Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results for Q2 2018

July 25, 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 June 30, 2018, including record quarterly net income of $3.6 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $1.5 million and $0.05, respectively, from the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Core net income, which excludes noncore income and expenses, was $4.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, which reflected increases of $2.9 million and $0.20, respectively, from the quarter ended June 30, 2017.