Pacific Ethanol Inc

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PEIX : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$6.8 | %
Today's Range: 6.75 - 7.1
Avg. Daily Volume: 593200.0
03/24/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

PACIFIC ETHANOL INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. PACIFIC ETHANOL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.04 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 4.39% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)441.72376.76
EBITDA ($mil)0.011.08
EBIT ($mil)18.812.56
Net Income ($mil)13.08-0.75

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)68.5952.71
Total Assets ($mil)708.24675.14
Total Debt ($mil)199.87229.76
Equity ($mil)387.89371.54

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin6.044.79
EBITDA Margin0.02.94
Operating Margin4.260.68
Sales Turnover2.291.76
Return on Assets0.2-2.78
Return on Equity0.03-5.39
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.982.71
Interest Expense5.765.41
Interest Coverage3.260.47

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)43.3142.52
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share8.968.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume587538.0598588.0


HOLD. The price-to-book ratio of 0.76 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 34.30. 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.

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PEIX NA Peers 145.99   PEIX NA Peers 11.89

Neutral. A lower P/E ratio can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth potential.

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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.

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  Price to
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PEIX 272.00 Peers 32.69   PEIX NA Peers 0.89

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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PEIX 0.76 Peers 34.30   PEIX -100.00 Peers 26.59

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.

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  Sales Growth
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PEIX 0.18 Peers 2.49   PEIX 36.39 Peers -10.14

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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