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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 2.15
EWBC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. EWBC: 2.15 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.15

Equity to Asset 0.10
EWBC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 1651 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. EWBC: 0.10 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.1

0.07
0.13
Interest Coverage 3.79
EWBC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
87% of the 1508 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. EWBC: 3.79 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.79
Current: 3.79

0.39
3.79
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.27
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 (%) 49.30
EWBC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.46 vs. EWBC: 49.30 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -24.1   Max: 58.18
Current: 49.3

-24.1
58.18
Net-margin (%) 34.16
EWBC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. EWBC: 34.16 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.32   Max: 35.68
Current: 34.16

-12.32
35.68
ROE (%) 12.48
EWBC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. EWBC: 12.48 )
EWBC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.2   Max: 19.05
Current: 12.48

-3.2
19.05
ROA (%) 1.19
EWBC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. EWBC: 1.19 )
EWBC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.19

-0.4
1.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 239.63
EWBC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1624 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 73.28 vs. EWBC: 239.63 )
EWBC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -161.45   Max: 532.26
Current: 239.63

-161.45
532.26
Revenue Growth (%) -0.80
EWBC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. EWBC: -0.80 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.8   Max: 24.7
Current: -0.8

-15.8
24.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 21.10
EWBC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. EWBC: 21.10 )
EWBC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.8   Max: 26.8
Current: 21.1

-21.8
26.8
EPS Growth (%) 36.00
EWBC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. EWBC: 36.00 )
EWBC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -45   Max: 68.6
Current: 36

-45
68.6
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

EWBC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 15,776 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 701,688 sh (+24.37%)
Ken Fisher 3,188,759 sh (-0.84%)
David Dreman 210,589 sh (-78.76%)
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Q4 2013

EWBC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 789,388 sh (+12.5%)
David Dreman 220,215 sh (+4.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,446 sh (-1.45%)
Ken Fisher 3,129,782 sh (-1.85%)
Steven Cohen 8,448 sh (-46.45%)
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Q1 2014

EWBC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 20,355 sh (+140.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Ken Fisher 3,078,919 sh (-1.63%)
Jim Simons 716,728 sh (-9.2%)
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Q2 2014

EWBC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 15,304 sh (New)
Jim Simons 778,333 sh (+8.6%)
Ken Fisher 3,074,159 sh (-0.15%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EWBC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.58%$31.73 - $38.1 $ 34.84-1%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -78.76%0.67%$28.07 - $31.94 $ 34.8415%210589
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -13.04%0.25%$22.67 - $27.5 $ 34.8437%1766700
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -16.58%0.13%$22.67 - $27.5 $ 34.8437%991695
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$22.67 - $27.5 $ 34.8437%0
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 Reduce -23.41%0.47%$19.71 - $22.15 $ 34.8465%2031700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$21.12 - $23.95 $ 34.8456%10958
John Griffin 2012-03-31 Sold Out 1.1%$20.3 - $24.22 $ 34.8466%0
Meridian Funds 2012-03-31 Add 12.06%0.23%$20.3 - $24.22 $ 34.8466%3025620
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Add 486.64%0.42%$14.23 - $20.09 $ 34.8490%1142485
Meridian Funds 2011-06-30 Add 17.58%0.24%$18.14 - $23.15 $ 34.8470%2702165
David Dreman 2011-06-30 New Buy0.08%$18.14 - $23.15 $ 34.8470%194750
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.80
EWBC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. EWBC: 15.80 )
EWBC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.08   Max: 30.45
Current: 15.8

6.08
30.45
P/B 1.85
EWBC's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EWBC: 1.85 )
EWBC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.54
Current: 1.85

0.22
4.54
P/S 5.23
EWBC's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. EWBC: 5.23 )
EWBC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 10.41
Current: 5.23

0.61
10.41
PFCF 20.74
EWBC's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 109.09 vs. EWBC: 20.74 )
EWBC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 36.76
Current: 20.74

1.51
36.76
EV-to-EBIT 8.49
EWBC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. EWBC: 8.49 )
EWBC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 39.8
Current: 8.49

4.1
39.8
PEG 0.94
EWBC's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EWBC: 0.94 )
EWBC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.68
Current: 0.94

0.3
1.68
Shiller P/E 36.01
EWBC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.55 vs. EWBC: 36.01 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 51.04
Current: 36.01

2.58
51.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.98
EWBC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. EWBC: 1.98 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 8.67
Current: 1.98

0.17
8.67
Dividend Payout 0.30
EWBC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. EWBC: 0.30 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.3

0.01
1.25
Dividend growth (3y) 146.60
EWBC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
100% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. EWBC: 146.60 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 146.6
Current: 146.6

0
146.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 75.83
EWBC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. EWBC: 75.83 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.45   Max: 328.72
Current: 75.83

6.45
328.72
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
EWBC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. EWBC: 1.70 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.7   Max: -34.8
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.28
EWBC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. EWBC: 2.28 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 4.67
Current: 2.28

0.4
4.67
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.96
EWBC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. EWBC: 0.96 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.04
Current: 0.96

0.1
2.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.24
EWBC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. EWBC: 1.24 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.52
Current: 1.24

0.18
2.52
Price/Graham Number 1.28
EWBC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EWBC: 1.28 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.28

0.41
2.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.80
EWBC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. EWBC: 11.80 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 24.4
Current: 11.8

2.5
24.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.44
EWBC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. EWBC: 6.44 )
EWBC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 47.3
Current: 6.44

7.3
47.3

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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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 and registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. The Company commenced business on December 30, 1998. The Company offers a range of 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 95 banking locations throughout California, eight branches in New York, five branches in Georgia, three branches in Massachusetts, two branches in Texas, and four branches in Washington. In Greater China, the Bank's presence includes three full-service branches in Hong Kong, in Shanghai, and in Shantou. The Bank also has representative offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China and Taipei, Taiwan. The Bank focuses on commercial lending, including commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans and trade finance loans. The Bank also provides financing for residential loans including single-family and multifamily loans. To a lesser extent, the Bank also makes construction development and consumer loans. Included in the Bank's locations are eleven in-store branches located in 99 Ranch Market stores in Southern and Northern California. The Bank's revenues are derived from providing financing for residential and commercial real estate and business customers, as well as investing activities. Funding for lending and investing activities is obtained through acceptance of customer deposits, Federal Home Loan Bank advances and other borrowing activities. Through its network of 119 branches in the United States, China and Hong Kong, the Bank provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small- and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals. The Bank offers multilingual services to its customers in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish. The Bank also offers a variety of deposit products which includes the traditional range of personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelers' checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services. The Bank's lending activities include commercial, residential real estate, trade finance, and commercial business, including accounts receivable, small business administration, inventory, and working capital loans. The Bank also holds income-producing commercial real estate, and construction loan portfolios, but is not growing or actively lending in these portfolios. The Bank's commercial borrowers are engaged in a variety of manufacturing, wholesale trade, and service businesses. The Bank provides commercial business loans to small- and medium-sized businesses. In addition, the Bank is focused on providing financing to clients needing a financial bridge that facilitates their business transactions betwe
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