First Merchants Corporation (FRME): Price and Financial Metrics

First Merchants Corporation (FRME): $40.87

0.10 (+0.25%)

POWR Rating

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  • FRME scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 82.01% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FRME is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • FRME's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 15.46% of US stocks).

FRME Stock Summary

  • FRME's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 88.34% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 84.59%, FIRST MERCHANTS CORP's debt growth rate surpasses 86.6% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, FRME is more volatile than just 8.6% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to FRME, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are GSBC, CTBI, UBSI, FMAO, and WSFS.
  • Visit FRME's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

FRME Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, FRME's price/sales ratio is 44.83% higher, now standing at 4.2.
  • Over the past 243 months, FRME's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 0.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FRME.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FRME 2023-01-23 4.2 1.3 12.1 14.4
FRME 2023-01-20 4.2 1.3 12.1 14.4
FRME 2023-01-19 4.2 1.3 12.1 14.4
FRME 2023-01-18 4.2 1.3 12.1 14.4
FRME 2023-01-17 4.4 1.3 12.4 14.7
FRME 2023-01-13 4.4 1.3 12.7 14.9

FRME Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 47.15%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 4.56%.
  • The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 109.07%.
FRME's revenue has moved up $124,855,000 over the prior 33 months.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 565.403 190.539 198.124
2022-06-30 528.696 207.329 187.611
2022-03-31 523.661 204.793 204.648
2021-12-31 520.003 207.382 205.531
2021-09-30 518.195 221.111 202.933
2021-06-30 491.519 185.22 186.373

FRME'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.
  • FRME has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 32.77% of graded US stocks.
  • FRME's asset turnover comes in at 0.034 -- ranking 308th of 430 Banking stocks.
  • HTLF, EWBC, and FNB are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with FRME.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.034 1 0.016
2021-03-31 0.032 1 0.014
2020-12-31 0.032 1 0.013
2020-09-30 0.033 1 0.013
2020-06-30 0.034 1 0.014
2020-03-31 0.037 1 0.016

FRME Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FRME, see our FRME 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 $48.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.42 (Moderate Buy)

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FRME Price/Volume Stats

Current price $40.87 52-week high $45.04
Prev. close $40.77 52-week low $34.07
Day low $40.30 Volume 147,500
Day high $41.07 Avg. volume 155,779
50-day MA $41.53 Dividend yield 3.14%
200-day MA $40.51 Market Cap 2.43B

First Merchants Corporation (FRME) Company Bio

First Merchants Corporation provides community banking services in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio counties. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Muncie, Indiana.

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Yahoo | January 24, 2023

First Merchants Corporation Announces Cash Dividend on Its Preferred Stock

MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Merchants Corporation has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $46.88 per share on its 7.50% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock Series A, represented by depositary shares (NASDAQ: FRMEP) each representing a 1/100th interest in a share of the Series A preferred stock. Holders of depositary shares will receive $0.4688 per depositary share. The dividend will be payable on February 15, 2023, to stockholders of record on January 31, 2023. A

Yahoo | January 20, 2023

First Merchants Corporation to Report Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results, Host Conference Call and Webcast

MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Merchants Corporation (Nasdaq:FRME) will report fourth quarter 2022 financial results on January 26, 2023. The Corporation will host a fourth quarter 2022 earnings conference call and webcast at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, January 26, 2023. To access via phone, participants will need to register using the following link where they will be provided a phone number and access code: (

Yahoo | January 5, 2023

First Merchants (FRME) is on the Move, Here's Why the Trend Could be Sustainable

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FRME Price Returns

1-mo -0.58%
3-mo -4.84%
6-mo 2.20%
1-year -0.76%
3-year 12.56%
5-year 6.74%
YTD -0.58%
2022 1.11%
2021 14.99%
2020 -6.93%
2019 24.61%
2018 -16.93%

FRME Dividends

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