Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q3 2018

October 22, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA – Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of Business First Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, including record quarterly net income of $3.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $2.2 million and $0.10, respectively, from the quarter ended September 30, 2017. Core net income, which excludes noncore income and expenses, was $4.4 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $3.0 million and $0.17, respectively, from the quarter ended September 30, 20