Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. More Details
Moderate growth potential and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Green Plains's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GPRE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: GPRE's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
US Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: GPRE exceeded the US Oil and Gas industry which returned 39.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GPRE exceeded the US Market which returned 39% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Green Plains's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIndependent Director Brian Peterson Just Sold A Bunch Of Shares In Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE)
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWe Think The Compensation For Green Plains Inc.'s (NASDAQ:GPRE) CEO Looks About Right
2 months ago | Simply Wall StIs Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) Popular Amongst Institutions?
Is Green Plains undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: GPRE ($32.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($202.47)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GPRE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GPRE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.
PE vs Market: GPRE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GPRE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GPRE's PB Ratio (1.8x) is in line with the US Oil and Gas industry average.
How is Green Plains forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GPRE is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: GPRE is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: GPRE's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: GPRE's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GPRE's revenue (4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GPRE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.6%).
How has Green Plains performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GPRE is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: GPRE is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GPRE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 58.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare GPRE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: GPRE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-42.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GPRE has a negative Return on Equity (-8.83%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Green Plains's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GPRE's short term assets ($1.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($421.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: GPRE's short term assets ($1.0B) exceed its long term liabilities ($602.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GPRE's debt to equity ratio (84%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GPRE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 82.3% to 84% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GPRE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5.7%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if GPRE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Green Plains's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GPRE's dividend (1.48%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: GPRE's dividend (1.48%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.44%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GPRE has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: GPRE's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: GPRE is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of GPRE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Todd Becker (55 yo)
Mr. Todd A. Becker serves as the President and Chief Executive officer at Green Plains Grain Company TN LLC. Mr. Becker has been the Chief Executive Officer at Green Plains Inc. since January 1, 2009 and i...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Todd's total compensation ($USD3.08M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.71M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Todd's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: GPRE's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: GPRE's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: GPRE insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 25.7%.
Green Plains Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Green Plains Inc.
- Ticker: GPRE
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: US$1.478b
- Shares outstanding: 44.63m
- Website: https://www.gpreinc.com
Number of Employees
- Green Plains Inc.
- 1811 Aksarben Drive
- United States
Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Ingr...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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