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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
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history
Cash to Debt 4.89
WAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. WAL: 4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WAL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.80 Max: N/A
Current: 4.89
Equity to Asset 0.11
WAL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1662 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 8.57
WAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. WAL: 8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 3.61 Max: 7.94
Current: 8.57
0.39
7.94
F-Score: 5
M-Score: -1.99
WACC vs ROIC
13.33%
17.12%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 49.83
WAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 30.85 vs. WAL: 49.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WAL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -123.74  Med: 26.99 Max: 49.5
Current: 49.83
-123.74
49.5
Net-margin (%) 37.65
WAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1681 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 22.34 vs. WAL: 37.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WAL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100.75  Med: 18.94 Max: 37.19
Current: 37.65
-100.75
37.19
ROE (%) 14.51
WAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1676 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. WAL: 14.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WAL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.65  Med: 8.56 Max: 15.79
Current: 14.51
-47.65
15.79
ROA (%) 1.58
WAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. WAL: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WAL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.61  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.58
-4.61
1.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
WAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WAL: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: 9.85 Max: 140.5
Current: 10.5
-20.6
140.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 27.10
WAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. WAL: 27.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.2  Med: 26.90 Max: 227.6
Current: 27.1
-71.2
227.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 33.00
WAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WAL: 33.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WAL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.9  Med: 29.70 Max: 100.4
Current: 33
-0.9
100.4
» WAL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-24)


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2015

WAL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 476,320 sh (+12.57%)
RS Investment Management 2,254,432 sh (+7.99%)
NWQ Managers 2,171,431 sh (-1.16%)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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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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history
P/E(ttm) 14.71
WAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1598 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. WAL: 14.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WAL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.21  Med: 17.40 Max: 45.35
Current: 14.71
11.21
45.35
Forward P/E 12.71
WAL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. WAL: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.71
WAL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1557 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. WAL: 14.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WAL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 17.35 Max: 39.95
Current: 14.71
11.2
39.95
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 17.03
WAL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. WAL: 17.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
WAL' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.72  Med: 14.83 Max: 24.35
Current: 17.03
4.72
24.35
P/B 1.98
WAL's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WAL: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WAL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.98
0.46
3.15
P/S 5.41
WAL's P/S is ranked lower than
86% of the 1685 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. WAL: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WAL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 4.73 Max: 50.28
Current: 5.41
0.99
50.28
PFCF 26.15
WAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 893 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. WAL: 26.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WAL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 26.58 Max: 151
Current: 26.15
1.86
151
POCF 25.79
WAL's POCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. WAL: 25.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WAL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.62  Med: 25.89 Max: 149.81
Current: 25.79
1.62
149.81
EV-to-EBIT 8.64
WAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.99 vs. WAL: 8.64 )
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: 96.9
Current: 8.64
-926.9
96.9
EV-to-EBITDA 8.42
WAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.77 vs. WAL: 8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WAL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.1  Med: 12.60 Max: 184.9
Current: 8.42
-14.1
184.9
PEG 0.15
WAL's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WAL: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WAL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.15
0.18
0.29

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.42
WAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 1698 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WAL: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WAL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.19 Max: 4.17
Current: 2.42
0.68
4.17
Price/Projected FCF 1.63
WAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. WAL: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WAL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.11 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.63
0.29
2.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
WAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. WAL: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WAL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.03 Max: 10.35
Current: 1.14
0.22
10.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.59
WAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 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: 0.62  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.59
0.62
0.71
Price/Graham Number 1.26
WAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. WAL: 1.26 )
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: 1.26
0.7
2.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.60
WAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. WAL: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 6.70 Max: 2554.3
Current: 11.6
1
2554.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 61.78
WAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. WAL: 61.78 )
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: 11.20 Max: 85.3
Current: 61.78
2.1
85.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $572.1
EPS (TTM) $ 2.16
Beta1.66
Short Percentage of Float3.86%
52-Week Range $26.60 - 39.11
Shares Outstanding (Mil)103.51

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 733 877
EPS ($) 2.51 2.84
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.51 2.84
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
8.00%
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Headlines

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Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Exact Sciences Corp Zayo Group Holdings Inc, Western Alliance Bancorp, a Oct 27 2014 
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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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