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

The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS): $38.07

-0.77 (-1.98%)

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where FBMS ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 91.74% of US stocks.
  • FBMS's strongest trending metric is Sentiment; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • FBMS's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 20.77% of US stocks).

FBMS Stock Summary

  • FBMS's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 86.31% of US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for First Bancshares Inc comes in at 25.72%, a number that bests 79.72% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for FBMS comes in at 10.2% -- higher than that of 80.09% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to FBMS, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are SRCE, ABTX, HTLF, LSBK, and GABC.
  • Visit FBMS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

FBMS Valuation Summary

  • FBMS's price/sales ratio is 4.2; this is 250% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 174 months, FBMS's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.8.
  • Over the past 174 months, FBMS's price/earnings ratio has gone up 1.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FBMS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FBMS 2021-06-09 4.6 1.3 13.8 2.5
FBMS 2019-05-10 4.7 1.2 21.6 13.6
FBMS 2016-11-22 2.6 1.1 13.2 9.8
FBMS 2016-01-05 2.3 1.0 12.1 8.9
FBMS 2015-08-18 2.2 0.9 12.4 8.0
FBMS 2010-08-31 1.3 0.5 13.6 13.3

FBMS Growth Metrics

  • The year over year price growth rate now stands at 113.26%.
  • The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 324.12%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 183.6%.
FBMS's revenue has moved up $133,762,275 over the prior 52 months.

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
2021-03-31 184.673 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
2020-03-31 146.89 50.998 44.421
2019-12-31 145.015 44.7 43.745

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 $43.30 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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FBMS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $38.07 52-week high $40.46
Prev. close $38.84 52-week low $19.50
Day low $37.94 Volume 10,079
Day high $38.72 Avg. volume 52,784
50-day MA $38.03 Dividend yield 1.45%
200-day MA $34.02 Market Cap 800.19M

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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First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) Is Increasing Its Dividend To US$0.15

The First Bancshares, Inc. ( NASDAQ:FBMS ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 25th of August...

Yahoo | July 30, 2021

First Bancshares EPS beats by $0.01, beats on revenue

First Bancshares (FBMS): Q2 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.74; GAAP EPS of $0.74 beats by $0.01.Revenue of $46.87M (-14.6% Y/Y) beats by $7.94M.Press Release...

Seeking Alpha | July 27, 2021

First Bancshares hikes dividend by ~7% to $0.15 per share

First Bancshares (FBMS) declares $0.15/share quarterly dividend, 7.1% increase from prior dividend of $0.14.Forward yield 1.59%Payable Aug. 25; for shareholders of record Aug. 10; ex-div Aug. 9.See FBMS Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth....

Seeking Alpha | July 27, 2021

Business First Bancshares, Inc., Announces Financial Results For Q2 2021

BATON ROUGE, La., July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: BFST) (Business First), parent company of b1BANK, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, including net income of $17.4 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, an increase of $5.1 million and $0.25, respectively, from the prior quarter ended March 31, 2021. On a non-GAAP basis, core net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, which excludes certain income and expenses, was $18.7 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, an increase of $6.1 million and $0.29, respectively, from prior quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Intrado Digital Media | July 26, 2021

First Bancshares, Inc. Reports Results for Second Quarter ended June 30, 2021; Increases Quarterly Dividend 7%

HATTIESBURG, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 June 30, 2021. Highlights for the Quarter: Loans, excluding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, increased $45.5 million, 1.6% as compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2021, or 6.4% on an annualized basis. Net income a

Business Wire | July 26, 2021

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FBMS Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -4.18%
6-mo 19.34%
1-year 92.88%
3-year 2.43%
5-year 128.21%
YTD 24.21%
2020 -11.48%
2019 18.56%
2018 -11.04%
2017 25.02%
2016 51.20%

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