First Community Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Community Bank which offers various commercial and retail banking products and services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professional concerns, and individuals. More Details
No risks detected for FCCO from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has First Community's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FCCO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FCCO's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: FCCO underperformed the US Banks industry which returned 55.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FCCO underperformed the US Market which returned 39.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is First Community's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is First Community 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: FCCO ($20.34) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($24.55)
Significantly Below Fair Value: FCCO is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FCCO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.1x) compared to the US Banks industry average (12x).
PE vs Market: FCCO is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.1x) compared to the US market (19.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FCCO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FCCO's PB Ratio (1.2x) is in line with the US Banks industry average.
How is First Community forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FCCO's forecast earnings growth (3.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FCCO's earnings (3.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FCCO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FCCO's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FCCO's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: FCCO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.5%).
How has First Community performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FCCO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FCCO's current net profit margins (22.1%) are higher than last year (21.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FCCO's earnings have grown by 12.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FCCO's earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) is below its 5-year average (12.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FCCO earnings growth over the past year (12.6%) underperformed the Banks industry 20.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FCCO's Return on Equity (8.7%) is considered low.
How is First Community'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: FCCO's Assets to Equity ratio (11.2x) is moderate.
Allowance for Bad Loans: FCCO has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (234%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 94% of FCCO's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: FCCO has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (58%).
Low Risk Deposits: FCCO's Loans to Deposits ratio (68%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: FCCO has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.5%).
What is First Community current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FCCO's dividend (2.36%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.29%).
High Dividend: FCCO's dividend (2.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.43%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FCCO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FCCO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (31%), FCCO's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: FCCO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Crapps (61 yo)
Mr. Michael C. Crapps, also known as Mike, serves as Chief Executive Officer at First Community Corporation since 2021 and served as its Director until 2021. Mr. Crapps serves as Chief Executive Officer at...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD848.78K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.06M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: FCCO's management team is considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FCCO's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if 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 Community Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: First Community Corporation
- Ticker: FCCO
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 1994
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$153.057m
- Shares outstanding: 7.52m
- Website: https://www.firstcommunitysc.com
Number of Employees
- First Community Corporation
- 5455 Sunset Boulevard
- South Carolina
- United States
First Community Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Community Bank which offers various commercial and retail banking products and services to small-to-medium sized businesses, profe...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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