Green Plains Company Profile (NASDAQ:GPRE)

About Green Plains

Green Plains logoGreen Plains Inc. (Green Plains) is a vertically integrated producer, marketer and distributor of ethanol. The Company operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness, Marketing and Distribution, and Partnership. The Company's ethanol production segment is engaged in the production of ethanol and related distillers grain. Its ethanol production segment includes over 10 ethanol plants in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The Company owns and operates grain handling and storage assets through its agribusiness segment. The Company's marketing and distribution segment is engaged in marketing and providing logistical services for ethanol and other commodities for a third-party ethanol producer. The Company's partnership segment 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
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: GPRE
  • CUSIP: 39322210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $23.80
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $24.13
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $25.22
  • 52-Week Range: $13.19 - $29.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 85.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.73
  • P/E Growth: 0.18
  • Market Cap: $913.13M
  • Outstanding Shares: 38,367,000
  • Beta: 1.33
  • 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%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $32.33 (35.85% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/8/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$33.00View Rating Details
2/9/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$32.00View Rating Details
10/4/2016StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$32.00View Rating Details
2/16/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetBuy$31.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
2/13/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$18.00 -> $14.00View Rating Details
11/19/2015BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageBuy$27.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
11/18/2015Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$19.53 -> $27.00View Rating Details
10/13/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/6/2015WedbushReiterated RatingHold$29.00 -> $25.00View Rating Details
7/21/2015Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageOverweight$21.00View Rating Details
7/21/2015Bank of America CorpInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00View Rating Details
7/7/2015Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$32.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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
5/3/2016Q116($0.31)($0.63)$751.28 million$749.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.19($0.09)$751.23 million$739.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315$0.15$0.34$727.59 million$21.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$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$0.96$1.03$817.40 million$833.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$0.96$0.82$854.13 million$837.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$0.77$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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.63 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.87 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162($0.51)($0.18)($0.35)
Q2 20164($0.14)$0.14$0.01
Q3 20164$0.15$0.56$0.32
Q4 20164$0.28$0.50$0.36
Q1 20172($0.16)$0.10($0.03)
Q2 20172$0.40$0.50$0.45
Q3 20172$0.40$0.59$0.50
Q4 20172$0.45$0.64$0.55
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:2.02%
Payout Ratio:192.00% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
29.45% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
25.67% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 97.67%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateHeadline logoGreen Plains Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for GPRE (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 16 at 5:28 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. :GPRE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 14, 2017 (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 14 at 6:44 PM logoETFs with exposure to Green Plains, Inc. : February 14, 2017 (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 14 at 6:44 PM logoGreen Plains Expects Ethanol Exports From The United States To ... - Market Exclusive (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 13 at 6:27 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) Expects Ethanol Exports From United States To Grow In 2017 (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 13 at 11:44 AM
News IconGreen Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 10 at 11:12 PM logoGreen Plains' (GPRE) CEO Todd Becker On Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 10 at 6:12 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. :GPRE-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 10, 2017 (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 10 at 6:12 PM logoEdited Transcript of GPRE earnings conference call or presentation 9-Feb-17 4:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 9 at 11:23 PM
News IconFirst Week of September 15th Options Trading For Green Plains (GPRE) (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 9 at 6:22 PM logoGreen Plains' (GPRE) CEO Joe Chlapaty on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 9 at 6:22 PM logoQ4 2016 Green Plains Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 8 at 6:05 PM logoGreen Plains Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 8 at 6:05 PM logoGreen Plains Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 8 at 6:05 PM logo4:28 pm Green Plains beats by $0.05, misses on revs (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 8 at 6:05 PM logoGREEN PLAINS INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibit (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 8 at 6:05 PM logoShould You Sell Green Plains (GPRE) Before Earnings? - Yahoo Finance (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 7 at 11:51 PM logoStocks To Track: Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM), Green Plains Inc. (GPRE), MDU Resources Group ... - iStreetWire (NASDAQ:GPRE) - February 2 at 6:06 PM
News IconCDL Driver (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 28 at 5:39 PM
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News IconTrading Watch: Checking in on Shares of Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) - The Tribune (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 25 at 6:48 PM logoGreen Plains to Host Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call on February 9, 2017 - GlobeNewswire (press release) (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 25 at 6:48 PM logoGreen Plains to Host Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call on February ... (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 25 at 4:17 AM logoGreen Plains to Host Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call on February 9, 2017 (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 23 at 5:55 PM
News IconStock Tracker: Earnings & Estimates for Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) - Aiken Advocate (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 17 at 3:32 PM
News IconWill The Needle Move For Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) Shares This Earnings Season? - Wall Street Beacon (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 13 at 4:00 AM logoYieldBoost Green Plains To 21% Using Options (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 11 at 6:05 PM logoBillionaire Steven Cohen's Point72 Increases Stake In Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) - Insider Monkey (blog) (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 10 at 11:28 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:GPRE) : January 9, 2017 (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 9 at 4:21 PM
News IconBillionaire Steven Cohen’s Point72 Increases Stake In Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 9 at 11:58 AM logoGreen Plains, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GPRE-US : January 6, 2017 (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 6 at 6:04 PM
News IconProcess Operator (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 2 at 8:16 AM
News IconAccounts Payable Associate (NASDAQ:GPRE) - January 1 at 10:28 AM
News IconEthanol faces some big critics in incoming Trump administration (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 27 at 5:36 PM logoBecker: Trump Will Be Good for Ethanol Industry (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 27 at 11:18 AM logoHigh-Dividend Stock Yields 9%, 4 Straight Dividend Hikes, Insiders Buying (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 25 at 10:49 AM logoIcahn says EPA, bank regulations hamper U.S. economy: CNBC (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 22 at 5:47 PM
News IconChart Trading: Viewing CCI and ADX Levels for Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE) - StockTalk Daily (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 21 at 3:29 AM logoETFs with exposure to Green Plains, Inc. : December 16, 2016 (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 16 at 6:03 PM
News IconADX in View on Shares of Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE) - StockTalk Daily (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 14 at 6:10 PM logoGREEN PLAINS INC. Files SEC form 8-K/A, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 8 at 6:07 PM logoGREEN PLAINS INC. Files SEC form 8-K/A, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets, Financial Statements and (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 7 at 5:41 PM logoGreen Plains Partners (GPP) Looks Good: Stock Rises 5.3% (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 7 at 10:36 AM logoGreen Plains Partners upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 6 at 5:39 PM logoWith 'Selling Pressure Overdone,' Green Plains Is Now a Buy (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 6 at 5:39 PM logoMitel Networks Corp (MITL): 73% Surge in Hedge Fund Ownership (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 6 at 10:43 AM logoGREEN PLAINS INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 6 at 10:43 AM
News IconU.S. Objects to Abengoa Bankruptcy-Exit Plan (NASDAQ:GPRE) - December 1 at 10:38 PM
News IconInvestor Lookout: Technical Indicator Watch for Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE) - StockTalk Daily (NASDAQ:GPRE) - November 24 at 5:22 PM


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 Thursday, February 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 24th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Friday, March 17th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 22nd.

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

3 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Green Plains' stock. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $33.00. On average, they expect Green Plains' share price to reach $32.33 in the next twelve months.

When will Green Plains announce their earnings?

Green Plains is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 1st 2017.

What are analysts saying about Green Plains stock?

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

  • 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. " (2/10/2017)

  • 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)

Who owns Green Plains stock?

Green Plains' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock, Inc (10.40%), Tourbillon Capital Partners L.P. (9.52%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.43%), Van ECK Associates Corp (5.94%), State Street Corp (3.85%) and Two Sigma Investments LP (1.85%). Company insiders that own Green Plains stock include James D Anderson, James F Crowley, Michelle Mapes, Todd A Becker, Walter S Cronin and Wayne Hoovestol.

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 Bessemer Securities LLC, Denver Investment Advisors LLC, Credit Agricole S A, Van ECK Associates Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Comerica Bank, Marshall Wace LLP and GSA Capital Partners LLP. Company insiders that have sold Green Plains stock in the last year include James F Crowley, Michelle Mapes, Todd A Becker and Walter S Cronin.

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

Green Plains' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Two Sigma Investments LP, Tourbillon Capital Partners L.P., Russell Investments Group Ltd., State Street Corp, Pyrrho Capital Management LP, Investec Asset Management LTD, A.R.T. Advisors LLC and Guggenheim Capital LLC. Company insiders that have bought Green Plains stock in the last two years include James D Anderson and Wayne Hoovestol.

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 $23.80.

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Last Updated on 2/20/2017 by Staff