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How to buy First Choice Bancorp (FCBP) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in First Choice Bancorp stocks.

First Choice Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Choice Bancorp stocks (FCBP.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $28.77 – an increase of 3.15% over the previous week. First Choice Bancorp employs 186 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $95.6 million.

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First Choice Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ:FCBP)

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First Choice Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-19.
Latest market close$32.13
52-week range$27.91 - $32.89
50-day moving average $30.16
200-day moving average $26.21
Wall St. target price$33.00
PE ratio 10.031
Dividend yield $1 (3.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.90

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First Choice Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.13 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2022-05-13) N/A
1 month (2022-04-20) N/A
3 months (2022-02-20) N/A
6 months (2021-11-20) N/A
1 year (2021-05-24) 0.19%
2 years (2020-05-22) 128.03%
3 years (2019-05-23) 48.75%
5 years (2017-05-20) N/A

Is First Choice Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

First Choice Bancorp's P/E ratio

First Choice 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, First Choice 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.

First Choice Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $95.6 million
Operating margin TTM 52.86%
Gross profit TTM $87.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.6%
Return on equity TTM 12.41%
Profit margin 35.72%
Book value $24.31
Market capitalisation $344.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

First Choice Bancorp share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.12% of net profits

Recently First Choice Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 31.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Choice Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Choice Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

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

First Choice Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 24 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First Choice Bancorp's shares ever split?

First Choice Bancorp's shares were split on 29 June 2016.

First Choice Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Choice Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.91 up to $32.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCBP.US volatility(beta: 0.93)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 First Choice Bancorp's is 0.9336. This would suggest that First Choice Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

First Choice Bancorp overview

First Choice Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Choice Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, families, and small and medium-sized businesses. The company accepts interest and non-interest demand, savings, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits and certificates of deposit. It also offers construction and land development, residential and commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, small business administration, and consumer loans; and debit and commercial credit cards. In addition, the company provides treasury management, remote deposit capture, online and mobile banking, and automated teller machine services, as well as bank-by-mail, courier, domestic and international wire, and documentary collection services. It operates through eight full-service branches located in Alhambra, Anaheim, Carlsbad, Cerritos, Chula Vista, Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, and West Los Angeles, California; and two loan production offices located in Manhattan Beach and San Diego, California. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Cerritos, California. As of July 21, 2021, First Choice Bancorp operates as a subsidiary of Enterprise Financial Services Corp.

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