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

The First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS): $34.71

0.17 (+0.49%)

POWR Rating

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  • Momentum is the dimension where FBMS ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 95.04% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FBMS is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • FBMS's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 23.42% of US stocks).

FBMS Stock Summary

  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 10.11 for FIRST BANCSHARES INC; that's greater than it is for 90.81% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 62.12%, FIRST BANCSHARES INC's debt growth rate surpasses 83.34% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, FBMS is more volatile than merely 13.09% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to FIRST BANCSHARES INC are BFC, EQBK, CIVB, AMNB, and CBAN.
  • 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 33.33% higher, now standing at 4.
  • FBMS's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.6 over the prior 190 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FBMS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FBMS 2022-11-11 4.0 1.3 13.0 11.5
FBMS 2022-11-10 4.0 1.3 13.1 11.5
FBMS 2022-11-09 3.9 1.3 12.7 11.2
FBMS 2022-11-08 3.9 1.4 12.1 7.1
FBMS 2022-11-07 3.9 1.4 12.2 7.2
FBMS 2022-11-04 3.9 1.4 12.2 7.2

FBMS Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 188.52%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 24.82%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -1.31%.
Over the past 70 months, FBMS's revenue has gone up $153,373,275.

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
2022-09-30 204.284 87.236 62.416
2022-06-30 200.028 82.909 64.505
2022-03-31 196.735 86.612 64.352
2021-12-31 195.641 95.715 64.167
2021-09-30 192.059 91.873 63.71
2021-06-30 184.291 82.103 59.495

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 $34.71 52-week high $41.23
Prev. close $34.54 52-week low $26.95
Day low $34.48 Volume 42,400
Day high $34.78 Avg. volume 87,010
50-day MA $31.91 Dividend yield 2.3%
200-day MA $31.62 Market Cap 834.01M

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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Below are the latest news stories about FIRST BANCSHARES INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate FBMS as an investment opportunity.

The First Bancshares (FBMS) Just Flashed Golden Cross Signal: Do You Buy?

Good things could be on the horizon when a stock experiences a golden cross event. How should investors react?

Yahoo | November 18, 2022

First Bancshares: Dividend Insights

Friday marks the last chance for investors to receive the next dividend payout from First Bancshares (NASDAQ: FBMS ). What''s Happening The company announced on Thursday that it would pay shareholders a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share. On Monday, First Bancshares will go ex-dividend, meaning the stock will trade lower to reflect that payout. In … Full story available on

Benzinga | November 2, 2022

The First Bancshares to Participate in 2022 Hovde Group Financial Services Conference and East Coast Financial Services Conference

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First Bank, ( will participate in the 2022 Hovde Group Financial Services Conference, which is being held November 2, 2022 through November 3, 2022 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry, Aventura in Miami, Florida and will have one-on-one meetings with certain bank stock analysts and investors. The First Bancshares,

Wallstreet:Online | November 2, 2022

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (BFST) Q3 2022 Earnings Call Transcript

Business First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:NASDAQ:BFST) Q3 2022 Earnings Conference Call October 27, 2022, 03:00 PM ET Company Participants Matthew Sealy - SVP, SVP, Director of Corporate…

Seeking Alpha | October 28, 2022

First Bancshares raises dividend by 5% to $0.20

First Bancshares (FBMS) declares $0.20/share quarterly dividend, 5.3% increase from prior dividend of $0.19. Forward yield 2.44%

Seeking Alpha | October 28, 2022

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FBMS Price Returns

1-mo 10.31%
3-mo 15.38%
6-mo N/A
1-year -9.30%
3-year 9.01%
5-year 13.98%
YTD -8.06%
2021 26.97%
2020 -11.48%
2019 18.56%
2018 -11.04%
2017 25.02%

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