Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST)

Last Closing Price: 21.30 (2023-02-03)

Company Description

Business First Bancshares Inc. provides commercial and personal banking services to small to midsize businesses. Its services includes checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, consumer loans, commercial and non-profit checking, commercial interest checking, business sweep investment, essential business checking, business value checking accounts, business loans, cash management and merchant processing and other services. The company operates primarily in Baton Rouge, Brusly, Covington, Denham Springs, Erwinville, Gonzales, Houma, Lafayette, New Orleans, Shreveport, Port Allen, Zachary and Lake Charles, Louisiana as well as Dallas, Texas. Business First Bancshares Inc. is based in Clayton, United States.

Financials, Fundamental Metrics & Ratios
Revenue (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $265.42M
Net Income (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $54.26M
PE Ratio (Current Year Earnings Estimate) 8.55
PE Ratio (Trailing 12 Months) 8.44
PEG Ratio (Long Term Growth Estimate) --
Price to Sales Ratio (Trailing 12 Months) 2.00
Price to Book Ratio (Most Recent Quarterly Book Value per Share) 1.10
Price to Cash Ratio (Most Recent Annual Cash Flow per Share) 7.45
Pre-Tax Margin (Trailing 12 Months) 25.98%
Net Margin (Trailing 12 Months) 20.44%
Return on Equity (Trailing 12 Months) 13.21%
Return on Assets (Trailing 12 Months) 1.06%
Current Ratio (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 0.99
Quick Ratio (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 0.99
Debt to Common Equity (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) 1.49
Inventory Turnover (Trailing 12 Months) 3.27
Book Value per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) $21.25
Earnings per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Quarter) $0.66
Earnings per Share (Most Recent Fiscal Year) $2.52
Diluted Earnings per Share (Trailing 12 Months) $2.30
Exchange NASDAQ
Sector Financial Services
Industry Banks - Regional
Common Shares Outstanding 25.10M
Free Float 23.20M
Market Capitalization $531.98M
Average Volume (Last 20 Days) 0.07M
Beta (Past 60 Months) 0.82
Percentage Held By Insiders (Latest Annual Proxy Report) 7.60%
Percentage Held By Institutions (Latest 13F Reports) 30.36%
Annual Dividend (Based on Last Quarter) $0.48
Dividend Yield (Based on Last Quarter) 2.27%