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PacWest Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. PacWest Bancorp shares (PACW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PacWest Bancorp employs 1,835 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$803.4 million.
|Latest market close||USD$24.91|
|52-week range||USD$13.3362 - USD$37.3427|
|50-day moving average||USD$21.7286|
|200-day moving average||USD$19.4936|
|Wall St. target price||USD$24.31|
|Dividend yield||USD$1 (4.18%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.839|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-17.63%|
|1 month (2020-12-16)||-1.74%|
|3 months (2020-10-15)||33.85%|
|6 months (2020-07-15)||32.57%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||-32.24%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||-32.73%|
|3 years (2018-01-15)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||35.95|
Valuing PacWest Bancorp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PacWest Bancorp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PacWest Bancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, PacWest Bancorp shares trade at around 6x 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.
PacWest Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.56. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PacWest Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||USD$803.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||42.56%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-4.48%|
|Return on equity TTM||-29.42%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.2 million PacWest Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as PacWest Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 8.2% down from 2.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PacWest Bancorp shares can be evaluated.
PacWest Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PacWest Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PacWest Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). PacWest Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 1.9. In other words for every 100,000 PacWest Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1900 shares are currently held short.
However PacWest Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PacWest Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable PacWest Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PacWest Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PacWest Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0246% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PacWest Bancorp shares, roughly 25 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 PacWest Bancorp.
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Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PacWest Bancorp.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 27.68
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PacWest Bancorp's overall score of 27.68 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 54th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PacWest Bancorp is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 0.69/100
PacWest Bancorp's environmental score of 0.69 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PacWest Bancorp is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 14.54/100
PacWest Bancorp's social score of 14.54 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PacWest Bancorp is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 13.94/100
PacWest Bancorp's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PacWest Bancorp is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PacWest Bancorp scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that PacWest Bancorp has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||27.68|
|Total ESG percentile||54.06|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 69.23% of net profits
Recently PacWest Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 69.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PacWest Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 4.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PacWest Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.
PacWest Bancorp's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
PacWest Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, PacWest Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.3362 up to $37.3427. 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 PacWest Bancorp's is 1.6212. This would suggest that PacWest Bancorp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
PacWest Bancorp operates as the holding company for Pacific Western Bank that provides commercial banking products and services. The company accepts demand, money market, and time deposits. It also provides real estate loans to professional developers and real estate investors for the acquisition, refinancing, renovation, and construction of commercial real estate properties; small business administration loans; asset-based loans for working capital needs; venture capital loans to support the operations of entrepreneurial companies; and equipment-secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers consumer loans comprising personal loans, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, and other loans. Further, it provides international banking and multi-state deposit services; money market sweep products; investment advisory and asset management services; treasury and cash management services; telephone banking, remote deposit, and online and mobile banking services; and ATM services. The company offers its products and services to small and mid-sized companies, venture-backed businesses, venture capital and private equity investors, professionals, and other individuals. As of October 14, 2020, it had 72 full-service branches located in the state of California, one branch in Durham, North Carolina, and one branch in Denver, Colorado; and loan production offices. The company was formerly known as First Community Bancorp and changed its name to PacWest Bancorp in April 2008. PacWest Bancorp was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.
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