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East West Bancorp Reports Net Income for Third Quarter of 2023

OCTOBER 19, 2023

East West Bancorp, Inc. (“East West” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank, reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2023. Third quarter 2023 net income was $288 million, or $2.02 per diluted share. Total loans reached a record $50.9 billion as of September 30, 2023. Return on average assets was 1.66%, return on average common equity was 17.28%, and return on average tangible common equity1 was 18.65%.

“East West has continued to grow and support its customers. During the third quarter, we drove record quarterly revenue and net interest income, adding to record net income in the first half of this year,” said Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West. “We took a prudent approach to growth, adding a billion dollars in both loans and customer deposits. This growth and our industry-leading efficiency underscore the durable and diversified nature of our business model,” continued Ng. 

“Our balance sheet positions us well to help our customers thrive. East West Bank is on track for another year of record earnings for 2023, and we look forward to entering 2024 with strength. Given our confidence in earnings generation, stable credit quality, and capital strength, East West’s board of directors has approved a restart of our share repurchase program in the fourth quarter,” Ng concluded.


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