Fidelity Southern Company Profile (NASDAQ:LION)

About Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)

Fidelity Southern logoFidelity Southern Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary bank, Fidelity Bank, which is a state chartered bank (the Bank). The Company provides an array of financial products and services for business and retail customers in the metropolitan Atlanta and Jacksonville, Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida markets. The Company provides mortgage loans, indirect automobile loans and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans throughout the South and parts of the Midwest. It delivers its products and services through a network of offices located in Southern states. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 55 and leased 10 retail bank branches and it leased 27 loan production offices. The Company is primarily engaged in attracting deposits from individuals and businesses and using these deposits and borrowed funds to originate commercial, residential mortgage, construction and installment loans.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks
  • Sub-Industry: Regional Banks
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LION
  • CUSIP: 31639410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $570.54 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 26,365,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $21.84
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $22.74
  • 52 Week Range: $14.45 - $24.95
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.65
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.30
  • P/E Growth: 2.75
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $268.62 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.12
  • Book Value: $14.09 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.54
  • Annual Dividend: $0.48
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • Net Margins: 13.34%
  • Return on Equity: 14.40%
  • Return on Assets: 1.16%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.33%
  • Current Ratio: 1.00%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.88%
  • Average Volume: 116,210 shs.
  • Beta: 1.05
  • Short Ratio: 11.23

Frequently Asked Questions for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)

What is Fidelity Southern's stock symbol?

Fidelity Southern trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LION."

How often does Fidelity Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Fidelity Southern?

Fidelity Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 21st. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Monday, May 15th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 28th. View Fidelity Southern's Dividend History.

How were Fidelity Southern's earnings last quarter?

Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 20th. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.09. The firm earned $75 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $63.39 million. Fidelity Southern had a net margin of 13.34% and a return on equity of 14.40%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 26.7% on a year-over-year basis. View Fidelity Southern's Earnings History.

When will Fidelity Southern make its next earnings announcement?

Fidelity Southern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 19th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Fidelity Southern.

Where is Fidelity Southern's stock going? Where will Fidelity Southern's stock price be in 2017?

3 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Fidelity Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $24.50. On average, they anticipate Fidelity Southern's share price to reach $22.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Fidelity Southern.

What are analysts saying about Fidelity Southern stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Fidelity Southern stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Fidelity Southern Corporation, through its operating subsidiary Fidelity Bank, provides a wide range of banking, mortgage and investment services through branches in Atlanta, Georgia. Mortgage, construction, and automobile loans are also provided through offices in Jacksonville, Florida. " (4/22/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "LION reported 4Q16 EPS of $0.57, but we estimate operating EPS of $0.25 after excluding a $13.1M recovery of a previously impaired mortgage servicing right (MSR). On this basis, operating EPS were below both our estimate of $0.39 and the Street’s $0.41. Overall, strong mortgage banking origination fees and the MSR recovery drove 4Q16 earnings as top-line revenues declined QOQ, primarily due to lower discount accretion income recognition and flat earning-asset volumes. Asset quality also declined modestly in the quarter, with an increase in both nonperforming loans and net charge-offs (which was fully covered by the loan loss provision), relative to last quarter." (1/23/2017)

Who are some of Fidelity Southern's key competitors?

Who owns Fidelity Southern stock?

Fidelity Southern's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.93%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.25%), LSV Asset Management (4.04%), Wellington Management Group LLP (3.85%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.86%) and Mendon Capital Advisors Corp (1.74%). Company insiders that own Fidelity Southern stock include David Buchanan, David R Bockel, Donald A Harp Jr, H Palmer Proctor Jr, James B Miller Jr, Rankin M Smith Jr, Stephen H Brolly, W Clyde Shepherd III and William C Lankford Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Fidelity Southern.

Who sold Fidelity Southern stock? Who is selling Fidelity Southern stock?

Fidelity Southern's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Kennedy Capital Management Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Renaissance Technologies LLC, LSV Asset Management and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Fidelity Southern stock in the last year include David Buchanan, Donald A Harp Jr, Rankin M Smith Jr, Stephen H Brolly and William C Lankford Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Fidelity Southern.

Who bought Fidelity Southern stock? Who is buying Fidelity Southern stock?

Fidelity Southern's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Vanguard Group Inc., RMB Capital Management LLC, Rafferty Asset Management LLC, Foundry Partners LLC, Context BH Capital Management LP and LBA Wealth Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Fidelity Southern stock in the last two years include James B Miller Jr, Rankin M Smith Jr and W Clyde Shepherd III. View Insider Buying and Selling for Fidelity Southern.

How do I buy Fidelity Southern stock?

Shares of Fidelity Southern 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 Fidelity Southern stock cost?

One share of Fidelity Southern stock can currently be purchased for approximately $21.64.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $22.25 (2.82% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/21/2017StephensReiterated RatingHoldHighView Rating Details
1/23/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingHold$24.50N/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$20.00N/AView Rating Details
2/20/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$26.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
Earnings by Quarter for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
Earnings History by Quarter for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/20/2017Q1 2017$0.31$0.40$63.39 million$75.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/19/2017Q4 2016$0.41$0.57$73.61 million$80.08 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q3$0.49$0.48$72.40 million$79.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q2$0.45$0.26$66.39 million$61.81 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q1$0.35$0.33$57.58 million$54.18 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2016Q4$0.39$0.28$58.26 million$56.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/15/2015Q215$0.42$0.39$59.08 million$55.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/16/2015Q2$0.39$0.54$53.13 million$60.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/16/2015Q115$0.34$0.45$23.80 million$58.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q414$0.35$0.31$23.30 million$51.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2014Q314$0.33$0.38$46.57 million$51.07 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$0.25$0.34$44.60 million$46.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q114$0.20$0.26$20.83 million$20.27 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2014Q412$0.30$0.16$21.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q3 13$0.28$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.62
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.37$0.40$0.39
Q2 20172$0.39$0.41$0.40
Q3 20172$0.41$0.43$0.42
Q4 20172$0.40$0.42$0.41
Q1 20181$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q2 20181$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q3 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
Most Recent Dividend:5/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:2.22%
Payout Ratio:32.21% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.38% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
27.27% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)

Dividend History by Quarter for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 19.93%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 63.11%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/5/2017W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy177$22.63$4,005.51View SEC Filing  
5/4/2017David BuchananInsiderSell4,000$22.79$91,160.00View SEC Filing  
4/7/2017W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy182$21.92$3,989.44View SEC Filing  
3/3/2017W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy167$23.93$3,996.31View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy171$23.34$3,991.14View SEC Filing  
1/27/2017William C Lankford JrDirectorSell5,334$24.46$130,469.64View SEC Filing  
1/25/2017Donald A Harp JrDirectorSell12,668$24.25$307,199.00View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Donald A Harp JrDirectorSell10,000$22.54$225,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2016Stephen H BrollyInsiderSell2,500$23.05$57,625.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy209$19.16$4,004.44View SEC Filing  
10/27/2016William C Lankford JrDirectorSell12,000$18.47$221,640.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2016William C Lankford JrDirectorSell12,930$18.53$239,592.90View SEC Filing  
10/7/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy219$18.27$4,001.13View SEC Filing  
9/9/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy221$18.08$3,995.68View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Rankin M Smith JrDirectorSell52,078$17.46$909,281.88View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Rankin M Smith JrDirectorSell27,571$17.34$478,081.14View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy232$17.26$4,004.32View SEC Filing  
7/8/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy261$15.33$4,001.13View SEC Filing  
6/17/2016James B Miller JrInsiderBuy6,640$15.03$99,799.20View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy245$16.32$3,998.40View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy250$15.98$3,995.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy251$15.95$4,003.45View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Rankin M Smith JrDirectorBuy6,305$14.48$91,296.40View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy261$15.31$3,995.91View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016Rankin M Smith JrDirectorBuy4,000$14.66$58,640.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2016James B Miller JrInsiderBuy6,230$16.02$99,804.60View SEC Filing  
1/26/2016Rankin M Smith JrDirectorBuy3,000$15.93$47,790.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015W Clyde Shepherd IIIDirectorBuy178$22.49$4,003.22View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Stephen H. BrollyinsiderSell20,000$22.72$454,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015David R BockelDirectorSell3,000$21.00$63,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2015H Palmer Proctor JrInsiderSell25,000$20.45$511,250.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2015David R BockelDirectorSell2,200$18.44$40,568.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2015Stephen H BrollyInsiderSell2,500$15.58$38,950.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2015Stephen H BrollyInsiderSell2,500$15.59$38,975.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2015James B Miller JrInsiderBuy3,125$15.50$48,437.50View SEC Filing  
3/26/2015David R BockelDirectorSell2,671$16.94$45,246.74View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015David R BockelDirectorSell2,617$15.63$40,903.71View SEC Filing  
1/29/2015William C Lankford JrDirectorSell1,369$15.51$21,233.19View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014Stephen BrollyInsiderSell2,000$13.32$26,640.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2014James Miller, Jr.InsiderSell20,000$13.71$274,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2014William Lankford, Jr.DirectorSell3,035$13.74$41,700.90View SEC Filing  
2/5/2014Rankin Smith, Jr.DirectorBuy15,000$13.80$207,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013James Miller, Jr.InsiderSell6,418$16.63$106,731.34View SEC Filing  
11/13/2013James Miller, Jr.InsiderSell3,995$16.45$65,717.75View SEC Filing  
6/26/2013James B Miller JrInsiderSell31,409$12.13$380,991.17View SEC Filing  
6/25/2013James B Miller JrInsiderSell18,591$12.12$225,322.92View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
Latest Headlines for Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION)
DateHeadline logoFidelity Southern Co. (LION) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $70.77 Million - May 14 at 8:46 AM logo Analysts Expect Fidelity Southern Co. (LION) Will Post Earnings of $0.40 Per Share - May 13 at 12:04 AM logoFidelity Southern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : LION-US : May 10, 2017 - May 10 at 12:48 PM logoDavid Buchanan Sells 4,000 Shares of Fidelity Southern Co. (LION) Stock - May 8 at 4:44 PM logoFidelity Southern (LION) Getting Very Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows - May 2 at 2:58 PM logoFidelity Southern (LION) Earning Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 29 at 3:34 PM logoFidelity Southern Corp. : LION-US: Dividend Analysis : May 02nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 28, 2017 - April 28 at 7:14 PM logoFidelity Southern (LION) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds - April 27 at 1:13 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Fidelity Southern Co. (LION) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $69.88 Million - April 26 at 1:56 PM logoFidelity Southern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LION-US : April 24, 2017 - April 25 at 5:43 PM logo Brokerages Expect Fidelity Southern Co. (LION) Will Post Earnings of $0.42 Per Share - April 24 at 9:25 AM logoFidelity Southern (LION) Receives Media Impact Rating of -0.02 - April 23 at 3:59 PM logoFidelity Southern Co. Announces Dividend of $0.12 (LION) - April 23 at 8:16 AM logoFidelity Southern Co. (LION) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research - April 22 at 2:51 PM logoZacks: Fidelity Southern Co. (LION) Given $25.00 Consensus Price Target by Brokerages - April 22 at 12:47 AM logoFidelity Southern's (LION) Hold Rating Reiterated at Stephens - April 21 at 10:42 PM logoFidelity Southern Corporation Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend - April 21 at 6:11 PM logoFidelity Southern Corporation Reports Earnings For First Quarter Of $10.5 Million - April 20 at 6:23 PM logoFidelity Southern tops Street 1Q forecasts - April 20 at 2:50 PM logoFidelity Southern (LION) Getting Negative Press Coverage, Report Shows - April 20 at 8:49 AM logoShould Value Investors Pick Fidelity Southern (LION) Stock? - April 19 at 10:50 AM logoFidelity Southern Co. (LION) to Release Earnings on Wednesday - April 17 at 7:42 AM logoSomewhat Negative News Coverage Very Likely to Impact Fidelity Southern (LION) Share Price - April 16 at 1:01 PM logoFidelity Southern (LION) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.31 - April 13 at 3:22 PM logoFidelity Southern Co. (LION) Short Interest Down 1.5% in March - April 10 at 3:46 PM logoFidelity Southern Co. (LION) to Post FY2017 Earnings of $1.50 Per Share, FBR & Co Forecasts - April 10 at 8:07 AM logoFidelity Southern Co. (LION) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - April 9 at 11:51 AM logoFidelity Southern Co. (LION) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - March 24 at 12:34 AM logoProctor promoted to CEO of Fidelity Bank - March 17 at 6:28 PM logoH. Palmer Proctor, Jr. to Be Named CEO of Fidelity Bank - March 16 at 7:04 PM logo4:24 pm Fidelity Southern announces that H. Palmer Proctor, Jr., President of Fidelity Southern Corporation and Fidelity Bank, will be named CEO of Fidelity Bank, effective April 27, 2017. - March 16 at 7:04 PM logoFIDELITY SOUTHERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibi - March 16 at 7:04 PM logoFIDELITY SOUTHERN CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 14 at 5:27 PM logoBuy the Snow, Sell the Sun: Zacks Regional Bank Outlook - March 1 at 5:57 PM logoShould Value Investors Consider Fidelity Southern Stock? - February 7 at 7:35 PM logoFidelity Southern Corporation Declares First Quarter Cash Dividend - January 20 at 4:36 PM logoFIDELITY SOUTHERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits - January 20 at 4:36 PM logoFidelity Southern Corporation Reports Record Earnings For Fourth Quarter - $15.1 Million; $38.8 Million In 2016 - January 19 at 8:07 PM logoFIDELITY SOUTHERN CORP Financials - November 17 at 5:35 PM logoFidelity Southern Sees Growth In Atlanta - November 15 at 6:32 PM logoFidelity Southern Corporation Declares Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend - October 21 at 5:58 PM logoCIT Group Closes Sale of Canadian Units to Laurentian Bank - October 4 at 3:56 PM logoMorgan Stanley Charged for "Unethical" Business Practices - October 4 at 10:42 AM logoTyco Reaches Agreement to Sell its Security Business in South Africa - August 19 at 5:53 PM logoFidelity Southern (LION) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 8.6% - July 25 at 8:30 AM logoFidelity Southern Corporation Declares Third Quarter Cash Dividend - July 23 at 9:55 AM



Fidelity Southern (LION) Chart for Saturday, May, 27, 2017

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