The First Bancshares Company Profile (NASDAQ:FBMS)

About The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)

The 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: Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:FBMS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.thefirstbank.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $267.49 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 9,145,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $27.94
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $27.99
  • 52 Week Range: $17.10 - $30.80
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.96
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.06
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $62.19 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.30
  • Book Value: $17.81 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.64
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.15
  • Dividend Yield: 0.5%
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 12.23%
  • Return on Equity: 8.95%
  • Return on Assets: 0.84%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.43%
  • Current Ratio: 0.83%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.82%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 29,230 shs.
  • Beta: -0.31
  • Short Ratio: 24.15
 

Frequently Asked Questions for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)

What is The First Bancshares' stock symbol?

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

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

The First Bancshares announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be given a dividend of $0.0375 per share on Thursday, August 24th. This represents a $0.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. View The First Bancshares' Dividend History.

How were The First Bancshares' earnings last quarter?

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 25th. The company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.11. The company earned $13.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.47 million. The First Bancshares had a net margin of 12.23% and a return on equity of 8.95%. View The First Bancshares' Earnings History.

When will The First Bancshares make its next earnings announcement?

The First Bancshares is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 12th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for The First Bancshares.

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

1 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for The First Bancshares' stock. Their forecasts range from $30.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate The First Bancshares' share price to reach $30.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for The First Bancshares.

Who are some of The First Bancshares' key competitors?

Who are The First Bancshares' key executives?

The First Bancshares' management team includes the folowing people:

  • E. Ricky Gibson, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • M. Ray Cole Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Dee Dee T. Lowery CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • David W. Bomboy M.D., Independent Director
  • Charles R. Lightsey, Independent Director
  • Fred A. McMurry, Independent Director
  • Gregory H. Mitchell, Independent Director
  • Ted E. Parker, Independent Director

Who owns The First Bancshares stock?

The First Bancshares' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Banc Funds Co. LLC (7.75%), Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. (5.00%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (3.37%), JCSD Capital LLC (3.35%), Castine Capital Management LLC (3.27%) and Vanguard Group Inc. (2.68%). Company insiders that own The 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 The First Bancshares.

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

The First Bancshares' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC, Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. and LSV Asset Management. Company insiders that have sold The 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 The First Bancshares.

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

The First Bancshares' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , State Street Corp, Northern Trust Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Castine Capital Management LLC and Teachers Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought The 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 The First Bancshares.

How do I buy The First Bancshares stock?

Shares of The 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.

What is The First Bancshares' stock price today?

One share of The First Bancshares stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.25.


MarketBeat Community Rating for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ FBMS)
Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  29 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  54 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  83
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The First Bancshares 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 The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $30.00 (2.56% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Show:
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/27/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$31.00 -> $30.00HighView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Earnings by Quarter for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Earnings History by Quarter for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ FBMS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/12/2017N/AView Earnings Details
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for The 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)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Most Recent Dividend:8/24/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.15
Dividend Yield:0.51%
Payout Ratio:13.76% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
8.47% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
7.21% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)

Dividend History by Quarter for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ FBMS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/24/2017quarterly$0.040.56%8/2/20178/4/20178/24/2017
4/24/2017quarterly$0.040.53%5/1/20175/3/20175/24/2017
1/26/2017quarterly$0.040.54%2/2/20172/6/20172/24/2017
10/17/2016quarterly$0.040.69%11/2/201611/4/201611/23/2016
7/25/2016quarterly$0.040.86%8/4/20168/8/20168/25/2016
4/22/2016quarterly$0.040.93%5/4/20165/6/20165/23/2016
1/28/2016quarterly$0.040.88%2/5/20162/9/20162/25/2016
10/13/2015quarterly$0.040.89%11/4/201511/6/201511/24/2015
7/20/2015quarterly$0.040.88%8/5/20158/7/20158/24/2015
4/24/2015quarterly$0.040.9%5/5/20155/7/20155/22/2015
2/2/2015quarterly$0.041.09%2/10/20152/12/20152/27/2015
10/31/2014quarterly$0.041%11/6/201411/10/201411/25/2014
7/28/2014quarterly$0.041.05%8/5/20148/7/20148/21/2014
4/24/2014quarterly$0.041.02%5/2/20145/6/20145/20/2014
2/4/2014quarterly$0.041.05%2/12/20142/14/20143/3/2014
10/31/2013quarterly$0.041%11/7/201311/12/201311/27/2013
7/29/2013quarterly$0.041.13%8/8/20138/12/20138/27/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 11.76%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 57.90%
Insider Trades by Quarter for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for The 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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Latest Headlines for The First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS)
Source:
DateHeadline
thestreet.com logoHome Bancshares, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release Date And Conference Call
www.thestreet.com - September 15 at 7:10 PM
seekingalpha.com logoFirst Bancshares: An Emerging Growth Story Worth Considering
seekingalpha.com - September 15 at 7:10 PM
thestreet.com logoCash Dividend On The Way From First US Bancshares (FUSB)
www.thestreet.com - September 6 at 1:17 AM
bizjournals.com logoProsperity Bancshares, Inc.® Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
www.bizjournals.com - September 1 at 6:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFirst Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) : FBMS-US: Dividend Analysis : August 04th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 1 at 6:55 PM
seekingalpha.com logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Presents At KBW Community Bank Investor Conference - Slideshow
seekingalpha.com - August 3 at 12:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Plans $0.04 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 4:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSignature Bank (SBNY) and The First Bancshares (FBMS) Financial Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 23 at 7:24 AM
seekingalpha.com logoFirst Bancshares beats by $0.03, beats on net interest income
seekingalpha.com - July 23 at 4:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe First Bancshares posts 2Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - July 21 at 9:55 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS) Set to Announce Earnings on Monday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 17 at 9:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to First Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) : July 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 7:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Set $32.67 Target Price for The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBMS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 6 at 10:20 PM
prnewswire.com logoFirst Bancshares, Inc., Parent of Centier Bank Issues $50 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes in Private Placement Offering
www.prnewswire.com - June 29 at 8:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. (FBMS) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 27 at 8:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to First Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) : June 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 12 at 6:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFirst Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) :FBMS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 9 at 10:39 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Rating Increased to Buy at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 4 at 5:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 31 at 8:18 AM
thestreet.com logoRSI Alert: First Bancshares (FBMS) Now Oversold
www.thestreet.com - May 19 at 4:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoE Ricky Gibson Acquires 2,000 Shares of First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 8:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Short Interest Down 67.7% in April
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 10:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. Officers to Present at Gulf South Bank Conference
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 5:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Receiving Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 10:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoDonna T. Rutland Sells 4,627 Shares of First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 10:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFirst Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) : FBMS-US: Dividend Analysis : May 03rd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 1:39 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) CFO Sells 3,373 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 5:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.21
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 11:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Insider Sells 11,917 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 8:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 8:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 Earnings Forecast for First Bancshares Inc Issued By FIG Partners (FBMS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 11:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 9:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Plans $0.04 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 7:38 PM
marketbeat.com logoThe First Bancshares posts 1Q profit
marketbeat.com - April 21 at 5:31 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares (FBMS) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 5:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to First Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) : April 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 5:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKeefe, Bruyette & Woods Reiterates Hold Rating for First Bancshares Inc (FBMS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 11:07 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Bancshares Inc (FBMS) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 3 at 8:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Lowers First Bancshares Inc (FBMS) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 8:39 PM
capitalcube.com logoFirst Bancshares, Inc. (Mississippi) :FBMS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : March 22, 2017
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 22 at 10:19 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report
biz.yahoo.com - March 16 at 6:30 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K/A, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets, Financial Stateme
biz.yahoo.com - March 16 at 6:30 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exh
biz.yahoo.com - February 8 at 5:38 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoFIRST BANCSHARES INC /MS/ Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure
biz.yahoo.com - January 26 at 6:34 PM
seekingalpha.com logoFirst Bancshares misses by $0.11, beats on net interest income
seekingalpha.com - January 26 at 4:35 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe First Bancshares, Inc. Reports a 20% Increase in Operating Net Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividends
finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 11:35 PM
cnbc.com logoFirst Community Bancshares posts 4Q profit
www.cnbc.com - January 25 at 3:50 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-First Community Bancshares Q4 earnings per share $0.38
www.reuters.com - January 25 at 3:50 AM
nasdaq.com logoWake Forest Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
www.nasdaq.com - January 18 at 10:35 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 FIRST BANCSHARES INC For: Dec 30 Filed by: SEIDENBURG J DOUGLAS
www.streetinsider.com - January 8 at 4:55 PM

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