Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): Price and Financial Metrics

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): $22.02

0.25 (+1.15%)

POWR Rating

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where BFST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.23% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for BFST is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • BFST ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 22nd percentile.

BFST Stock Summary

  • BFST's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 93.6% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 180.5%, BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC's debt growth rate surpasses 92.53% of about US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for BFST comes in at -40.9% -- higher than that of only 13.65% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC are EQBK, GNTY, MOFG, CFBK, and FSBC.
  • BFST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC's official web site, go to

BFST Valuation Summary

  • BFST's EV/EBIT ratio is 13.1; this is 35.05% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • BFST's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 11.8 over the prior 54 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BFST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BFST 2022-09-23 2.7 1.1 11.2 13.1
BFST 2022-09-22 2.7 1.1 11.3 13.2
BFST 2022-09-21 2.8 1.2 11.5 13.3
BFST 2022-09-20 2.8 1.2 11.5 13.3
BFST 2022-09-19 2.8 1.2 11.7 13.5
BFST 2022-09-16 2.8 1.2 11.7 13.5

BFST's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • BFST has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 39.65% of graded US stocks.
  • BFST's asset turnover comes in at 0.043 -- ranking 129th of 428 Banking stocks.
  • GNTY, SMBC, and HTBI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with BFST.

The table below shows BFST's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.043 1 0.016
2021-03-31 0.038 1 0.012
2020-12-31 0.038 1 0.010
2020-09-30 0.036 1 0.008
2020-06-30 0.036 1 0.008
2020-03-31 0.040 1 0.012

BFST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of BFST, see our BFST price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $29.63 Average Broker Recommendation 1.4 (Strong Buy)

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BFST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $22.02 52-week high $29.50
Prev. close $21.77 52-week low $20.19
Day low $21.47 Volume 32,600
Day high $22.20 Avg. volume 36,748
50-day MA $23.20 Dividend yield 2.18%
200-day MA $24.17 Market Cap 497.19M

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Company Bio

Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Business First Bank that provides various banking products and services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Below are the latest news stories about BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate BFST as an investment opportunity.

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Raises $72.0 Million in Preferred Equity

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, La., announced that it has successfully raised $72.0 million through a self-managed private placement of preferred stock. “This equity raise provides us with additional capital to support our continued growth and will assist with our efforts to support small businesses and entrepreneurs across our footprint,” said Jude Melville, president a

Yahoo | September 1, 2022

Should You Buy Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST) For Its Upcoming Dividend?

Readers hoping to buy Business First Bancshares, Inc. ( NASDAQ:BFST ) for its dividend will need to make their move...

Yahoo | August 8, 2022

Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ:BFST) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of $0.12

The board of Business First Bancshares, Inc. ( NASDAQ:BFST ) has announced that it will pay a dividend of $0.12 per...

Yahoo | July 30, 2022

Business First (BFST) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 10.34% and 2.67%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | July 26, 2022

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q2 2022

BATON ROUGE, La., July 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, including net income of $13.8 million or $0.61 per diluted share, increases of $5.0 million and $0.20, respectively, from the quarter ended March 31, 2022. On a non-GAAP basis, core net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, which excludes certain incom

Yahoo | July 26, 2022

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BFST Price Returns

1-mo -7.36%
3-mo 2.17%
6-mo -7.10%
1-year -4.98%
3-year -3.94%
5-year N/A
YTD -21.06%
2021 41.72%
2020 -16.30%
2019 4.51%
2018 N/A
2017 N/A

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