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Southern First Bancshares (SFST) Competitors

$33.50
+0.12 (+0.36%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

SFST vs. NEWT, FNLC, CBNK, BCAL, FDBC, PFIS, FISI, FLIC, CARE, and GNTY

Should you be buying Southern First Bancshares stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Southern First Bancshares include NewtekOne (NEWT), First Bancorp (FNLC), Capital Bancorp (CBNK), Southern California Bancorp (BCAL), Fidelity D & D Bancorp (FDBC), Peoples Financial Services (PFIS), Financial Institutions (FISI), First of Long Island (FLIC), Carter Bankshares (CARE), and Guaranty Bancshares (GNTY). These companies are all part of the "national commercial banks" industry.

Southern First Bancshares vs.

NewtekOne (NASDAQ:NEWT) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, media sentiment, institutional ownership, community ranking, profitability, earnings and risk.

36.1% of NewtekOne shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of Southern First Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of NewtekOne shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Southern First Bancshares shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

NewtekOne has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern First Bancshares has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

NewtekOne presently has a consensus target price of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 57.52%. Southern First Bancshares has a consensus target price of $44.00, suggesting a potential upside of 31.34%. Given Southern First Bancshares' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe NewtekOne is more favorable than Southern First Bancshares.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NewtekOne
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Southern First Bancshares
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

In the previous week, Southern First Bancshares had 2 more articles in the media than NewtekOne. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Southern First Bancshares and 3 mentions for NewtekOne. NewtekOne's average media sentiment score of 0.39 beat Southern First Bancshares' score of -0.33 indicating that Southern First Bancshares is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
NewtekOne
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Southern First Bancshares
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

NewtekOne has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Southern First Bancshares. NewtekOne is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Southern First Bancshares, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
NewtekOne$86.24M3.18$32.31M$1.0011.11
Southern First Bancshares$187.46M1.45$13.43M$1.6620.18

NewtekOne has a net margin of 11.78% compared to NewtekOne's net margin of 7.16%. Southern First Bancshares' return on equity of 12.24% beat NewtekOne's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NewtekOne11.78% 12.24% 2.37%
Southern First Bancshares 7.16%4.45%0.34%

NewtekOne received 119 more outperform votes than Southern First Bancshares when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.69% of users gave NewtekOne an outperform vote while only 54.22% of users gave Southern First Bancshares an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
NewtekOneOutperform Votes
318
60.69%
Underperform Votes
206
39.31%
Southern First BancsharesOutperform Votes
199
54.22%
Underperform Votes
168
45.78%

Summary

NewtekOne beats Southern First Bancshares on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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SFST vs. The Competition

MetricSouthern First BancsharesNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$271.02M$17.43B$8.30B$7.52B
Dividend YieldN/A3.91%10.31%3.87%
P/E Ratio20.1810.0157.9818.81
Price / Sales1.452.103,689.2355.08
Price / Cash8.107.8229.7352.42
Price / Book0.911.092.204.64
Net Income$13.43M$2.29B$802.89M$207.29M
7 Day Performance-1.44%-0.36%-0.30%-1.13%
1 Month Performance-12.90%-3.86%-0.34%3.57%
1 Year Performance-16.65%-8.60%4.64%5.54%

Southern First Bancshares Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NEWT
NewtekOne
3.7068 of 5 stars
$11.02
-4.8%
$17.50
+58.8%
-41.8%$271.64M$86.24M11.02104Positive News
FNLC
First Bancorp
1.2012 of 5 stars
$23.44
-5.9%
N/A-20.5%$259.95M$143.61M8.81273News Coverage
CBNK
Capital Bancorp
3.7076 of 5 stars
$19.77
-4.5%
$20.67
+4.5%
-2.6%$274.61M$208.18M7.75270Positive News
Gap Down
BCAL
Southern California Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
$15.00
-3.2%
N/AN/A$274.80M$97.25M0.00N/A
FDBC
Fidelity D & D Bancorp
2.0154 of 5 stars
$44.94
-8.8%
N/A-5.1%$256.16M$105.24M14.09291News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down
PFIS
Peoples Financial Services
3.9971 of 5 stars
$40.20
-5.2%
N/A-19.6%$283.01M$163.98M10.52393News Coverage
FISI
Financial Institutions
3.4862 of 5 stars
$18.42
-6.3%
$20.00
+8.6%
-25.6%$283.67M$334.38M5.83672News Coverage
FLIC
First of Long Island
4.712 of 5 stars
$10.97
-4.9%
$15.00
+36.7%
-35.4%$247.81M$161.82M9.38303Gap Down
CARE
Carter Bankshares
3.1284 of 5 stars
$13.43
-5.8%
$17.00
+26.6%
-21.9%$308.35M$214.70M13.57667Gap Down
GNTY
Guaranty Bancshares
2.0189 of 5 stars
$28.50
-6.9%
$31.75
+11.4%
-4.5%$328.61M$179.01M11.18494Gap Down
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This page (NASDAQ:SFST) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff