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Business First Bancshares Inc (BFST.OQ)

BFST.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

23.40USD
7 Dec 2018
Change (% chg)

$-0.04 (-0.17%)
Prev Close
$23.44
Open
$23.64
Day's High
$24.32
Day's Low
$23.10
Volume
7,031
Avg. Vol
9,758
52-wk High
$30.00
52-wk Low
$23.10

Revenue & Earnings Per Share

    Revenue* Earnings Per Share**
FY 2018 Sep '18 0.325
Jun '18 0.329
Mar '18 0.294
FY 2017 Dec '17 0.105
Sep '17 0.230
Jun '17 0.285
Mar '17 0.275
FY 2016 Dec '16 0.211
Sep '16 0.190
Jun '16 0.114
Mar '16 0.192
 
*Note: Units in Millions ofU.S. Dollars
**Note: Units in U.S. Dollars

Consensus Estimates Analysis

  # of Estimates Mean High Low 1 Year Ago
SALES (in millions)
Quarter Ending Dec-18 2 19.17 19.55 18.79 --
Quarter Ending Mar-19 2 21.36 21.62 21.11 --
Year Ending Dec-18 3 69.59 69.95 69.19 --
Year Ending Dec-19 3 90.08 91.00 88.72 --
Earnings (per share)
Quarter Ending Dec-18 4 0.34 0.40 0.26 --
Quarter Ending Mar-19 4 0.29 0.42 0.16 --
Year Ending Dec-18 4 1.32 1.47 1.21 --
Year Ending Dec-19 4 1.71 1.90 1.49 --
Sales and Profit Figures in US Dollar (USD);

Valuation Ratios

  Company industry sector
P/E Ratio (TTM) -- 19.02 19.31
P/E High - Last 5 Yrs. -- 18.60 24.39
P/E Low - Last 5 Yrs. -- 11.45 11.47
Beta -- 1.49 1.45
Price to Sales (TTM) -- 5.73 6.11
Price to Book (MRQ) -- 2.85 2.74
Price to Tangible Book (MRQ) -- 2.91 2.83
Price to Cash Flow (TTM) -- 21.28 23.58
% Owned Institutions -- 0.44 0.70

Dividends

  Company industry sector
Dividend Yield -- 2.00 1.98
Dividend Yield - 5 Year Avg -- 2.15 2.06
Dividend 5 Year Growth Rate -- 23.25 21.63
Payout Ratio(TTM) -- 18.07 18.64

Growth Rates

  Company industry sector
Sales (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago -- 8.31 15.94
Sales (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago -- 8.05 10.63
Sales - 5 Yr. Growth Rate -- 13.84 13.83
EPS (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago -- 31.39 35.89
EPS (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago -- -- --
EPS - 5 Yr. Growth Rate -- 9.53 10.27
Capital Spending - 5 Yr. Growth Rate -- 20.61 19.24

Financial Strength

  Company industry sector
Quick Ratio (MRQ) -- 0.00 0.04
Current Ratio (MRQ) -- 0.00 1.65
LT Debt to Equity (MRQ) -- 28.42 32.96
Total Debt to Equity (MRQ) -- 60.08 71.87
Interest Coverage (TTM) -- 0.00 9.85

Profitability Ratios

  Company industry sector
Gross Margin (TTM) -- 0.14 3.06
Gross Margin - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 0.15 2.93
EBITD Margin (TTM) -- -- --
EBITD - 5 Yr. Avg -- 50.67 48.22
Operating Margin (TTM) -- 37.14 34.75
Operating Margin - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 42.94 40.80
Pre-Tax Margin (TTM) -- 37.67 35.20
Pre-Tax Margin - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 43.00 41.25
Net Profit Margin (TTM) -- 29.87 27.88
Net Profit Margin - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 33.83 32.66
Effective Tax Rate (TTM) -- 20.83 21.00
Effective Tax Rate - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 21.26 20.89

Efficiency

  Company industry sector
Revenue/Employee (TTM) -- 606,977 46,598,115
Net Income/Employee (TTM) -- 83,960 16,045,390
Receivable Turnover (TTM) -- 0.00 6,763.17
Inventory Turnover (TTM) -- 0.00 1.35
Asset Turnover (TTM) -- 0.00 0.02

Management Effectiveness

  Company industry sector
Return on Assets (TTM) -- 2.45 2.58
Return on Assets - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 2.72 2.80
Return on Investment (TTM) -- 0.00 0.44
Return on Investment - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 0.01 0.45
Return on Equity (TTM) -- 16.14 15.50
Return on Equity - 5 Yr. Avg. -- 21.05 19.93

Performance for Business First Bancshares Inc

Period %
Actual
% vs.
S&P 500
Rank In
Industry
Industry
Rank
4 Week -- -- -- 56
13 Week -- -- -- 45
26 Week -- -- -- 58
52 Week -- -- -- 49
YTD -- -- -- 64
Note:: Rank is a percentile that ranges from 0 to 99, with 99 = best.

Institutional Holders

% Shares Owned: 49.76%
# of Holders: 70
Total Shares Held: 5,738,899
3 Mo. Net Change: 277,780
# New Positions: 9
# Closed Positions: 8
# Increased Positions: 50
# Reduced Positions: 17
# Net Buyers: 33
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