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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.11
EWBC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. EWBC: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EWBC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.65 Max: N/A
Current: 1.11
Equity to Asset 0.10
EWBC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1578 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 Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.13
Current: 0.1
0.07
0.13
Interest Coverage 5.60
EWBC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. EWBC: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EWBC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.30 Max: 3.79
Current: 5.6
0.44
3.79
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
13.33%
21.79%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 51.04
EWBC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 30.86 vs. EWBC: 51.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EWBC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.44  Med: 44.27 Max: 58.18
Current: 51.04
-29.44
58.18
Net-margin (%) 33.93
EWBC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 22.37 vs. EWBC: 33.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EWBC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.05  Med: 32.06 Max: 35.68
Current: 33.93
-15.05
35.68
ROE (%) 12.83
EWBC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. EWBC: 12.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EWBC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.35  Med: 12.00 Max: 17.36
Current: 12.83
-4.35
17.36
ROA (%) 1.26
EWBC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1598 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. EWBC: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EWBC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.41  Med: 1.26 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.26
-0.41
1.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
EWBC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. EWBC: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EWBC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
57% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. EWBC: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EWBC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.8  Med: 19.05 Max: 26.8
Current: 8.7
-21.8
26.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.40
EWBC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. EWBC: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EWBC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.1  Med: 21.45 Max: 68.7
Current: 15.4
-45.1
68.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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

Paul Tudor Jones 20,456 sh (+111.85%)
Ken Fisher 3,003,485 sh (+0.19%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2015

EWBC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 585,598 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,100 sh (+47.15%)
Ken Fisher 2,912,285 sh (-3.04%)
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Q4 2015

EWBC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 2,861,608 sh (-1.74%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.34
EWBC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2083 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. EWBC: 10.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EWBC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 15.40 Max: 28.35
Current: 10.34
6.08
28.35
Forward P/E 9.19
EWBC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. EWBC: 9.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.34
EWBC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1535 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. EWBC: 10.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EWBC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 15.42 Max: 28.31
Current: 10.34
6.08
28.31
P/B 1.26
EWBC's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 2114 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. EWBC: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EWBC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.79
Current: 1.26
0.22
3.79
P/S 3.57
EWBC's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 2513 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. EWBC: 3.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EWBC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 4.18 Max: 8.17
Current: 3.57
0.75
8.17
PFCF 31.99
EWBC's PFCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. EWBC: 31.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EWBC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 16.52 Max: 53.22
Current: 31.99
1.53
53.22
POCF 6.96
EWBC's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 1445 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. EWBC: 6.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EWBC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 11.34 Max: 21.49
Current: 6.96
1.51
21.49
EV-to-EBIT 4.58
EWBC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 2044 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.62 vs. EWBC: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EWBC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.7  Med: 9.40 Max: 34.9
Current: 4.58
-88.7
34.9
EV-to-EBITDA 3.84
EWBC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
91% of the 2053 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. EWBC: 3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EWBC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -237.8  Med: 7.60 Max: 21.3
Current: 3.84
-237.8
21.3
PEG 0.83
EWBC's PEG is ranked higher than
55% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. EWBC: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EWBC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.51
Current: 0.83
0.3
2.51
Shiller P/E 18.19
EWBC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. EWBC: 18.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EWBC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 17.08 Max: 30.11
Current: 18.19
2.91
30.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.90
EWBC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 2412 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. EWBC: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EWBC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.37 Max: 8.67
Current: 2.9
0.17
8.67
Dividend Payout 0.29
EWBC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. EWBC: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EWBC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
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 730 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. EWBC: 65.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
EWBC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 26.00 Max: 146.6
Current: 65.1
0
146.6
Forward Dividend Yield 2.77
EWBC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 2191 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. EWBC: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 67.93
EWBC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2446 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. EWBC: 67.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EWBC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.15  Med: 33.48 Max: 211.87
Current: 67.93
4.15
211.87
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.20
EWBC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. EWBC: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EWBC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.8  Med: -4.10 Max: 2.2
Current: 2.2
-34.8
2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.57
EWBC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 1932 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. EWBC: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EWBC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.33 Max: 4.68
Current: 1.57
0.4
4.68
Price/Projected FCF 0.90
EWBC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. EWBC: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EWBC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.9
0.11
2.19
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
EWBC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1761 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. EWBC: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EWBC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.54
Current: 0.9
0.22
2.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.34
EWBC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. EWBC: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
EWBC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.45
Current: 1.34
0.38
2.45
Price/Graham Number 1.00
EWBC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 1720 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. EWBC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EWBC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.42
Current: 1
0.4
2.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 21.88
EWBC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. EWBC: 21.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EWBC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 9.85 Max: 37.6
Current: 21.88
2.9
37.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.36
EWBC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. EWBC: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EWBC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 18.90 Max: 66.8
Current: 12.36
5.6
66.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1134
EPS $ 2.66
Beta1.49
Short Percentage of Float1.68%
52-Week Range $27.33 - 46.50
Shares Outstanding(Mil)143.90

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,204 1,317
EPS($) 2.83 3.15
EPS without NRI($) 2.83 3.15

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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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