Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

NASDAQ: BFST · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
19.72
-0.40 (-1.99%)
Jun 14, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
-1.99%
Market Cap 502.91M
Revenue (ttm) 249.10M
Net Income (ttm) 64.19M
Shares Out 25.50M
EPS (ttm) 2.54
PE Ratio 7.76
Forward PE 8.71
Dividend $0.56 (2.84%)
Ex-Dividend Date May 14, 2024
Volume 27,735
Open 19.94
Previous Close 20.12
Day's Range 19.62 - 20.07
52-Week Range 14.39 - 25.57
Beta 0.97
Analysts Buy
Price Target 23.33 (+18.31%)
Earnings Date Jul 25, 2024

About BFST

Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for b1BANK that provides various banking products and services in Louisiana and Texas. 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 working capital, term, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, and other loan prod... [Read more]

Sector Financials
IPO Date Apr 9, 2018
Employees 751
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol BFST
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2023, BFST's revenue was $247.29 million, an increase of 13.43% compared to the previous year's $218.00 million. Earnings were $65.64 million, an increase of 24.08%.

Financial Statements

Analyst Forecast

According to 4 analysts, the average rating for BFST stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is $23.33, which is an increase of 18.31% from the latest price.

Price Target
$23.33
(18.31% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy
Stock Forecasts

News

BUSINESS FIRST Bancshares, INC. to acquire OAKWOOD BANCSHARES, INC.

BATON ROUGE, La., April 25, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (“Business First” or the “Company”), the holding company for b1BANK, today announced that it entered...

7 weeks ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q1 2024

BATON ROUGE, La., April 25, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter en...

7 weeks ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2024 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

BATON ROUGE, La., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST), the parent company of b1BANK, announced that it is scheduled to release first quarter 2024 earnings...

2 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2023 and Q4 2023

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced its unaudited results for the year ended ...

5 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2023 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST) (Business First), the parent company of b1BANK, today announced that it is scheduled to release fourt...

5 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

b1BANK Hires Gerrit van de Wetering to Launch Derivative Solutions Services

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jerry Vascocu, Chief Administrative Officer for b1BANK, the banking subsidiary of Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST), announced the hire...

8 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q3 2023

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter end...

8 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2023 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), the parent company of b1BANK, today announced that it is scheduled to release third...

9 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Financial Results for Q2 2023

BATON ROUGE, La., July 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter end...

11 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2023 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

BATON ROUGE, La., July 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), the parent company of b1BANK, today announced that it is scheduled to release secon...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q1 2023

BATON ROUGE, La., April 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter en...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2023 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

BATON ROUGE, La., April 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), the parent company of b1BANK, today announced that it is scheduled to release firs...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2022 and Q4 2022

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced its unaudited results for the year ended ...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

b1BANK Announces Plans to Relocate and Expand Downtown Lake Charles Banking Center

Baton Rouge, LA, Jan. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  b1BANK today announced plans to relocate its Ryan Street location to a new building in downtown Lake Charles later this year. The bank has been a pa...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), the parent company of b1BANK, today announced that it is scheduled to release fourt...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

b1BANK Names Jerry Vascocu as Chief Administrative Officer

BATON ROUGE, La. , Nov. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jude Melville, president and CEO of b1BANK, announced N. Jerome “Jerry” Vascocu, Jr. as Chief Administrative Officer for Business First Bancshares,...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q3 2022

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter end...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, today announced that it is scheduled to release third qua...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, announced today an underwritten public offering of 2,500,...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Raises $72.0 Million in Preferred Equity

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, La., announced that it has successfully ra...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q2 2022

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

2 years ago - GlobeNewsWire

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 re...

2 years ago - GlobeNewsWire

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

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 Ba...

2 years ago - GlobeNewsWire

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 res...

2 years ago - GlobeNewsWire

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