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NASDAQ: BFST
Business First Bancshares Inc Stock

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$23.21-0.23 (-0.98%)
Updated Dec 8, 2022
BFST Price
$23.21
Fair Value Price
$26.96
Market Cap
$582.69M
52 Week Low
$20.19
52 Week High
$29.50
P/E
10.41x
P/B
1.15x
P/S
2.42x
PEG
1.15x
Dividend Yield
2.07%
Revenue
$200.73M
Earnings
$48.36M
Gross Margin
100%
Operating Margin
30.02%
Profit Margin
24.1%
Debt to Equity
10.43
Operating Cash Flow
$73M
Beta
1.04
Next Earnings
Jan 23, 2023
Ex-Dividend
N/A
Next Dividend
N/A

BFST Overview

Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for b1BANK that provides various banking products and services. It offers various deposit products and services, including checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, remote deposit capture, and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, such as commercial lines of credit, letters of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, and other loan products; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien 1-4 family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment and term loans. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including mutual funds, annuities, individual retirement accounts, and other financial products, as well as other fiduciary services and private banking products and services. Further, the company provides a range of other financial services comprising debit and credit cards, treasury and cash management, merchant, automated clearing house, lock-box, receivables factoring, correspondent banking, and other treasury services, as well as employee and payroll benefits solutions; and drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, night depository, personalized checks, electronic funds transfer, domestic and foreign wire transfer, traveler's checks, vault, loan and deposit sweep accounts, online and mobile banking, e-statements, and bank-by-mail services. As of March 01, 2022, it operates approximately 48 full-service banking centers and three loan production offices across Louisiana, and in the Dallas and Houston markets. Business First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Industry Average (37)
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BFST ($23.21) is undervalued by 13.9% relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $26.96 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, but does not have a significant margin of safety
Below Fair Value Valuation
BFST ($23.21) is not significantly undervalued (13.9%) relative to our estimate of its Fair Value price of $26.96 based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modelling, when including a healthy margin of safety
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Valuation

BFST fair value

Fair Value of BFST stock based on Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
Price
$23.21
Fair Value
$26.96
Undervalued by
13.90%
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BFST price to earnings (PE)

For valuing profitable companies with steady earnings
Company
10.41x
Industry
21.44x
Market
21.39x
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BFST price to book (PB)

For valuing companies that are loss-making or have lots of physical asset
Company
1.15x
Industry
1.13x
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BFST price to earnings growth (PEG)

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BFST's financial health

Profit margin

Revenue
$58.3M
Net Income
$13.8M
Profit Margin
23.7%
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Interest Coverage Financials
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Profit Margin Growth Financials

Assets to liabilities

Assets
$5.8B
Liabilities
$5.3B
Debt to equity
10.43
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Shrinking Debt Financials
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Healthy Debt to Equity Financials

Cash flow

Operating
$20.7M
Investing
-$303.6M
Financing
$280.9M
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Debt Coverage Financials

BFST vs Bank Stocks

TickerMarket Cap1d %P/EP/B
BFST$582.69M-0.98%10.41x1.15x
FCBC$584.02M-0.72%13.38x1.42x
LBC$585.31M+1.69%6.55x0.86x
EQBK$575.68M+0.33%10.62x1.45x
FFIC$593.43M-0.20%7.32x0.88x

Business First Bancshares Stock FAQ

What is Business First Bancshares's quote symbol?

NASDAQ: BFST) Business First Bancshares trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol BFST. Business First Bancshares stock quotes can also be displayed as NASDAQ: BFST.

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What is the 52 week high and low for Business First Bancshares (NASDAQ: BFST)?

(NASDAQ: BFST) Business First Bancshares's 52-week high was $29.50, and its 52-week low was $20.19. It is currently -21.32% from its 52-week high and 14.96% from its 52-week low.

How much is Business First Bancshares stock worth today?

(NASDAQ: BFST) Business First Bancshares currently has 25,105,136 outstanding shares. With Business First Bancshares stock trading at $23.21 per share, the total value of Business First Bancshares stock (market capitalization) is $582.69M.

Business First Bancshares stock was originally listed at a price of $25.26 in Apr 11, 2018. If you had invested in Business First Bancshares stock at $25.26, your return over the last 4 years would have been -8.12%, for an annualized return of -2.09% (not including any dividends or dividend reinvestments).

How much is Business First Bancshares's stock price per share?

(NASDAQ: BFST) Business First Bancshares stock price per share is $23.21 today (as of Dec 8, 2022).

What is Business First Bancshares's Market Cap?

(NASDAQ: BFST) Business First Bancshares's market cap is $582.69M, as of Dec 9, 2022.

Market cap (market capitalization) is the total market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares.

Business First Bancshares's market cap is calculated by multiplying BFST's current stock price of $23.21 by BFST's total outstanding shares of 25,105,136.
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