East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for East West Bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to businesses and individuals in the United States and Greater China.
Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has East West Bancorp's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EW2 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: EW2 underperformed the German Banks industry which returned 4.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EW2 underperformed the German Market which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is East West Bancorp's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is East West Bancorp 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: EW2 (€43.2) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€110.99)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EW2 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EW2 is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the Banks industry average (18.2x).
PE vs Market: EW2 is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the German market (20.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: EW2 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EW2 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the DE Banks industry average (0.9x).
How is East West Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: EW2's forecast earnings growth (4.5% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: EW2's earnings (4.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: EW2's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: EW2's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EW2's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: EW2's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.9%).
How has East West Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EW2 has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EW2's current net profit margins (45.1%) are lower than last year (49.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EW2's earnings have grown by 14.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: EW2's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: EW2 had negative earnings growth (-4.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (-7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: EW2's Return on Equity (13.4%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is East West Bancorp'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: EW2 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: EW2's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3.8x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: EW2's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: EW2 has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: EW2's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: EW2 has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: EW2's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.
Level of Bad Loans: EW2 has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.35%)
What is East West Bancorp's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: EW2's dividend (2.35%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).
High Dividend: EW2's dividend (2.35%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.57%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EW2's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: EW2's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.8%), EW2's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: EW2's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (25.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dominic Ng (60yo)
Mr. Dominic Ng has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West Bancorp, Inc. since 1992 and serves as its President since August 24, 2018. Mr. Ng has also been Chairman and Chief Executive O ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dominic's total compensation ($USD7.59M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.36M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dominic's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||10.1yrs||US$2.00m||0.042% $2.7m|
|Executive VP||24.1yrs||US$1.45m||0.043% $2.8m|
|Executive VP and Head of International & Commercial Banking||15.1yrs||US$911.03k||0.039% $2.5m|
|Executive VP||2.3yrs||US$1.89m||0.0017% $110.7k|
|Director of Marketing||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Strategy & Corporate Development||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of HR||5.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Corporate Banking - East West Bank and Executive Vice President of East West Bank||8.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Commercial Real Estate Banking - East West Bank and Executive VP of East West Bank||6.1yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: EW2's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.5 years average tenure).
|Lead Director||6.6yrs||US$380.50k||0.011% $707.2k|
|Independent Director||22.1yrs||US$211.50k||0.027% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||22.1yrs||US$215.00k||0.015% $948.5k|
|Independent Director||9.8yrs||US$199.50k||0.021% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||9.8yrs||US$199.50k||0.018% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||0.3yrs||no data||0.0013% $83.7k|
|Independent Director||4.3yrs||US$213.50k||0.0094% $604.2k|
|Independent Director||5.5yrs||US$192.00k||0.0057% $364.8k|
Experienced Board: EW2's board of directors are considered experienced (9.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: EW2 insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
East West Bancorp, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: East West Bancorp, Inc.
- Ticker: EW2
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1998
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$6.961b
- Listing Market Cap: US$6.435b
- Shares outstanding: 145.63m
- Website: https://www.eastwestbank.com
Number of Employees
- East West Bancorp, Inc.
- 135 North Los Robles Avenue
- 7th Floor
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|EWBC||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 1999|
|EW2||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 1999|
East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for East West Bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to businesses and individuals in the United States and Greater China. It operates in three segments: Consumer and Business Banking, Commercial Banking, and Other. The company accepts various deposit products, such as personal and business checking and savings accounts, money market, time deposits, and individual retirement accounts. Its loan products include commercial and residential real estate, lines of credit, construction, trade finance, letters of credit, commercial business, housing loans, asset-based lending, and equipment financing, as well as financing to clients needing a financial bridge to facilitate their business transactions between the United States and Greater China. The company also provides various wealth management, treasury management, foreign exchange, and interest rate and commodity hedging risk management services; and Internet-based services comprising online banking services. As of January 24, 2019, it operated approximately 130 locations in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas, and Washington; full service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou, and Shenzhen; and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei, and Xiamen. East West Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/18 22:09|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/18 00:00|
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