Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

NASDAQ: BFST · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
21.30
+0.11 (0.52%)
Feb 3, 2023, 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
0.52%
Market Cap 534.74M
Revenue (ttm) 200.73M
Net Income (ttm) 48.36M
Shares Out 25.11M
EPS (ttm) 2.22
PE Ratio 9.59
Forward PE 7.93
Dividend $0.48 (2.25%)
Ex-Dividend Date Nov 14, 2022
Volume 66,687
Open 21.08
Previous Close 21.19
Day's Range 20.98 - 21.38
52-Week Range 20.19 - 29.16
Beta 0.85
Analysts Buy
Price Target 28.15 (+32.16%)
Earnings Date Jan 26, 2023

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]

Sector Financials
IPO Date Apr 9, 2018
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 12 analysts, the average rating for BFST stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is $28.15, which is an increase of 32.16% from the latest price.

Price Target
$28.15
(32.16% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy
Stock Forecasts

News

Business First (BFST) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 8.20% and 3.86%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

1 week ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 week 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...

2 weeks 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 month 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,...

2 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First (BFST) Tops Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 2.86% and 0.48%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

3 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

3 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First (BFST) Stock Jumps 5.6%: Will It Continue to Soar?

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 te...

3 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

4 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First (BFST) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Q3 Release

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.

4 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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,...

4 months 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...

5 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Business First (BFST) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Business First (BFST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 10.34% and 2.67%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2022. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

6 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

6 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

Wall Street Analysts Predict a 34% Upside in Business First (BFST): Here's What You Should Know

The consensus price target hints at a 34.4% upside potential for Business First (BFST). While empirical research shows that this sought-after metric is hardly effective, an upward trend in earnings es...

6 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Business First (BFST) Expected to Beat Earnings Estimates: Can the Stock Move Higher?

Business First (BFST) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

7 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

Does Business First (BFST) Have the Potential to Rally 40% as Wall Street Analysts Expect?

The average of price targets set by Wall Street analysts indicates a potential upside of 40.1% in Business First (BFST). While the effectiveness of this highly sought-after metric is questionable, the...

7 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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?

10 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

10 months 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...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

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?

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

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...

1 year ago - GlobeNewsWire

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.

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

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.

1 year ago - Zacks Investment Research

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

1 year ago - GuruFocus