About Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Southern First Bank that provides various banking products and services to general public in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. It accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits, including daily money market accounts and certificates of deposit. The company's loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans; construction real estate loans; commercial business loans for various lines of businesses, such as the manufacturing, service industry, and professional service areas; consumer real estate and home equity loans; and other consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment loans and revolving lines of credit. In addition, it provides other bank services, such as Internet banking, cash management, safe deposit boxes, direct deposit, automatic drafts, bill payment, and mobile banking services. The company operates through nine retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston; one located in Raleigh; and one located in Atlanta. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry National commercial banks
Trailing P/E Ratio23.39
Forward P/E Ratio17.11
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$70.54 million
Price / Sales4.87
Cash Flow$2.0525 per share
Price / Cash22.68
Book Value$20.37 per share
Price / Book2.29
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$13.04 million
Return on Equity10.19%
Return on Assets0.94%
Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Southern First Bancshares' stock symbol?
Southern First Bancshares trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SFST."
How were Southern First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?
Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The bank reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.06. The bank earned $16.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $15.91 million. Southern First Bancshares had a return on equity of 10.19% and a net margin of 20.43%. View Southern First Bancshares' Earnings History.
What price target have analysts set for SFST?
1 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Southern First Bancshares' shares. Their predictions range from $42.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Southern First Bancshares' stock price to reach $42.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Southern First Bancshares.
Who are some of Southern First Bancshares' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Southern First Bancshares include National Bank (NBHC), City (CHCO), Farmers And Merchants Bank of Long Beach (FMBL), Meridian Bancorp (EBSB), Banc of California (BANC), Hanmi Financial (HAFC), CoBiz Financial (COBZ), Green Bancorp (GNBC), CBTX (CBTX), National Commerce (NCOM), Peoples Bancorp (PEBO), Camden National (CAC), Bridge Bancorp (BDGE), First of Long Island (FLIC) and Bancorp (TBBK).
Who are Southern First Bancshares' key executives?
Southern First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. R. Arthur Seaver Jr., CEO, Director, CEO of Southern First Bank and Director of Southern First Bank (Age 54)
- Mr. F. Justin Strickland, Pres and Pres of Southern First Bank (Age 54)
- Mr. Michael D. Dowling, CFO, Exec. VP, CFO of Southern First Bank and Exec. VP of Southern First Bank (Age 46)
- Mr. Michael M. Strickland, Chief Portfolio Risk Officer & EVP (Age 60)
- Mr. Lenwood B. Howell, Exec. VP & Exec. VP of Southern First Bank
Has Southern First Bancshares been receiving favorable news coverage?
Press coverage about SFST stock has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern First Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.61 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.
Who are Southern First Bancshares' major shareholders?
Southern First Bancshares' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Banc Funds Co. LLC (7.01%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (6.47%), BlackRock Inc. (4.22%), Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (3.99%), EJF Capital LLC (2.71%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.66%). Company insiders that own Southern First Bancshares stock include Anne S Ellefson, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, James B Orders III, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling and R Arthur Seaver Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Southern First Bancshares.
Which major investors are selling Southern First Bancshares stock?
SFST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Banc Funds Co. LLC, EJF Capital LLC, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, RMB Capital Management LLC, Penn Capital Management Co. Inc., ELCO Management Co. LLC and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Southern First Bancshares company stock in the last year include Anne S Ellefson, F Justin Strickland, Fred Gilmer Jr, Leighton M Cubbage, Michael D Dowling and R Arthur Seaver Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern First Bancshares.
Which major investors are buying Southern First Bancshares stock?
SFST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Teton Advisors Inc., Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , LPL Financial LLC and Wells Fargo & Company MN. View Insider Buying and Selling for Southern First Bancshares.
How do I buy shares of Southern First Bancshares?
Shares of SFST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Southern First Bancshares' stock price today?
One share of SFST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.55.
How big of a company is Southern First Bancshares?
Southern First Bancshares has a market capitalization of $343.62 million and generates $70.54 million in revenue each year. Southern First Bancshares employs 198 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Southern First Bancshares?
Southern First Bancshares' mailing address is 100 VERDAE BOULEVARD SUITE 100, GREENVILLE SC, 29606. The bank can be reached via phone at 864-679-9000 or via email at [email protected]
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