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Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

NASDAQ: BFST · Delayed Price · USD
+0.65 (2.42%)
After-hours:Oct 25, 2021 7:43 PM EDT
0.89 (3.43%)
At close: Oct 25, 4:00 PM

Total Valuation

BFST has a market cap or net worth of $547.91 million. The enterprise value is $325.06 million.

Market Cap547.91M
Enterprise Value325.06M

Important Dates

Earnings Daten/a
Ex-Dividend DateNov 12, 2021

Share Statistics

BFST has 20.79 million shares outstanding. The number of shares has increased by 0.61% in one year.

Shares Outstanding20.79M
Shares Change (YoY)+0.61%
Shares Change (QoQ)+0.50%
Owned by Insiders (%)7.01%
Owned by Institutions (%)31.17%

Valuation Ratios

PE Ratio10.32
Forward PE9.72
PS Ratio3.03
PB Ratio1.27
P/FCF Ratio8.47
PEG Ration/a
Financial Ratio History

Enterprise Valuation

The stock's EV/EBITDA ratio is 4.63, with a EV/FCF ratio of 5.03.

EV / Earnings6.11
EV / Sales1.80
EV / EBIT4.92
EV / FCF5.03

Financial Position

Current Ration/a
Quick Ration/a
Debt / Equity0.33
Debt / EBITDA2.00
Debt / FCF2.17

Financial Efficiency

Return on equity (ROE) is 12.90%, which is not very high. The company has a high ROIC of 1.60%.

Return on Equity (ROE)12.90%
Return on Assets (ROA)1.30%
Return on Capital (ROIC)1.60%
Revenue Per Employee$306,373
Profits Per Employee$90,169
Employee Count590
Asset Turnover0.04
Inventory Turnovern/a


In the past 12 months, BFST has paid $12.93 million in taxes.

Income Tax12.93M
Effective Tax Rate19.55%

Stock Price Statistics

The stock price has increased by +54.32% in the last 52 weeks. The beta is 0.85, so BFST's price volatility has been lower than the market average.

Beta (1Y)0.85
52-Week Price Change+54.32%
50-Day Moving Average23.78
200-Day Moving Average23.50
Average Volume (30 Days)54,519

Short Selling Information

Short Interest124,711
Short % of Shares Out0.60%
Short % of Float0.66%
Short Ratio (days to cover)3.39

Income Statement

In the last 12 months, BFST had revenue of $180.76 million and earned $53.20 million in profits. Earnings per share was $2.60.

Gross Profit180.76M
Operating Income66.13M
Pretax Income66.13M
Net Income53.20M
Earnings Per Share (EPS)$2.60
Full Income Statement

Balance Sheet

The company has $363.16 million in cash and $140.31 million in debt, giving a net cash position of $222.85 million or $10.72 per share.

Cash & Cash Equivalents363.16M
Total Debt140.31M
Net Cash222.85M
Net Cash Per Share$10.72
Book Value431.01M
Book Value Per Share20.73
Working Capitaln/a
Full Balance Sheet

Cash Flow

In the last 12 months, operating cash flow was $65.70 million and capital expenditures -$1.02 million, giving a free cash flow of $64.68 million.

Operating Cash Flow65.70M
Capital Expenditures-1.02M
Free Cash Flow64.68M
FCF Per Share$3.11
Full Cash Flow Statement


Gross margin is 100.00%, with operating and profit margins of 36.58% and 29.43%.

Gross Margin100.00%
Operating Margin36.58%
Pretax Margin36.58%
Profit Margin29.43%
EBITDA Margin38.84%
EBIT Margin36.58%
FCF Margin35.78%

Dividends & Yields

This stock pays an annual dividend of $0.46, which amounts to a dividend yield of 1.71%.

Dividend Per Share$0.46
Dividend Yield1.71%
Earnings Yield9.71%
FCF Yield11.80%
Dividend Growth (YoY)15.00%
Payout Ratio16.00%

Stock Splits

This stock does not have any record of stock splits.

Last Split Daten/a
Split Typen/a
Split Ration/a