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How to buy The First Bancshares stock

Learn how to easily invest in The First Bancshares stock.

The First Bancshares Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. The First Bancshares shares (FBMS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The First Bancshares employs 794 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The First Bancshares stock price (NASDAQ: FBMS)

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The First Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-03.
Latest market close$29.28
52-week range$27.85 - $42.37
50-day moving average $30.50
200-day moving average $35.92
Wall St. target price$40.40
PE ratio 9.5934
Dividend yield $0.66 (2.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.05

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The First Bancshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.28 from 2022-07-05

1 week (2022-06-29) 1.28%
1 month (2022-06-06) -2.69%
3 months (2022-04-06) -11.86%
6 months (2022-01-06) -26.69%
1 year (2021-07-06) -18.49%
2 years (2020-07-06) 37.01%
3 years (2019-07-05) 30.75
5 years (2017-07-06) 7.06%

Is The First Bancshares stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

The First Bancshares's P/E ratio

The First Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, The First Bancshares shares trade at around 10x 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.

The First Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $195.4 million
Operating margin TTM 42.8%
Gross profit TTM $194.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.11%
Return on equity TTM 10.43%
Profit margin 32.93%
Book value $28.82
Market capitalisation $600.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

The First Bancshares share dividends

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.22% of net profits

Recently The First Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 22.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The First Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 2.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The First Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.66 per share.

While The First Bancshares's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The First Bancshares is investing more in its future growth.

The First Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 24 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The First Bancshares's shares ever split?

The First Bancshares's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 March 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The First Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The First Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted The First Bancshares's share price.

The First Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The First Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.85 up to $42.3723. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FBMS.US volatility(beta: 1.08)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 The First Bancshares's is 1.0753. This would suggest that The First Bancshares's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The First Bancshares overview

The First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association that provides general commercial and retail banking services. The company operates through three segments: Commercial/Retail Bank, Mortgage Banking Division, and Holding Company. It offers deposit services, including checking, NOW, and savings accounts; other time deposits, such as daily money market accounts and longer-term certificates of deposit; and individual retirement and health savings accounts. The company also provides commercial loans comprising secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and purchase of equipment and machinery; consumer loans consisting of equity lines of credit, as well as secured and unsecured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments; and real estate construction and acquisition loans. In addition, it originates loans to purchase existing residential homes or construct new homes, and to refinance existing mortgages; and provides financial and wealth management services. Further, the company offers internet banking services, automated teller machines, voice response telephone inquiry services, commercial sweep accounts, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, merchant, mobile deposit, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, automatic drafts for various accounts, and credit card services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The First Bancshares is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.823% of The First Bancshares shares are held by insiders and 73.135% by institutions.
How many people work for The First Bancshares?
Latest data suggests 794 work at The First Bancshares.
When does the fiscal year end for The First Bancshares?
The First Bancshares's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is The First Bancshares based?
The First Bancshares's address is: 6480 U.S. Highway 98 West, Hattiesburg, MS, United States, 39402
What is The First Bancshares's ISIN number?
The First Bancshares's international securities identification number is: US3189161033
What is The First Bancshares's CUSIP number?
The First Bancshares's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 318916103

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