Intesa Sanpaolo (OTCMKTS:ISNPY) and PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) Review

Intesa Sanpaolo (OTCMKTS:ISNPY – Get Rating) and PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW – Get Rating) are both financial companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on their earnings power, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, and dividends.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets for Intesa Sanpaolo and PacWest Bancorp.

net margins return on equity return on investment
Intesa Sanpaolo N / A N / A N / A
PacWest Bancorp 41.84% 14.96% 1.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of the latest ratings and price targets for Intesa Sanpaolo and PacWest Bancorp as provided by MarketBeat.

sell reviews keep ratings Buy reviews Strong buy recommendations rating score
Intesa Sanpaolo 0 5 7 0 2.58
PacWest Bancorp 0 1 4 1 3.00

Intesa Sanpaolo currently has a consensus price target of $2.69, indicating a potential downside of 79.65%. PacWest Bancorp has a consensus price target of $53.83, indicating a potential upside of 71.23%. Given PacWest Bancorp’s stronger consensus rating and higher potential upside, analysts clearly believe PacWest Bancorp is cheaper than Intesa Sanpaolo.

evaluation and result

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Intesa Sanpaolo and PacWest Bancorp.

gross receipts price/sales ratio net income earnings per share price-earnings ratio
Intesa Sanpaolo $23.51 billion 1.82 $3.74 billion N / A N / A
PacWest Bancorp $1.35 billion 2.73 $606.96 million $4.84 6.50

Intesa Sanpaolo has higher revenues and profits than PacWest Bancorp.

volatility and risk

Intesa Sanpaolo has a beta of 1.25, meaning its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, PacWest Bancorp has a beta of 1.42, meaning its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500 S&P 500.


Intesa Sanpaolo pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. PacWest Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. PacWest Bancorp pays out 20.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.0% of Intesa Sanpaolo shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 88.7% of PacWest Bancorp’s shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of PacWest Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


PacWest Bancorp beats Intesa Sanpaolo on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Intesa Sanpaolo company profile (get rating)

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA offers various financial products and services mainly in Italy. It operates in six segments Banca dei Territori, IMI Corporate & Investment Banking, International Subsidiary Banks, Asset Management, Private Banking and Insurance. The Company offers loan and deposit products; corporate, investment banking and public financial services; industrial credit, factoring and leasing; wealth management solutions; life and non-life insurance products; and bancassurance and pension fund and trustee services. It also offers consumer credit and e-money; wealth management and private banking services. The company serves individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, corporate and financial institutions, government, retail and high net worth individuals, institutional clients and other clients. Intesa Sanpaolo SpA is headquartered in Turin, Italy.

PacWest Bancorp company profile (received rating)

PacWest Bancorp acts as the bank holding company for Pacific Western Bank, which offers various banking products and services. The company accepts sight, money market and term deposits. It also provides real estate loans for professional developers and real estate investors for commercial real estate acquisition, refinancing, renovation and construction; small business management loans; asset based loans for working capital needs; venture capital loans to support the operations of entrepreneurial and venture capital backed companies; and equipment-backed loans and leases. In addition, the company offers consumer loans that include personal loans, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, and other types of credit. In addition, it offers international banking and multi-state deposit services; money market sweep products; investment advice and asset management; cash and cash register management; telephone banking, remote deposit and online and mobile banking; and ATM services. The Company offers its products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, venture capital and private equity investors, professionals and other individuals. As of February 1, 2022, it operated through 69 full-service California stores; an office in Durham, North Carolina; an office in Denver, Colorado; and various credit production sites. 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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