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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.38
WAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1677 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. WAL: 0.38 )
WAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.38

Equity to Asset 0.09
WAL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 2349 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. WAL: 0.09 )
WAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.1
Current: 0.09

0.06
0.1
Interest Coverage 6.27
WAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. WAL: 6.27 )
WAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 6.27
Current: 6.27

0.39
6.27
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.29
WACC vs ROIC
12.10%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 49.42
WAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.48 vs. WAL: 49.42 )
WAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -456.79   Max: 48.13
Current: 49.42

-456.79
48.13
Net-margin (%) 37.06
WAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 22.33 vs. WAL: 37.06 )
WAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -303.69   Max: 220.45
Current: 37.06

-303.69
220.45
ROE (%) 16.00
WAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2380 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 vs. WAL: 16.00 )
WAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -47.43   Max: 17.36
Current: 16

-47.43
17.36
ROA (%) 1.51
WAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2384 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. WAL: 1.51 )
WAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.61   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.51

-4.61
1.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 188.23
WAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2346 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 86.24 vs. WAL: 188.23 )
WAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -104.43   Max: 180.05
Current: 188.23

-104.43
180.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
WAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WAL: 9.20 )
WAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.9   Max: 141
Current: 9.2

-40.9
141
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 44.70
WAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WAL: 44.70 )
WAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -70.7   Max: 224.6
Current: 44.7

-70.7
224.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 100.40
WAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1864 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. WAL: 100.40 )
WAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.9   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

Q1 2014

WAL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 14,361 sh (New)
Jim Simons 653,264 sh (+16.90%)
NWQ Managers 1,879,159 sh (+13.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,227 sh (-29.44%)
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Q2 2014

WAL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

NWQ Managers 2,037,652 sh (+8.43%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.00
WAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. WAL: 19.00 )
WAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.21   Max: 45.35
Current: 19

11.21
45.35
Forward P/E 13.97
WAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WAL: 13.97 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
WAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. WAL: 18.30 )
WAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.2   Max: 39.95
Current: 18.3

11.2
39.95
P/B 2.80
WAL's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WAL: 2.80 )
WAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.15
Current: 2.8

0.46
3.15
P/S 6.60
WAL's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. WAL: 6.60 )
WAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 40.17
Current: 6.6

1.04
40.17
PFCF 28.60
WAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WAL: 28.60 )
WAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 115.32
Current: 28.6

1.92
115.32
POCF 77.15
WAL's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 81.00 vs. WAL: 77.15 )
WAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 82.93
Current: 77.15

1.67
82.93
EV-to-EBIT 15.60
WAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. WAL: 15.60 )
WAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -926.9   Max: 102.3
Current: 15.6

-926.9
102.3
Shiller P/E 15150.00
WAL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WAL: 15150.00 )
WAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: -7.9   Max: 24553.8
Current: 15150

-7.9
24553.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.90
WAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WAL: 2.90 )
WAL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.61
Current: 2.9

0.68
3.61
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
WAL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WAL: 2.30 )
WAL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.02
Current: 2.3

0.65
2.02
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
WAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WAL: 1.90 )
WAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 11.44
Current: 1.9

0.32
11.44
Price/Graham Number 1.50
WAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WAL: 1.50 )
WAL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.94
Current: 1.5

0.76
1.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
WAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2352 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WAL: 6.40 )
WAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 2554.3
Current: 6.4

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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