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Pacific Ethanol Inc
PEIX : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$23.11 | %
Today's Range: 22.24 - 23.15
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,024,200
08/29/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PACIFIC ETHANOL INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. PACIFIC ETHANOL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.07 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. PEIX managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 142.38% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)321.14233.81
EBITDA ($mil)0.06.82
EBIT ($mil)29.263.83
Net Income ($mil)15.571.05


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)25.926.98
Total Assets ($mil)272.71230.4
Total Debt ($mil)46.89119.59
Equity ($mil)158.8165.52


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin10.464.26
EBITDA Margin0.02.91
Operating Margin9.111.64
Sales Turnover3.763.79
Return on Assets3.06-6.89
Return on Equity4.47-26.16
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio3.383.42
Debt/Capital0.230.65
Interest Expense1.993.97
Interest Coverage14.730.96


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)21.2411.92
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.680.07
Book value / share7.485.5
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume989835.02066325.0

Valuation


BUY. PACIFIC ETHANOL INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 25.10 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.76. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.83 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 14.73. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PEIX 163.00 Peers 25.10   PEIX NA Peers 20.30

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

PEIX is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PEIX 10.19 Peers 18.54   PEIX NM Peers 1.96

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

PEIX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

PEIX's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
PEIX 2.83 Peers 14.73   PEIX 106.91 Peers 13.00

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

PEIX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

PEIX is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PEIX 0.44 Peers 2.48   PEIX 17.50 Peers 9.12

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

PEIX is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

PEIX has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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