Business First Bancshares Inc (OQ:BFST)

Business Focus: Commercial Banks

Apr 23, 2019 12:01 pm ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results For Q1 2019
BATON ROUGE, La., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, including record quarterly net income of $5.7 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, increases of $2.6 million and $0.12, respectively, from the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Core net income, which excludes noncore income and expenses, was $5.6 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, which reflects increases of $2.1 million and $0.07, respectively,...
Jan 29, 2019 10:01 am ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results For FY 2018 And Q4 2018
BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited 2018 full-year net income of $14.1 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, increases of $9.2 million and $0.61, respectively, from the prior year. Core net income, which excludes noncore income and expenses, was $16.8 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, which reflects increases of $13.6 million and $1.06, respectively, from the prior year.  ...
Dec 18, 2018 12:09 pm ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc., Completes $25 Million Private Placement of Subordinated Debt
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. ("Business First") (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for Business First Bank, today announced the completion of a private placement of $25 million of fixed-to-floating subordinated notes due December 31, 2033, to an affiliate of EJF Capital LLC. Business First intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay the approximately $3.3 million outstanding balance of its indebtedness to First National Bankers Bank, with the remaining proceeds to be used for general corporate purposes....
Dec 14, 2018 09:24 am ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Stock Repurchase Program
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. ("Business First") (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for Business First Bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has adopted a stock repurchase program. Under the repurchase program, Business First may repurchase shares of its common stock with an aggregate purchase price of up to $15,000,000 during the 24-month period beginning on December 13, 2018....
Dec 03, 2018 11:25 am ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Richland State Bancorp, Inc.
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. ("Business First") (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for Business First Bank, has completed its acquisition of Richland State Bancorp, Inc. ("Richland State") and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Richland State Bank. The acquisition became effective November 30, 2018, in accordance with the terms of the previously announced agreement. ...
Oct 22, 2018 12:11 pm ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Financial Results For Q3 2018
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, including record quarterly net income of $3.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $2.2 million and $0.10, respectively, from the quarter ended September 30, 2017. Core net income, which excludes noncore income and expenses, was $4.4 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $3.0 million ...
Jul 23, 2018 09:29 pm ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results For Q2 2018
BATON ROUGE, La., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, including record quarterly net income of $3.6 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $1.5 million and $0.05, respectively, from the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Core net income, which excludes noncore income and expenses, was $4.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $2.9 million and $0.20,...
Jun 25, 2018 01:00 pm ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc. Added to Russell® 3000 Index
BATON ROUGE, La., June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a business-focused regional bank, today announced it had been added to the broad-market Russell 3000® Index as part of the Russell Indexes annual reconstitution, which took effect after U.S. market close on Friday, June 22, 2018. ...
Jun 05, 2018 03:00 am ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Pricing and Increase in Size of Common Stock Offering
BATON ROUGE, La., June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for Business First Bank, today announced it has increased the size of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 900,000 shares of its common stock to 1,050,000 shares and has determined a price to the public of $24.00 per share. The net proceeds to the Company from the offering, after deducting the underwriting discount and offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $23.4 million....
Jun 04, 2018 04:05 am ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc. Commences Public Offering of Common Stock
BATON ROUGE, La., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: BFST) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of approximately 900,000 shares of its common stock. The Company intends to grant the underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part for 30 days, to purchase up to 135,000 additional shares of its common stock....
Jun 04, 2018 03:58 am ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc. and Richland State Bancorp, Inc. Announce Merger
BATON ROUGE, La., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. ("Business First") (NASDAQ: BFST), the holding company for Business First Bank, and Richland State Bancorp, Inc. ("Richland State") today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Business First will acquire Richland State and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Richland State Bank. On a pro forma basis as of March 31, 2018, the combined institution would be the 4th largest Louisiana-headquartered bank, with total assets of approximately $2 billion....
Apr 26, 2018 02:59 pm ET
Business First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Financial Results For Q1 2018
BATON ROUGE, La., April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFST), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, including record quarterly net income of $3.1 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $1.1 million and $0.02, respectively, from the quarter ended March 31, 2017.  Core net income, which excludes nonrecurring income and expenses, was $3.6 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $2.3 million and $0.17, respecti...