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Community First Bancshares

Executive Summary

Affinity Bancshares, Inc. operates as a holding company for Affinity Bank that provides various banking services. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.

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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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CFBI's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: CFBI underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -7.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CFBI underperformed the US Market which returned 22.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%-2.3%2.3%
30 Day3.9%7.4%4.8%
90 Day29.9%30.1%14.5%
1 Year-14.5%-14.5%-3.2%-6.6%26.6%23.8%
3 Year-16.5%-16.5%-2.3%-10.7%45.0%35.4%
5 Yearn/a77.3%54.9%126.2%101.0%

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


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 (38.7x) compared to the US Banks industry average (12.3x).

PE vs Market: CFBI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.7x) compared to the US market (21.1x).

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's PB Ratio (1x) is in line with the US Banks industry average.

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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?


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?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CFBI has a large one-off loss of $2.5M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: CFBI's current net profit margins (9%) are higher than last year (1.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CFBI's earnings have declined by 18.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CFBI's earnings growth over the past year (941.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-18.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CFBI earnings growth over the past year (941.1%) exceeded the Banks industry -4.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CFBI's Return on Equity (2.5%) 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

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: CFBI's Assets to Equity ratio (11.2x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: CFBI has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (154%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 77% of CFBI's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: CFBI has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (70%).

Low Risk Deposits: CFBI's Loans to Deposits ratio (100%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: CFBI has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.6%).

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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 recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CFBI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent 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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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Ed Cooney (52 yo)



Mr. Edward J. Cooney, also known as Ed, CPA, has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Community First Bancshares, Inc. (MHC), Newton Federal Bank (MHC) and Community First Bancshares, MHC since Jan...

Leadership Team

Gregory Proffitt
President & Corporate Secretary0.83yrUS$520.65k0.26%
$ 194.2k
Edward Cooney
CEO & Director1yrno data0.41%
$ 305.5k
Tessa Nolan
Senior VP & CFO4.92yrsno data0.20%
$ 149.7k
Robert Vickers
Chief Operations Officer0.83yrno data0.13%
$ 98.5k
Clark Nelson
Executive VP & Chief Credit Officer1yrno data0.16%
$ 118.2k
Brandi Pajot
Chief Treasury & Risk Management Officer0.83yrno data0.13%
$ 98.5k
Nancy Mask
Vice President of Branch Sales Manager - Eastsideno datano datano data
Elizabeth Galazka
Executive Vice President of Lending1yrno data0.16%
$ 118.2k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CFBI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Edward Cooney
CEO & Director1yrno data0.41%
$ 305.5k
William Fortson
Independent Chairman of the Board4yrsUS$189.45k0.48%
$ 359.7k
Marshall Ginn
Independent Director17yrsUS$145.88k0.26%
$ 197.0k
Bob Richardson
Independent Vice Chairmanno dataUS$191.24k0.22%
$ 163.0k
Edward Stone
Independent Director20yrsUS$144.37k0.44%
$ 326.9k
Howard Roberts
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$105.82k0.044%
$ 32.5k
Mark Ross
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$105.97k0.029%
$ 21.7k
Robin Reich
Independent Director0.83yrno data0.013%
$ 9.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

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


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: Insufficient data to determine if shareholders have been diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Affinity Bancshares, Inc.
  • Ticker: CFBI
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1928
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$74.601m
  • Shares outstanding: 6.88m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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


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


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 account...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/21 23:25
End of Day Share Price2021/01/20 00:00
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.