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BFST Business First Bancshares PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As of Jun 18, 2024, the Business First Bancshares stock's PE ratio is 7.98. This results from the current EPS of $2.56 and stock price of $20.42. The P/E ratio has increased by 3.6% from the past four quarters average of 7.7.

BFST PE ratio history

How has BFST's PE ratio performed in the past

The PE ratio of Business First Bancshares has averaged 13.14 over the last six years. The current PE ratio of 7.98 is 39% below the historical average. Over the past six years, BFST's PE ratio was at its highest in the Jun 2018 quarter at 38.19, when the stock price was $26.35 and the EPS was $0.69. The lowest value was in the Jun 2023 quarter, when it reached 5.84 with a price of $15.07 and an EPS of $2.58.

Average
13.14
Median
10.67
Minimum
5.84
Maximum
38.19

Business First Bancshares PE ratio by year

Maximum annual decrease: -26.99% in 2019

Year PE ratio Change
2023 9.41 -0.53%
2022 9.46 -15.16%
2021 11.15 -9.64%
2020 12.34 -11.41%
2019 13.93 -26.99%
2018 19.08 N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2016 N/A N/A
2015 N/A N/A
2014 N/A N/A

BFST average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of BFST for the past years

BFST's current P/E ratio is below the 3 and 5-year averages.

3-year avg
8.82
5-year avg
10.34
10-year avg
N/A
15-year avg
N/A

BFST PE vs peers

What is BFST's PE ratio compared to its peers

BFST's PE ratio is lower than its peer stocks NRIM and NKSH.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
BFST Business First Bancshares Inc 8.01 $522.7M
NRIM Northrim Bancorp Inc 10.79 $306.82M
NKSH National Bankshares Inc 12.82 $170.8M

Frequently asked questions

What is Business First Bancshares's PE ratio?

BFST stock has a price to earnings ratio of 7.98 as of Jun 18, 2024.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Business First Bancshares (BFST)?

Over the last 3 years, the average price to earnings ratio for BFST stock is 8.82.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Business First Bancshares (BFST)?

Over the last 5 years, the average price to earnings ratio for BFST stock is 10.34.

What is the highest PE ratio for BFST?

The highest quarterly PE ratio in the last six years has been 38.19 and it was in the Jun 2018 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for BFST compare to its historical average?

BFST's price to earnings ratio is currently 39% below its 6-year historical average.

Why is Business First Bancshares's PE ratio so low?

BFST's stock price is trading at a lower multiple of earnings, which is why its PE ratio of 7.98 is considered low.

How is BFST's PE ratio calculated (Business First Bancshares PE ratio formula)?

You can calculate the PE ratio by dividing the most recent stock price by the trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Jun 18, 2024), Business First Bancshares's stock price is $20.42. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Mar 2024 is $2.56. Therefore, Business First Bancshares's P/E ratio for today is 7.98. PE RATIO(7.98) = STOCK PRICE($20.42) / TTM EPS($2.56)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.