Ameris Bancorp Company Profile (NASDAQ:ABCB)

About Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)

Ameris Bancorp logoAmeris Bancorp is a financial holding company. The Company's business is conducted through its banking subsidiary, Ameris Bank (the Bank), which provides a range of banking services to its retail and commercial customers. The Company operates through four segments: the Banking Division, the Retail Mortgage Division, the Warehouse Lending Division and the SBA Division. The Banking Division is engaged in the delivery of financial services, which include commercial loans, consumer loans and deposit accounts. The Retail Mortgage Division is engaged in the origination, sales and servicing of one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. The Warehouse Lending Division is engaged in the origination and servicing of warehouse lines to other businesses that are secured by underlying one- to four-family residential mortgage loans. The SBA Division is engaged in the origination, sales and servicing of small business administration (SBA) loans.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Banks - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Regional Banks
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ABCB
  • CUSIP: 03076K10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.72 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 35,664,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $45.85
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $45.65
  • 52 Week Range: $27.92 - $49.80
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.02
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.91
  • P/E Growth: 2.26
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $331.5 million
  • Price / Sales: 5.18
  • Book Value: $21.26 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.26
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 0.9%
  • Net Margins: 22.56%
  • Return on Equity: 12.74%
  • Return on Assets: 1.28%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.80%
  • Current Ratio: 1.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.00%
  • Average Volume: 186,623 shs.
  • Beta: 1.32
  • Short Ratio: 7.36

Frequently Asked Questions for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)

What is Ameris Bancorp's stock symbol?

Ameris Bancorp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ABCB."

How often does Ameris Bancorp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ameris Bancorp?

Ameris Bancorp declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, July 10th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. View Ameris Bancorp's Dividend History.

How were Ameris Bancorp's earnings last quarter?

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) posted its earnings results on Friday, April, 21st. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $86.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $86.84 million. Ameris Bancorp had a return on equity of 12.74% and a net margin of 22.56%. View Ameris Bancorp's Earnings History.

When will Ameris Bancorp make its next earnings announcement?

Ameris Bancorp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July, 21st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Ameris Bancorp.

Where is Ameris Bancorp's stock going? Where will Ameris Bancorp's stock price be in 2017?

5 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Ameris Bancorp's stock. Their predictions range from $38.00 to $55.00. On average, they anticipate Ameris Bancorp's share price to reach $49.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Ameris Bancorp.

Who are some of Ameris Bancorp's key competitors?

Who are Ameris Bancorp's key executives?

Ameris Bancorp's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Daniel B. Jeter, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Edwin W. Hortman Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Dennis J. Zember Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Cindi H. Lewis, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary
  • Joseph B. Kissel, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Stephen A. Melton, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
  • Lawton E. Bassett III, Executive Vice President, Banking Group President, President of Bank
  • Andrew B. Cheney, Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Executive
  • Jon S. Edwards, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
  • James A. LaHaise, Executive Vice President and Corporate Banking Executive

Who owns Ameris Bancorp stock?

Ameris Bancorp's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%), State Street Corp (3.29%), Wellington Management Group LLP (0.00%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (3.06%). Company insiders that own Ameris Bancorp stock include Cindi H Lewis, Dennis J Zember Jr, Edwin W Hortman Jr, Elizabeth A Mccague, Jon S Edwards, Lawton E Bassett III, Leo J Hill and William I Jr Bowen. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ameris Bancorp.

Who sold Ameris Bancorp stock? Who is selling Ameris Bancorp stock?

Ameris Bancorp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Wellington Management Group LLP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Morgan Stanley and Renaissance Technologies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ameris Bancorp stock in the last year include Cindi H Lewis, Dennis J Zember Jr, Edwin W Hortman Jr, Jon S Edwards and Lawton E Bassett III. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ameris Bancorp.

Who bought Ameris Bancorp stock? Who is buying Ameris Bancorp stock?

Ameris Bancorp's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Next Century Growth Investors LLC, State Street Corp, Redwood Investments LLC, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, Ameriprise Financial Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Ameris Bancorp stock in the last two years include Elizabeth A Mccague, Leo J Hill and William I Jr Bowen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ameris Bancorp.

How do I buy Ameris Bancorp stock?

Shares of Ameris Bancorp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ameris Bancorp's stock price today?

One share of Ameris Bancorp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.15.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ ABCB)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  86 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  97 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  183
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ameris Bancorp and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $49.00 (1.77% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/26/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$51.00MediumView Rating Details
4/26/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$55.00HighView Rating Details
4/21/2017StephensReiterated RatingBuy$52.00MediumView Rating Details
12/20/2016FIG PartnersDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/27/2016Sandler O'NeillDowngradeBuy -> Hold$36.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
4/26/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$32.00 -> $31.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$41.00 -> $30.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Earnings by Quarter for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Earnings History by Quarter for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ ABCB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/21/2017Q1 2017$0.58$0.60$86.84 million$86.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2017Q416$0.52$0.52$86.94 million$81.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/17/2016Q316$0.59$0.61$86.40 million$85.93 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2016Q216$0.53$0.57$80.46 million$82.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2016Q116$0.47$0.50$75.91 million$74.72 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2016Q415$0.51$0.47$74.52 million$71.03 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2015Q315$0.47$0.48$70.21 million$72.38 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2015Q215$0.39$0.38$60.46 million$64.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.39$0.32$57.06 million$56.41 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q4 2014$0.45$0.39$57.45 million$57.37 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q3$0.44$0.44$57.83 million$57.03 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q2 2014$0.40$0.32$49.23 million$51.08 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014Q1 2014$0.33$0.32$47.12 million$47.24 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2014Q4$0.28$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2013Q3 13$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2013Q4 2012$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.59
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.23
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.56$0.63$0.60
Q2 20172$0.62$0.66$0.64
Q3 20172$0.66$0.70$0.68
Q4 20172$0.67$0.67$0.67
Q1 20182$0.70$0.72$0.71
Q2 20182$0.78$0.82$0.80
Q3 20182$0.84$0.87$0.86
Q4 20182$0.86$0.87$0.87
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Next Dividend:7/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:0.83%
Payout Ratio:17.47% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
15.38% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
12.38% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)

Dividend History by Quarter for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ ABCB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.63%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.18%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/8/2017Cindi H LewisCAOSell3,200$46.00$147,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2017Edwin W Hortman JrCEOSell27,459$46.69$1,282,060.71View SEC Filing  
5/31/2017Leo J HillDirectorBuy500$43.00$21,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2017William I Jr. BowenDirectorBuy300$44.07$13,221.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017Elizabeth A MccagueDirectorBuy1,060$47.00$49,820.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2017Edwin W Hortman JrCEOSell14,578$47.37$690,559.86View SEC Filing  
5/4/2017Jon S EdwardsEVPSell13,033$47.23$615,548.59View SEC Filing  
5/4/2017Lawton E Bassett IIIPresidentSell5,204$47.23$245,784.92View SEC Filing  
5/1/2017Dennis J Zember JrCOOSell15,000$47.38$710,700.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Cindi H LewisCAOSell2,056$25.92$53,291.52View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015William I Jr. BowenDirectorBuy2,100$25.56$53,676.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2015Leo J HillDirectorBuy1,000$24.50$24,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2015Jon S EdwardsEVPSell4,500$24.72$111,240.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014James A LahaiseEVPSell11,733$24.38$286,050.54View SEC Filing  
6/13/2014Robert Dale EzzellDirectorBuy2,747$21.78$59,829.66View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Leo HillDirectorBuy3,056$19.74$60,325.44View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014Cindi LewisCAOSell2,467$20.41$50,351.47View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Jon EdwardsEVPSell1,850$21.98$40,663.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2014Jimmy VealDirectorBuy3,180$22.39$71,200.20View SEC Filing  
2/21/2014William SternDirectorBuy3,000$20.28$60,840.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014Jimmy VealDirectorBuy2,600$20.41$53,066.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Brooks SheldonDirectorBuy4,000$18.16$72,640.00View SEC Filing  
10/23/2013Leo J HillDirectorBuy1,500$17.93$26,895.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Jon S EdwardsEVPSell3,701$16.42$60,770.42View SEC Filing  
3/14/2013Leo J HillDirectorBuy1,438$14.20$20,419.60View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Latest Headlines for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
DateHeadline logoZacks: Analysts Expect Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Will Announce Earnings of $0.65 Per Share - June 28 at 8:16 PM logoKeefe, Bruyette & Woods Reiterates Hold Rating for Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) - June 26 at 10:04 PM logoAmeris Bancorp to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.10 (ABCB) - June 23 at 7:58 PM logoAmeris Bancorp Announces Date Of Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release And Conference Call - June 23 at 3:25 PM logoAmeris Bancorp :ABCB-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 12, 2017 - June 13 at 3:15 PM logoETFs with exposure to Ameris Bancorp : June 13, 2017 - June 13 at 3:15 PM logoInsiders Seeing Green With ABCB At New 52-Week High - June 12 at 3:19 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) CEO Edwin W. Hortman, Jr. Sells 27,459 Shares - June 12 at 1:34 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - June 12 at 10:58 AM logoCindi H. Lewis Sells 3,200 Shares of Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Stock - June 9 at 10:09 PM logoAmeris Bancorp breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ABCB-US : June 9, 2017 - June 9 at 3:17 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $92.71 Million - June 4 at 7:56 AM logo Analysts Expect Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Will Post Earnings of $0.65 Per Share - June 2 at 6:40 PM logoInsider Buying: Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Director Acquires 500 Shares of Stock - June 2 at 1:16 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Rating Reiterated by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - May 24 at 7:54 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Director Buys $13,221.00 in Stock - May 18 at 8:54 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 16 at 8:40 AM logoAmeris Bancorp breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ABCB-US : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 3:27 PM logo$92.71 Million in Sales Expected for Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) This Quarter - May 11 at 11:38 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) to Post $0.65 EPS - May 9 at 8:24 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Director Buys $49,820.00 in Stock - May 8 at 8:22 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) CEO Sells $690,559.86 in Stock - May 8 at 4:31 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) EVP Jon S. Edwards Sells 13,033 Shares - May 5 at 1:51 PM logoLawton E. Bassett III Sells 5,204 Shares of Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Stock - May 5 at 1:50 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) COO Sells $710,700.00 in Stock - May 3 at 7:00 PM logoPositive News Coverage Extremely Unlikely to Affect Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Stock Price - May 3 at 8:26 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 30 at 8:12 AM logoAmeris Bancorp to Post Q4 2017 Earnings of $0.67 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts (ABCB) - April 28 at 8:44 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 28 at 8:10 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 28 at 7:56 PM logoFavorable Press Coverage Extremely Unlikely to Impact Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Share Price - April 27 at 2:05 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Ameris Bancorp Lifted by FIG Partners (ABCB) - April 27 at 10:12 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Ameris Bancorp Reduced by SunTrust Banks (ABCB) - April 27 at 10:12 AM logoQ2 2018 Earnings Estimate for Ameris Bancorp Issued By FIG Partners (ABCB) - April 26 at 4:44 PM logoAmeris Bancorp Earns Composite Rating Upgrade - April 26 at 3:24 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Releases Earnings Results - April 24 at 1:06 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of -0.08 - April 24 at 11:45 AM logoAmeris Bancorp breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ABCB-US : April 24, 2017 - April 24 at 11:15 AM logoEdited Transcript of ABCB earnings conference call or presentation 21-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - April 22 at 11:09 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - April 21 at 10:14 PM logoABCB : Summary for Ameris Bancorp - Yahoo Finance - April 21 at 8:09 PM logoAmeris Bancorp Announces 20% Increase In Operating Results For First Quarter 2017 - April 21 at 3:08 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 21 at 12:19 PM logoAmeris Bancorp's (ABCB) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Stephens - April 21 at 9:16 AM logoAmeris Bancorp posts 1Q profit - April 21 at 7:35 AM logoAmeris Bancorp beats by $0.02, misses on revenue - April 21 at 7:13 AM logo$86.84 Million in Sales Expected for Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) This Quarter - April 20 at 1:50 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 20 at 7:29 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Friday - April 19 at 7:08 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) to Announce $0.59 EPS - April 18 at 11:36 AM



Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Chart for Wednesday, June, 28, 2017

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