First Bancshares Company Profile (NASDAQ:FBMS)

About First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)

First Bancshares logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association (the Bank). The Company and the Bank engage in a general commercial and retail banking business for small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals. The Bank provides a range of banking services in its primary market area of South Mississippi, South Alabama and Louisiana. The Bank offers a range of commercial and personal loans. Commercial loans include both secured and unsecured loans for working capital (including loans secured by inventory and accounts receivable), business expansion (including acquisition of real estate and improvements), and purchase of equipment and machinery. The Bank offers a range of deposit services, including noninterest-bearing accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts and time deposits.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Regional - Southeast Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:FBMS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $249.97 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 9,123,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $28.20
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $27.44
  • 52 Week Range: $16.35 - $30.80
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.48
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.50
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $56.46 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.43
  • Book Value: $17.43 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.57
  • Annual Dividend: $0.15
  • Dividend Yield: 0.5%
  • Net Margins: 18.11%
  • Return on Equity: 11.25%
  • Return on Assets: 0.84%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.82%
  • Current Ratio: 0.87%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.86%
  • Average Volume: 16,727 shs.
  • Beta: -0.18
  • Short Ratio: 3.21

Frequently Asked Questions for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)

What is First Bancshares' stock symbol?

First Bancshares trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FBMS."

How often does First Bancshares pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for First Bancshares?

First Bancshares declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.0375 per share on Wednesday, May 24th. This represents a $0.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 1st. View First Bancshares' Dividend History.

How were First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

First Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FBMS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 25th. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $13.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.47 million. First Bancshares had a net margin of 18.11% and a return on equity of 11.25%. View First Bancshares' Earnings History.

When will First Bancshares make its next earnings announcement?

First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for First Bancshares.

Where is First Bancshares' stock going? Where will First Bancshares' stock price be in 2017?

1 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for First Bancshares' shares. Their predictions range from $31.00 to $31.00. On average, they anticipate First Bancshares' stock price to reach $31.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for First Bancshares.

Are investors shorting First Bancshares?

First Bancshares saw a decline in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 69,016 shares, a decline of 67.7% from the March 31st total of 213,571 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 17,853 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days.

Who are some of First Bancshares' key competitors?

Who owns First Bancshares stock?

First Bancshares' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include RMB Capital Management LLC (5.45%), Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. (5.02%), Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (4.31%), JCSD Capital LLC (5.60%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.34%) and Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC (1.08%). Company insiders that own First Bancshares stock include Andrew D Stetelman, Charles R Lightsey, David W Bomboy, Donna T Rutland, E Ricky Gibson, J Douglas Seidenburg and M Ray Cole Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Bancshares.

Who sold First Bancshares stock? Who is selling First Bancshares stock?

First Bancshares' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JCSD Capital LLC, Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. and LSV Asset Management. Company insiders that have sold First Bancshares stock in the last year include Donna T Rutland, E Ricky Gibson and M Ray Cole Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Bancshares.

Who bought First Bancshares stock? Who is buying First Bancshares stock?

First Bancshares' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RMB Capital Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Mendon Capital Advisors Corp, Geode Capital Management LLC, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC, Morgan Stanley and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought First Bancshares stock in the last two years include Andrew D Stetelman, Charles R Lightsey, David W Bomboy, E Ricky Gibson and J Douglas Seidenburg. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Bancshares.

How do I buy First Bancshares stock?

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

How much does a share of First Bancshares stock cost?

One share of First Bancshares stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.40.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $31.00 (13.14% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/5/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$31.00MediumView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Earnings by Quarter for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Earnings History by Quarter for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/25/2017Q4 2016$0.41$0.30$13.47 million$13.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/14/2016Q3$0.44$0.48$13.17 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2016Q2$0.42$0.47$12.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q1$0.40$0.43$11.72 million$12.16 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.38$0.42$11.50 million$11.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/12/2015Q3$0.36$0.39$11.66 million$11.27 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2015Q2$0.32$0.39$10.98 million$11.07 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.31$0.34$11.13 million$10.73 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2015Q414$0.29$0.36$11.10 million$10.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$0.24$0.29$9.77 million$9.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q1 2014$0.25$0.25$9.86 million$9.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q4$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.62
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q2 20171$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q3 20171$0.44$0.44$0.44
Q4 20171$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q1 20181$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q2 20181$0.51$0.51$0.51
Q3 20181$0.54$0.54$0.54
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Most Recent Dividend:5/24/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.15
Dividend Yield:0.55%
Payout Ratio:9.15% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
8.72% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
7.39% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)

Dividend History by Quarter for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 11.76%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 42.83%
Insider Trades by Quarter for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/16/2017E Ricky GibsonChairmanBuy2,000$28.40$56,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2017Donna T RutlandCFOSell4,627$28.63$132,471.01View SEC Filing  
4/28/2017Donna T RutlandCFOSell3,373$28.65$96,636.45View SEC Filing  
4/26/2017M Ray Cole JrInsiderSell11,917$28.26$336,774.42View SEC Filing  
3/17/2017E Ricky GibsonChairmanBuy149$28.00$4,172.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2017E Ricky GibsonChairmanSell4,250$27.55$117,087.50View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016David W BomboyDirectorBuy11,869$17.91$212,573.79View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016David W BomboyDirectorBuy2,792$17.95$50,116.40View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016David W BomboyDirectorBuy8,515$17.80$151,567.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016J Douglas SeidenburgDirectorBuy1,500$16.35$24,525.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015Andrew D. StetelmanDirectorBuy5,000$16.14$80,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/23/2015Charles R LightseyDirectorBuy1,500$16.47$24,705.00View SEC Filing  
10/23/2015E Ricky GibsonChairmanBuy2,500$16.40$41,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015E Ricky GibsonChairmanBuy5,000$14.54$72,700.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Charles R LightseyDirectorBuy1,500$15.26$22,890.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Ted E ParkerDirectorBuy1,500$15.00$22,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2014J Douglas SeidenburgDirectorBuy3,000$14.35$43,050.00View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013E Ricky GibsonChairmanBuy3,250$13.10$42,575.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2013Michael W ChancellorDirectorBuy1,050$13.48$14,154.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2013J Douglas SeidenburgDirectorBuy1,500$13.12$19,680.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012Michael W ChancellorDirectorBuy1,000$9.75$9,750.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Latest Headlines for First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
DateHeadline logoRSI Alert: First Bancshares (FBMS) Now Oversold - May 19 at 4:53 PM logoE Ricky Gibson Acquires 2,000 Shares of First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Stock - May 16 at 8:22 PM logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Short Interest Down 67.7% in April - May 6 at 10:56 AM logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. Officers to Present at Gulf South Bank Conference - May 4 at 5:15 PM logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Receiving Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Study Shows - May 2 at 10:26 PM logoDonna T. Rutland Sells 4,627 Shares of First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Stock - May 2 at 10:16 PM logoFirst Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) : FBMS-US: Dividend Analysis : May 03rd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 1:39 PM logoInsider Selling: First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) CFO Sells 3,373 Shares of Stock - May 1 at 5:32 PM logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.21 - April 27 at 11:06 PM logoInsider Selling: First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Insider Sells 11,917 Shares of Stock - April 26 at 8:42 PM logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - April 26 at 8:24 PM logoQ3 2017 Earnings Forecast for First Bancshares Inc Issued By FIG Partners (FBMS) - April 26 at 11:04 AM logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds - April 24 at 9:02 PM logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Plans $0.04 Quarterly Dividend - April 24 at 7:38 PM logoThe First Bancshares posts 1Q profit - April 21 at 5:31 PM logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.31 - April 20 at 5:06 PM logoETFs with exposure to First Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 5:04 PM logoKeefe, Bruyette & Woods Reiterates Hold Rating for First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) - April 5 at 11:07 PM logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 3 at 8:50 AM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) to Hold - March 28 at 8:39 PM logoFirst Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) :FBMS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : March 22, 2017 - March 22 at 10:19 PM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 16 at 6:30 PM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K/A, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets, Financial Stateme - March 16 at 6:30 PM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exh - February 8 at 5:38 PM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure - January 26 at 6:34 PM logoFirst Bancshares misses by $0.11, beats on net interest income - January 26 at 4:35 AM logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. Reports a 20% Increase in Operating Net Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividends - January 25 at 11:35 PM logoFirst Community Bancshares posts 4Q profit - January 25 at 3:50 AM logoBRIEF-First Community Bancshares Q4 earnings per share $0.38 - January 25 at 3:50 AM logoWake Forest Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results - January 18 at 10:35 PM logoForm 4 FIRST BANCSHARES INC For: Dec 30 Filed by: SEIDENBURG J DOUGLAS - January 8 at 4:55 PM logoThe First Bancshares expands in Florida and Central Louisiana - January 4 at 6:17 PM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibi - January 4 at 6:17 PM logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Iberville Bank and Gulf Coast Community Bank - January 3 at 7:23 PM logoServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. To Announce Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results January 30th - December 29 at 5:16 PM logoFirst US Bancshares, Inc. Announces Extension of Share Repurchase Program - December 22 at 4:01 AM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events - December 20 at 6:52 PM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Termination of a Material D - December 9 at 5:25 PM logoLifshitz & Miller Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit against The First Bancshares, Inc. - December 1 at 5:15 PM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Financials - November 17 at 4:24 PM logoFirst US Bancshares, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend - November 17 at 5:26 AM logoFBMS Has Surged 26% Since Earnings, Can it Continue? - November 15 at 8:13 AM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - November 9 at 12:55 PM logoBRIEF-First Guaranty Bancshares qtrly earnings per share $0.44 - October 31 at 11:28 AM logoFirst US Bancshares, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results - October 28 at 9:49 PM logo9:02 am First Bancshares to acquire 100% of the common stock of Iberville Bank for $31.1 mln in cash and enters SPA to sell $63.25 mln in Preferred Stock, Series E - October 16 at 4:51 PM logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Iberville Bank and Gulf Coast Community Bank, and a Private Placement of Preferred Stock - October 14 at 4:52 PM logoBRIEF-First bancshares to acquire Iberville Bank, Gulf Coast Community Bank and also a private placement of preferred stock - October 14 at 4:52 PM logoFirst Bancshares declares $0.0375 dividend - October 14 at 4:52 PM logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Unregistered Sale of Equity - October 14 at 4:52 PM



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