NASDAQ:SFST

Southern First Bancshares Competitors

$50.06
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Today's Range
$49.77
Now: $50.06
$50.90
50-Day Range
$44.00
MA: $48.47
$54.09
52-Week Range
$23.16
Now: $50.06
$56.42
Volume18,321 shs
Average Volume32,092 shs
Market Capitalization$392.52 million
P/E Ratio23.18
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.07

Competitors

Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) Vs. CASH, FCF, TBBK, CHCO, NBHC, and EBSB

Should you be buying SFST stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "national commercial banks" are considered alternatives and competitors to Southern First Bancshares, including Meta Financial Group (CASH), First Commonwealth Financial (FCF), The Bancorp (TBBK), City (CHCO), National Bank (NBHC), and Meridian Bancorp (EBSB).

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Meta Financial Group and Southern First Bancshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Meta Financial Group00313.25
Southern First Bancshares01202.67

Meta Financial Group presently has a consensus price target of $41.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.58%. Southern First Bancshares has a consensus price target of $39.50, indicating a potential downside of 21.09%. Given Meta Financial Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Meta Financial Group is more favorable than Southern First Bancshares.

Volatility and Risk

Meta Financial Group has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern First Bancshares has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Meta Financial Group and Southern First Bancshares' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Meta Financial Group19.66%10.41%1.29%
Southern First Bancshares14.18%7.95%0.71%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Meta Financial Group and Southern First Bancshares' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meta Financial Group$532.64 million2.81$104.72 million$2.4319.08
Southern First Bancshares$107.64 million3.65$27.86 million$3.5813.98

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.1% of Meta Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.1% of Southern First Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Meta Financial Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Southern First Bancshares shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Meta Financial Group beats Southern First Bancshares on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for First Commonwealth Financial and Southern First Bancshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
First Commonwealth Financial05202.29
Southern First Bancshares01202.67

First Commonwealth Financial presently has a consensus price target of $11.0833, indicating a potential downside of 23.09%. Southern First Bancshares has a consensus price target of $39.50, indicating a potential downside of 21.09%. Given Southern First Bancshares' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Southern First Bancshares is more favorable than First Commonwealth Financial.

Volatility and Risk

First Commonwealth Financial has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern First Bancshares has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares First Commonwealth Financial and Southern First Bancshares' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
First Commonwealth Financial18.68%7.42%0.89%
Southern First Bancshares14.18%7.95%0.71%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Commonwealth Financial and Southern First Bancshares' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
First Commonwealth Financial$410.75 million3.38$105.33 million$1.1013.10
Southern First Bancshares$107.64 million3.65$27.86 million$3.5813.98

First Commonwealth Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Southern First Bancshares. First Commonwealth Financial 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.0% of First Commonwealth Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.1% of Southern First Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of First Commonwealth Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Southern First Bancshares shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Southern First Bancshares beats First Commonwealth Financial on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBBK) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

The Bancorp has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern First Bancshares has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.7% of The Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.1% of Southern First Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of The Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Southern First Bancshares shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for The Bancorp and Southern First Bancshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Bancorp00103.00
Southern First Bancshares01202.67

The Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential downside of 17.07%. Southern First Bancshares has a consensus price target of $39.50, indicating a potential downside of 21.09%. Given The Bancorp's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe The Bancorp is more favorable than Southern First Bancshares.

Profitability

This table compares The Bancorp and Southern First Bancshares' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Bancorp20.54%12.91%1.14%
Southern First Bancshares14.18%7.95%0.71%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares The Bancorp and Southern First Bancshares' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Bancorp$283.70 million4.68$51.56 million$1.0621.61
Southern First Bancshares$107.64 million3.65$27.86 million$3.5813.98

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

Summary

The Bancorp beats Southern First Bancshares on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

City (NASDAQ:CHCO) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

City has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern First Bancshares has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.9% of City shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.1% of Southern First Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of City shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Southern First Bancshares shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for City and Southern First Bancshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
City03002.00
Southern First Bancshares01202.67

City currently has a consensus price target of $63.00, indicating a potential downside of 21.34%. Southern First Bancshares has a consensus price target of $39.50, indicating a potential downside of 21.09%. Given Southern First Bancshares' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Southern First Bancshares is more favorable than City.

Profitability

This table compares City and Southern First Bancshares' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
City33.35%13.07%1.69%
Southern First Bancshares14.18%7.95%0.71%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares City and Southern First Bancshares' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
City$266.19 million4.75$89.35 million$5.4614.67
Southern First Bancshares$107.64 million3.65$27.86 million$3.5813.98

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

National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

National Bank has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern First Bancshares has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.7% of National Bank shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.1% of Southern First Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of National Bank shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Southern First Bancshares shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for National Bank and Southern First Bancshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
National Bank02002.00
Southern First Bancshares01202.67

National Bank currently has a consensus price target of $31.50, indicating a potential downside of 20.59%. Southern First Bancshares has a consensus price target of $39.50, indicating a potential downside of 21.09%. Given National Bank's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe National Bank is more favorable than Southern First Bancshares.

Profitability

This table compares National Bank and Southern First Bancshares' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
National Bank23.03%10.63%1.33%
Southern First Bancshares14.18%7.95%0.71%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares National Bank and Southern First Bancshares' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
National Bank$325.35 million3.74$80.36 million$2.5515.56
Southern First Bancshares$107.64 million3.65$27.86 million$3.5813.98

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

Summary

National Bank beats Southern First Bancshares on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Meridian Bancorp has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Southern First Bancshares has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Meridian Bancorp and Southern First Bancshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Meridian Bancorp00014.00
Southern First Bancshares01202.67

Meridian Bancorp currently has a consensus price target of $15.00, indicating a potential downside of 18.39%. Southern First Bancshares has a consensus price target of $39.50, indicating a potential downside of 21.09%. Given Meridian Bancorp's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Meridian Bancorp is more favorable than Southern First Bancshares.

Profitability

This table compares Meridian Bancorp and Southern First Bancshares' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Meridian Bancorp23.56%8.74%1.00%
Southern First Bancshares14.18%7.95%0.71%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.4% of Meridian Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.1% of Southern First Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Meridian Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Southern First Bancshares shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Meridian Bancorp and Southern First Bancshares' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meridian Bancorp$279.42 million3.45$67 million$1.3014.14
Southern First Bancshares$107.64 million3.65$27.86 million$3.5813.98

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

Summary

Meridian Bancorp beats Southern First Bancshares on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.


Southern First Bancshares Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Meta Financial Group logo
CASH
Meta Financial Group
2.1$46.37+2.5%$1.50 billion$532.64 million15.88Increase in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
First Commonwealth Financial logo
FCF
First Commonwealth Financial
2.1$14.41+0.3%$1.39 billion$410.75 million18.96
The Bancorp logo
TBBK
The Bancorp
1.6$22.91+3.7%$1.33 billion$283.70 million22.91News Coverage
City logo
CHCO
City
1.5$80.09+0.3%$1.27 billion$266.19 million14.48
National Bank logo
NBHC
National Bank
1.7$39.67+0.6%$1.22 billion$325.35 million15.32Upcoming Earnings
Meridian Bancorp logo
EBSB
Meridian Bancorp
1.5$18.38+0.3%$963.68 million$279.42 million14.70Upcoming Earnings
Banc of California logo
BANC
Banc of California
2.0$18.24+0.2%$923.20 million$403.23 million-96.00Upcoming Earnings
Increase in Short Interest
CBTX logo
CBTX
CBTX
1.5$32.97+1.6%$810.86 million$172.02 million28.67
The First Bancshares logo
FBMS
The First Bancshares
1.6$38.18+1.6%$802.47 million$175.48 million15.78News Coverage
Nicolet Bankshares logo
NCBS
Nicolet Bankshares
1.1$77.93+0.6%$778.52 million$191.96 million15.10Upcoming Earnings
Camden National logo
CAC
Camden National
1.9$48.02+1.2%$718.09 million$210.63 million12.91News Coverage
Amerant Bancorp logo
AMTB
Amerant Bancorp
0.8$18.72+1.9%$711.96 million$370.08 million312.00
Hanmi Financial logo
HAFC
Hanmi Financial
1.7$20.37+0.7%$625.71 million$274.32 million20.17
Bank First logo
BFC
Bank First
1.4$69.94+2.3%$540.57 million$101.80 million15.24
Alerus Financial logo
ALRS
Alerus Financial
1.3$30.87+1.0%$535.93 million$207.49 million13.03Analyst Upgrade
Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Arrow Financial logo
AROW
Arrow Financial
1.6$34.00+0.2%$527.99 million$138.31 million13.83Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
The First of Long Island logo
FLIC
The First of Long Island
1.9$21.63+0.6%$514.19 million$154.46 million13.03Decrease in Short Interest
Financial Institutions logo
FISI
Financial Institutions
2.1$31.04+0.6%$490.93 million$209.18 million13.80News Coverage
Guaranty Bancshares logo
GNTY
Guaranty Bancshares
1.5$38.79+0.4%$467.58 million$119.53 million17.63Upcoming Earnings
American National Bankshares logo
AMNB
American National Bankshares
1.6$32.37+0.9%$354.71 million$108.03 million12.45Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
SmartFinancial logo
SMBK
SmartFinancial
1.5$22.42+1.7%$338.83 million$123.77 million14.95Upcoming Earnings
High Trading Volume
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
The First Bancorp logo
FNLC
The First Bancorp
1.2$28.94+0.4%$317.88 million$92.84 million11.76News Coverage
Peoples Financial Services logo
PFIS
Peoples Financial Services
1.2$41.51+3.3%$299.00 million$108.51 million10.90Upcoming Earnings
Capital Bancorp logo
CBNK
Capital Bancorp
1.1$20.64+2.7%$283.88 million$107.87 million13.58
Fidelity D & D Bancorp logo
FDBC
Fidelity D & D Bancorp
1.0$55.84+2.1%$278.98 million$49.46 million22.89Gap Down
Professional logo
PFHD
Professional
1.3$17.86+0.2%$243.95 million$42.02 million0.00Analyst Upgrade
LCNB logo
LCNB
LCNB
1.8$18.34+1.6%$235.03 million$77.54 million12.39Upcoming Earnings
ATLO
Ames National
1.3$25.30+1.1%$230.81 million$64.81 million12.84
National Bankshares logo
NKSH
National Bankshares
2.0$35.53+2.1%$227.36 million$53.94 million14.50
Pacific Mercantile Bancorp logo
PMBC
Pacific Mercantile Bancorp
1.4$8.93+0.6%$199.31 million$71.26 million42.53Decrease in Short Interest
Shore Bancshares logo
SHBI
Shore Bancshares
2.0$16.79+0.4%$197.32 million$69.79 million13.22News Coverage
Meridian logo
MRBK
Meridian
1.6$25.84+0.5%$159.38 million$85.96 million7.76Increase in Short Interest
Severn Bancorp logo
SVBI
Severn Bancorp
0.6$12.00+0.5%$154.21 million$50.08 million28.57Increase in Short Interest
FNCB Bancorp logo
FNCB
FNCB Bancorp
0.4$7.00+0.3%$141.67 million$53.68 million10.45
HWBK
Hawthorn Bancshares
0.8$21.03+0.2%$136.27 million$72.91 million10.31
United Security Bancshares logo
UBFO
United Security Bancshares
1.1$7.82+0.1%$133.02 million$46.46 million13.48Upcoming Earnings
High Trading Volume
Landmark Bancorp logo
LARK
Landmark Bancorp
0.9$26.15+1.8%$124.32 million$52.92 million7.28
First United logo
FUNC
First United
1.4$16.90+0.5%$118.23 million$74.56 million9.77News Coverage
Old Point Financial logo
OPOF
Old Point Financial
1.1$21.40+3.7%$111.82 million$54.32 million16.34Increase in Short Interest
GLG
TD
0.4$1.35+5.2%$106.83 million$2.49 million-2.65Decrease in Short Interest
CF Bankshares logo
CFBK
CF Bankshares
1.5$19.74+0.3%$104.72 million$46.82 million5.09Dividend Announcement
Decrease in Short Interest
Limestone Bancorp logo
LMST
Limestone Bancorp
0.9$15.65+0.0%$103.21 million$55.50 million15.19
Riverview Financial logo
RIVE
Riverview Financial
0.6$10.25+1.0%$95.81 million$58.06 million-4.42Increase in Short Interest
United Bancshares logo
UBOH
United Bancshares
1.0$27.70+2.5%$90.83 million$52.87 million5.62News Coverage
Gap Down
EMCF
Emclaire Financial
1.2$27.80+0.0%$75.64 million$40.54 million13.37Decrease in Short Interest
AmeriServ Financial logo
ASRV
AmeriServ Financial
1.2$4.00+0.3%$68.26 million$64.54 million15.39Upcoming Earnings
Patriot National Bancorp logo
PNBK
Patriot National Bancorp
1.0$9.56+0.0%$37.71 million$46.13 million0.00Increase in Short Interest
OptimumBank logo
OPHC
OptimumBank
0.4$3.81+1.0%$12.21 million$5.36 million-7.19Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
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