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First Community Net Income Per Employee is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Income Per Employee was at 73,628. The current year Average Assets is expected to grow to about 2.6 B, whereas Revenue Per Employee is forecasted to decline to about 216.8 K. Today's short post will go over First Community as your potential position. We will analyze the question of why investors should continue to be confident in First Community outlook.
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Estimating First Community (NASDAQ:FCBC) price for November 2020.
First Community Bank has a beta of 0.2062. Let's try to break down what First's beta means in this case. As returns on the market increase, First Community returns are expected to increase less than the market. However, during the bear market, the loss on holding First Community will be expected to be smaller as well. The beta indicator helps investors understand whether First Community moves in the same direction as the rest of the market, and how volatile (i.e., risky) it is compared to the market (i.e., selected benchmark). In other words, if First deviates very little from the market, it does not add much risk to the portfolio, but it also doesn't increase the expected returns.

How important is First Community's Liquidity

First Community financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance First Community Bankshares ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. First Community financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between First Community's total debt and its cash.

How First utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of First Community, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash First Community is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The First Community cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. First Community Net Cash Flow from Operations is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Cash Flow from Operations was at 56.66 Million

First Community exotic insider transaction detected

Legal trades by First Community insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
First insider trading alert for general transaction of common stock by M Sarver, the corporate stakeholder, on 19th of October 2020. This event was filed by First Community Bankshare with SEC on 2020-10-19. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Detailed Perspective On First Community

First Community Bankshares exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.27 and kurtosis of -0.13. However, we advise investors to further study First Community Bankshares technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.

Returns Breakdown

Return on Assets0.0198
Return on Equity0.0897
Return Capital0.0195
Return on Sales0.43

Possible November bounce back of First?

Current standard deviation is at 1.91. First Community Bankshares exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.27 and kurtosis of -0.13. However, we advise investors to further study First Community Bankshares technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.

Our Final Take On First Community

Whereas some other entities within the banks?regional industry are still a little expensive, even after the recent corrections, First Community may offer a potential longer-term growth to investors. With an impartial outlook on the current market volatility, it may be better to hold off any inventment activity and neither pick up nor drop any shares of First Community at this time. The First Community Bankshares risk-reward trade off is not appealing enough to do any trading. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to First Community.

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