Business First Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:BFST) is the holding company for b1BANK, who provide various banking products and services. They operate full-service banking centers and loan production offices across Louisiana, and in the Dallas and Houston markets. Currently, they have about USD 6 billion in assets on the books.
Comps: Five Star Bancorp (Nasdaq:FSBC), Farmers National Banc Corp. (Nasdaq:FMNB)
Compared to these other banking firms of similar size, Business First Bancshares showed both greater revenue and quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. Moreover, they have a better price to earnings ratio, net income, and yield than Five Star Bancorp. Additionally, their earnings per share of 2.32 is larger than Farmers National Banc Corp.’s.