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. More Details
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: EWBC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EWBC's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: EWBC exceeded the US Banks industry which returned 82.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EWBC exceeded the US Market which returned 51.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is East West Bancorp's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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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: EWBC ($78.41) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($128.53)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EWBC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EWBC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.7x) compared to the US Banks industry average (12.1x).
PE vs Market: EWBC is good value based on its PE Ratio (17.7x) compared to the US market (20.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: EWBC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EWBC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.1x).
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: EWBC's forecast earnings growth (3.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: EWBC's earnings (3.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: EWBC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: EWBC's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EWBC's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: EWBC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.4%).
How has East West Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EWBC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EWBC's current net profit margins (44.6%) are lower than last year (44.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EWBC's earnings have grown by 9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: EWBC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: EWBC had negative earnings growth (-4.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (17.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: EWBC's Return on Equity (11.9%) is considered low.
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
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: EWBC's Assets to Equity ratio (10.8x) is moderate.
Allowance for Bad Loans: EWBC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (262%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 96% of EWBC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: EWBC has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (69%).
Low Risk Deposits: EWBC's Loans to Deposits ratio (79%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: EWBC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.6%).
What is East West Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EWBC's dividend (1.68%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: EWBC's dividend (1.68%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EWBC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: EWBC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (26%), EWBC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: EWBC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (25.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dominic Ng (61 yo)
Mr. Dominic Ng has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West Bancorp, Inc. and at East West Bank since 1992 and serves as its President since August 24, 2018. He served as the President of...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Dominic's total compensation ($USD6.93M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Dominic's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: EWBC's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: EWBC's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: EWBC 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: EWBC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1998
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$11.048b
- Shares outstanding: 141.84m
- Website: https://www.eastwestbank.com
Number of Employees
- East West Bancorp, Inc.
- 135 North Los Robles Avenue
- 7th Floor
- United States
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 Grea...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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