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

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST): $44.28

0.69 (+1.58%)

POWR Rating

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where SFST ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.39% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SFST is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • SFST's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 29.35% of US stocks).

SFST Stock Summary

  • SFST's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 92.61% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -40.81%, Southern First Bancshares Inc's debt growth rate surpasses only 10.11% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Southern First Bancshares Inc is reporting a growth rate of 155.27%; that's higher than 87.05% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Southern First Bancshares Inc are NBN, FBK, BCML, CBTX, and CASH.
  • 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 price/sales ratio is 233.33% higher, now standing at 4.
  • SFST's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 35.7 over the prior 243 months.
  • SFST's price/sales ratio has moved down 2.7 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 2016-08-17 3.6 1.7 14.6 12.5
SFST 2015-12-04 3.3 1.5 15.1 15.2
SFST 2015-07-02 3.0 1.3 16.7 17.1
SFST 2011-03-17 1.6 0.5 -61.5 101.4
SFST 2005-10-04 5.8 1.9 21.2 34.0
SFST 2003-06-25 4.4 1.9 22.3 39.6

SFST Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 70.6%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at -36.64%.
  • The 3 year price growth rate now stands at 43.73%.
Over the past 15 months, SFST's revenue has gone up $45,231,000.

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
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
2021-03-31 89.027 34.746 25.862
2020-12-31 77.563 20.619 18.328
2020-09-30 72.002 16.119 16.924

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 $44.28 52-week high $65.59
Prev. close $43.59 52-week low $41.83
Day low $42.94 Volume 18,700
Day high $44.36 Avg. volume 19,646
50-day MA $44.52 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $53.73 Market Cap 353.27M

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.

River Oaks Capital LLC Buys Southern First Bancshares Inc, Western Alliance Bancorp, ...

Investment company River Oaks Capital LLC (Current Portfolio) buys Southern First Bancshares Inc, Western Alliance Bancorp, Servisfirst Bancshares Inc, Orrstown Financial Services Inc, ConnectOne Bancorp Inc, sells Alerus Financial Corp, , Cadence Bank, Cadence Bank, Renasant Corp during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, River Oaks Capital LLC.

Yahoo | February 3, 2022

Investors in Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) have made a favorable return of 83% over the past five years

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Yahoo | January 28, 2022

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Yahoo | December 31, 2021

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Yahoo | December 28, 2021

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SFST Price Returns

1-mo -2.10%
3-mo -10.56%
6-mo -30.62%
1-year -13.43%
3-year 14.21%
5-year 19.51%
YTD -29.14%
2021 76.78%
2020 -16.80%
2019 32.49%
2018 -22.25%
2017 14.58%

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