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BayFirst Financial NasdaqCM:BAFN Stock Report

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18 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
BAFN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health6/6

BAFN Stock Overview

BayFirst Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for First Home Bank that provides commercial and consumer banking services for businesses and individuals.

BayFirst Financial Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for BayFirst Financial
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$18.59
52 Week HighUS$32.50
52 Week LowUS$15.45
1 Month Change3.28%
3 Month Change14.40%
1 Year Change-28.50%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO8.71%

Recent News & Updates

Jul 27

First Home Bancorp GAAP EPS of $0.03, revenue of $25.35M

First Home Bancorp press release (NASDAQ:BAFN): Q2 GAAP EPS of $0.03. Revenue of $25.35M (-50.4% Y/Y).

Shareholder Returns

BAFNUS BanksUS Market

Return vs Industry: BAFN underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -8.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BAFN underperformed the US Market which returned -9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is BAFN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BAFN volatility
BAFN Average Weekly Movement8.8%
Banks Industry Average Movement3.6%
Market Average Movement7.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.0%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: BAFN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BAFN's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1999485Tony Leo

BayFirst Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for First Home Bank that provides commercial and consumer banking services for businesses and individuals. The company offers checking and savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also provides home loans, including residential mortgages, home equity loans, and home equity lines of credit; and business lending services comprising minority lending programs, PPP loan forgiveness services, SBA loans, and commercial lending services.

BayFirst Financial Fundamentals Summary

How do BayFirst Financial's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
BAFN fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$74.74m
Earnings (TTM)US$2.97m
Revenue (TTM)US$119.19m


P/E Ratio


P/B Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
BAFN income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$0
Gross ProfitUS$119.19m
Other ExpensesUS$116.22m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.74
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin2.49%
Debt/Equity Ratio53.1%

How did BAFN perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does BAFN pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy BAFN by to receive an upcoming dividend?
BayFirst Financial dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateAug 31 2022
Dividend Pay DateSep 15 2022
Days until Ex dividend12 days
Days until Dividend pay date27 days

Does BAFN pay a reliable dividends?

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We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is BAFN undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for BAFN?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

BAFN key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenuen/a
Enterprise Value/EBITDAn/a
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does BAFN's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

BAFN PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for BAFN vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average9.9x
CBOB.A Bay Community Bancorp
RVCB River Valley Community Bancorp
FOTB First Ottawa Bancshares
VBFC Village Bank and Trust Financial
BAFN BayFirst Financial

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: BAFN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.2x) compared to the peer average (9.9x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does BAFN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Banks Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: BAFN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (25.2x) compared to the US Banks industry average (10.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is BAFN's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

BAFN PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio25.2x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BAFN's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of BAFN when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: BAFN ($18.59) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($85.49)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BAFN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is BayFirst Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Banks industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as BayFirst Financial has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

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  • Examine BayFirst Financial's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.

Past Performance

How has BayFirst Financial performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Last years earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BAFN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BAFN's current net profit margins (2.5%) are lower than last year (18%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if BAFN's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BAFN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: BAFN had negative earnings growth (-90.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (8.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BAFN's Return on Equity (4.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is BayFirst Financial's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Asset Level

  • Allowance for Bad Loans

  • Low Risk Liabilities

  • Loan Level

  • Low Risk Deposits

  • Level of Bad Loans

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: BAFN's Assets to Equity ratio (9.9x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: BAFN has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (225%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 92% of BAFN's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: BAFN has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (69%).

Low Risk Deposits: BAFN's Loans to Deposits ratio (83%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: BAFN has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.7%).

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What is BayFirst Financial current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayAug 18 2022Ex Dividend DateAug 31 2022Dividend Pay DateSep 15 202215 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 12 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BAFN's dividend (1.72%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.48%).

High Dividend: BAFN's dividend (1.72%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.99%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, BAFN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BAFN's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 2 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (40.2%), BAFN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years or that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Tony Leo (61 yo)





Mr. Anthony Nicholas Leo, also known as Tony, J.D., has served as Chief Executive Officer of BayFirst Financial Corp. since 2013. He previously served as Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Com...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tony's total compensation ($USD1.32M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD758.99K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Tony's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: BAFN's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: BAFN's board of directors are considered experienced (8.6 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BAFN insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.8%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

BayFirst Financial Corp.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: BayFirst Financial Corp.
  • Ticker: BAFN
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Implied Market Cap: US$74.741m
  • Shares outstanding: 4.03m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • BayFirst Financial Corp.
  • 700 Central Avenue
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Florida
  • 33701
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/18 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.