Business First: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Business First: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $13.8 million.

The bank, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said it had earnings of 61 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 64 cents per share.

The company posted revenue of $61 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $56.6 million, which beat Street forecasts.

Business First shares have dropped 21% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $22.38, a fall of 3% in the last 12 months.

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