Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

NASDAQ: BFST · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
21.34
-0.07 (-0.33%)
Jun 29, 2022 12:39 PM EDT - Market open
-0.33%
Market Cap 481.53M
Revenue (ttm) 184.35M
Net Income (ttm) 48.54M
Shares Out 22.56M
EPS (ttm) 2.35
PE Ratio 9.10
Forward PE 8.73
Dividend $0.48 (2.25%)
Ex-Dividend Date May 12, 2022
Volume 3,173
Open 21.38
Previous Close 21.41
Day's Range 21.30 - 21.47
52-Week Range 20.19 - 29.50
Beta 0.86
Analysts Buy
Price Target 31.21 (+46.3%)
Earnings Date Jul 25, 2022

About BFST

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 b... [Read more...]

Industry Banks
IPO Date Apr 9, 2018
CEO David Melville
Employees 648
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol BFST
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2021, BFST's revenue was $181.62 million, an increase of 31.82% compared to the previous year's $137.78 million. Earnings were $52.14 million, an increase of 73.82%.

Financial Statements

Analyst Forecast

According to 11 analysts, the average rating for BFST stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is 31.21, which is an increase of 46.25% from the latest price.

Price Target
$31.21
(46.25% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy
Stock Forecasts

News

Business First (BFST) Lags Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -2% and 1.23%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results For Q1 2022

BATON ROUGE, La., April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited resu...

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Completes Acquisition of Texas Citizens Bancorp, Inc., Expands Business Banking to H...

BATON ROUGE, La., March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (Nasdaq: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, has completed its acquisition of Texas Citizens Banc...

Business First (BFST) Surpasses Q4 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 14% and 1.61%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2021 and Q4 2021

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited resul...

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

Business First (BFST) 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.

Here's Why "Trend" Investors Would Love Betting on Business First (BFST)

Business First (BFST) made it through our "Recent Price Strength" screen and could be a great choice for investors looking to make a profit from stocks that are currently on the move.

The Bunny Roared in 2021

The Bunny Portfolio is hopping again. It bounced to a 36.6% return in the past year.

Raymond James cheers Business First Bancshares results with double upgrade

Shares of Business First Bancshares BFST, +1.49% rose 2.5% in premarket trades Monday after Raymond James upgraded the stock by two notches, to strong buy from market perform, on the heels of the lender...

Business First (BFST) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 8.16% and 0.41%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q3 2021

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited resul...

Business First Bancshares, Inc. and Texas Citizens Bancorp, Inc. Announce Merger

Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- - Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (Nasdaq: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, and Texas Citizens Bancorp, Inc. (Texas Citizens) t...

Business First (BFST) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 66.67% and 25.25%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results For Q2 2021

BATON ROUGE, La., July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited resul...

Business First (BFST) Surges 5.6%: Is This an Indication of Further Gains?

Business First (BFST) was a big mover last session on higher-than-average trading volume. The latest trend in earnings estimate revisions might not help the stock continue moving higher in the near term.

Family Statement Regarding the Death of Charles Elson “Buddy” Roemer III

BATON ROUGE, La., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announces the following statement is...

Business First (BFST) Q1 Earnings and Revenues Top Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 5.17% and 2.53%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q1 2021

BATON ROUGE, La., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited resu...

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Completes Private Placement of $52.5 Million in Subordinated Notes

Baton Rouge, La., March 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (“Business First”) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, today announced the completion of the private plac...

Business First Bancshares (BFST) Agrees to Acquire Smith Shellnut

Business First Bancshares (BFST) agrees to acquire Smith Shellnut Wilson, LLC.

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announce Acquisition of Smith Shellnut Wilson, LLC

BATON ROUGE, La., March 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Business First) (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for b1BANK, and Smith Shellnut Wilson, LLC (SSW) today jointly a...

Business First Bancshares, Inc. and b1BANK Announce the Appointment of New Board Member John Ducrest

BATON ROUGE, La., March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST) and b1BANK announced today the addition of John Ducrest to their respective boards of directors.

Why Business First Bancshares (BFST) Stock Might be a Great Pick

Business First Bancshares (BFST) has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, and belongs to a strong industry as well.

What Makes Business First (BFST) a New Strong Buy Stock

Business First (BFST) has been upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), reflecting growing optimism about the company's earnings prospects. This might drive the stock higher in the near term.

Business First (BFST) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 36.00% and 18.77%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?