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First Bank is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Bank shares (FRBA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Bank employs 204 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$66.4 million.
|52-week range||USD$5.9116 - USD$13.0443|
|50-day moving average||USD$10.2435|
|200-day moving average||USD$8.5755|
|Wall St. target price||USD$12.63|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.12 (1.08%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.97|
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Valuing First Bank stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of First Bank's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
First Bank's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, First Bank shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
|Revenue TTM||USD$66.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||40.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$66.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.37%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$231.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 173,449 First Bank shares held short by investors – that's known as First Bank's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% up from 167,147 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Bank shares can be evaluated.
First Bank's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Bank shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Bank shares traded daily (recently around 45051.688311688). First Bank's SIR currently stands at 3.85. In other words for every 100,000 First Bank shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3850 shares are currently held short.
However First Bank's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Bank shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Bank shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Bank's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Bank shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0098% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Bank shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against First Bank.
Find out more about how you can short First Bank stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 12.24% of net profits
Recently First Bank has paid out, on average, around 12.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Bank shareholders could enjoy a 1.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Bank's case, that would currently equate to about $0.12 per share.
While First Bank's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that First Bank is investing more in its future growth.
First Bank's most recent dividend payout was on 26 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, First Bank's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.9116 up to $13.0443. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while First Bank's is 0.9258. This would suggest that First Bank's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
First Bank provides various banking products and services to individuals, businesses, and governmental entities. The company accepts various deposits, including non-interest bearing demand deposits, interest bearing demand accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as commercial checking accounts. Its loan products include commercial and industrial loans; commercial real estate loans, such as owner-occupied, investor, construction and development, and multi-family loans; residential real estate loans comprising residential mortgages, first and second lien home equity loans, and revolving lines of credit; and consumer loans, which consist of auto, personal, and traditional installment loans, as well as other loans. The company also provides electronic banking services, including Internet and mobile banking, electronic bill payment, and banking by phone, as well as ATM and debit cards, and wire and ACH transfer services; and remote deposit capture and cash management services. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 18 full-service branches in Mercer County, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset Counties in New Jersey, as well as in Bucks and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania. First Bank was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Hamilton, New Jersey.
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