Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally.
Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
US Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: GPRE underperformed the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -56.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GPRE underperformed the US Market which returned -13.6% over the past year.
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
1 week ago | Simply Wall StInsider Buying: The Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) Independent Director Just Bought US$144k Worth Of Shares
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) A Risky Investment?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDid Changing Sentiment Drive Green Plains's (NASDAQ:GPRE) Share Price Down By 48%?
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 ($4.24) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($5.44)
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 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 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (0.5x).
How is Green Plains forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GPRE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: GPRE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: GPRE is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: GPRE's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GPRE's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if GPRE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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 -65% 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 (-11.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GPRE has a negative Return on Equity (-17.2%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Green Plains's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GPRE's short term assets ($667.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($541.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: GPRE's short term assets ($667.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($291.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GPRE's debt to equity ratio (65.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GPRE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 84.4% to 65.2% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: GPRE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: GPRE's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.2x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: GPRE has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: GPRE has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is Green Plains's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate GPRE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate GPRE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GPRE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GPRE's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: GPRE is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
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 (54yo)
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 ($USD4.90M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD605.16K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Todd's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chief Financial Officer||0.92yr||US$1.12m||0.44% $624.4k|
|Chief Accounting Officer||0.92yr||US$745.21k||0.24% $336.6k|
|Chief Legal & Administration Officer and Corporate Secretary||2.25yrs||US$994.22k||0.15% $208.7k|
|Chief Commercial Officer||4.67yrs||US$886.09k||0.21% $291.9k|
|Senior VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Human Resources||6.42yrs||no data||0.16% $226.7k|
Experienced Management: GPRE's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||3.92yrs||US$200.00k||0.21% $292.1k|
|Independent Director||11.5yrs||US$220.00k||0.098% $139.8k|
|Chairman of the Board||11.5yrs||US$220.00k||0.49% $693.9k|
|Independent Director||14.92yrs||US$204.00k||0.25% $356.7k|
|Vice Chairman of the Board||4.67yrs||US$210.00k||0.92% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||12.33yrs||US$200.00k||0.22% $314.2k|
|Independent Director||11.5yrs||US$200.00k||0.24% $343.0k|
Experienced Board: GPRE's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: GPRE insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
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$142.298m
- Shares outstanding: 35.05m
- Website: https://www.gpreinc.com
Number of Employees
- Green Plains Inc.
- 1811 Aksarben Drive
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GPRE||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2006|
|G3V||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 2006|
|0J0P||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jun 2006|
|G3V||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jun 2006|
Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Ingredients, and Partnership. The Ethanol Production segment produces and sells ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil. The Agribusiness and Energy Services segment engages in the grain procurement, handling, and storage activities; and commodity marketing business, which purchases, markets, sells, and distributes ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil, as well as grain, natural gas, and other commodities in various markets. This segment also provides grain drying and storage services to grain producers. The Food and Ingredients segment produces, trades in, and sells corn and soybean oil. The Partnership segment offers fuel storage and transportation services. As of December 31, 2019, this segment operated through 32 ethanol storage facilities; 7 fuel terminal facilities; and a fleet of approximately 2,630 leased railcars. The company was formerly known as Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. and changed its name to Green Plains Inc. in May 2014. Green Plains Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/04 05:20|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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