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Southern First Bancshares (SFST) earnings: expect 12% revenue growth

4:14 pm ET, 13 May 2019

Southern First Bancshares (SFST) is announcing earnings on May 14. We combed through analyst estimates to understand what the company revenue and earnings are predicted to look like.

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $18M, which implies a 12% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.72. If this materializes, EPS will grow 7% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Southern First Bancshares (SFST) returned +7.86%.

How is the stock valued?

Southern First Bancshares (SFST) forward P/E ratio is 10.62, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Southern First Bancshares (SFST) average analyst price target is 3.97% above its current price ($37.99).

For the latest price and information on Southern First Bancshares, please visit Finstead and ask for "SFST", "SFST analysis" or "SFST news".

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST) Stock Guide

Updated at: 2:04 pm ET, 18 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for SFST stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "SFST quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on SFST stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "SFST". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "SFST news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST)? Interested in getting the full scoop on SFST, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this SFST stock guide, we'll address key questions about SFST, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are SFST earnings?
2. SFST buy or sell? What is SFST Finny Score?
3. What are the reasons to buy SFST? Why should I buy SFST stock?
4. What are the reasons to sell SFST? Why should I sell SFST stock?
5. What are SFST key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are SFST earnings?

SFST trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.83.

Analysis

2. SFST buy or sell? What is SFST Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:71}Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell SFST, resulting in Finny Score of 71.

3. What are the reasons to buy SFST? Why should I buy SFST stock?

Here are the reasons to buy SFST stock:

  • SFST profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.40 percentage points. See SFST profitability chart.
  • SFST forward P/E ratio is 9.06, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See SFST forward P/E ratio chart.
  • SFST PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.61, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See SFST PEG chart.
  • SFST cash to debt ratio is 4.16, higher than the average industry (0.29) and sector (0.18) cash to debt ratio. See SFST cash to debt chart.
  • SFST Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 0.22, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See SFST Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

4. What are the reasons to sell SFST? Why should I sell SFST stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell SFST stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • SFST quarterly revenue growth was -7.60%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (2.53% and 1.27%, respectively). See SFST revenue growth chart.
  • SFST short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.51. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See SFST short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

5. What are SFST key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for SFST:

Metrics SFST
Price $28.51
Average Price Target / Upside $31.00 / 8.73%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Banks - Regional - US
Sector Financial Services
Number of Employees 229
Market Cap $206.21M
Forward P/E Ratio 9.35
Price/Book Ratio 2.66
Revenue (TTM) $77.4M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -7.60%
Profit Margin 28.58%

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