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How to buy First BanCorp (FBP) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in First BanCorp stocks.

First BanCorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. First BanCorp stocks (FBP.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $12.44 – a decrease of 0.44% over the previous week. First BanCorp employs 3,075 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $925.9 million.

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First BanCorp stock price (NYSE:FBP)

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First BanCorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-20.
Latest market close$13.64
52-week range$10.67 - $16.50
50-day moving average $13.37
200-day moving average $13.63
Wall St. target price$22.83
PE ratio 9.4722
Dividend yield $0.34 (3.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.44

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Is it a good time to buy First BanCorp stock?

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First BanCorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.64 from 2022-05-19

1 week (2022-05-13) -0.44%
1 month (2022-04-21) 0.52%
3 months (2022-02-18) -4.28%
6 months (2021-11-19) -4.68%
1 year (2021-05-21) 5.65%
2 years (2020-05-20) 156.39%
3 years (2019-05-20) 30.90%
5 years (2017-05-19) 151.66%

Is First BanCorp under- or over-valued?

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

First BanCorp's P/E ratio

First 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 9x. In other words, First BanCorp shares trade at around 9x 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.

First BanCorp's PEG ratio

First BanCorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.86. 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 First 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.

First BanCorp financials

Revenue TTM $925.9 million
Operating margin TTM 52.04%
Gross profit TTM $916.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.54%
Return on equity TTM 15.12%
Profit margin 32.67%
Book value $9.01
Market capitalisation $2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

First BanCorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26% of net profits

Recently First BanCorp has paid out, on average, around 26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First BanCorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First BanCorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.34 per share.

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

First BanCorp's most recent dividend payout was on 10 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First BanCorp's shares ever split?

First BanCorp's shares were split on a 1:15 basis on 7 January 2011. So if you had owned 15 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your First BanCorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for First BanCorp shares which in turn could have impacted First BanCorp's share price.

First BanCorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First BanCorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.6688 up to $16.5001. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FBP.US volatility(beta: 1.1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while First BanCorp's is 1.1031. This would suggest that First BanCorp'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).

First BanCorp overview

First BanCorp. operates as the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico that provides a range of financial services to retail, commercial, and institutional clients. The company operates in six segments: Commercial and Corporate Banking, Mortgage Banking, Consumer (Retail) Banking, Treasury and Investments, United States Operations, and Virgin Islands Operations. The Commercial and Corporate Banking segment offers commercial real estate and construction loans, floor plan financing, and cash and business management services. The Mortgage Banking segment engages in the origination, sale, and servicing of various residential mortgage loan products and related hedging activities; and acquisition and sale of mortgages in the secondary markets. The Consumer (Retail) Banking segment provides auto, boat, and personal loans; credit cards; lines of credit; deposit products comprising interest bearing and non-interest bearing checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and retail certificates of deposit (CDs); finance leasing and insurance agency services. The Treasury and Investments segment offers funding and liquidity management services.

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