Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seeking Alpha: Strong Loan Growth Not Enough For Wilshire Bancorp

Bank stock performance has been pretty "meh" of late and Wilshire Bancorp (NASDAQ:WIBC) is no exception. That Wilshire has done better than the S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSEARCA:KRE) and other California-based banks like BBCN Bancorp (NASDAQ:BBCN) and CVB Financial (NASDAQ:CVBF) since my last article is cold comfort, as the shares are down slightly over that period.

Wilshire has been making some progress in important areas like reducing core operating expenses and diversifying the loan book, but modest sequential revenue growth and greater pressure on interest margins is perhaps the bigger takeaway today. I do believe that Wilshire Bancorp remains fundamentally undervalued, but small bank stocks can take time (and a lot of patience) to deliver their value.

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Strong Loan Growth Not Enough For Wilshire Bancorp

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