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

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST): $20.46

-0.04 (-0.20%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where BFST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 80.45% of US stocks.
  • BFST's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • BFST ranks lowest in Quality; there it ranks in the 11th percentile.

BFST Stock Summary

  • BFST's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 93.93% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 280.94%, BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC's debt growth rate surpasses 94.5% of about US stocks.
  • The volatility of BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC's share price is greater than that of just 3.41% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC, a group of peers worth examining would be AMTB, MOFG, FSBC, CFBK, and EQBK.
  • 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 price/sales ratio is 2.7; this is 6.9% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • BFST's price/earnings ratio has moved down 42.3 over the prior 58 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BFST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BFST 2023-01-23 2.7 1.1 11.0 17.4
BFST 2023-01-20 2.6 1.0 11.0 17.3
BFST 2023-01-19 2.6 1.0 10.9 17.3
BFST 2023-01-18 2.6 1.0 10.9 17.2
BFST 2023-01-17 2.7 1.1 11.2 17.5
BFST 2023-01-13 2.7 1.1 11.3 17.6

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 $20.46 52-week high $29.16
Prev. close $20.50 52-week low $20.19
Day low $20.32 Volume 15,890
Day high $20.56 Avg. volume 65,254
50-day MA $22.21 Dividend yield 2.34%
200-day MA $22.49 Market Cap 513.65M

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 Q4 Non-GAAP EPS, revenue beats

  • Business First Bancshares press release (NASDAQ:BFST): Q4 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.66 beats by $0.06.
  • Revenue of $64.34M (+44.7% Y/Y) beats by $2.67M.

Seeking Alpha | January 25, 2023

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2022 and Q4 2022

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced its unaudited results for the year ended December 31, 2022, including net income available to common shareholders of $52.9 million, or $2.32 per diluted common share, an increase of $0.8 million and decrease of $0.21, respectively, from the prior year ended December 31, 2021. On a non-GAAP basis, core net income for the year ended December

Yahoo | January 25, 2023

b1BANK Announces Plans to Relocate and Expand Downtown Lake Charles Banking Center

b1BANK Coming Soon to Lake Charles b1BANK Coming Soon to Lake Charles Baton Rouge, LA, Jan. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- b1BANK today announced plans to relocate its Ryan Street location to a new building in downtown Lake Charles later this year. The bank has been a part of the Lake Charles community since 2009. “We have experienced significant growth in the Lake Charles market and require a larger facility to better serve our current clients’ needs and the community,” said Jeffrey Davis, market

Yahoo | January 19, 2023

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), the parent company of b1BANK, today announced that it is scheduled to release fourth quarter 2022 earnings after market close on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Executive management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss results on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. CDT. Interested parties may attend the call by dialing toll-free 1-800-715-9871 (North America only),

Yahoo | January 4, 2023

b1BANK Names Jerry Vascocu as Chief Administrative Officer

BATON ROUGE, La. , Nov. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jude Melville, president and CEO of b1BANK, announced N. Jerome “Jerry” Vascocu, Jr. as Chief Administrative Officer for Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) and b1BANK. Vascocu will be the first chief administrative officer for the bank. He has over twenty-seven years of banking experience, most recently serving as director of commercial banking strategy for First Horizon Bank. “The b1 culture appeals to a growing number of highly t

Yahoo | November 23, 2022

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BFST Price Returns

1-mo -7.59%
3-mo -14.85%
6-mo -11.95%
1-year -24.82%
3-year -12.02%
5-year N/A
YTD -7.59%
2022 -20.22%
2021 41.72%
2020 -16.30%
2019 4.50%
2018 N/A

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