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How to buy South State stock

Learn how to easily invest in South State stock.

South State Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. South State shares (SSB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. South State employs 5,190 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion.

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South State stock price (NASDAQ: SSB)

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South State shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$79.38
52-week range$71.54 - $91.66
50-day moving average $81.39
200-day moving average $81.35
Wall St. target price$94.29
PE ratio 12.6388
Dividend yield $1.97 (2.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.23

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South State price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $79.38 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-20) N/A
1 month (2022-08-31) 1.72%
3 months (2022-07-01) 2.11%
6 months (2022-03-31) -2.71%
1 year (2021-10-01) 2.76%
2 years (2020-10-01) 64.86%
3 years (2019-10-01) 6.31%
5 years (2017-09-29) 90.05

Is South State stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing South State stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of South State's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

South State's P/E ratio

South State's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, South State shares trade at around 13x 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.

South State's PEG ratio

South State's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.61. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into South State's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

South State financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 44.63%
Gross profit TTM $1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.04%
Return on equity TTM 9.17%
Profit margin 30.26%
Book value $66.70
Market capitalisation $6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

South State share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 30.35% of net profits

Recently South State has paid out, on average, around 30.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), South State shareholders could enjoy a 2.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In South State's case, that would currently equate to about $1.97 per share.

While South State's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that South State may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

South State's most recent dividend payout was on 18 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have South State's shares ever split?

South State's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 6 March 2007. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your South State shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for South State shares which in turn could have impacted South State's share price.

South State share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, South State's shares have ranged in value from as little as $71.5358 up to $91.6566. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SSB.US volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while South State's is 0.819. This would suggest that South State's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

South State overview

SouthState Corporation operates as the bank holding company for SouthState Bank, National Association that provides a range of banking services and products to individuals and companies. It accepts checking accounts, savings deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, certificates of deposits, money market accounts, and other time deposits. The company also offers commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, commercial, and industrial loans, as well as consumer loans, including auto, boat, and personal installment loans. In addition, it provides debit card, mobile and funds transfer products, and treasury management services comprising merchant, automated clearing house, lock-box, remote deposit capture, and other treasury services. Further, the company offers safe deposit boxes, bank money orders, wire transfer, brokerage services, and alternative investment products, including annuities, mutual funds, and trust and asset management services; and credit cards, letters of credit, and home equity lines of credit. As of December 31, 2021, it served customers through 281 branches in Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. SouthState Corporation also serves its customers through online, mobile, and telephone banking platforms.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of South State is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.365% of South State shares are held by insiders and 85.82% by institutions.
How many people work for South State?
Latest data suggests 5,190 work at South State.
When does the fiscal year end for South State?
South State's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is South State based?
South State's address is: 1101 First Street South, Winter Haven, FL, United States, 33880
What is South State's ISIN number?
South State's international securities identification number is: US8404411097
What is South State's CUSIP number?
South State's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 32023E105

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