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How to buy Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Ameris Bancorp stocks.
Ameris Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Ameris Bancorp stocks (ABCB.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $47.64 – a decrease of 4.62% over the previous week. Ameris Bancorp employs 2,678 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Ameris Bancorp?
- Has coronavirus impacted Ameris Bancorp shares?
- Ameris Bancorp shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Ameris Bancorp stock a buy or sell?
- Ameris Bancorp performance over time
- Are Ameris Bancorp shares over-valued?
- Ameris Bancorp's financials
- How volatile are Ameris Bancorp shares?
- Does Ameris Bancorp pay a dividend?
- Have Ameris Bancorp shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Ameris Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ:ABCB)Use our graph to track the performance of ABCB stocks over time.
Ameris Bancorp shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$52.59|
|52-week range||$36.18 - $59.33|
|50-day moving average||$51.43|
|200-day moving average||$51.46|
|Wall St. target price||$60.43|
|Dividend yield||$0.6 (1.09%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.58|
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Is it a good time to buy Ameris Bancorp stock?
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Ameris Bancorp price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-13)||-4.62%|
|1 month (2021-12-20)||12.73%|
|3 months (2021-10-20)||-1.37%|
|6 months (2021-07-20)||13.05%|
|1 year (2021-01-20)||17.73%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||20.81%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||45.12%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||21.74%|
Is Ameris Bancorp under- or over-valued?
Valuing Ameris Bancorp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ameris Bancorp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ameris Bancorp's P/E ratio
Ameris Bancorp'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, Ameris Bancorp 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.
Ameris Bancorp's PEG ratio
Ameris Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.45. 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 Ameris Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Ameris Bancorp financials
|Revenue TTM||$1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||48.19%|
|Gross profit TTM||$938.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Ameris Bancorp share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 10.75% of net profits
Recently Ameris Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 10.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ameris Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ameris Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.
While Ameris Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ameris Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.
Ameris Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 9 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Ameris Bancorp's shares ever split?
Ameris Bancorp's shares were split on a 211:210 basis on 27 June 2010. So if you had owned 210 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 211 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ameris Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ameris Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Ameris Bancorp's share price.
Ameris Bancorp share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ameris Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.177 up to $59.3272. 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 Ameris Bancorp's is 1.2909. This would suggest that Ameris Bancorp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Ameris Bancorp overview
Ameris Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Ameris Bank that provides range of banking services to retail and commercial customers primarily in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. The company operates through five segments: Banking Division, Retail Mortgage Division, Warehouse Lending Division, SBA Division, and Premium Finance Division. It offers commercial and retail checking, regular interest-bearing savings, money market, individual retirement, and certificates of deposit accounts. The company also provides commercial real estate, residential real estate mortgage, agricultural, and commercial and industrial loans; consumer loans, including motor vehicle, home improvement, and home equity loans, as well as loans secured by savings accounts and small unsecured personal credit lines. In addition, it originates, administers, and services commercial insurance premium loans and small business administration loans. The company operates 164 full service domestic banking offices and 33 mortgage and loan production offices. Ameris Bancorp was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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