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Barrett Business Services Inc. Message Board

  • burgresident burgresident Jan 22, 2014 9:37 AM Flag


    Dudes...what happened?

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    • They got hit with a one-time 0.42/share workers comp charge. Otherwise, pretty solid quarter. The market is probably over-reacting, but that's pretty normal for a stock trading at lofty PE multiples like BBSI.
      Excerpt from their PR:

      "The Company expects to record an increase to its self-insured workers' compensation reserve of approximately $5.1 million, or $3.1 million after tax, equating to approximately $0.42 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2013. The increase represents approximately 5% of the Company's total workers' compensation reserves and is a result of increased estimated reserves for prior year injury claims, primarily in the state of California.

      Taking into account the effect of the increase in workers' compensation expense, the Company expects diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2013 to range between $0.71 to $0.73. Excluding the increase, BBSI expects diluted earnings per share to range between $1.13 and $1.15, compared to $0.80 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012."

    • They released earnings early, assume they were going to miss but it looks like a pretty solid quarter to me?

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