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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.83
PACW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. PACW: 0.83 )
PACW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.83

Equity to Asset 0.22
PACW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 1759 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. PACW: 0.22 )
PACW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.22

0.06
0.24
Interest Coverage 6.19
PACW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 1628 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. PACW: 6.19 )
PACW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 6.19
Current: 6.19

0.59
6.19
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.22
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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Operating margin (%) 31.98
PACW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1784 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.51 vs. PACW: 31.98 )
PACW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -346.17   Max: 51.26
Current: 31.98

-346.17
51.26
Net-margin (%) 17.59
PACW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1784 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.58 vs. PACW: 17.59 )
PACW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -298.68   Max: 151.1
Current: 17.59

-298.68
151.1
ROE (%) 5.39
PACW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1791 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. PACW: 5.39 )
PACW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -96.17   Max: 14.71
Current: 5.39

-96.17
14.71
ROA (%) 0.98
PACW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1791 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. PACW: 0.98 )
PACW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.05   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.98

-15.05
1.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 304.89
PACW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1765 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 76.03 vs. PACW: 304.89 )
PACW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2776.27   Max: 503.15
Current: 304.89

-2776.27
503.15
Revenue Growth (%) -3.90
PACW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1557 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PACW: -3.90 )
PACW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 123.5
Current: -3.9

-7.1
123.5
» PACW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PACW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 11,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 81,755 sh (+52.22%)
NWQ Managers 322,960 sh (+37.36%)
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Q4 2013

PACW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 5,289 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 323,895 sh (+0.29%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q1 2014

PACW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 314,550 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 9,909 sh (+87.35%)
NWQ Managers 314,195 sh (-2.99%)
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Q2 2014

PACW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 2,305,378 sh (New)
Private Capital 193,122 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 18,842 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 399,620 sh (+27.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PACW

(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
Private Capital 2014-06-30 New Buy0.95%$38.57 - $47.09 $ 40.04-4%193122
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 New Buy0.21%$38.57 - $47.09 $ 40.04-4%2305378
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Add 27.19%0.04%$38.57 - $47.09 $ 40.04-4%399620
NWQ Managers 2013-09-30 Add 37.36%0.03%$31.51 - $36.17 $ 40.0418%322960
NWQ Managers 2012-03-31 Reduce -35.94%0.02%$20.3 - $24.41 $ 40.0491%248350
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 32.30
PACW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. PACW: 32.30 )
PACW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.06   Max: 94.96
Current: 32.3

9.06
94.96
P/B 1.19
PACW's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PACW: 1.19 )
PACW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.19

0.67
2.64
P/S 5.08
PACW's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. PACW: 5.08 )
PACW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 6.15
Current: 5.08

1.17
6.15
EV-to-EBIT 36.69
PACW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. PACW: 36.69 )
PACW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -71.1   Max: 106.6
Current: 36.69

-71.1
106.6
Shiller P/E 74.62
PACW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. PACW: 74.62 )
PACW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.44   Max: 81.98
Current: 74.62

10.44
81.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.50
PACW's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PACW: 2.50 )
PACW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 13.09
Current: 2.5

0.16
13.09
Dividend Payout 0.90
PACW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. PACW: 0.90 )
PACW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 8
Current: 0.9

0.03
8
Dividend growth (3y) 192.40
PACW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. PACW: 192.40 )
PACW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 192.4
Current: 192.4

0
192.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 31.70
PACW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PACW: 31.70 )
PACW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 165.99
Current: 31.7

2.03
165.99
Share Buyback Rate -5.20
PACW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. PACW: -5.20 )
PACW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -3.8   Max: -57.6
Current: -5.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.41
PACW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. PACW: 2.41 )
PACW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 7.52
Current: 2.41

0.99
7.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.03
PACW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. PACW: 1.03 )
PACW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.03

0.3
1.59
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
PACW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PACW: 1.38 )
PACW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.38

0.42
1.54
Price/Graham Number 2.60
PACW's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 1928 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. PACW: 2.60 )
PACW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.8
Current: 2.6

0.93
2.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
PACW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1575 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. PACW: 2.70 )
PACW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 12.2
Current: 2.7

0.9
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.01
PACW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 13.52 vs. PACW: 8.01 )
PACW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 42.4
Current: 8.01

0.5
42.4

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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Traded in other countries:F8B.Germany
PacWest Bancorp was organized on October 22, 1999 and incorporated in the state of California. The Company's main business is to serve as the holding company for its banking subsidiary, Pacific Western Bank. Pacific Western is a full-service commercial bank offering a range of banking products and services including: accepting time, money market, and demand deposits; originating loans, including commercial, real estate construction, SBA guaranteed, consumer, and international loans; and providing other business-oriented products. PacWest Bancorp was formerly known as First Community Bancorp. At a special meeting of the Company's shareholders held on April 23, 2008, the shareholders approved the reincorporation of the Company in Delaware from California and the change of the Company's name to PacWest Bancorp from First Community Bancorp. The Company has completed 22 business acquisitions since the Company's inception in 1999, including the FDIC-assisted acquisitions of Los Padres Bank and Affinity Bank in August 2010 and 2009, respectively. The Company's operations are mainly located in Southern California and the bank focuses on conducting business with small to medium size businesses and the owners and employees of those businesses in its marketplace. Through its asset-based lending offices, the company also operates in Arizona, Northern California, and the Pacific Northwest. The Bank is extensively regulated under both federal and state law.

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