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EWBC East West Bancorp dividend history, payout ratio & dates

East West Bancorp's latest quarterly dividend was on Feb 1, 2024 (ex-date) with a payout of $0.55 per share. At an annualized rate of $1.99 per share, the stock yields 2.76%. The latest dividend has an increase of $0.07, or 15% from the prior distribution.

Key dates

  • EWBC last dividend date: Feb 1, 2024
  • EWBC next dividend date: Not announced
EWBC dividend stats
DPS
$1.99
Dividend yield
2.73%
Payout ratio
22.3%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
3.37%
Payout ratio
37.2%

Dividend yield

What is East West Bancorp current dividend yield

EWBC has a dividend yield of 2.76% which is below the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average. In comparison with its Financial Services sector average of 3.37%, East West Bancorp's dividend yield is 18% lower. The current dividend yield is higher than the historical average of 2.4% of the last 5 years.

Dividend history

What is EWBC dividend payout history and dates

East West Bancorp has been paying dividends since 1999. EWBC has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has an increase of 18% since twelve months ago. And with the price of the stock down by 6% from a year ago, the dividend yield has an increase of 26%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Feb 1, 2024 Feb 15, 2024 Jan 23, 2024 $0.55 normal
Oct 31, 2023 Nov 15, 2023 Oct 19, 2023 $0.48 normal
Jul 31, 2023 Aug 15, 2023 Jul 20, 2023 $0.48 normal
Apr 28, 2023 May 15, 2023 Apr 20, 2023 $0.48 normal
Feb 3, 2023 Feb 21, 2023 Jan 26, 2023 $0.48 normal
Oct 31, 2022 Nov 15, 2022 Oct 20, 2022 $0.4 normal
Jul 29, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Jul 21, 2022 $0.4 normal
Apr 29, 2022 May 16, 2022 Apr 21, 2022 $0.4 normal
Feb 4, 2022 Feb 22, 2022 Jan 27, 2022 $0.4 normal
Oct 29, 2021 Nov 15, 2021 Oct 21, 2021 $0.33 normal
Jul 30, 2021 Aug 16, 2021 Jul 22, 2021 $0.33 normal
Apr 30, 2021 May 17, 2021 Apr 22, 2021 $0.33 normal
Feb 8, 2021 Feb 23, 2021 Jan 28, 2021 $0.33 normal
Oct 30, 2020 Nov 16, 2020 Oct 22, 2020 $0.275 normal
Aug 3, 2020 Aug 17, 2020 Jul 23, 2020 $0.275 normal
May 1, 2020 May 15, 2020 Apr 23, 2020 $0.275 normal
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 14, 2020 Jan 23, 2020 $0.275 normal
Oct 31, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 $0.275 normal
Jul 31, 2019 Aug 15, 2019 Jul 18, 2019 $0.275 normal
Apr 30, 2019 May 15, 2019 Apr 18, 2019 $0.275 normal
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Jan 24, 2019 $0.23 normal
Oct 31, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Oct 18, 2018 $0.23 normal
Jul 31, 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Jul 19, 2018 $0.23 normal
Apr 30, 2018 May 15, 2018 Apr 19, 2018 $0.2 normal
Feb 2, 2018 Feb 15, 2018 Jan 25, 2018 $0.2 normal
Oct 31, 2017 Nov 15, 2017 Oct 19, 2017 $0.2 normal
Jul 28, 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 $0.2 normal
Apr 27, 2017 May 15, 2017 Apr 19, 2017 $0.2 normal
Jan 30, 2017 Feb 15, 2017 Jan 25, 2017 $0.2 normal
Oct 28, 2016 Nov 15, 2016 Oct 19, 2016 $0.2 normal
Jul 28, 2016 Aug 15, 2016 Jul 20, 2016 $0.2 normal
May 2, 2016 May 16, 2016 Apr 20, 2016 $0.2 normal
Jan 28, 2016 Feb 16, 2016 Jan 27, 2016 $0.2 normal

East West Bancorp dividend payout ratio

What is East West Bancorp dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

EWBC has a payout ratio of 22.3% which is lower than the Financial Services sector and the industry average. If we compare it with the Financial Services sector average of 37.2%, East West Bancorp's payout ratio is 40% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

EWBC dividend vs peer dividends

How does EWBC dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
BMRC Bank of Marin Bancorp 6.03% $1 49.8%
PPBI Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc 5.78% $1.32 425.8%
TCBK Trico Bancshares 3.58% $1.2 31.3%
CATY Cathay General Bancorp 3.48% $1.36 26.8%
EWBC East West Bancorp Inc 2.73% $1.99 22.3%

Frequently asked questions

Does East West Bancorp pay a dividend?

Yes, East West Bancorp has been paying dividends for the last 24 years.

When is East West Bancorp's next dividend?

EWBC hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, but if we take into consideration its recent dividend history, it is likely that its next dividend will be in May 2024.

When was EWBC's last dividend?

East West Bancorp's last regular dividend was on Feb 1, 2024 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.55 per share.

How much dividend does East West Bancorp pay (per share)?

EWBC's annualized dividend per share is $1.99.

What is East West Bancorp's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of East West Bancorp is 2.76%.

How often does East West Bancorp pay dividends?

East West Bancorp pays four dividends per year.

What is East West Bancorp's dividend payout ratio?

East West Bancorp's dividend payout ratio is 22.3%.

Does East West Bancorp pay a good dividend?

East West Bancorp's dividend yield is lower than the Financial Services sector average.