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
  • Sub-Industry: Regional Banks
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ABCB
  • CUSIP: 03076K10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.79 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 37,162,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $46.37
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $46.02
  • 52 Week Range: $35.15 - $51.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.66
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.27
  • P/E Growth: 2.45
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $338.56 million
  • Price / Sales: 5.28
  • Book Value: $21.06 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.28
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 0.8%
  • Net Margins: 22.66%
  • Return on Equity: 12.52%
  • Return on Assets: 1.27%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.98%
  • Current Ratio: 1.04%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.02%
  • Average Volume: 175,077 shs.
  • Beta: 1.3
  • Short Ratio: 5.83

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Tuesday, October 10th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. View Ameris Bancorp's Dividend History.

How were Ameris Bancorp's earnings last quarter?

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April, 21st. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.02. The firm earned $86.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $86.84 million. Ameris Bancorp had a net margin of 22.66% and a return on equity of 12.52%. View Ameris Bancorp's Earnings History.

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

5 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Ameris Bancorp's stock. Their predictions range from $48.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect Ameris Bancorp's stock price to reach $51.50 in the next twelve months. 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

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 $48.10.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ ABCB)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  132 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  135 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  267
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: $51.50 (7.07% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Price Target History for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Analysts' Ratings History for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/6/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetHold$48.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2017StephensReiterated RatingBuy$52.00MediumView Rating Details
6/26/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$51.00MediumView Rating Details
4/26/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$55.00HighView Rating Details
12/20/2016FIG PartnersDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/27/2016Sandler O'NeillDowngradeBuy -> Hold$36.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$41.00 -> $30.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 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
7/21/2017Q2 2017$0.65$0.63$92.71 million$91.35 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $2.56
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.14
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$0.67$0.67
Q4 20172$0.66$0.66$0.66
Q1 20182$0.70$0.71$0.71
Q2 20182$0.76$0.78$0.77
Q3 20182$0.82$0.83$0.83
Q4 20182$0.82$0.85$0.84
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB)
Most Recent Dividend:10/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:0.83%
Payout Ratio:17.09% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
15.81% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
12.70% (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: 82.40%
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
9/7/2017Leo J HillDirectorBuy1,000$42.75$42,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2017William I Jr. BowenDirectorBuy300$46.09$13,827.00View SEC Filing  
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 logoEdited Transcript of ABCB earnings conference call or presentation 19-Oct-17 2:00pm GMT - October 20 at 1:22 AM logoAmeris Bancorp misses by $0.02, misses on revenue - October 19 at 8:20 PM logoAmeris Bancorp's (ABCB) CEO Ed Hortman on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - October 19 at 8:20 PM logoAmeris Bancorp Announces Financial Results For Third Quarter 2017 - October 19 at 3:17 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB): What Can We Expect From This High Growth Stock? - October 19 at 3:17 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - October 19 at 11:29 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - October 15 at 9:00 AM logoAmeris Bancorp : ABCB-US: Dividend Analysis : September 29th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 13, 2017 - October 13 at 3:18 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research - October 12 at 3:52 PM logoFIG Partners Research Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) - October 12 at 9:34 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday - October 12 at 1:24 AM logoAmeris Bancorp Reaches Analyst Target Price - October 11 at 3:26 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $96.89 Million - October 8 at 9:38 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Given a $48.00 Price Target by Piper Jaffray Companies Analysts - October 7 at 11:54 PM logoPiper Jaffray Companies Reaffirms "Neutral" Rating for Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) - October 5 at 5:36 PM logoAmeris Bancorp Announces Date Of Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release And Conference Call - September 29 at 3:03 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Given "Buy" Rating at Stephens - September 28 at 3:40 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 28, 2017 - Nasdaq - September 28 at 3:16 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) to Issue $0.10 Quarterly Dividend - September 27 at 2:08 PM logoReviewing Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) & Its Peers - September 23 at 10:28 PM logoAmeris Bancorp breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ABCB-US : September 21, 2017 - September 23 at 9:37 AM logoETFs with exposure to Ameris Bancorp : September 22, 2017 - September 23 at 9:37 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 20 at 8:08 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) vs. KeyCorp (KEY) Financial Analysis - September 19 at 6:10 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Director Acquires $42,750.00 in Stock - September 7 at 8:28 PM logoAmeris Bancorp :ABCB-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 7, 2017 - September 7 at 3:16 PM logoFIG Partners Brokers Reduce Earnings Estimates for Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) - August 31 at 10:12 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.66 Per Share - August 30 at 2:10 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - August 26 at 8:28 AM logoIHS Markit Score upgrades Ameris Bancorp to 36 out of 100, ranking positively in two out of four IHS Markit categories. - August 11 at 2:53 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Ameris Bancorp. - August 10 at 1:22 AM logoAmeris Bancorp – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ABCB) : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 8:21 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) Director Purchases $13,827.00 in Stock - August 3 at 1:24 PM logoETFs with exposure to Ameris Bancorp : August 1, 2017 - August 1 at 8:29 PM logoAmeris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 1 at 11:08 AM logoAmeris Bancorp breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ABCB-US : July 27, 2017 - July 27 at 3:26 PM logoSunTrust Banks Comments on Ameris Bancorp's Q4 2017 Earnings (NASDAQ:ABCB) - July 27 at 12:40 PM logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Ameris Bancorp Reduced by FIG Partners (ABCB) - July 27 at 12:40 PM logoSunTrust Banks Comments on Ameris Bancorp's Q3 2017 Earnings (ABCB) - July 26 at 10:25 AM logo$96.12 Million in Sales Expected for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) This Quarter - July 26 at 10:21 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (ABCB) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.69 Per Share - July 25 at 12:26 AM logoEdited Transcript of ABCB earnings conference call or presentation 21-Jul-17 2:00pm GMT - July 22 at 2:32 AM logoPiper Jaffray Companies Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) - July 21 at 9:14 PM logoAmeris Bancorp's (ABCB) CEO Edwin Hortman on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - July 21 at 4:29 PM logoAmeris Bancorp Announces Financial Results For Second Quarter 2017 - July 21 at 4:29 PM logoInvestor Network: Ameris Bancorp to Host Earnings Call - July 21 at 4:29 PM logoAmeris Bancorp posts 2Q profit - July 21 at 4:29 PM logoAmeris Bancorp's (ABCB) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Stephens - July 21 at 11:23 AM logoAmeris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) to Release Earnings on Friday - July 14 at 8:06 AM logoETFs with exposure to Ameris Bancorp : July 11, 2017 - July 11 at 4:20 PM



Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Chart for Friday, October, 20, 2017

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