in BBSI by 0.82{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} over the last quarter.

VTSMX – Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Investor Shares
holds 207,132 shares

representing 2.98{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} ownership of the company.

In it’s prior filing, the firm reported owning 207,068 shares, representing
an increase
of 0.03{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

The firm


its portfolio allocation in BBSI by 11.61{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} over the last quarter.

Barrett Business Services Declares $0.30 Dividend

Barrett Business Services said on November 2, 2022 that its board of directors declared a regular
quarterly dividend
of $0.30 per share ($1.20 annualized).
Shareholders of record as of November 17, 2022
received the payment on December 2, 2022.
Previously, the company paid $0.30 per share.

At the current share price of $98.38 / share,
the stock’s dividend yield is 1.22{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.

Looking back five years and taking a sample every week, the average dividend yield has been
the lowest has been 1.02{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550},
and the highest has been 3.66{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550}.
The standard deviation of yields is 0.42 (n=237).

The current dividend yield is
0.93 standard deviations

the historical average.

Additionally, the company’s dividend payout ratio is 0.18.
The payout ratio tells us how much of a company’s income is paid out in dividends. A payout ratio of one (1.0)
means 100{ac23b82de22bd478cde2a3afa9e55fd5f696f5668b46466ac4c8be2ee1b69550} of the company’s income is paid in a dividend.
A payout ratio greater than one means the company is dipping into savings in order to maintain its dividend – not a
healthy situation.
Companies with few growth prospects are expected to pay out most of their income in dividends, which typically
means a payout ratio between 0.5 and 1.0.
Companies with good growth prospects are expected to retain some earnings in order to invest
in those growth prospects, which translates to a payout ratio of zero to 0.5.

The company has not increased its dividend in the last three years.

Barrett Business Services Background Information
(This description is provided by the company.)

Barrett Business Services Inc. (BBSI) is a leading provider of business management solutions, combining human resource outsourcing and professional management consulting to create a unique operational platform that differentiates it from competitors. The Company’s integrated platform is built upon expertise in payroll processing, employee benefits, workers’ compensation coverage, risk management and workplace safety programs, and human resource administration. BBSI’s partnerships help businesses of all sizes improve the efficiency of their operations. The Company works with more than 7,500 clients across all lines of business in 39 states.

This story originally appeared on Fintel.

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