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Market Cap

US$3.6b

Last Updated

2021/04/11 22:56 UTC

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Executive Summary

Ameris Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Ameris Bank that provides range of banking services to retail and commercial customers primarily in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Ameris Bancorp's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ABCB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ABCB's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.1%

ABCB

1.2%

US Banks

2.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

95.9%

ABCB

56.9%

US Banks

56.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ABCB exceeded the US Banks industry which returned 56.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ABCB exceeded the US Market which returned 56.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ABCBIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.1%1.2%2.1%
30 Day-6.1%-0.5%2.4%
90 Day19.5%16.0%6.8%
1 Year99.9%95.9%62.1%56.9%59.1%56.3%
3 Year4.8%0%27.2%16.3%65.7%55.1%
5 Year79.8%68.6%105.6%79.7%122.3%97.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Ameris Bancorp's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Ameris Bancorp undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

29.9%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ABCB ($52.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($74.28)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ABCB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ABCB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.8x) compared to the US Banks industry average (13.3x).

PE vs Market: ABCB is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.8x) compared to the US market (22.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ABCB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ABCB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.1x).


Future Growth

How is Ameris Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

2.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ABCB's forecast earnings growth (2.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: ABCB's earnings (2.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ABCB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ABCB's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ABCB's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ABCB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.1%).


Past Performance

How has Ameris Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?

30.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ABCB has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ABCB's current net profit margins (27.9%) are higher than last year (23.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ABCB's earnings have grown significantly by 30% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ABCB's earnings growth over the past year (62.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (30% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ABCB earnings growth over the past year (62.5%) exceeded the Banks industry 1.4%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ABCB's Return on Equity (9.9%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Ameris Bancorp's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: ABCB's Assets to Equity ratio (7.7x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: ABCB has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (235%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 95% of ABCB's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: ABCB has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (70%).

Low Risk Deposits: ABCB's Loans to Deposits ratio (84%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: ABCB has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.6%).


Dividend

What is Ameris Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.15%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ABCB's dividend (1.15%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.26%).

High Dividend: ABCB's dividend (1.15%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, ABCB has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ABCB's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (15.9%), ABCB's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ABCB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (18.5% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

H. Proctor (52 yo)

1.75yrs

Tenure

US$1,579,381

Compensation

Mr. H. Palmer Proctor, Jr., serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director at Ameris Bancorp since July 1, 2019 and was its President since July 1, 2019 until October 2019. He serves as the Chief Execu...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: H.'s total compensation ($USD1.58M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.07M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare H.'s compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ABCB's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: ABCB's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ABCB insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Ameris Bancorp's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Ameris Bancorp
  • Ticker: ABCB
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1971
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$3.614b
  • Shares outstanding: 69.36m
  • Website: https://www.amerisbank.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Ameris Bancorp
  • 3490 Piedmont Road NE
  • Suite 1550
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia
  • 30305
  • United States

Listings


Biography

Ameris Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Ameris Bank that provides range of banking services to retail and commercial customers primarily in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. Th...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/11 22:56
End of Day Share Price2021/04/09 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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