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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.34
ABCB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ABCB: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ABCB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.33 Max: 6.48
Current: 0.34
0.34
6.48
Equity-to-Asset 0.09
ABCB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1496 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. ABCB: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ABCB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.12
Current: 0.09
0.08
0.12
Interest Coverage 5.34
ABCB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 1758 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. ABCB: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ABCB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 2.89 Max: 5.34
Current: 5.34
0.32
5.34
Beneish M-Score: -4.16
WACC vs ROIC
10.52%
9.64%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 32.37
ABCB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
56% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.68 vs. ABCB: 32.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ABCB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.06  Med: 18.52 Max: 32.37
Current: 32.37
-26.06
32.37
Net Margin % 22.17
ABCB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.91 vs. ABCB: 22.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ABCB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.57  Med: 12.49 Max: 22.17
Current: 22.17
-31.57
22.17
ROE % 11.90
ABCB's ROE % is ranked higher than
74% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. ABCB: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ABCB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.7  Med: 6.22 Max: 12.42
Current: 11.9
-20.7
12.42
ROA % 1.15
ABCB's ROA % is ranked higher than
71% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. ABCB: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ABCB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.73  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.15
-1.73
1.16
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.90
ABCB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. ABCB: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ABCB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.1  Med: 4.7 Max: 13.5
Current: 11.9
-9.1
13.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 32.90
ABCB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. ABCB: 32.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ABCB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 11.2 Max: 32.9
Current: 32.9
0.8
32.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 40.50
ABCB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. ABCB: 40.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ABCB' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.6 Max: 40.5
Current: 40.5
0
40.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

ABCB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

NWQ Managers 1,183,493 sh (+88.89%)
Ken Fisher 135,710 sh (+0.07%)
Bernard Horn 185,050 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 453,183 sh (-1.03%)
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Q2 2016

ABCB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

NWQ Managers 1,254,563 sh (+6.01%)
Bernard Horn 185,050 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 114,733 sh (-15.46%)
Jim Simons 345,883 sh (-23.68%)
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Q3 2016

ABCB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 11,858 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 185,050 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 1,231,519 sh (-1.84%)
Jim Simons 299,083 sh (-13.53%)
Ken Fisher 87,724 sh (-23.54%)
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Q4 2016

ABCB Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Mario Gabelli 9,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 28,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
NWQ Managers 1,204,296 sh (-2.21%)
Jim Simons 270,483 sh (-9.56%)
Bernard Horn 128,950 sh (-30.32%)
Ken Fisher 48,091 sh (-45.18%)
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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US    NAICS: 522110    SIC: 6022
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Ameris Bancorp is a financial holding company through its subsidiary Ameris Bank operates a full service banking services to its retail and commercial customers.

Ameris Bancorp was incorporated on December 18, 1980. The Company is a financial holding company whose business is conducted through its wholly owned banking subsidiary, Ameris Bank (the "Bank"), which provides a full range of banking services to its retail and commercial customers who are concentrated in select markets in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. The company maintains a diversified loan portfolio by providing a broad range of commercial and retail lending services to business entities and individuals. It provides agricultural loans, commercial business loans, commercial and residential real estate construction and mortgage loans, consumer loans, revolving lines of credit and letters of credit. The company also originates first mortgage residential mortgage loans and generally enters into a commitment to sell these loans in the secondary market. The company provides a full range of deposit accounts and services to both retail and commercial customers. These deposit accounts have a variety of interest rates and terms and consist of interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing accounts, including commercial and retail checking accounts, regular interest-bearing savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts and certificates of deposit. The company and the Bank are subject to the regulations of certain federal and state agencies and are periodically examined by those regulatory agencies.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 21.65
ABCB's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1941 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 13.56 vs. ABCB: 21.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ABCB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.85  Med: 19.01 Max: 126.5
Current: 21.65
9.85
126.5
Forward PE Ratio 17.57
ABCB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. ABCB: 17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 21.65
ABCB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
79% of the 1635 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. ABCB: 21.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ABCB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.85  Med: 19.03 Max: 126.5
Current: 21.65
9.85
126.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 20.29
ABCB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
73% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.04 vs. ABCB: 20.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ABCB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.91  Med: 16.69 Max: 1693.33
Current: 20.29
5.91
1693.33
PB Ratio 2.40
ABCB's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ABCB: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ABCB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.63
Current: 2.4
0.29
2.63
PS Ratio 4.78
ABCB's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. ABCB: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ABCB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.45 Max: 5.28
Current: 4.78
0.59
5.28
EV-to-EBIT 19.41
ABCB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 1558 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. ABCB: 19.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ABCB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.2  Med: 12.2 Max: 25
Current: 19.41
-94.2
25
EV-to-EBITDA 17.14
ABCB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
74% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. ABCB: 17.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ABCB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -99.8  Med: 10.7 Max: 123.7
Current: 17.14
-99.8
123.7
PEG Ratio 1.11
ABCB's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 780 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. ABCB: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
ABCB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.68 Max: 47.63
Current: 1.11
0.6
47.63
Shiller PE Ratio 121.40
ABCB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 20.63 vs. ABCB: 121.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ABCB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 25.8 Max: 131.76
Current: 121.4
3.9
131.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.68
ABCB's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
94% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. ABCB: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ABCB' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2 Max: 7.66
Current: 0.68
0.21
7.66
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.14
ABCB's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. ABCB: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
ABCB' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.14
0.1
0.51
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.90
ABCB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
92% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. ABCB: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.68
ABCB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
95% of the 2649 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. ABCB: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ABCB' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 2 Max: 7.66
Current: 0.68
0.21
7.66
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -11.60
ABCB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ABCB: -11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ABCB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.4  Med: -4.8 Max: 1.4
Current: -11.6
-19.4
1.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.11
ABCB's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 1798 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ABCB: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ABCB' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.71 Max: 3.22
Current: 3.11
0.7
3.22
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 4.39
ABCB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
97% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. ABCB: 4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ABCB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.66 Max: 4.4
Current: 4.39
0.3
4.4
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.95
ABCB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ABCB: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ABCB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.96
Current: 1.95
0.3
1.96
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.20
ABCB's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. ABCB: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
ABCB' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.33 Max: 3.34
Current: 1.2
0.94
3.34
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.73
ABCB's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. ABCB: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
ABCB' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.2 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.73
0.58
1.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.15
ABCB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 2086 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. ABCB: 5.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ABCB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 7.3 Max: 2929.2
Current: 5.15
4
2929.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.48
ABCB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.45 vs. ABCB: 16.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ABCB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 12.5 Max: 35.6
Current: 16.48
4.1
35.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $325.2
EPS (TTM) $ 2.07
Beta1.26
Short Percentage of Float2.65%
52-Week Range $27.73 - 49.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)37.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.54 3.26
EPS without NRI ($) 2.54 3.26
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.40 0.40
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