Green Plains Inc.Find Ratings Reports
GREEN PLAINS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2020 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 subsector. GREEN PLAINS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.61 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 15.64% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY20||Q1 FY19|
|Net Sales ($mil)||632.87||438.64|
|Net Income ($mil)||-16.45||-42.8|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY20||Q1 FY19|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||205.52||273.24|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1638.1||2147.58|
|Total Debt ($mil)||601.52||942.93|
|Profitability||Q1 FY20||Q1 FY19|
|Gross Profit Margin||1.5||-0.6|
|Return on Assets||-8.57||-0.12|
|Return on Equity||-18.45||-1.08|
|Debt||Q1 FY20||Q1 FY19|
|Share Data||Q1 FY20||Q1 FY19|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||35.49||41.39|
|Div / share||0.0||0.12|
|Book value / share||21.58||21.94|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||741863.0||700797.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.48 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.33 and a discount versus the subsector average of 1.58. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the subsector average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, GREEN PLAINS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives.
|GPRE NM||Peers 21.49||GPRE 13.91||Peers 4.11|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
GPRE's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
GPRE is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|GPRE NM||Peers 112.57||GPRE NA||Peers 4.59|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
GPRE's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
Ratio not available.
|GPRE 0.48||Peers 1.58||GPRE -748.88||Peers -95.81|
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.
GPRE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, GPRE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|GPRE 0.15||Peers 0.98||GPRE 1.28||Peers -5.53|
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.
GPRE is trading at a significant discount to its subsector on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the subsector implies that a company is gaining market share.
GPRE has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.