Pacific Ethanol Inc.Find Ratings Reports
PACIFIC ETHANOL INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. PACIFIC ETHANOL INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.44 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.10% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||395.27||441.72|
|Net Income ($mil)||-13.29||13.08|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||49.49||68.59|
|Total Assets ($mil)||720.3||708.24|
|Total Debt ($mil)||241.81||199.87|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||-0.51||8.06|
|Return on Assets||-4.85||0.2|
|Return on Equity||-10.16||0.03|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||43.99||43.31|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||8.1||8.96|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||366289.0||394236.0|
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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.44 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 24.41. 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 44.17||PEIX NA||Peers 8.37|
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.
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.
|PEIX 16.36||Peers 20.30||PEIX NA||Peers 0.58|
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 0.44||Peers 24.41||PEIX NA||Peers 514.44|
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.
Neutral. Higher earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
The growth rate for PEIX is not available.
|PEIX 0.10||Peers 1.94||PEIX 0.46||Peers 30.87|
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.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
PEIX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth