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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.64
WAL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. WAL: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WAL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.71 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.64
Equity-to-Asset 0.11
WAL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1372 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: 0.09 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.11
0.06
0.11
Interest Coverage 8.34
WAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
88% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. WAL: 8.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 4.89 Max: 8.34
Current: 8.34
0.39
8.34
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Beneish M-Score: -2.20
WACC vs ROIC
14.07%
16.27%
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 % 51.59
WAL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.69 vs. WAL: 51.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WAL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -373.26  Med: 26.99 Max: 51.59
Current: 51.59
-373.26
51.59
Net Margin % 37.11
WAL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 22.17 vs. WAL: 37.11 )
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: 37.19
Current: 37.11
-303.69
37.19
ROE % 14.77
WAL's ROE % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. WAL: 14.77 )
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: 14.77
-47.65
15.79
ROA % 1.61
WAL's ROA % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. WAL: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WAL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.61  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.61
-4.61
1.65
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 18.00
WAL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1247 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. WAL: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WAL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.9  Med: 10.5 Max: 140.5
Current: 18
-40.9
140.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 27.00
WAL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. WAL: 27.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WAL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.2  Med: 27 Max: 231.4
Current: 27
-71.2
231.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 23.70
WAL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 1132 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. WAL: 23.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WAL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.9  Med: 26.4 Max: 100.4
Current: 23.7
-0.9
100.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

WAL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 24,136 sh (New)
Jim Simons 849,920 sh (+78.43%)
NWQ Managers 1,902,189 sh (-12.40%)
RS Investment Management 1,155,622 sh (-48.74%)
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Q2 2016

WAL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

NWQ Managers 1,881,152 sh (-1.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,100 sh (-12.58%)
RS Investment Management 907,943 sh (-21.43%)
Jim Simons 88,516 sh (-89.59%)
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Q3 2016

WAL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers 1,824,794 sh (-3.00%)
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Q4 2016

WAL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 31,304 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,778,404 sh (-2.54%)
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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US    NAICS: 522110    SIC: 6022
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Traded in other countries:WEA.Germany,
Western Alliance Bancorp provides banking and lending services to locally owned businesses, professional firms, real estate developers and investors and other consumers. It addition it also holds & manages certain non-performing loans and OREO.

Western Alliance Bancorp was incorporated in Nevada. The Company provides a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, and online banking products and services. The Company operates the following full-service banking divisions: ABA in Arizona, BON in Southern Nevada, Bridge in Northern California, FIB in Northern Nevada, and TPB in Southern California. The Company also serves business customers through a national platform of specialized financial services including AAB, Corporate Finance, Equity Fund Resources, Life Sciences Group, Mortgage Warehouse Lending, Public Finance, Renewable Energy Group, Resort Finance, and Technology Finance. It operates 40 domestic branch locations, 18 of which are owned and 22 are leased, and 7 loan production offices. Its operating segments include Arizona, Nevada, Southern California, Northern California, CBL, and Corporate & Other. The Southern California segment represents legacy Western Alliance operations in California, excluding two branches located in northern California, which are included in the Northern California segment. The Arizona, Nevada, Southern California, and Northern California segments provide full service banking and related services to their respective markets although operations may not be domiciled in these states. The Company's CBL segment provides banking services to niche markets.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 20.57
WAL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. WAL: 20.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WAL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 17.29 Max: 44.16
Current: 20.57
11.2
44.16
Forward PE Ratio 17.83
WAL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. WAL: 17.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 20.57
WAL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
73% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.49 vs. WAL: 20.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WAL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 17.19 Max: 39.95
Current: 20.57
11.2
39.95
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 19.41
WAL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
65% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. WAL: 19.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WAL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.72  Med: 14.95 Max: 24.35
Current: 19.41
4.72
24.35
PB Ratio 2.87
WAL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WAL: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WAL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.95
Current: 2.87
0.46
2.95
PS Ratio 7.65
WAL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. WAL: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WAL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 4.99 Max: 50.28
Current: 7.65
0.99
50.28
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 26.08
WAL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
78% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. WAL: 26.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WAL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 30.16 Max: 181.18
Current: 26.08
1.68
181.18
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 24.94
WAL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
83% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. WAL: 24.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WAL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.62  Med: 23.05 Max: 149.81
Current: 24.94
1.62
149.81
EV-to-EBIT 15.48
WAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.64 vs. WAL: 15.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WAL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -926.9  Med: 12.4 Max: 75.6
Current: 15.48
-926.9
75.6
EV-to-EBITDA 15.07
WAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. WAL: 15.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WAL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.1  Med: 12.3 Max: 184.9
Current: 15.07
-14.1
184.9
PEG Ratio 0.61
WAL's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. WAL: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
WAL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.61
0.18
0.61

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.40
WAL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. WAL: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WAL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.4  Med: -18.6 Max: -2.2
Current: -6.4
-39.4
-2.2

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.41
WAL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. WAL: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
WAL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.46 Max: 3.62
Current: 3.41
0.68
3.62
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.06
WAL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. WAL: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WAL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.17
Current: 2.06
0.29
2.17
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.54
WAL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WAL: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WAL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.95 Max: 9.82
Current: 1.54
0.21
9.82
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.82
WAL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. WAL: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
WAL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.82
0.71
0.83
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.77
WAL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
93% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. WAL: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
WAL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.5 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.77
0.92
1.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.53
WAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. WAL: 6.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 7 Max: 2554.3
Current: 6.53
1.3
2554.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 35.72
WAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.03 vs. WAL: 35.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WAL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 11.9 Max: 85.3
Current: 35.72
2.1
85.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $700.1
EPS (TTM) $ 2.51
Beta1.62
Short Percentage of Float1.51%
52-Week Range $29.63 - 53.70
Shares Outstanding (Mil)105.07

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 823 929
EPS ($) 2.95 3.38
EPS without NRI ($) 2.95 3.38
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Exact Sciences Corp Zayo Group Holdings Inc, Western Alliance Bancorp, a Oct 27 2014 
Multimillion Dollar Insider Sells Reported in Companies Trading at Historically High Prices Jul 26 2013 
Value Idea: Prophecy Resource Corp. May 19 2011 
Western Alliance Ban Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 07 2011 
Western Alliance Ban Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 08 2010 
Western Alliance Ban Corp. (WAL) CEO Robert Gary Sarver buys 10,000 Shares Nov 23 2009 
Western Alliance Ban Corp. (WAL) CEO Robert Gary Sarver buys 10,000 Shares Nov 19 2009 
Western Alliance Ban Corp. (WAL) CEO Robert Gary Sarver buys 50,000 Shares Nov 16 2009 
Western Alliance Ban Corp. (WAL) CEO Robert Gary Sarver buys 7,000 Shares Nov 16 2009 
Western Alliance Ban Corp. (WAL) CEO Robert Gary Sarver buys 10,000 Shares Nov 16 2009 

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