Community West Bancshares operates as the bank holding company for Community West Bank, N.A.
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has Community West Bancshares's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CWBC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CWBC underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -26.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CWBC underperformed the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Community West Bancshares's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Community West Bancshares 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: CWBC ($5.97) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($9.66)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CWBC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CWBC is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.4x) compared to the Banks industry average (8.8x).
PE vs Market: CWBC is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.4x) compared to the US market (13x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CWBC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CWBC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).
How is Community West Bancshares forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Banks industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Community West Bancshares has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Community West Bancshares performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CWBC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CWBC's current net profit margins (20.9%) are higher than last year (20.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CWBC's earnings have grown by 12% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CWBC's earnings growth over the past year (7.5%) is below its 5-year average (12% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CWBC earnings growth over the past year (7.5%) underperformed the Banks industry 11%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: CWBC's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.
How is Community West Bancshares'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: CWBC has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CWBC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: CWBC's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.
Allowance for Bad Loans: CWBC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: CWBC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: CWBC has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: CWBC's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.
Level of Bad Loans: CWBC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.33%)
What is Community West Bancshares's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CWBC's dividend (3.68%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.98%).
High Dividend: CWBC's dividend (3.68%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.49%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, CWBC has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CWBC's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.9%), CWBC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Marty Plourd (60yo)
Mr. Martin E. Plourd, also known as Marty, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Community West Bancshares since May 29, 2012. Mr. Plourd has been the Chief Executive Officer and President ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Marty's total compensation ($USD715.66K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD605.16K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Marty's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||2.92yrs||US$291.50k||0.14% $71.6k|
|Executive VP & Chief Banking Officer of Community West Bank||4.75yrs||US$386.49k||0.11% $55.6k|
|Secretary & Director||23.17yrs||US$33.31k||0.41% $209.0k|
|Senior VP & Compliance Manager||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP and Director of Marketing & Product Development||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Director of Human Resources||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Loan Servicing Department Manager||no data||US$149.43k||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Risk Officer||7.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Regional President||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CWBC's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
|Secretary & Director||23.17yrs||US$33.31k||0.41% $209.0k|
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$44.56k||0.13% $63.6k|
|Chairman of the Board||16.17yrs||US$32.36k||9.45% $4.8m|
|Independent Director||23.17yrs||US$29.91k||0.79% $399.8k|
|Independent Director||no data||US$48.96k||6.71% $3.4m|
|Independent Director||16.83yrs||US$49.31k||0.65% $330.9k|
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$33.21k||0.030% $14.9k|
|Independent Director||8.25yrs||US$28.41k||0.17% $86.1k|
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$30.88k||0.0024% $1.2k|
Experienced Board: CWBC's board of directors are considered experienced (8.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CWBC insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.2%.
Community West Bancshares's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Community West Bancshares
- Ticker: CWBC
- Exchange: NasdaqGM
- Founded: 1989
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$50.586m
- Shares outstanding: 8.47m
- Website: https://www.communitywest.com
Number of Employees
- Community West Bancshares
- 445 Pine Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CWBC||NasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 1996|
Community West Bancshares operates as the bank holding company for Community West Bank, N.A. that provides various financial products and services in California. The company offers deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and fixed rate and fixed maturity certificates of deposit, as well as cash management products. It also provides commercial, commercial real estate, consumer, manufactured housing, and small business administration loans, as well as agricultural loans for real estate and operating lines; home equity lines of credit, as well as lines of credit collateralized by residential real estate; single family real estate loans; and installment loans consisting of automobile and general-purpose loans. The company serves small to medium-sized businesses and professional organizations. It operates a network of eight branch banking offices in Goleta, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, Paso Robles, and Westlake Village. Community West Bancshares was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Goleta, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/03/30 01:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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