Canadian Western Bank provides personal and business banking products and services primarily in Western Canada.
Undervalued with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Canadian Western Bank's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CWB's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CWB underperformed the Canadian Banks industry which returned -24.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CWB underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -24.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Canadian Western Bank's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StShould You Worry About Canadian Western Bank's (TSE:CWB) CEO Pay Cheque?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StTrade Alert: The President Of Canadian Western Bank (TSE:CWB), Christopher Fowler, Has Just Spent CA$50k Buying Shares
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StA Sliding Share Price Has Us Looking At Canadian Western Bank's (TSE:CWB) P/E Ratio
Is Canadian Western Bank undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CWB (CA$18.36) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$41.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CWB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CWB is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.9x) compared to the Banks industry average (7.9x).
PE vs Market: CWB is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.9x) compared to the Canadian market (10.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CWB's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CWB is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the CA Banks industry average (1x).
How is Canadian Western Bank forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CWB's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.7% per year).
Earnings vs Market: CWB's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CWB's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CWB's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (3.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CWB's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CWB's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Canadian Western Bank performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CWB has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CWB's current net profit margins (33.5%) are higher than last year (33%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CWB's earnings have grown by 7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CWB's earnings growth over the past year (7.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CWB earnings growth over the past year (7.3%) exceeded the Banks industry 5.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CWB's Return on Equity (9.9%) is considered low.
How is Canadian Western Bank's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Inventory Level: CWB has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CWB's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: CWB's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.
Allowance for Bad Loans: CWB has a low allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: CWB's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: CWB has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: CWB's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.
Level of Bad Loans: CWB has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.84%)
What is Canadian Western Bank's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CWB's dividend (6.32%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (2.7%).
High Dividend: CWB's dividend (6.32%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (8.68%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CWB's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CWB's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.2%), CWB's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CWB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chris Fowler (59yo)
Mr. Christopher H. Fowler, also known as Chris, M.A., is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Canadian Western Bank (“CWB” or “CWB Group"). He has served at CWB in roles with increasing respo ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD2.16M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD1.73M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||5.5yrs||CA$1.09m||0.045% CA$723.8k|
|Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Corporate Communications||5.5yrs||CA$1.03m||0.015% CA$236.7k|
|Executive VP & Chief Risk Officer||5.33yrs||CA$1.20m||0.017% CA$279.0k|
|Executive Vice President of Banking||4.08yrs||CA$1.02m||0.025% CA$405.6k|
|Senior Vice President of Operations & Business Transformation||3.25yrs||no data||0.0032% CA$51.9k|
|VP & Chief Accountant||12.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer||11.67yrs||no data||0.023% CA$369.5k|
|Senior Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||no data||no data||0.0013% CA$21.2k|
Experienced Management: CWB's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
|Independent Chairman of the Board||no data||CA$318.50k||0.043% CA$683.9k|
|Independent Director||9.08yrs||CA$157.50k||0.015% CA$240.5k|
|Independent Director||34.25yrs||CA$181.50k||0.044% CA$705.7k|
|Independent Director||23.75yrs||CA$178.00k||0.026% CA$422.2k|
|Independent Director||8.83yrs||CA$162.00k||0.011% CA$174.2k|
|Independent Director||6.08yrs||CA$187.50k||0.013% CA$213.9k|
|Independent Director||11.08yrs||CA$156.50k||0.020% CA$324.5k|
|Independent Director||7.33yrs||CA$170.00k||0.012% CA$196.6k|
|Independent Director||9.08yrs||CA$177.50k||0.012% CA$195.8k|
Experienced Board: CWB's board of directors are considered experienced (9.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CWB insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Canadian Western Bank's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Canadian Western Bank
- Ticker: CWB
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1984
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: CA$1.602b
- Shares outstanding: 87.28m
- Website: https://www.cwbank.com
Number of Employees
- Canadian Western Bank
- 10303 Jasper Avenue NW
- Suite 3000
- T5J 3X6
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CWB||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||May 1984|
|C7W||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||May 1984|
|CBWB.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||May 1984|
|CWB.PRB||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD 5YR 1ST SER5||CA||CAD||Feb 2014|
|CWB.PRC||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||1ST PFD SER 7||CA||CAD||Apr 2016|
|CWB.PRD||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||NON CUM SER 9||CA||CAD||Jan 2019|
Canadian Western Bank provides personal and business banking products and services primarily in Western Canada. The company offers current, savings, cash management, US dollar, senior, chequing, youth, and student accounts, as well as specialized accounts, including corporate and commercial, organization, strata solution/condo, general trust, and trust fund investment accounts. It also provides leading products, such as commercial lending and real estate, and equipment financing and leasing products; loans and mortgages; secured and unsecured lines of credit; registered retirement savings plan (RRSP), consolidation, vehicle, and recreation vehicle loans; personal lines of credit; and credit cards. In addition, the company offers cash management services; life and disability insurance products, home equity lines of credit, personal lines of credit, and business lines of credit; and ATM, telephone, mobile, and online banking services, as well as deposit register and cheque order services. Further, it provides investment products comprising guaranteed investment certificates, RRSPs, registered retirement income funds, tax-free savings accounts, registered education savings plans, and mutual funds, as well as personal and business planning services. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/03 03:52|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/02 00:00|
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