BFST:NSD-Business First Bancshares Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Banks-Regional | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 22.22

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 0.51B

Volume

0.03M

Avg Analyst Target

USD 29.00 (+30.51%)

Avg User Target

USD
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


BFST Stock Forecast & Price:
Based on the Business First Bancshares Inc stock forecasts from 1 analysts, the average analyst target price for Business First Bancshares Inc is USD 29.00 over the next 12 months. Business First Bancshares Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Business First Bancshares Inc is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 8 negative signals. At the last closing, Business First Bancshares Inc’s stock price was USD 22.22. Business First Bancshares Inc’s stock price has changed by -4.47% over the past week, -5.45% over the past month and -4.18% over the last year.

About Business First Bancshares Inc (BFST:NSD)

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 ...Read More

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Largest Industry Peers for Banks-Regional

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
HBANN Huntington Bancshares Incorpor..

N/A

USD27.35B 27.10 N/A
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp

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USD22.79B 10.06 N/A
SIVB SVB Financial Group

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USD20.24B 13.56 N/A
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorpor..

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USD19.79B 12.04 N/A
FITBI Fifth Third Bancorp ADR

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USD17.83B 7.32 N/A
FCNCA First Citizens BancShares Inc

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USD13.34B 15.06 N/A
HBANO Huntington Bancshares Incorpor..

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USD12.99B 21.91 N/A
SBNY Signature Bank

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USD10.07B 8.52 N/A
ZION Zions Bancorporation

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USD8.59B 10.63 N/A
CBSH Commerce Bancshares Inc

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USD8.50B 18.36 N/A

ETFs Containing BFST

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Banks-Regional)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -21.51% 19% F 56% F
Dividend Return 1.27% 21% F 38% F
Total Return -20.24% 15% F 56% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -4.18% 53% F 75% C
Dividend Return 2.07% 26% F 44% F
Total Return -2.11% 50% F 75% C
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 5.27% 62% D- 64% D
Dividend Return 1.70% 27% F 48% F
Total Return 6.96% 56% F 63% D
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 36.93% 25% F 43% F
Risk Adjusted Return 18.85% 41% F 56% F
Market Capitalization 0.51B 58% F 66% D
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Banks-Regional)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 10.54 48% F 68% D+
Price/Book Ratio 1.16 52% F 69% D+
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 8.98 43% F 24% F
EV/EBITDA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 10.24% 42% F 72% C-
Return on Invested Capital 9.95% 72% C- 75% C
Return on Assets 0.91% 29% F 63% D
Debt to Equity Ratio 38.87% 27% F 44% F
Technical Ratios  
Dividend Yield 2.11% 25% F 36% F
Short Ratio 7.17 31% F 19% F
Short Percent 1.03% 55% F 66% D
Beta 0.83 47% F 66% D
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.