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EWBC East West Bancorp PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The price-to-earnings ratio for East West Bancorp stock stands at 5.83 as of Sep 28, 2023. This is based on the current EPS of $8.98 and the stock price of $52.38 per share. A decrease of 22% has been recorded in the P/E ratio compared to the average of 7.5 of the last 4 quarters.

EWBC PE ratio history

How has EWBC's PE ratio performed in the past

Over the last ten years, the average PE ratio of East West Bancorp has been 12.97. The current 5.83 PE ratio is 55% below the historical average. In the past ten years, EWBC's PE ratio was at its highest in the Dec 2017 quarter at 17.38, with a price of $60.83 and an EPS of $3.5. The Mar 2020 quarter recorded the bottom point at 5.72, with a price of $25.74 and an EPS of $4.5.


East West Bancorp PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 48.79% in 2013

Maximum annual decrease: -48.45% in 2018

Year PE ratio Change
2022 8.26 -35.32%
2021 12.77 0.47%
2020 12.71 20.82%
2019 10.52 17.41%
2018 8.96 -48.45%
2017 17.38 2.6%
2016 16.94 8.8%
2015 15.57 -2.69%
2014 16 -3.9%
2013 16.65 48.79%

EWBC average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of EWBC for the past years

The current PE ratio of EWBC is lower than the 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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EWBC PE vs peers

What is EWBC's PE ratio compared to its peers

EWBC's PE ratio is lower than its peer stocks CATY and PPBI. East West Bancorp's current PE ratio of 5.83 is below the average of its peers, which is 7.35.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
EWBC East West Bancorp Inc 5.9 $7.49B
CATY Cathay General Bancorp 6.57 $2.52B
BMRC Bank of Marin Bancorp 7.48 $294.03M
PPBI Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc 7.78 $2.09B
TCBK Trico Bancshares 7.99 $1.07B

Frequently asked questions

What is East West Bancorp's PE ratio?

As of Sep 28, 2023, EWBC stock has a price to earnings ratio of 5.83.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for East West Bancorp (EWBC)?

The average PE ratio for EWBC stock over the past 3 years is 10.76.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for East West Bancorp (EWBC)?

The average PE ratio for EWBC stock over the past 5 years is 10.37.

What is the highest PE ratio for EWBC?

Over the last ten years, the quarterly PE ratio reached a historic high of 17.38 in the Dec 2017 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for EWBC compare to its historical average?

EWBC's current price to earnings ratio is 55% below its 10-year historical average.

Why is East West Bancorp's PE ratio so low?

EWBC's PE ratio is low because the stock price is relatively cheap compared to the earnings generated by the company.

How is EWBC's PE ratio calculated (East West Bancorp PE ratio formula)?

The PE ratio is calculated by dividing the most recent price of a stock by its trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Sep 28, 2023), East West Bancorp's stock price is $52.38. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Jun 2023 is $8.98. Therefore, East West Bancorp's P/E ratio for today is 5.83. PE RATIO(5.83) = STOCK PRICE($52.38) / TTM EPS($8.98)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.