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: Ethanol Fuels
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:GPRE
  • CUSIP: 39322210
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $800.64 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 41,484,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $19.72
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $20.78
  • 52 Week Range: $16.35 - $29.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 112.87
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.21
  • P/E Growth: -3.98
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.55 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.23
  • Book Value: $21.08 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.92
  • Annual Dividend: $0.48
  • Dividend Yield: 2.5%
  • EBITDA: $203.78 million
  • Net Margins: 0.19%
  • Return on Equity: 0.68%
  • Return on Assets: 0.28%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.74%
  • Current Ratio: 1.60%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.78%
  • Average Volume: 877,017 shs.
  • Beta: 1.37
  • Short Ratio: 10.36

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 28th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 24th. View Green Plains' Dividend History.

How were Green Plains' earnings last quarter?

Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) issued its earnings results on Monday, July, 31st. The company reported ($0.41) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.29. The firm had revenue of $886.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $986.88 million. Green Plains had a net margin of 0.19% and a return on equity of 0.68%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.21 EPS. 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, October, 30th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Green Plains.

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

6 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Green Plains' stock. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate Green Plains' share price to reach $26.50 in the next year. 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. " (10/4/2017)
  • 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)

Who are some of Green Plains' key competitors?

Who are Green Plains' key executives?

Green Plains' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Wayne B. Hoovestol, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Todd A. Becker, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Jerry L. Peters CPA, Chief Financial Officer
  • Kenneth M. Simril, President – Fleischmann’s Vinegar
  • Jeffrey S. Briggs, Chief Operating Officer
  • Paul E. Kolomaya, Executive Vice President - Commodity Finance
  • Michelle S. Mapes, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Carl S. Bleyl, Executive Vice President of Ethanol Marketing
  • Mark A. Hudak, Executive Vice President of Human Resources
  • Walter S. Cronin, Executive Vice President – Commercial Operations

Who owns Green Plains stock?

Green Plains' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.03%). Company insiders that own Green Plains stock include Alain Treuer, Anthony R Vojslavek, Brian Peterson, James D Anderson, James F Crowley, Jeffrey S Briggs, 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 Sit Investment Associates Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Green Plains stock in the last year include Alain Treuer, Anthony R Vojslavek, Brian Peterson, James F Crowley, Jeffrey S Briggs, Michelle Mapes, Todd A Becker and Walter S Cronin. 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.

What is Green Plains' stock price today?

One share of Green Plains stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.30.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Green Plains (NASDAQ GPRE)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  211 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  191 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  402
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Green Plains and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.83)
Consensus Price Target: $26.50 (37.31% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Price Target History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Analysts' Ratings History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/6/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetHold$19.00N/AView Rating Details
9/14/2017Craig HallumInitiated CoverageBuy$29.00MediumView Rating Details
8/2/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$28.00 -> $25.00LowView Rating Details
8/2/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$27.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$30.00MediumView Rating Details
3/29/2017Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$31.00 -> $29.00MediumView Rating Details
10/4/2016StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$32.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetBuy$31.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
11/19/2015BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageBuy$27.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 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
10/30/2017$0.29N/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2017Q2 2017($0.12)($0.41)$986.88 million$886.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $0.97
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173($0.16)$0.10($0.03)
Q2 20173($0.14)$0.50$0.25
Q3 20173$0.07$0.59$0.35
Q4 20173$0.08$0.64$0.39
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Most Recent Dividend:9/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:2.49%
Payout Ratio:282.35% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-150.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
45.28% (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: 6.40%
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
9/7/2017Anthony R VojslavekEVPSell1,012$18.80$19,025.60View SEC Filing  
7/11/2017Alain TreuerDirectorSell1,200$19.21$23,052.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2017Alain TreuerDirectorSell25,900$19.51$505,309.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2017Todd A BeckerInsiderSell5,600$23.29$130,424.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2017Jeffrey S BriggsCOOSell39,902$23.00$917,746.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2017Michelle MapesEVPSell7,000$23.22$162,540.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2017Michelle MapesEVPSell4,000$23.15$92,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2017James F CrowleyDirectorSell2,000$21.92$43,840.00View SEC Filing  
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)


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