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Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

Stock Price: $15.82 USD -0.25 (-1.56%)
Updated Oct 19, 2020 3:59 PM EDT - Market closed

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Key Info

Market Cap 326.96M
Revenue (ttm) 96.51M
Net Income (ttm) 17.82M
Shares Out 20.67M
EPS (ttm) 1.22
PE Ratio 12.97
Forward PE 7.91
Dividend $0.40
Dividend Yield 2.53%

Stock Quote

Trading Day Oct 19, 2020
Last Price $15.82
Previous Close $16.07
Change ($) -0.25
Change (%) -1.56%
Day's Open 16.15
Day's Range 15.80 - 16.15
Day's Volume 7,518
52-Week Range 9.17 - 26.64

More Stats

Market Cap 326.96M
Enterprise Value 465.19M
Earnings Date (est) Oct 27, 2020
Ex-Dividend Date Aug 13, 2020
Shares Outstanding 20.67M
Float 19.06M
EPS (basic) 1.30
EPS (diluted) 1.22
FCF / Share -0.19
Dividend $0.40
Dividend Yield 2.53%
Earnings Yield 7.71%
FCF Yield n/a
Payout Ratio 30.80%
Shares Short 236,548
Short Ratio 3.20
Short % of Float 1.24%
Beta 0.86
PE Ratio 12.97
Forward PE 7.91
P/FCF Ratio n/a
PS Ratio 3.39
PB Ratio 0.84
Revenue 96.51M
Operating Income 21.99M
Net Income 17.82M
Free Cash Flow -3.85M
Net Cash -138.24M
Net Cash / Share -6.69
Gross Margin 91.49%
Operating Margin 22.79%
Profit Margin 18.50%
FCF Margin -3.99%
ROA 0.58%
ROE 5.37%
ROIC 0.80%
Stats based on trailing-twelve-month (ttm) numbers.

Analyst Summary

Analyst Ratings (5)

Buy 3
Overweight 0
Hold 2
Underweight 0
Sell 0

Analyst Consensus: Buy

Price Target

(8.22% upside)
Current: $15.82
Target: 17.12
*Average 12-month price target from 4 stock analysts.

Financial Performance

Financial numbers in millions USD.

Financial Overview

Revenue Growth30.59%47.79%9.48%15.67%47.16%-4.46%-
Gross Profit88.3067.6245.7541.7936.1324.5525.70
Operating Income29.8517.378.956.725.625.405.62
Net Income23.7714.094.855.
Shares Outstanding13.2811.5310.
Earnings Per Share1.741.220.610.700.590.720.87
EPS Growth42.62%100%-12.86%18.64%-18.06%-17.24%-
Dividend Per Share0.380.24-----
Dividend Growth58.33%------
Operating Cash Flow24.4219.287.978.153.406.898.22
Capital Expenditures-3.96-0.92-0.51-1.32-0.96-0.22-0.33
Free Cash Flow20.4618.367.466.832.446.677.89
Cash & Equivalents15113811644.7343.4126.8319.27
Total Debt18692.2380.5053.6554.5815.0015.00
Net Cash / Debt-35.2545.6835.91-8.92-11.1711.834.27
Book Value28526018011411278.8571.92
Numbers in millions USD, except per-share numbers.

Company Profile

Company Details

Full Name Business First Bancshares, Inc.
Country United States
Employees 355
CEO David R. Melville

Stock Information

Ticker Symbol BFST
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Sector Financial Services
Industry Banks—Regional
Unique Identifier NASDAQ: BFST
IPO Date April 9, 2018


Business First Bancshares operates as the bank holding company for Business First Bank that provides various banking products and services. It offers various deposit products and services, including a range of checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and remote deposit capture and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, including commercial lines of credit, working capital loans, term loans, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development loans, borrowing base loans, letters of credit, and other loan products; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien one-to-four family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment and term loans; and credit cards. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including mutual funds, annuities, individual retirement accounts, and other financial products. Further, the company provides a range of other financial services comprising drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, and employee and payroll benefits solutions; and night depository, personalized checks, treasury and cash management, merchant, automated clearing house, electronic funds transfer, domestic and foreign wire transfer, traveler's checks, vault, loan and deposit sweep accounts, lock-box, international trade finance, international trade, foreign exchange, online and mobile banking, e-statements, and bank-by-mail services. The company operates through 25 banking centers located in the State of Louisiana and in Dallas, Texas. Business First Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.