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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 : 6/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 2.36
FBMS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. FBMS: 2.36 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.36

Equity to Asset 0.09
FBMS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 1643 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. FBMS: 0.09 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.09

0.06
0.13
Interest Coverage 2.14
FBMS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FBMS: 2.14 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.14
Current: 2.14

0.18
2.14
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.13
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 17.59
FBMS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.41 vs. FBMS: 17.59 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.02   Max: 28.18
Current: 17.59

12.02
28.18
Net-margin (%) 13.07
FBMS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.45 vs. FBMS: 13.07 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -95.19   Max: 19.94
Current: 13.07

-95.19
19.94
ROE (%) 5.45
FBMS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. FBMS: 5.45 )
FBMS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.38   Max: 10.54
Current: 5.45

-5.38
10.54
ROA (%) 0.49
FBMS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. FBMS: 0.49 )
FBMS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.51   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.49

-2.51
0.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.47
FBMS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 73.99 vs. FBMS: 19.47 )
FBMS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.22   Max: 47.06
Current: 19.47

7.22
47.06
Revenue Growth (%) 6.60
FBMS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FBMS: 6.60 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 68.7
Current: 6.6

0
68.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.90
FBMS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. FBMS: 9.90 )
FBMS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 93.4
Current: 9.9

0
93.4
EPS Growth (%) 9.10
FBMS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. FBMS: 9.10 )
FBMS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.9   Max: 79.7
Current: 9.1

-34.9
79.7
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.10
FBMS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. FBMS: 18.10 )
FBMS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.98   Max: 30.49
Current: 18.1

7.98
30.49
P/B 1.00
FBMS's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. FBMS: 1.00 )
FBMS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.49
Current: 1

0.45
3.49
P/S 1.90
FBMS's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. FBMS: 1.90 )
FBMS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 7.09
Current: 1.9

0.93
7.09
PFCF 4.70
FBMS's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 28.86 vs. FBMS: 4.70 )
FBMS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 211.54
Current: 4.7

1.78
211.54
EV-to-EBIT 8.49
FBMS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. FBMS: 8.49 )
FBMS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 61.5
Current: 8.49

0.2
61.5
PEG 1.10
FBMS's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. FBMS: 1.10 )
FBMS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 10.78
Current: 1.1

0.45
10.78
Shiller P/E 17.40
FBMS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 140.07 vs. FBMS: 17.40 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.74   Max: 53.92
Current: 17.4

6.74
53.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.10
FBMS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 1402 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. FBMS: 1.10 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.76
Current: 1.1

0.25
2.76
Dividend Payout 0.17
FBMS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FBMS: 0.17 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.17

0.11
1.3
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
FBMS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FBMS: 14.50 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.5
Current: 14.5

0
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
FBMS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1356 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. FBMS: 1.10 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.76
Current: 1.1

0.25
2.76
Share Buyback Rate -13.10
FBMS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 1237 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. FBMS: -13.10 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.4   Max: -23.4
Current: -13.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.20
FBMS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. FBMS: 1.20 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.98
Current: 1.2

0.45
2.98
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.40
FBMS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. FBMS: 0.40 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 6.23
Current: 0.4

0.22
6.23
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
FBMS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. FBMS: 1.20 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.6
Current: 1.2

0.54
3.6
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
FBMS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FBMS: 1.10 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.91
Current: 1.1

0.64
3.91
Price/Graham Number 0.80
FBMS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. FBMS: 0.80 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.79
Current: 0.8

0.41
1.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.70
FBMS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1581 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FBMS: 11.70 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 3401.5
Current: 11.7

1.6
3401.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.99
FBMS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.45 vs. FBMS: 29.99 )
FBMS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 39.4
Current: 29.99

-1
39.4

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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First Bancshares Inc was incorporated on June 23, 1995 to serve as a bank holding company for The First, A National Banking Association located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The First began operations on August 5, 1996 from its main office in the Oak Grove community, which was on the outskirts of Hattiesburg but now is included in the city of Hattiesburg. In addition to the main office in Hattiesburg and the branch in Laurel, The First also operates two other branches in Hattiesburg, one in Purvis, one in Picayune, one in Pascagoula, one in Bay St. Louis, one in Wiggins, and one in Gulfport, Mississippi. The Company and its subsidiary bank is engaged in a general commercial and retail banking business characterized by personalized service and local decision-making, emphasizing the banking needs of small to medium-sized businesses, professional concerns and individuals. The First serves the cities of Hattiesburg, Laurel, Purvis, Picayune, Pascagoula, Bay St. Louis, Wiggins, Gulfport and the surrounding areas of Lamar, Forrest, Jones, Pearl River, Jackson, Hancock, Stone and Harrison Counties, Mississippi. The Bank offers a full range of deposit services that are typically available in most banks and savings and loan associations, including checking accounts, NOW accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits of various types, ranging from daily money market accounts to longer-term certificates of deposit. The transaction accounts and time certificates are tailored to the Bank's principal market area at rates competitive to those offered by other banks in the area. In addition, the Bank offers certain retirement account services, such as Individual Retirement Accounts. The Bank offers a full 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. Consumer loans include equity lines of credit and secured and unsecured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments. The Bank also makes real estate construction and acquisition loans. The Bank has mortgage loan divisions which originate loans to purchase existing or construct new homes and to refinance existing mortgages. Other bank services include on-line internet banking services, voice response telephone inquiry service, commercial sweep accounts, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, and automatic drafts for various accounts. The Bank generally competes with other financial institutions through the selection of banking products and services offered, the pricing of services, the level of service provided, the convenience and availability of services. The Company and its bank are subject to state and federal banking laws
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