NasdaqCM:CFBI

Stock Analysis Report

Community First Bancshares

Executive Summary

Community First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Newton Federal Bank that provides various banking products and services in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Community First Bancshares's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CFBI has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-11.7%

CFBI

-9.5%

US Banks

-3.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-36.5%

CFBI

-34.8%

US Banks

-15.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CFBI underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -34.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CFBI underperformed the US Market which returned -15.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CFBIIndustryMarket
7 Day-11.7%-9.5%-3.8%
30 Day-42.3%-26.7%-17.4%
90 Day-44.3%-43.7%-24.1%
1 Year-36.5%-36.5%-32.8%-34.8%-14.1%-15.9%
3 Yearn/a-23.7%-29.4%10.0%2.8%
5 Yearn/a0.4%-11.2%27.6%13.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Community First Bancshares's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Community First Bancshares undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

130x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate CFBI's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate CFBI's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CFBI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (130x) compared to the Banks industry average (8.5x).

PE vs Market: CFBI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (130x) compared to the US market (12.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CFBI's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CFBI is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Community First Bancshares forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

-2.4%

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 Community First Bancshares 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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Community First Bancshares performed over the past 5 years?

-55.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CFBI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CFBI's current net profit margins (2.5%) are lower than last year (4.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CFBI's earnings have declined by -55.6% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CFBI had negative earnings growth (-40%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (10.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CFBI's Return on Equity (0.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Community First Bancshares's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CFBI has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if CFBI's debt is covered by short term assets.


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: CFBI's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: CFBI has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

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

Loan Level: CFBI has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: CFBI's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: CFBI has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.87%)


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Dividend

What is Community First Bancshares's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CFBI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CFBI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CFBI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CFBI's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CFBI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

2.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Ed Cooney

0.25

Tenure

Mr. Edward J. Cooney, CPA has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Community First Bancshares, Inc. , Newton Federal Bank and at Community First Bancshares, MHC since January 10, 2020. Mr. Cooney s ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gregory Proffitt
Presidentno dataUS$201.56k0.25% $123.7k
Kenneth Lumpkin
Chief Lending & Marketing Officer and Executive VP4.17yrsUS$200.35k0.26% $130.2k
Johnny Smith
Director4.25yrsUS$296.63k0.13% $65.0k
Edward Cooney
CEO & Director0.25yrno data0.079% $39.0k
Tessa Nolan
Senior VP & CFO4.17yrsno data0.20% $97.0k
Robert Vickers
Chief Operations Officer0.083yrno datano data
Nancy Mask
Vice President of Branch Sales Manager - Eastsideno datano datano data

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Johnny Smith
Director4.25yrsUS$296.63k0.13% $65.0k
Edward Cooney
CEO & Director0.25yrno data0.079% $39.0k
William Fortson
Chairman of the Board3.25yrsUS$109.33k0.48% $237.2k
Marshall Ginn
Independent Director16.25yrsUS$52.84k0.20% $97.5k
Bob Richardson
Independent Director29.25yrsUS$103.21k0.22% $107.6k
Edward Stone
Independent Director19.25yrsUS$64.72k0.44% $215.6k
Howard Roberts
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$23.85k0.11% $55.3k
Mark Ross
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$22.95k0.098% $48.1k
Robin Reich
Director0.083yrno datano data

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

71yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CFBI's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Community First Bancshares, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Community First Bancshares, Inc.
  • Ticker: CFBI
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1928
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$49.126m
  • Shares outstanding: 7.56m
  • Website: https://www.newtonfederal.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Community First Bancshares, Inc.
  • 3175 Highway 278
  • Covington
  • Georgia
  • 30014
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CFBINasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDApr 2017
561DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 2017

Biography

Community First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Newton Federal Bank that provides various banking products and services in the United States. The company offers various deposit accounts, including checking accounts, savings accounts, and certificate of deposit accounts. It also provides one-to four-family residential real estate loans, commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction and land loans, indirect automobile loans, and consumer loans, as well as multi-family residential real estate loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit. In addition, the company invests in securities; and offers money transfer and other banking services. It operates through its main and branch office in Covington, Georgia; and loan production offices in Watkinsville and Braselton, Georgia. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Covington, Georgia. Community First Bancshares, Inc. is a subsidiary of Community First Bancshares, MHC. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/05 07:06
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.