Green Plains Company Profile (NASDAQ:GPRE)

About Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)

Green Plains logoGreen Plains Inc. is an ethanol producer. The Company owns and operates assets throughout the ethanol value chain, including upstream, with grain handling and storage through its ethanol production facilities, and downstream, with marketing and distribution services. It operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Food Ingredients, and Partnership. The ethanol production segment includes production of ethanol, distillers grains and corn oil. The agribusiness and energy services segment includes grain procurement. The food and food ingredients segment includes a cattle feedlot operation. The Company's master limited partnership, Green Plains Partners LP (the partnership), provides fuel storage and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets and other related assets and businesses.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:GPRE
  • CUSIP: 39322210
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $878.22 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 40,010,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $23.58
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $24.54
  • 52 Week Range: $17.26 - $29.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 27.00
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.81
  • P/E Growth: 0.11
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.55 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.25
  • Book Value: $22.02 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.00
  • Annual Dividend: $0.48
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • EBIDTA: $227.49 million
  • Net Margins: 0.31%
  • Return on Equity: 1.12%
  • Return on Assets: 0.50%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.80%
  • Current Ratio: 1.68%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.97%
  • Average Volume: 904,997 shs.
  • Beta: 1.33
  • Short Ratio: 8

Frequently Asked Questions for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)

What is Green Plains' stock symbol?

Green Plains trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "GPRE."

How often does Green Plains pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Green Plains?

Green Plains declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 10th. Investors of record on Friday, May 26th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Friday, June 16th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 24th. View Green Plains' Dividend History.

How were Green Plains' earnings last quarter?

Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May, 1st. The company reported ($0.09) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.09. The business had revenue of $887.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $920.45 million. Green Plains had a return on equity of 1.12% and a net margin of 0.31%. Green Plains's revenue for the quarter was up 18.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.63) earnings per share. View Green Plains' Earnings History.

When will Green Plains make its next earnings announcement?

Green Plains is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Green Plains.

Where is Green Plains' stock going? Where will Green Plains' stock price be in 2017?

5 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Green Plains' stock. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $33.00. On average, they anticipate Green Plains' stock price to reach $31.20 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Green Plains.

What are analysts saying about Green Plains stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Green Plains stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Green Plains Inc. is vertically integrated producer, marketer and distributer of ethanol. The company operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Corn Oil Production, Agribusiness, and Marketing and Distribution. It produces ethanol and co-products, such as wet, modified wet or dried distillers grains, as well as extracts non-edible corn oil. The company is also involved in buying and selling bulk grain primarily corn and soybeans. Green Plains Inc., formerly known as Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. " (5/11/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Green Plains posted EPS of $0.47 vs. consensus of $0.41. Q4 EBITDA per gallon was +$0.17 vs. our estimate of +$0.11. We expect the conference call to focus on margin trends, which have recovered from the January trough, the regulatory landscape, progress on integration of FVC, early indications of supply/demand fundamentals for 2017 and further opportunities to diversify and/or increase scale." (2/9/2017)

Are investors shorting Green Plains?

Green Plains saw a decline in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,482,539 shares, a decline of 4.2% from the April 28th total of 6,766,109 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,186,404 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.5 days.

Who are some of Green Plains' key competitors?

Who owns Green Plains stock?

Green Plains' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.55%), Point72 Asset Management L.P. (8.31%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.39%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.90%), Van ECK Associates Corp (5.71%) and State Street Corp (4.87%). Company insiders that own Green Plains stock include Brian Peterson, James D Anderson, James F Crowley, Michelle Mapes, Todd A Becker, Walter S Cronin and Wayne Hoovestol. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Green Plains.

Who sold Green Plains stock? Who is selling Green Plains stock?

Green Plains' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ameriprise Financial Inc., Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Van ECK Associates Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Scopus Asset Management L.P. and Bank of Montreal Can. Company insiders that have sold Green Plains stock in the last year include Brian Peterson, James F Crowley, Michelle Mapes and Walter S Cronin. View Insider Buying and Selling for Green Plains.

Who bought Green Plains stock? Who is buying Green Plains stock?

Green Plains' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Point72 Asset Management L.P., State Street Corp, Precocity Capital LP, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, DnB Asset Management AS, New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY and Icon Advisers Inc. Co.. Company insiders that have bought Green Plains stock in the last two years include James D Anderson and Wayne Hoovestol. View Insider Buying and Selling for Green Plains.

How do I buy Green Plains stock?

Shares of Green Plains can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Green Plains stock cost?

One share of Green Plains stock can currently be purchased for approximately $21.95.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  168 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  129 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  297
These ratings are a survey of what our community members think about Green Plains. An outperform vote indicates that you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. An underperform vote indicates that you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $31.20 (42.14% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/2/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$32.00MediumView Rating Details
4/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$30.00MediumView Rating Details
3/29/2017Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetOutperform$31.00 -> $29.00MediumView Rating Details
2/25/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$33.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2016StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$32.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncLower Price TargetBuy$31.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
2/13/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$18.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
11/19/2015BB&T Co.Initiated CoverageBuy$27.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/6/2015WedbushReiterated RatingHold$29.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
7/21/2015Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageOverweight$21.00N/AView Rating Details
7/21/2015Bank of America CorpInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
7/7/2015Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$32.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Earnings by Quarter for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/1/2017Q1 2017($0.18)($0.09)$920.45 million$887.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/8/2017Q4 2016$0.38$0.47$1,000.00 million$932.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2016Q3$0.23$0.20$852.37 million$841.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2016Q216($0.08)$0.21$803.62 million$887.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q116($0.31)($0.63)$751.28 million$749.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$0.19($0.09)$751.23 million$739.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2015Q315$0.15$0.16$727.59 million$21.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$0.41$0.19$712.64 million$744.49 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.11($0.09)$724.60 million$738.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$0.99$1.07$749.80 million$829.94 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q314$0.89$1.03$817.40 million$833.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$1.03$0.82$854.13 million$837.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$0.71$1.04$775.70 million$733.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q413$0.39$0.65$816.60 million$712.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.20$0.28$765.61 million$757.97 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.17$0.19$771.51 million$804.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013($0.07)$0.08$789.14 million$765.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q4 2012$0.10$0.21$821.90 million$883.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2012Q312($0.27)($0.03)$848.72 million$947.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012($0.17)($0.25)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012($0.10)($0.31)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.29$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.10$0.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.19$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/2/2011$0.36$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.40
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173($0.16)$0.10($0.03)
Q2 20173$0.29$0.50$0.40
Q3 20173$0.40$0.59$0.51
Q4 20173$0.45$0.64$0.52
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Next Dividend:6/16/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:2.19%
Payout Ratio:192.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
37.80% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
23.65% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)

Dividend History by Quarter for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 97.67%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/15/2017Michelle MapesEVPSell2,301$24.81$57,087.81View SEC Filing  
3/9/2017James D AndersonDirectorBuy4,000$22.06$88,240.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Brian PetersonDirectorSell78,650$25.31$1,990,631.50View SEC Filing  
2/28/2017Michelle MapesEVPSell4,000$24.50$98,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2016Michelle MapesEVPSell2,000$29.27$58,540.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2016Walter S CroninEVPSell850$29.50$25,075.00View SEC Filing  
12/14/2016James F CrowleyDirectorSell3,686$27.12$99,964.32View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016James F CrowleyDirectorSell3,138$27.48$86,232.24View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Michelle MapesEVPSell3,000$27.36$82,080.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016James D AndersonDirectorBuy1,000$24.00$24,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2016Michelle MapesEVPSell3,000$19.50$58,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Walter S CroninEVPSell3,701$18.92$70,022.92View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Wayne HoovestolDirectorBuy6,500$14.94$97,110.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Michelle MapesEVPSell3,000$15.19$45,570.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Todd A BeckerCEOSell26,287$14.13$371,435.31View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015James F CrowleyDirectorSell4,871$23.99$116,855.29View SEC Filing  
12/31/2014Tourbillon Capital Partners LpMajor ShareholderBuy160,432$24.82$3,981,922.24View SEC Filing  
12/30/2014Tourbillon Capital Partners LpMajor ShareholderBuy40,000$25.16$1,006,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Todd A BeckerCEOSell75,000$36.41$2,730,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Carl S BleylEVPSell46,307$40.11$1,857,373.77View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Todd A BeckerCEOSell15,000$32.22$483,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014James CrowleyDirectorSell4,374$27.84$121,772.16View SEC Filing  
3/21/2014Michelle MapesEVPSell10,000$30.90$309,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014James CrowleyDirectorSell5,000$30.27$151,350.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Todd BeckerCEOSell25,000$30.10$752,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Wayne HoovestolDirectorSell13,000$28.00$364,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Carl BleylEVPSell24,375$23.87$581,831.25View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Michelle MapesEVPSell5,000$17.15$85,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Wayne HoovestolDirectorSell331,595$16.95$5,620,535.25View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Jerry PetersCFOSell13,138$16.97$222,951.86View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013James CrowleyDirectorSell5,000$16.48$82,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2013Brian PetersonDirectorSell35,000$13.06$457,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2013Carl S BleylEVPSell1,602$14.35$22,988.70View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Wayne HoovestolDirectorSell385,550$14.25$5,494,087.50View SEC Filing  
2/28/2013Jeffrey S BriggsCOOBuy3,000$9.38$28,140.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013Todd A BeckerCEOSell20,000$9.80$196,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012Jeffrey S BriggsCOOBuy1,000$4.19$4,190.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Latest Headlines for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateHeadline logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest - May 28 at 8:14 AM logoGreen Plains (GPRE) Presents At BMO-Farm to Market Conference - Slideshow - May 24 at 10:24 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 22 at 6:20 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GPRE-US : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 9:52 AM logoGreen Plains to Present at the BMO Capital Markets 12th Annual Farm to Market Conference on May 18, 2017 - May 16 at 5:27 PM logoGreen Plains Completes Cargill Feed Yard Acquisition - May 16 at 5:27 PM logoInsider Selling: Green Plains Inc (GPRE) EVP Sells 2,301 Shares of Stock - May 15 at 8:21 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - May 11 at 10:52 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (gpre) Plans $0.12 Quarterly Dividend - May 11 at 1:54 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Impact Green Plains (GPRE) Share Price - May 5 at 11:22 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Green Plains Inc (GPRE) Boosted by Jefferies Group - May 5 at 1:39 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - May 5 at 12:04 AM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Forecasted to Earn Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.29 Per Share - May 4 at 12:54 PM logoEdited Transcript of GPRE earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-17 3:00pm GMT - May 4 at 12:03 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc.: Strong price momentum but will it sustain? - May 3 at 5:17 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC - May 2 at 11:46 PM logoInvestor Network: Green Plains Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 2 at 7:13 PM logoHere's Why Green Plains Rose As Much As 11.7% Today - May 2 at 7:13 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results - May 2 at 12:32 PM logoGreen Plains Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - May 1 at 5:17 PM logoGreen Plains (GPRE) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.09 - April 29 at 11:09 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:GPRE) : April 27, 2017 - April 27 at 6:05 PM logoGreen Plains (GPRE) to Acquire Cattle Feed Yards from Cargill for $36.7M - April 27 at 12:52 AM logoGreen Plains, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : GPRE-US : April 26, 2017 - April 26 at 7:50 PM logoGreen Plains to Acquire Cattle Feed Yards from Cargill - April 26 at 7:50 PM logoGreen Plains (GPRE) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds - April 26 at 12:58 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - April 26 at 11:48 AM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Green Plains (GPRE) Stock Price - April 23 at 4:49 PM logoGreen Plains to Host First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call on May 2, 2017 - April 20 at 5:37 PM logoGreen Plains (GPRE) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.22 - April 17 at 11:52 PM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Green Plains Inc (GPRE) to Sell - April 13 at 10:34 PM logoGreen Plains (GPRE) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.04 - April 13 at 6:15 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GPRE-US : April 6, 2017 - April 7 at 10:06 AM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Receives Outperform Rating from Credit Suisse Group AG - March 29 at 9:00 PM logoGreen Plains to Present at the 29th Annual ROTH Conference - GlobeNewswire (press release) - March 15 at 5:51 PM logoOfficial: Fire still burning hours after Iowa derailment - March 10 at 11:43 PM logoJames D. Anderson Acquires 4,000 Shares of Green Plains Inc (GPRE) Stock - March 10 at 7:37 PM logoThe Latest: Derailment fire burns nearly 15 hours later - March 10 at 6:41 PM logoOfficial: Fire still burning strong hours after derailment - March 10 at 6:41 PM logoHere's Why Green Plains Inc. Stock Rose 10.3% in February - March 10 at 2:24 PM logoHigh Dividend Stock Yields 9%, 5 Straight Dividend Hikes, Estimates Rising - March 5 at 11:14 AM logoGREEN PLAINS INC. Financials - February 28 at 5:41 PM logoGreen Plains Partners Q4 Update - Thesis Unchanged, Still Trading Around Yield - February 27 at 7:00 PM logoGREEN PLAINS INC. Files SEC form 8-K/A, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhib - February 22 at 6:04 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. (GPRE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled... - February 22 at 1:01 PM logoGreen Plains Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for GPRE - February 16 at 5:28 PM logoGreen Plains' (GPRE) CEO Todd Becker On Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 10 at 6:12 PM logoEdited Transcript of GPRE earnings conference call or presentation 9-Feb-17 4:00pm GMT - February 9 at 11:23 PM logoGreen Plains' (GPRE) CEO Joe Chlapaty on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 9 at 6:22 PM logoQ4 2016 Green Plains Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - February 8 at 6:05 PM



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