Southern First Bancshares Company Profile (NASDAQ:SFST)

About Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)

Southern First Bancshares logoSouthern First Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that owns the capital stock of Southern First Bank (the Bank), a South Carolina state bank, and all of the stock of Greenville First Statutory Trust I and II (the Trusts). The Bank is a commercial bank with approximately nine retail offices located in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. The Bank is primarily engaged in the business of accepting demand deposits and savings deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) and providing commercial, consumer and mortgage loans to the public. In addition to deposit and loan services, the Company offers other bank services, such as Internet banking, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, direct deposit and automatic drafts for various accounts. The Bank offers a range of lending services, including real estate, commercial, and equity-line consumer loans to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses, and professional firms.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Commercial Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:SFST
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $272.08 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 7,314,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $36.17
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $35.47
  • 52 Week Range: $25.85 - $38.55
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.25
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.36
  • P/E Growth: 2.33
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $53.84 million
  • Price / Sales: 5.05
  • Book Value: $19.51 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.91
  • Net Margins: 20.68%
  • Return on Equity: 11.39%
  • Return on Assets: 0.95%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.61%
  • Current Ratio: 1.07%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.06%
  • Average Volume: 14,268 shs.
  • Beta: 0.65
  • Short Ratio: 8.25

Frequently Asked Questions for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)

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 earnings results on Tuesday, July, 25th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $14.92 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.21 million. Southern First Bancshares had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 20.68%. View Southern First Bancshares' Earnings History.

When will Southern First Bancshares make its next earnings announcement?

Southern First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 23rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Southern First Bancshares.

Where is Southern First Bancshares' stock going? Where will Southern First Bancshares' stock price be in 2017?

3 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Southern First Bancshares' shares. Their predictions range from $36.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Southern First Bancshares' stock price to reach $38.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Southern First Bancshares.

Who are some of Southern First Bancshares' key competitors?

Who are Southern First Bancshares' key executives?

Southern First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:

  • James B. Orders III, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • F. Justin Strickland, President of the Company and Southern First Bank
  • R. Arthur Seaver Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company and Southern First Bank
  • Michael D. Dowling, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company and Southern First Bank
  • Frederick Gilmer III, Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer of Southern First Bank
  • Frederick Gilmer Jr., Director
  • Rudolph G. Johnstone III,, M.D., Director
  • Andrew B. Cajka Jr., Independent Director
  • Mark A. Cothran, Independent Director
  • Leighton M. Cubbage, Independent Director

How do I buy Southern First Bancshares stock?

Shares of Southern First Bancshares can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Southern First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of Southern First Bancshares stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.20.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ SFST)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  73 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  75 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  148
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Southern First Bancshares and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $38.67 (3.94% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Price Target History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Analysts' Ratings History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/4/2017FIG PartnersReiterated RatingOutperform$40.00 -> $42.00LowView Rating Details
5/1/2017Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> Buy$35.00 -> $38.00MediumView Rating Details
4/4/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsSet Price TargetHold$36.00HighView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Earnings by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Earnings History by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ SFST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/23/2017$0.53N/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2017Q2 2017$0.48$0.49$14.21 million$14.92 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q4$0.40$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q3$0.38$0.41$12.11 million$11.96 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q2$0.32$0.39$10.64 million$11.21 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014$0.27$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q3$0.27$0.31$10.05 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014$0.25$0.26$8.87 million$9.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014$0.26$0.26$8.61 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2014$0.26$0.22$8.58 million$8.64 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.02
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.45
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q2 20171$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q3 20171$0.50$0.50$0.50
Q4 20171$0.54$0.54$0.54
Q1 20181$0.56$0.56$0.56
Q2 20181$0.59$0.59$0.59
Q3 20181$0.63$0.63$0.63
Q4 20181$0.67$0.67$0.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 12.85%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 70.24%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/17/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell750$36.00$27,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell5,850$36.00$210,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell3,600$36.00$129,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,000$36.00$36,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2017Michael D DowlingCFOSell4,500$36.38$163,710.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2017Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell1,200$36.69$44,028.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2017Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell27$37.00$999.00View SEC Filing  
3/27/2017Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell965$31.91$30,793.15View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017James B Orders IIIDirectorBuy1,000$33.61$33,610.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017R Arthur Seaver JrCEOSell24,922$33.01$822,675.22View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017R Arthur Seaver JrCEOSell12,293$33.09$406,775.37View SEC Filing  
12/21/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,000$36.17$36,170.00View SEC Filing  
12/14/2016Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell3,375$32.54$109,822.50View SEC Filing  
11/23/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell2,500$31.60$79,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016F Justin StricklandPresidentSell24,773$30.64$759,044.72View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell2,000$27.25$54,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell550$26.75$14,712.50View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell500$26.85$13,425.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016F Justin StricklandPresidentSell1,400$27.00$37,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell860$24.09$20,717.40View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Anne S EllefsonDirectorBuy400$25.50$10,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell38$25.49$968.62View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,600$24.74$39,584.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Michael D DowlingCFOSell2,000$23.00$46,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2016Fred Gilmer, Jr.DirectorSell2,300$22.29$51,267.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2015Leighton M. CubbageDirectorSell1,545$21.76$33,619.20View SEC Filing  
12/21/2015Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,400$22.00$30,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015Michael D DowlingCFOSell1,000$22.00$22,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015F Justin StricklandPresidentSell29,948$22.03$659,754.44View SEC Filing  
9/25/2015Leighton M. CubbageDirectorSell1,733$19.38$33,585.54View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Fred Gilmer JrDirectorSell2,500$21.00$52,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2015Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,915$17.55$33,608.25View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$18.00$18,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$17.97$17,970.00View SEC Filing  
4/9/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.20$43,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2015Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,905$17.00$32,385.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.00$42,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Frederick Gilmer IIIEVPSell2,500$17.00$42,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/9/2015William B SturgisDirectorBuy1,000$18.00$18,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,805$16.24$29,313.20View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,037$13.98$28,477.26View SEC Filing  
6/24/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,109$13.46$28,387.14View SEC Filing  
4/24/2014Andrew B Cajka JrDirectorSell1,000$13.90$13,900.00View SEC Filing  
3/25/2014Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell2,102$13.51$28,398.02View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,471$13.20$19,417.20View SEC Filing  
6/24/2013Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell3,638$10.61$38,599.18View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013William B SturgisDirectorBuy6,000$11.14$66,840.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Anne S EllefsonDirectorBuy1,000$11.10$11,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2013F Justin StricklandPresidentBuy2,250$10.85$24,412.50View SEC Filing  
12/24/2012Leighton M CubbageDirectorSell1,727$9.21$15,905.67View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012F Justin StricklandPresidentBuy2,750$8.59$23,622.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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