Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST): Price and Financial Metrics

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST): $27.04

-0.83 (-2.98%)

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SFST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $27.04 52-week high $49.96
Prev. close $27.87 52-week low $20.75
Day low $26.71 Volume 21,030
Day high $27.41 Avg. volume 35,558
50-day MA $26.40 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $38.66 Market Cap 217.62M

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  • SFST scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 54.69% of US stocks.
  • SFST's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • SFST ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 4th percentile.

SFST Stock Summary

  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 12.33 for SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC; that's greater than it is for 93.8% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 346.24%, SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC's debt growth rate surpasses 95.84% of about US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for SFST comes in at -63.13% -- higher than that of only 8.58% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC, a group of peers worth examining would be ORRF, FDBC, COFS, FISI, and MRBK.
  • SFST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC's official web site, go to

SFST Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, SFST's EV/EBIT ratio is 75.93% lower, now standing at 2.6.
  • SFST's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 36.4 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SFST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SFST 2023-05-19 2.0 0.6 8.1 2.6
SFST 2023-05-18 2.0 0.6 7.9 2.5
SFST 2023-05-17 2.0 0.6 8.1 2.6
SFST 2023-05-16 1.9 0.6 7.7 2.3
SFST 2023-05-15 1.9 0.6 7.6 2.2
SFST 2023-05-12 1.8 0.6 7.4 2.1

SFST Growth Metrics

    The 4 year revenue growth rate now stands at 47.64%.
  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 87.8%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 28.89%.
SFST's revenue has moved up $55,475,000 over the prior 67 months.

The table below shows SFST's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 107.938 65.103 35.628
2022-06-30 113.165 58.601 41.232
2022-03-31 114.743 75.367 44.315
2021-12-31 117.233 78.069 46.711
2021-09-30 112.488 73.682 43.307
2021-06-30 97.198 52.38 31.507

SFST'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.
  • SFST has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 28.47% of graded US stocks.
  • SFST's asset turnover comes in at 0.043 -- ranking 129th of 428 Banking stocks.
  • UNTY, MRLN, and DFS are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SFST.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.043 1 0.022
2021-06-30 0.038 1 0.017
2021-03-31 0.036 1 0.014
2020-12-31 0.032 1 0.010
2020-09-30 0.030 1 0.009
2020-06-30 0.033 1 0.013

SFST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SFST, see our SFST 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 $58.83 Average Broker Recommendation 1.67 (Moderate Buy)

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Company Bio

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Southern First Bank that provides various banking products and services to general public in South Carolina. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Latest SFST News From Around the Web

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

The Executive VP & CFO of Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST), David Borrmann, Just Bought 467% More Shares

Investors who take an interest in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. ( NASDAQ:SFST ) should definitely note that the...

Yahoo | May 3, 2023

Southern First Reports Results for First Quarter 2023

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023.

Yahoo | April 25, 2023


Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Borrmann as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.

Yahoo | April 3, 2023

With 66% ownership of the shares, Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) is heavily dominated by institutional owners

Key Insights Given the large stake in the stock by institutions, Southern First Bancshares' stock price might be...

Yahoo | March 28, 2023


Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, is proud to announce our new Dream Mortgage Center.

Yahoo | March 16, 2023

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SFST Price Returns

1-mo 19.38%
3-mo -27.21%
6-mo -42.69%
1-year -40.11%
3-year -10.11%
5-year -43.01%
YTD -40.90%
2022 -26.79%
2021 76.78%
2020 -16.80%
2019 32.49%
2018 -22.25%

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