The First Bancshares Inc. (FBMS) Dividend History

The FIRST BANCSHARES, INC., headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the parent company of The First, A National Banking Association. The First is now ranked in the top twenty banks by asset size in Mississippi. The First has operations in Hattiesburg, Laurel, Purvis, Picayune, Pascagoula, Bay St. Louis, Wiggins and Gulfport, Mississippi. The Company and its subsidiary bank engage 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 products and services offered by the bank include deposit services, loan products, mortgage loan divisions and other services.

Last update 05/22/2019


Dividend Yield Summary

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Dividends 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.05 -
Average Price 14.63 16.52 20.30 29.07 35.08 31.34
Yield 1.09% 0.97% 0.79% 0.55% 0.14% -
• The above Dividend, Average Price, and Yield values for 2019 are year-to-date.

Dividend Dates

Ex Dividend Date 2019-05-09
Dividend Pay Date

DivInfo Metrics ™

52-Week Projected Earnings Per Share 1.62
52-Week Projected Dividends Per Share 0.32
Dividend Cover 5.06 : 1
52-Week Projected Yield 1.01%
52-Week Trailing Yield -
6-Year Average Yield 0.47%
6-Year Dividend Change 100.00%
6-Year Yearly Dividend Change 16.67%
Number of Dividend Payments (2007-02-01 - 2018-02-02) 36

Dividend History

Date Amount Per Share Note
2018-02-02 $0.05
2017-11-02 $0.04
2017-08-02 $0.04
2017-05-01 $0.04
2017-02-02 $0.04
2016-11-02 $0.04
2016-08-04 $0.04
2016-05-04 $0.04
2016-02-05 $0.04
2015-11-04 $0.04
2015-08-05 $0.04
2015-05-05 $0.04
2015-02-10 $0.04
2014-11-06 $0.04
2014-08-05 $0.04
2014-05-02 $0.04
2014-02-12 $0.04
2013-11-07 $0.04
2013-08-08 $0.04
2013-05-08 $0.04
2013-02-11 $0.04
2012-11-06 $0.04
2012-08-09 $0.04
2012-05-08 $0.04
2012-02-09 $0.04
2011-11-07 $0.04
2011-08-10 $0.04
2011-05-10 $0.04
2011-02-09 $0.04
2010-05-27 $0.02
2010-02-26 $0.02
2008-08-15 $0.08
2007-11-06 $0.08
2007-08-06 $0.08
2007-04-27 $0.08
2007-02-01 $0.30
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