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How to buy Southern First Bancshares stock

Learn how to easily invest in Southern First Bancshares stock.

Southern First Bancshares Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Southern First Bancshares shares (SFST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Southern First Bancshares employs 278 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $113.2 million.

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Southern First Bancshares stock price (NASDAQ: SFST)

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Southern First Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-26.
Latest market close$42.13
52-week range$41.71 - $65.59
50-day moving average $44.43
200-day moving average $50.20
Wall St. target price$50.63
PE ratio 8.4071
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.06

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Southern First Bancshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.13 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-23) -0.96%
1 month (2022-08-30) -3.44%
3 months (2022-06-30) -3.35%
6 months (2022-03-30) -18.27%
1 year (2021-09-30) -21.25%
2 years (2020-09-30) 74.45%
3 years (2019-09-30) 5.72%
5 years (2017-09-29) 15.90%

Is Southern First Bancshares stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Southern First Bancshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Southern First Bancshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Southern First Bancshares's P/E ratio

Southern First Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Southern First Bancshares shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Southern First Bancshares's PEG ratio

Southern First Bancshares's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.31. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Southern First Bancshares's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Southern First Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $113.2 million
Operating margin TTM 48.72%
Gross profit TTM $117.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.39%
Return on equity TTM 15.43%
Profit margin 36.44%
Book value $35.39
Market capitalisation $340 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Southern First Bancshares share dividends

We're not expecting Southern First Bancshares to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Southern First Bancshares's shares ever split?

Southern First Bancshares's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 29 January 2013. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Southern First Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Southern First Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Southern First Bancshares's share price.

Southern First Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Southern First Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $41.71 up to $65.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SFST.US volatility(beta: 0.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Southern First Bancshares's is 0.8801. This would suggest that Southern First Bancshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Southern First Bancshares overview

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 operates through three segments: Commercial and Retail Banking, Mortgage Banking, and Corporate Operations. The company accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, and savings accounts, as well as other time deposits, including daily money market accounts and long-term certificates of deposit. Its 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, the company provides other bank services, such as internet banking, cash management, safe deposit boxes, direct deposit, automatic drafts, bill payment, and mobile banking services. It operates through eight retail offices located in Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia; three retail offices located in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte markets; and one retail office located in Atlanta.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Southern First Bancshares is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.959% of Southern First Bancshares shares are held by insiders and 87.091% by institutions.
How many people work for Southern First Bancshares?
Latest data suggests 278 work at Southern First Bancshares.
When does the fiscal year end for Southern First Bancshares?
Southern First Bancshares's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Southern First Bancshares based?
Southern First Bancshares's address is: 100 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville, SC, United States, 29607-3857
What is Southern First Bancshares's ISIN number?
Southern First Bancshares's international securities identification number is: US8428731017
What is Southern First Bancshares's CUSIP number?
Southern First Bancshares's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 39607Y100

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