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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 0.37
PACW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. PACW: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PACW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: N/A
Current: 0.37

Equity to Asset 0.21
PACW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. PACW: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PACW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.21

0.06
0.24
Interest Coverage 6.71
PACW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
87% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. PACW: 6.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PACW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 6.71
Current: 6.71

0.59
6.71
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.33
WACC vs ROIC
12.29%
6.65%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 43.66
PACW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1348 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.16 vs. PACW: 43.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PACW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -346.17   Max: 51.26
Current: 43.66

-346.17
51.26
Net-margin (%) 26.01
PACW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1348 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.21 vs. PACW: 26.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PACW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -298.68   Max: 151.1
Current: 26.01

-298.68
151.1
ROE (%) 7.33
PACW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. PACW: 7.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PACW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -96.17   Max: 14.71
Current: 7.33

-96.17
14.71
ROA (%) 1.53
PACW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. PACW: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PACW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.05   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.53

-15.05
1.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 330.31
PACW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 75.42 vs. PACW: 330.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PACW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2776.27   Max: 503.15
Current: 330.31

-2776.27
503.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
PACW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PACW: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PACW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 123.5
Current: -0.7

-7.1
123.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
PACW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. PACW: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PACW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 40.2
Current: 7.1

7.1
40.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.30
PACW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. PACW: 12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PACW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 11.5   Max: 62.6
Current: 12.3

11.5
62.6
» PACW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PACW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Private Capital 193,122 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 18,842 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,305,378 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 399,620 sh (+27.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

PACW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 8,258 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 897,344 sh (+124.55%)
Ken Fisher 2,287,625 sh (-0.77%)
Private Capital 190,914 sh (-1.14%)
Chuck Royce 9,942 sh (-47.23%)
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Q4 2014

PACW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 55,800 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,620,920 sh (+80.64%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,252,735 sh (-1.53%)
Private Capital 171,223 sh (-10.31%)
» More
Q1 2015

PACW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Private Capital 179,633 sh (+4.91%)
NWQ Managers 1,659,600 sh (+2.39%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,212,375 sh (-1.79%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.40
PACW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1423 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. PACW: 21.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PACW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.06   Max: 94.96
Current: 21.4

9.06
94.96
Forward P/E 14.66
PACW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.03 vs. PACW: 14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.50
PACW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. PACW: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PACW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.05   Max: 88.38
Current: 21.5

9.05
88.38
P/B 1.30
PACW's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PACW: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PACW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.3

0.67
2.64
P/S 5.42
PACW's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 2098 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. PACW: 5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PACW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 6.15
Current: 5.42

1.17
6.15
PFCF 36.40
PACW's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. PACW: 36.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PACW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 340.54
Current: 36.4

2.48
340.54
POCF 10.72
PACW's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. PACW: 10.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PACW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 42.57
Current: 10.72

2.39
42.57
EV-to-EBIT 14.67
PACW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.33 vs. PACW: 14.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PACW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -71.1   Max: 106.6
Current: 14.67

-71.1
106.6
Shiller P/E 60.70
PACW's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 17.02 vs. PACW: 60.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PACW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.44   Max: 83.53
Current: 60.7

10.44
83.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.92
PACW's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. PACW: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PACW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 13.09
Current: 3.92

0.16
13.09
Dividend Payout 0.70
PACW's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
87% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. PACW: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PACW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 8
Current: 0.7

0.03
8
Dividend growth (3y) 81.20
PACW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PACW: 81.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PACW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 192.4
Current: 81.2

0
192.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 46.55
PACW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. PACW: 46.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PACW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 156.24
Current: 46.55

1.91
156.24
Share Buyback Rate -34.80
PACW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
95% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. PACW: -34.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PACW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -3.8   Max: -57.6
Current: -34.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.60
PACW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 1634 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PACW: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PACW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 7.52
Current: 2.6

0.99
7.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
PACW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
72% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. PACW: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
PACW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.1

0.3
1.59
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
PACW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PACW: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PACW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.4

0.41
1.51
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.90
PACW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PACW: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PACW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.71
Current: 0.9

0.69
2.71
Price/Graham Number 1.60
PACW's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
88% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PACW: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PACW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.6

0.93
2.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
PACW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. PACW: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
PACW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 12.2
Current: 6.8

0.9
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.29
PACW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.67 vs. PACW: 22.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
PACW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 43.3
Current: 22.29

2.8
43.3

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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Traded in other countries:F8B.Germany,
PacWest Bancorp formerly known as First Community 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. Its operations are primarily located in Southern California extending from San Diego County to California's Central Coast; it also operate three banking offices in the San Francisco Bay area, a leasing operation based in Utah, and asset-based lending operations based in Arizona as well as San Jose and Santa Monica, California. The Bank is extensively regulated under both federal and state law.
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