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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 0.62
WAL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. WAL: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WAL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.81 Max: N/A
Current: 0.62
Equity to Asset 0.11
WAL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. WAL: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WAL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.11
0.06
0.11
Interest Coverage 7.85
WAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
88% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. WAL: 7.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.47 Max: 6.27
Current: 7.85
0.39
6.27
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
12.78%
14.32%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 49.23
WAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.86 vs. WAL: 49.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WAL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -456.79  Med: 20.60 Max: 48.13
Current: 49.23
-456.79
48.13
Net-margin (%) 37.06
WAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 22.37 vs. WAL: 37.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WAL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -303.69  Med: 18.91 Max: 220.45
Current: 37.06
-303.69
220.45
ROE (%) 14.23
WAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. WAL: 14.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WAL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.65  Med: 8.54 Max: 15.79
Current: 14.23
-47.65
15.79
ROA (%) 1.52
WAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1598 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. WAL: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WAL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.61  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.49
Current: 1.52
-4.61
1.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
WAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WAL: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.9  Med: 9.20 Max: 141
Current: 9.2
-40.9
141
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 50.90
WAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WAL: 50.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.7  Med: 2.40 Max: 224.6
Current: 50.9
-70.7
224.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 100.40
WAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. WAL: 100.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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

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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Q2 2015

WAL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 1,600,790 sh (+38.82%)
NWQ Managers 2,234,213 sh (+1.81%)
Jim Simons 262,200 sh (+0.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,372 sh (-16.64%)
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Q3 2015

WAL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 423,120 sh (+61.37%)
RS Investment Management 2,087,564 sh (+30.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
NWQ Managers 2,196,869 sh (-1.67%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.90
WAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 2164 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. WAL: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WAL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 17.73 Max: 44.16
Current: 14.9
11.2
44.16
Forward P/E 10.74
WAL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.27 vs. WAL: 10.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.80
WAL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.31 vs. WAL: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WAL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 17.61 Max: 39.95
Current: 14.8
11.2
39.95
P/B 1.79
WAL's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 2247 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. WAL: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WAL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.54 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.79
0.46
3.15
P/S 5.35
WAL's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 2511 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. WAL: 5.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WAL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 3.94 Max: 49.65
Current: 5.35
0.99
49.65
PFCF 20.65
WAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 1355 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. WAL: 20.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WAL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 26.25 Max: 150.4
Current: 20.65
1.85
150.4
POCF 43.56
WAL's POCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. WAL: 43.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WAL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.62  Med: 26.18 Max: 145.13
Current: 43.56
1.62
145.13
EV-to-EBIT 14.66
WAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 2121 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.36 vs. WAL: 14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WAL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -926.9  Med: 12.90 Max: 38.1
Current: 14.66
-926.9
38.1
EV-to-EBITDA 14.28
WAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 2129 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.08 vs. WAL: 14.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WAL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 12.60 Max: 184.9
Current: 14.28
-15.6
184.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.22
WAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 2191 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. WAL: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WAL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.08 Max: 4.17
Current: 2.22
0.68
4.17
Price/Projected FCF 1.59
WAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WAL: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WAL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.59
0.36
2.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
WAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 2108 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. WAL: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WAL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.03 Max: 9.74
Current: 1.34
0.27
9.74
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.59
WAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. WAL: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WAL' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.59
Price/Graham Number 1.24
WAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
86% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WAL: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WAL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.38 Max: 2.18
Current: 1.24
0.7
2.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.80
WAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. WAL: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 6.90 Max: 2554.3
Current: 6.8
2.6
2554.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $520
EPS $ 1.88
Beta1.60
Short Percentage of Float4.15%
52-Week Range $26.60 - 39.11
Shares Outstanding(Mil)102.31

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 687 805
EPS($) 2.32 2.60
EPS without NRI($) 2.32 2.60

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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