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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.50
EWBC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. EWBC: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.63 Max: N/A
Current: 3.5
Equity to Asset 0.10
EWBC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. EWBC: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.13
Current: 0.1
0.07
0.13
Interest Coverage 3.68
EWBC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. EWBC: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.29 Max: 3.79
Current: 3.68
0.39
3.79
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
11.63%
23.11%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 42.27
EWBC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 29.90 vs. EWBC: 42.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -29.44  Med: 47.96 Max: 58.18
Current: 42.27
-29.44
58.18
Net-margin (%) 34.31
EWBC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. EWBC: 34.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.05  Med: 33.28 Max: 35.68
Current: 34.31
-15.05
35.68
ROE (%) 13.17
EWBC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. EWBC: 13.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.35  Med: 15.53 Max: 21.1
Current: 13.17
-4.35
21.1
ROA (%) 1.29
EWBC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. EWBC: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.41  Med: 1.38 Max: 1.61
Current: 1.29
-0.41
1.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 248.11
EWBC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 76.24 vs. EWBC: 248.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -299.24  Med: 264.83 Max: 566.73
Current: 248.11
-299.24
566.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
EWBC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. EWBC: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.7  Med: 15.80 Max: 24.7
Current: 6.4
-15.7
24.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
EWBC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. EWBC: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.8  Med: 19.05 Max: 26.8
Current: 8.7
-21.8
26.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.50
EWBC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. EWBC: 15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45  Med: 21.45 Max: 68.6
Current: 15.5
-45
68.6
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

EWBC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 18,554 sh (+21.24%)
Ken Fisher 3,064,509 sh (-0.31%)
Jim Simons 530,333 sh (-31.86%)
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Q4 2014

EWBC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 701,433 sh (+32.26%)
Ken Fisher 3,023,531 sh (-1.34%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,556 sh (-37.72%)
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Q1 2015

EWBC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ken Fisher 2,997,874 sh (-0.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,656 sh (-16.44%)
Jim Simons 104,333 sh (-85.13%)
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Q2 2015

EWBC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 3,003,485 sh (+0.19%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.53
EWBC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. EWBC: 17.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.08  Med: 15.79 Max: 30.45
Current: 17.53
6.08
30.45
Forward P/E 15.17
EWBC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. EWBC: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.60
EWBC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. EWBC: 17.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.08  Med: 15.79 Max: 30.49
Current: 17.6
6.08
30.49
P/B 2.17
EWBC's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EWBC: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EWBC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.61 Max: 4.54
Current: 2.17
0.22
4.54
P/S 6.00
EWBC's P/S is ranked lower than
86% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. EWBC: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EWBC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 4.18 Max: 10.41
Current: 6
0.75
10.41
PFCF 14.03
EWBC's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.27 vs. EWBC: 14.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EWBC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 15.61 Max: 42.43
Current: 14.03
1.53
42.43
POCF 13.61
EWBC's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. EWBC: 13.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EWBC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 12.25 Max: 26.68
Current: 13.61
1.51
26.68
EV-to-EBIT 10.48
EWBC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. EWBC: 10.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EWBC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -88.7  Med: 10.00 Max: 34.9
Current: 10.48
-88.7
34.9
PEG 1.27
EWBC's PEG is ranked lower than
56% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EWBC: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EWBC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.75 Max: 2.6
Current: 1.27
0.3
2.6
Shiller P/E 29.68
EWBC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. EWBC: 29.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.56  Med: 24.30 Max: 50.32
Current: 29.68
2.56
50.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.71
EWBC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 2204 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. EWBC: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.04 Max: 8.67
Current: 1.71
0.17
8.67
Dividend Payout 0.29
EWBC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EWBC: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.13 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.29
0.01
1.25
Dividend growth (3y) 65.10
EWBC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. EWBC: 65.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 26.00 Max: 146.6
Current: 65.1
0
146.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 42.03
EWBC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. EWBC: 42.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.15  Med: 25.41 Max: 211.87
Current: 42.03
4.15
211.87
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
EWBC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. EWBC: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.2  Med: -4.10 Max: -34.8
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.56
EWBC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. EWBC: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.35 Max: 4.67
Current: 2.56
0.4
4.67
Price/Projected FCF 1.19
EWBC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. EWBC: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.19
0.11
2.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.42
EWBC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EWBC: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.42
0.22
2.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.50
EWBC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. EWBC: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.3
Current: 2.5
0.39
2.3
Price/Graham Number 1.40
EWBC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
86% of the 1155 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. EWBC: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.42
Current: 1.4
0.41
2.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.55
EWBC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. EWBC: 9.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 8.85 Max: 30.5
Current: 9.55
2.9
30.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.81
EWBC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.43 vs. EWBC: 11.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EWBC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 5.6  Med: 20.20 Max: 66.8
Current: 11.81
5.6
66.8

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global
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Traded in other countries:EW2.Germany,
East West Bancorp Inc is a bank holding company incorporated in Delaware on August 26, 1998. The Company commenced business on December 30, 1998. The Company offers banking services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses through its subsidiary bank, East West Bank and its subsidiaries. The Bank is the Company's principal asset. The Bank operates 119 banking locations in the United States, China and Hong Kong. The Bank offers multilingual services to its customers in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish. The Bank operates three segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking and Other are based on the Bank's core strategy. The Retail Banking segments engaged in primarily on retail operations through the Bank's branch network. The Commercial Banking segment, which includes commercial, industrial, and commercial real estate, primarily generates commercial loans through the efforts of the commercial lending offices located in the Bank's production offices in California, New York, Texas, and the New England region, among others. The remaining centralized functions, including the eliminations of intersegment amounts have been aggregated and included in the Other segment. The Bank has 94 branches located in Northern and Southern California. Additionally, the Bank has six branches in New York, four branches in Georgia, two branches in Massachusetts, one branch in Nevada, one branch in Texas, and four branches in Washington. In Greater China, East West's presence includes three full-service branches in Hong Kong, in Shanghai, and in Shantou. The Bank operates in China as East West Bank China (Limited), a full-service bank and wholly owned subsidiary of East West Bank. The Bank also has three representative offices in China located in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen and one in Taipei, Taiwan. The Company and the Bank are extensively regulated under both federal and state laws. The Bank competes for loans, deposits, and customers with other commercial banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, securities and brokerage companies, mortgage companies, insurance companies, finance companies, money market funds, credit unions, and other nonbank financial service providers.

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