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

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST): $48.73

-0.06 (-0.12%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where SFST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 92.63% of US stocks.
  • SFST's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 178 days.
  • SFST's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 20.77% of US stocks).

SFST Stock Summary

  • SFST's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 93.2% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 166.6%, SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC's debt growth rate surpasses 91.76% of about US stocks.
  • The volatility of SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC's share price is greater than that of only 14.81% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to SFST, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are BMRC, CALB, FVCB, PWOD, and CASS.
  • SFST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC's official web site, go to

SFST Valuation Summary

  • SFST's EV/EBIT ratio is 7; this is 38.6% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, SFST's price/sales ratio has gone down 1.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SFST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SFST 2022-12-02 3.6 1.4 10.9 7.0
SFST 2022-12-01 3.6 1.4 11.0 7.0
SFST 2022-11-30 3.7 1.4 11.1 7.1
SFST 2022-11-29 3.6 1.4 11.0 7.0
SFST 2022-11-28 3.6 1.3 10.8 6.9
SFST 2022-11-25 3.6 1.4 11.0 7.0

SFST Growth Metrics

    The year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 71.35%.
  • The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 5.74%.
  • The 4 year revenue growth rate now stands at 50.26%.
Over the past 70 months, SFST's revenue has gone up $56,393,000.

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)

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SFST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $48.73 52-week high $65.38
Prev. close $48.79 52-week low $41.05
Day low $48.33 Volume 8,600
Day high $48.88 Avg. volume 20,218
50-day MA $44.73 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $46.32 Market Cap 389.69M

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.

Southern First Reports Results for Third Quarter 2022

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2022. "The third quarter saw exceptional growth for our company,…

PR Newswire | October 25, 2022

Southern First (SFST) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates

Southern First (SFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0.97% and 3.45%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | October 25, 2022

With 74% institutional ownership, Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) is a favorite amongst the big guns

If you want to know who really controls Southern First Bancshares, Inc. ( NASDAQ:SFST ), then you'll have to look at...

Yahoo | October 19, 2022

Analysts Estimate Southern First (SFST) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

Southern First (SFST) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | October 18, 2022

Great news for Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST): Insiders acquired stock in large numbers last year

It is usually uneventful when a single insider buys stock. However, When quite a few insiders buy shares, as it...

Yahoo | September 26, 2022

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SFST Price Returns

1-mo 6.05%
3-mo 13.94%
6-mo 7.93%
1-year -18.44%
3-year 13.54%
5-year 16.72%
YTD -22.02%
2021 76.78%
2020 -16.80%
2019 32.49%
2018 -22.25%
2017 14.58%

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