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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.27
SFST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. SFST: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SFST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.18 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.27
Equity-to-Asset 0.08
SFST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. SFST: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SFST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.08
0.04
0.35
Interest Coverage 2.40
SFST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 1515 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. SFST: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SFST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.45 Max: 2.49
Current: 2.4
0.07
2.49
Beneish M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
5.27%
6.37%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 37.42
SFST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
66% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 31.37 vs. SFST: 37.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SFST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.66  Med: 21.05 Max: 37.83
Current: 37.42
4.66
37.83
Net Margin % 24.05
SFST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. SFST: 24.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SFST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.83  Med: 14.29 Max: 24.21
Current: 24.05
3.83
24.21
ROE % 12.39
SFST's ROE % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. SFST: 12.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SFST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.39  Med: 5.74 Max: 12.77
Current: 12.39
-0.39
12.77
ROA % 0.99
SFST's ROA % is ranked higher than
60% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SFST: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SFST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.99
0.12
1.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 2.90
SFST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SFST: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SFST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 12.95 Max: 52.7
Current: 2.9
1.4
52.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 18.00
SFST's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SFST: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SFST' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.2  Med: 18.6 Max: 267.2
Current: 18
-31.2
267.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 25.60
SFST's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 1226 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. SFST: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SFST' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.5  Med: 25.7 Max: 120.1
Current: 25.6
-59.5
120.1
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with Southern First Bancshares Inc $SFST.
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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US    NAICS: 551111    SIC: 6021
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Headquarter Location:USA
Southern First Bancshares Inc is a bank holding company. It is engaged in the business of accepting demand deposits and savings deposits and providing commercial, consumer and mortgage loans to the general public.

Southern First Bancshares Inc is a bank holding company incorporated in March 1999 under the laws of South Carolina that owns all of the capital stock of Southern First Bank and all of the stock of Greenville First Statutory Trust I and II. The Bank is a commercial bank with offices located in Greenville, Richland, Lexington, and Charleston Counties, South Carolina. The Bank is 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 general public. The Trusts are special purpose subsidiaries organized for the sole purpose of issuing trust preferred securities. Its lending activities include real estate, commercial, and equity-line consumer loans to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses and professional firms that are located in or conduct a substantial portion of their business in its market area. Its deposit activities include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits of various types, ranging from daily money market accounts to long-term certificates of deposit. Its other banking services include internet banking, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, direct deposit, and automatic drafts for various accounts. Its competitors include BB&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and SunTrust. Its operations are subject to extensive regulation by federal, state, and local governmental authorities.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 17.87
SFST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1664 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. SFST: 17.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SFST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.02  Med: 15.67 Max: 141.2
Current: 17.87
9.02
141.2
Forward PE Ratio 16.92
SFST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. SFST: 16.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 17.87
SFST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
66% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.61 vs. SFST: 17.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SFST' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.21  Med: 15.66 Max: 141.2
Current: 17.87
9.21
141.2
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.96
SFST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
67% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. SFST: 17.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SFST' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.71  Med: 18.81 Max: 115.2
Current: 17.96
8.71
115.2
PB Ratio 1.99
SFST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SFST: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SFST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.1 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.99
0.34
2.15
PS Ratio 4.31
SFST's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. SFST: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SFST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.84 Max: 9.07
Current: 4.31
0.81
9.07
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 10.70
SFST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
52% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. SFST: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SFST' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 11.16 Max: 375.5
Current: 10.7
2.06
375.5
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.26
SFST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
58% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.83 vs. SFST: 8.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SFST' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 7.05 Max: 63.55
Current: 8.26
2
63.55
EV-to-EBIT 17.13
SFST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.92 vs. SFST: 17.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SFST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 21.6 Max: 319.4
Current: 17.13
6.1
319.4
EV-to-EBITDA 16.15
SFST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 10.86 vs. SFST: 16.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SFST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 16.4 Max: 114
Current: 16.15
5.2
114
PEG Ratio 0.69
SFST's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SFST: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SFST' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.48 Max: 15.71
Current: 0.69
0.27
15.71
Shiller PE Ratio 41.47
SFST's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 19.95 vs. SFST: 41.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SFST' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.13  Med: 22.5 Max: 44.7
Current: 41.47
10.13
44.7

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.40
SFST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. SFST: -14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SFST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.5  Med: -2 Max: 0
Current: -14.4
-15.5
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.99
SFST's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. SFST: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SFST' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.27 Max: 3.21
Current: 1.99
0.4
3.21
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.05
SFST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. SFST: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SFST' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.05
0.26
1.98
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.35
SFST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 1632 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SFST: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SFST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.57 Max: 13.52
Current: 2.35
0.52
13.52
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.76
SFST's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SFST: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
SFST' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.68 Max: 165
Current: 0.76
0.44
165
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.26
SFST's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
73% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SFST: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
SFST' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.48
Current: 1.26
0.47
2.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.84
SFST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 1832 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. SFST: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SFST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 4.6 Max: 16.3
Current: 5.84
0.3
16.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 28.57
SFST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. SFST: 28.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SFST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.3  Med: 33.6 Max: 61.4
Current: 28.57
-13.3
61.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $54.64
EPS (TTM) $ 1.95
Beta0.60
Short Percentage of Float0.90%
52-Week Range $22.30 - 38.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7.29

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.06 2.50
EPS without NRI ($) 2.06 2.50
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Southern First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering May 02 2017 
Southern First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock Apr 27 2017 
Southern First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock Apr 26 2017 
Southern First Bancshares Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 07 2011 
Southern First Bancshares Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 02 2010 
Southern First Bancshares Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 16 2010 
Southern First Bancshares Inc. (SFST) CEO R Arthur Jr Seaver buys 2,760 Shares Jul 22 2010 
Southern First Bancshares Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Apr 30 2010 
Southern First Bancshares Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2009 
Southern First Bancshares Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 12 2009 

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