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135 N. Los Robles Avenue, 7th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101

East West Bank is headquartered in Pasadena and is the 7th largest bank in the state of California. It is also the 53rd largest bank in the nation. It was established in 1972 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 2,466 employees at 134 locations. East West Bank has a A health rating.

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Data for Q1 2014

Institution Health


Texas Ratio


The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 East West Bank had $158.11 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $2.8 billion in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives East West Bank a Texas Ratio of 5.64% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.

Texas Ratio Trend


The Texas Ratio for East West Bank experienced no significant changes from 5.43% as of March 31, 2013 to 5.64% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a negative change of 3.85%. This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for East West Bank has had no significant changes in recent periods.

Deposit Growth


In the past year, East West Bank has increased its total deposits by $3.85 billion, resulting in 20.03% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth East West Bank has shown is excellent.



Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. East West Bank has $27.28 billion in assets with $2.8 billion in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 10.27%, which is above average.

Institution Statistics

FDIC Certificate #31628
Year Established1972
Primary RegulatorFED
Assets and Liabilities
Assets$27.28 billion
Loans$19.77 billion
Deposits$23.07 billion
Equity Capital$2.55 billion
Loan Loss Allowance$252.14 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$129.69 million
Real Estate Owned$28.42 million
Historic Data - March 2013
Assets$23.09 billion
Equity Capital$2.20 billion
Loan Loss Allowance$238.91 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$129.69 million
Real Estate Owned$32.32 million
Profit Margin - Quarterly
Net Interest Margin4.34%
Return on Assets0.96%
Return on Equity10.08%
Interest Income$285.13 million

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