LAFAYETTE, La., Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ: IBKC) ("IBKC"), holding company of the 131-year-old IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), today announced the completion of its previously announced share repurchase plan of approximately 2% of common shares outstanding. The Company also announced today that the Board of Directors of the Company authorized a new repurchase plan of up to 2,765,000 shares of the Company's outstanding common stock. The repurchase authorization equates to approximately 5% of the total shares outstanding.
Daryl G. Byrd, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "As we have seen recent fluctuations in bank stock prices, and noting what we believe is the significant undervaluation of our common stock, we completed the May repurchase plan earlier than originally anticipated. In addition, we are establishing a new share repurchase plan, the eleventh in our history, which will continue to provide us the flexibility to manage our capital as opportunities become available. Our Company continues to show significant progress growing earnings, containing costs, and increasing our operating performance. These investments in our common shares provide positive returns and are just another way to best serve our shareholders."
The Company's recently completed share repurchase program was announced on May 10, 2018 and completed on November 5, 2018. During that time, the Company purchased 1,137,500 shares of its common stock at a weighted average price of $77.54 per share.
The Company completed ten share repurchase programs between 2000 and 2018 totaling approximately 4.8 million common shares. At the time of acquisition, the shares repurchased under those programs had an aggregate investment value equal to approximately $244 million and a weighted average cost of approximately $50.91 per common share acquired (adjusted for the five-for-four common stock split paid on August 15, 2005). The time required to complete those repurchase programs ranged from six months to two years.
Stock repurchases under the new program will be made from time to time, on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, at the discretion of the management of the Company and in accordance with the limitations set forth in Rule 10b-18 of the Securities and Exchange Commission, approval by all applicable regulatory agencies, and other applicable legal requirements. The timing of these repurchases will depend on market conditions and other requirements. The Company currently anticipates the share repurchase program will extend over a two-year time frame, or earlier if the shares have been repurchased. The share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any dollar amount or number of shares, and the program may be extended, modified, suspended, or discontinued at any time.
IBERIABANK Corporation is a regional financial holding company with offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina, offering commercial, private banking, consumer, small business, wealth and trust management, retail brokerage, mortgage, and title insurance services.
The Company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "IBKC". The Company's Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock also trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols "IBKCP" and "IBKCO", respectively. The Company's common stock market capitalization was approximately $4.2 billion, based on the NASDAQ Global Select Market closing stock price on November 5, 2018.
The following 10 investment firms currently provide equity research coverage on the Company:
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- FIG Partners, LLC
- Hovde Group, LLC
- Jefferies & Co., Inc.
- Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
- Piper Jaffray & Co.
- Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
- Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P.
- Stephens, Inc.
- SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey
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SOURCE IBERIABANK Corporation