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Ameris Bancorp [NASDAQ:ABCB]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders oftentimes pay a lot of attention to what top analysts say regarding a potential investment. Regarding Ameris Bancorp [ABCB], the latest average analyst recommendation we can see is from the quarter closing in December. On average, stock market experts give ABCB an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 27.19 to 76.45. This is compared to its latest closing price of $38.29.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Ameris Bancorp [ABCB] is sitting at 1.67. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.83.

For the quarter ending in Dec-18 Ameris Bancorp [ABCB] generated $0.13 billion in sales. That’s 3.70% higher than the average estimate of $0.13 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Fri 19 Apr (In 60 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Ameris Bancorp [ABCB]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Ameris Bancorp [ABCB] sitting at +32.34, this company’s Net Margin is now 15.80%. These measurements indicate that Ameris Bancorp [ABCB] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 11.91, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 21.50%. Its Return on Equity is 10.71, and its Return on Assets is 1.25. These metrics suggest that this Ameris Bancorp does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Ameris Bancorp [ABCB] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 17.95. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 15.21, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 2.28. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 16.55, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 14.03. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.76, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.27.

Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.06.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Ameris Bancorp [ABCB] has 47.52M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $1.89B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 29.97 to 59.05. At its current price, it has moved by -32.79% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 32.43% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.53, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 70.98. This RSI suggests that Ameris Bancorp is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is Ameris Bancorp [ABCB] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Ameris Bancorp [ABCB], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.