Pacific Ethanol IncFind Ratings Reports
PACIFIC ETHANOL INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. PACIFIC ETHANOL INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.54 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.75% 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||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||417.81||380.62|
|Net Income ($mil)||-3.52||-14.66|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||40.64||53.06|
|Total Assets ($mil)||657.13||668.03|
|Total Debt ($mil)||222.53||216.67|
|Profitability||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||3.64||2.54|
|Return on Assets||-1.88||-0.82|
|Return on Equity||-3.79||-1.82|
|Debt||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Share Data||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||43.17||42.53|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||8.35||8.72|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||604730.0||609412.0|
HOLD. 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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.01 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 23.93. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, PACIFIC ETHANOL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PEIX NM||Peers 42.39||PEIX 66.64||Peers 13.47|
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.
PEIX'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.
PEIX is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|PEIX 11.74||Peers 63.03||PEIX NA||Peers 2.40|
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.
|PEIX 1.01||Peers 23.93||PEIX -1550.00||Peers -244.01|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, PEIX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PEIX 0.23||Peers 2.74||PEIX 45.69||Peers -20.21|
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.