The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS): Price and Financial Metrics

The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS): $38.02

0.73 (+1.96%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where FBMS ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 91.82% of US stocks.
  • FBMS's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 163 days.
  • FBMS's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 30.37% of US stocks).

FBMS Stock Summary

  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -41.99%, First Bancshares Inc's debt growth rate surpasses merely 11.76% of about US stocks.
  • The volatility of First Bancshares Inc's share price is greater than that of merely 3.1% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for FBMS comes in at 18.12% -- higher than that of 89.19% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to First Bancshares Inc are BFC, FVCB, ABTX, SAL, and BCML.
  • Visit FBMS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

FBMS Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, FBMS's price/sales ratio is 266.67% higher, now standing at 4.4.
  • Over the past 175 months, FBMS's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.
  • FBMS's price/sales ratio has moved up 1 over the prior 175 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FBMS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FBMS 2019-05-03 5.3 1.5 25.6 20.3
FBMS 2017-10-30 4.6 1.8 35.4 22.9
FBMS 2017-08-02 4.5 1.6 30.9 13.2
FBMS 2013-10-08 2.4 0.9 19.4 3.1
FBMS 2012-07-25 1.2 0.5 9.9 4.5
FBMS 2011-09-06 1.2 0.4 11.2 12.3

FBMS Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 159.03%.
  • The 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 230.23%.
  • The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 225.24%.
Over the past 33 months, FBMS's revenue has gone up $88,731,000.

The table below shows FBMS's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 192.059 91.873 63.71
2021-06-30 184.291 82.103 59.495
2021-03-31 184.673 69.391 60.838
2020-12-31 169.409 51.185 52.505
2020-09-30 162.705 50.216 49.026
2020-06-30 157.447 54.631 49.381

FBMS's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • FBMS has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 38.4% of graded US stocks.
  • FBMS's asset turnover comes in at 0.035 -- ranking 280th of 428 Banking stocks.
  • PLBC, HONE, and RVSB are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with FBMS.

The table below shows FBMS's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.035 1 0.016
2021-03-31 0.035 1 0.016
2020-12-31 0.035 1 0.014
2020-09-30 0.036 1 0.014
2020-06-30 0.038 1 0.015
2020-03-31 0.039 1 0.016

FBMS Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FBMS, see our FBMS price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $43.20 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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FBMS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $38.02 52-week high $42.89
Prev. close $37.29 52-week low $29.17
Day low $36.88 Volume 27,326
Day high $38.36 Avg. volume 39,126
50-day MA $39.42 Dividend yield 1.72%
200-day MA $39.03 Market Cap 799.18M

The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS) Company Bio

The First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association that provides commercial and retail banking services to small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns, and individuals in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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What Kind Of Investors Own Most Of The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS)?

Every investor in The First Bancshares, Inc. ( NASDAQ:FBMS ) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups...

Yahoo | November 27, 2021

The First Bancshares to Participate in the 2021 HOVDE Group Financial Services Conference

HATTIESBURG, Miss., November 03, 2021--The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, ( announced that company representatives will participate in the 2021 HOVDE Group Financial Services Conference, which is being held November 3, 2021 through November 5, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona Biltmore, and will have one-on-one meetings with certain bank stock analysts and investors beginning on November 4, 2021.

Yahoo | November 3, 2021

The First Bancshares (FBMS) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

The First Bancshares (FBMS) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 2.70% and 2.81%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | October 25, 2021

First Bancshares, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2021; Increases Quarterly Dividend 7%

HATTIESBURG, Miss., October 25, 2021--The First Bancshares, Inc. ("FBMS" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, ( reported today net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Yahoo | October 25, 2021

The First Bancshares (FBMS) to Report Q3 Results: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

The First Bancshares (FBMS) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | October 18, 2021

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FBMS Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -8.17%
6-mo 1.35%
1-year 18.51%
3-year 25.70%
5-year 43.28%
YTD -1.55%
2021 26.97%
2020 -11.48%
2019 18.56%
2018 -11.04%
2017 25.02%

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