First Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides banking products and services for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. More Details
No risks detected for FBNC from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has First Bancorp's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FBNC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FBNC's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FBNC exceeded the US Banks industry which returned 58.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FBNC exceeded the US Market which returned 34.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is First Bancorp's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StFirst Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) Shareholders Have Enjoyed An Impressive 115% Share Price Gain
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThe CEO & Director of First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC), Richard Moore, Just Bought 2.1% More Shares
3 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Much Of First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) Do Institutions Own?
Is First Bancorp undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: FBNC ($40.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($81.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FBNC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FBNC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (11x) compared to the US Banks industry average (10.7x).
PE vs Market: FBNC is good value based on its PE Ratio (11x) compared to the US market (17.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FBNC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FBNC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.1x).
How is First Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FBNC's forecast earnings growth (10.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FBNC's earnings (10.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FBNC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FBNC's revenue (10.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FBNC's revenue (10.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FBNC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.1%).
How has First Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FBNC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FBNC's current net profit margins (35.2%) are higher than last year (30.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FBNC's earnings have grown significantly by 23.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FBNC's earnings growth over the past year (30%) exceeds its 5-year average (23.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FBNC earnings growth over the past year (30%) underperformed the Banks industry 35.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FBNC's Return on Equity (11.5%) is considered low.
How is First Bancorp's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: FBNC's Assets to Equity ratio (9.1x) is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: FBNC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (159%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 98% of FBNC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: FBNC has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (58%).
Low Risk Deposits: FBNC's Loans to Deposits ratio (66%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: FBNC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.9%).
What is First Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FBNC's dividend (1.99%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).
High Dividend: FBNC's dividend (1.99%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.57%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FBNC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FBNC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.8%), FBNC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: FBNC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (23.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Richard Moore (60 yo)
Mr. Richard Hancock Moore has been the Chief Executive Officer of First BanCorp since June 11, 2012. Mr. Moore served as Treasurer of First Bancorp. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of First Bank s...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Richard's total compensation ($USD1.12M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.42M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Richard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: FBNC's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FBNC's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FBNC insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
First Bancorp's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: First Bancorp
- Ticker: FBNC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1934
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$1.147b
- Shares outstanding: 28.49m
- Website: https://localfirstbank.com
Number of Employees
- First Bancorp
- 300 SW Broad Street
- Southern Pines
- North Carolina
- United States
First Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides banking products and services for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in North Carolina and northeaste...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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