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FBMS First Bancshares dividend history, payout ratio & dates

First Bancshares's last quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share was on Feb 6, 2024 (ex-date). The annualized dividend payment of $0.94 per share represents a current dividend yield of 4.01%. The latest FBMS payout of $0.25 marks a dividend growth of 4.2%.

Key dates

  • FBMS last dividend date: Feb 6, 2024
  • FBMS next dividend date: Not announced
FBMS dividend stats
DPS
$0.94
Dividend yield
4.01%
Payout ratio
39%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
3.51%
Payout ratio
39.4%

Dividend yield

What is First Bancshares current dividend yield

First Bancshares's dividend yield of 4.01% is higher than the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average. In comparison with the Financial Services sector average of 3.51%, First Bancshares's dividend yield is 14% higher. Historically FBMS's dividend yield has averaged at 1.9% in the last 5 years, which is lower than the current one.

Dividend history

What is FBMS dividend payout history and dates

First Bancshares has a history of paying dividends since 2010. Our records of FBMS show that the company has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS marks an increase of 21% since one year ago. And with the stock price down by 2.4% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks an increase of 23%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Feb 6, 2024 Feb 23, 2024 Jan 24, 2024 $0.25 normal
Nov 7, 2023 Nov 24, 2023 Oct 25, 2023 $0.24 normal
Aug 7, 2023 Aug 24, 2023 Jul 26, 2023 $0.23 normal
May 5, 2023 May 24, 2023 Apr 26, 2023 $0.22 normal
Feb 7, 2023 Feb 24, 2023 Jan 25, 2023 $0.21 normal
Nov 7, 2022 Nov 25, 2022 Oct 27, 2022 $0.2 normal
Aug 5, 2022 Aug 25, 2022 Jul 27, 2022 $0.19 normal
May 9, 2022 May 25, 2022 Apr 26, 2022 $0.18 normal
Feb 9, 2022 Feb 25, 2022 $0.17 normal
Nov 9, 2021 Nov 26, 2021 Oct 25, 2021 $0.16 normal
Aug 9, 2021 Aug 25, 2021 Jul 26, 2021 $0.15 normal
May 7, 2021 May 25, 2021 Apr 21, 2021 $0.14 normal
Feb 9, 2021 Feb 25, 2021 $0.13 normal
Nov 9, 2020 Nov 24, 2020 Oct 26, 2020 $0.12 normal
Aug 7, 2020 Aug 24, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 $0.1 normal
May 8, 2020 May 26, 2020 Apr 16, 2020 $0.1 normal
Feb 6, 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Jan 16, 2020 $0.1 normal
Nov 7, 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 $0.08 normal
Aug 8, 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Jul 18, 2019 $0.08 normal
May 9, 2019 May 24, 2019 Apr 22, 2019 $0.08 normal
Feb 8, 2019 Feb 26, 2019 Jan 17, 2019 $0.07 normal
Nov 6, 2018 Nov 23, 2018 Oct 18, 2018 $0.05 normal
Aug 6, 2018 Aug 22, 2018 Jul 19, 2018 $0.05 normal
May 4, 2018 May 22, 2018 Apr 19, 2018 $0.05 normal
Feb 2, 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Jan 18, 2018 $0.05 normal
Nov 2, 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Oct 19, 2017 $0.038 normal
Aug 2, 2017 Aug 24, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 $0.038 normal
May 1, 2017 May 24, 2017 Apr 20, 2017 $0.038 normal
Feb 2, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 Jan 19, 2017 $0.038 normal
Nov 2, 2016 Nov 23, 2016 Oct 14, 2016 $0.038 normal
Aug 4, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 $0.038 normal
May 4, 2016 May 23, 2016 Apr 21, 2016 $0.038 normal

First Bancshares dividend payout ratio

What is First Bancshares dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

First Bancshares's payout ratio of 39% is above the industry and its peers average but below the Financial Services sector average. But compared to its Financial Services sector average of 39.4%, First Bancshares's payout ratio is only 1% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

FBMS dividend vs peer dividends

How does FBMS dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
RF Regions Financial Corp 4.79% $0.92 43.6%
FHN First Horizon Corp 4.23% $0.6 38%
FBMS First Bancshares Inc 4.01% $0.94 39%
TRMK Trustmark Corp 3.51% $0.92 33.9%
RNST Renasant Corp 3.06% $0.88 34.1%

Frequently asked questions

Does First Bancshares pay a dividend?

Yes, First Bancshares has been paying dividends for the last 14 years.

When is First Bancshares's next dividend?

FBMS hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, however if we take into account its recent dividend frequency, it is likely that its next dividend will be in May 2024.

When was FBMS's last dividend?

First Bancshares's last regular dividend was on Feb 6, 2024 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.25 per share.

How much dividend does First Bancshares pay (per share)?

FBMS's annualized dividend per share is $0.94.

What is First Bancshares's dividend yield?

First Bancshares's current dividend yield is 4.01%.

How often does First Bancshares pay dividends?

First Bancshares pays dividends quarterly.

What is First Bancshares's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of First Bancshares is 39%.

Does First Bancshares pay a good dividend?

First Bancshares's dividend yield is higher than the Financial Services sector average.