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Community West Bancshares is a banks-regional business based in the US. Community West Bancshares shares (CWBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Community West Bancshares employs 123 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$6.05 - $13.44|
|50-day moving average||$12.76|
|200-day moving average||$9.91|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||$0.195 (1.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.97|
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Valuing Community West Bancshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Community West Bancshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Community West Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Community West Bancshares shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
|Revenue TTM||$39.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||31.37%|
|Gross profit TTM||$39.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.87%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.64%|
|Market capitalisation||$105.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 36,346 Community West Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Community West Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 8.5% down from 39,735 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Community West Bancshares shares can be evaluated.
Community West Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Community West Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Community West Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 10849.552238806). Community West Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 3.35. In other words for every 100,000 Community West Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3350 shares are currently held short.
However Community West Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Community West Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Community West Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Community West Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Community West Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0053% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Community West Bancshares shares, roughly 5 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Community West Bancshares.
Find out more about how you can short Community West Bancshares stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 18.4% of net profits
Recently Community West Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 18.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Community West Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 1.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Community West Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.195 per share.
While Community West Bancshares's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Community West Bancshares is investing more in its future growth.
Community West Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 25 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Community West Bancshares's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 March 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Community West Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Community West Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Community West Bancshares's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Community West Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.0479 up to $13.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Community West Bancshares's is 1.1682. This would suggest that Community West Bancshares's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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. 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 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 their owners, professionals, high-net worth individuals, and non-profit organizations. It operates through a network of seven branch banking offices in Goleta, Oxnard, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura.
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