Pacific Ethanol, Inc.

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$6.15 | %
Today's Range: 6.0 - 6.25
Avg. Daily Volume: 0
07/21/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

PACIFIC ETHANOL INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. PACIFIC ETHANOL INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.99 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.91% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)386.34342.37
EBITDA ($mil)-5.711.4
EBIT ($mil)-14.82-7.25
Net Income ($mil)-12.64-13.23

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)73.7319.21
Total Assets ($mil)681.75643.2
Total Debt ($mil)197.53210.38
Equity ($mil)376.2358.58

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin0.862.84
EBITDA Margin-1.470.4
Operating Margin-3.84-2.12
Sales Turnover2.452.06
Return on Assets0.29-4.29
Return on Equity0.19-8.05
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.962.96
Interest Expense2.646.23
Interest Coverage-5.62-1.16

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)43.8342.89
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share8.588.36
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume689080.0632163.0


HOLD. PACIFIC ETHANOL INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 54.47 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.41. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.72 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.04 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 87.40. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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PEIX 620.00 Peers 54.47   PEIX 4.67 Peers 15.44

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.


Discount. 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.

PEIX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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PEIX 8.16 Peers 27.57   PEIX NA Peers 1.09

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.

PEIX'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.

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  Earnings Growth
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PEIX 0.72 Peers 87.40   PEIX 101.47 Peers 95.61

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.


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

PEIX is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.

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  Sales Growth
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PEIX 0.16 Peers 2.23   PEIX 25.71 Peers 7.47

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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