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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.56
WAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WAL: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.80 Max: N/A
Current: 1.56
Equity to Asset 0.09
WAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. WAL: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.09
0.06
0.11
Interest Coverage 6.27
WAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. WAL: 6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.45 Max: 6.27
Current: 6.27
0.39
6.27
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
14.09%
15.33%
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 (%) 49.42
WAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.54 vs. WAL: 49.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -456.79  Med: 20.60 Max: 48.13
Current: 49.42
-456.79
48.13
Net-margin (%) 37.06
WAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1356 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.24 vs. WAL: 37.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -303.69  Med: 23.13 Max: 220.45
Current: 37.06
-303.69
220.45
ROE (%) 16.00
WAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.13 vs. WAL: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -47.43  Med: 10.54 Max: 17.36
Current: 16
-47.43
17.36
ROA (%) 1.51
WAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WAL: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.61  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.49
Current: 1.51
-4.61
1.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 188.24
WAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1348 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 74.52 vs. WAL: 188.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -104.43  Med: 17.42 Max: 180.05
Current: 188.24
-104.43
180.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
WAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WAL: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.9  Med: 9.20 Max: 141
Current: 9.2
-40.9
141
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 44.70
WAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. WAL: 44.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -70.7  Med: 2.40 Max: 224.6
Current: 44.7
-70.7
224.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 100.40
WAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. WAL: 100.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.9  Med: 26.40 Max: 100.4
Current: 100.4
-0.9
100.4
» WAL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WAL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

NWQ Managers 2,037,652 sh (+8.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 531,200 sh (-18.69%)
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Q3 2014

WAL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 723,200 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 2,212,895 sh (+8.60%)
Jim Simons 430,600 sh (-18.94%)
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Q4 2014

WAL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 890,250 sh (+23.10%)
NWQ Managers 2,349,153 sh (+6.16%)
Jim Simons 272,500 sh (-36.72%)
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Q1 2015

WAL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 14,842 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,153,120 sh (+29.53%)
Jim Simons 261,800 sh (-3.93%)
NWQ Managers 2,194,406 sh (-6.59%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.75
WAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. WAL: 18.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.21  Med: 18.21 Max: 45.35
Current: 18.75
11.21
45.35
Forward P/E 15.27
WAL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.38 vs. WAL: 15.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.60
WAL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. WAL: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.2  Med: 17.97 Max: 39.95
Current: 19.6
11.2
39.95
P/B 2.96
WAL's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WAL: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.46 Max: 3.16
Current: 2.96
0.46
3.16
P/S 6.85
WAL's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 1422 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. WAL: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 3.53 Max: 40.17
Current: 6.85
1.04
40.17
PFCF 25.01
WAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. WAL: 25.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.92  Med: 27.97 Max: 150.4
Current: 25.01
1.92
150.4
POCF 52.46
WAL's POCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. WAL: 52.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.67  Med: 16.98 Max: 82.93
Current: 52.46
1.67
82.93
EV-to-EBIT 14.35
WAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. WAL: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -926.9  Med: 13.20 Max: 102.3
Current: 14.35
-926.9
102.3
Shiller P/E 64.94
WAL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. WAL: 64.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 56.9  Med: 60.84 Max: 68.43
Current: 64.94
56.9
68.43

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.08
WAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WAL: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WAL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.93 Max: 4.18
Current: 3.08
0.68
4.18
Price/Projected FCF 2.26
WAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. WAL: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WAL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.03
Current: 2.26
0.51
2.03
Price/Median PS Value 1.94
WAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WAL: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.02 Max: 11.07
Current: 1.94
0.31
11.07
Price/Graham Number 1.54
WAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. WAL: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WAL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.54
0.74
2.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.40
WAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WAL: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 6.40 Max: 2554.3
Current: 7.4
1
2554.3

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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Traded in other countries:WEA.Germany,
Western Alliance Bancorp was incorporated in Nevada. The Company provides full service banking and lending to locally owned businesses, professional firms, real estate developers and investors, local non-profit organizations, high net worth individuals and other consumers through its wholly-owned subsidiary bank, Western Alliance Bancorporation Consolidated, doing business as ABA in Arizona, FIB in Northern Nevada, BON in Southern Nevada, and TPB in California. It has two non-bank subsidiaries; WAEF, which offers equipment leasing nationwide; and LVSP, which holds certain loans and OREO. The Company operates in four reportable operating segments; BON, WAB, TPB and Other "Parent, WAEF, Shine". Through its banking divisions and non-bank subsidiaries, the Company provides a variety of financial services to customers, including CRE loans, construction and land development loans, commercial loans, and consumer loans. Its business is concentrated in the Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Reno, San Diego and Tucson metropolitan areas. The Company compete for loans, deposits and customers with other banks, credit unions, securities and brokerage companies, mortgage companies, insurance companies, finance companies, and other non-bank financial services providers. The Company is subject to certain limitations and restrictions under applicable Nevada corporate law.
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