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: $758.19 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 40,010,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $20.80
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $22.95
  • 52 Week Range: $18.65 - $29.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.31
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.15
  • P/E Growth: 0.17
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.55 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.21
  • Book Value: $22.02 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.86
  • Annual Dividend: $0.48
  • Dividend Yield: 2.5%
  • EBIDTA: $227.49 million
  • Net Margins: 0.88%
  • Return on Equity: 3.25%
  • Return on Assets: 1.39%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.81%
  • Current Ratio: 1.75%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.87%
  • Average Volume: 860,300 shs.
  • Beta: 1.42
  • Short Ratio: 5.61
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 paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Friday, June 16th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 24th. View Green Plains' Dividend History.

How were Green Plains' earnings last quarter?

Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) posted its earnings results on Monday, May, 1st. The company reported ($0.09) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.09. The business had revenue of $887.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $920.45 million. Green Plains had a return on equity of 3.25% and a net margin of 0.88%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 18.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.63) 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, July, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Green Plains.

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

6 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Green Plains' stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $33.00. On average, they expect Green Plains' stock price to reach $30.00 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. " (7/10/2017)
  • 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 INTEGRATED CORE STRATEGIES (US) LLC (5.20%), DnB Asset Management AS (4.87%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.70%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.11%), Capstone Asset Management Co. (0.04%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%). Company insiders that own Green Plains stock include Alain Treuer, 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, 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.

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 Bank of Montreal Can, DnB Asset Management AS, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Capstone Asset Management 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.

What is Green Plains' stock price today?

One share of Green Plains stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.95.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Green Plains (NASDAQ GPRE)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  180 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  150 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  330
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: $30.00 (58.31% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/14/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$28.00MediumView Rating Details
7/10/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetBuy -> Buy$32.00 -> $28.00MediumView 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
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, 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
10/13/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/6/2015WedbushReiterated RatingHold$29.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/23/2015 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: $1.15
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173($0.16)$0.10($0.03)
Q2 20173($0.14)$0.50$0.25
Q3 20173$0.33$0.59$0.44
Q4 20173$0.35$0.64$0.48
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Most Recent Dividend:6/16/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.48
Dividend Yield:2.53%
Payout Ratio:60.76% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
56.47% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
30.77% (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
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)


Headline Trends for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
Latest Headlines for Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE)
DateHeadline logoHead-To-Head Review: Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) & REX American Resources Corporation (REX) - July 22 at 8:22 PM logoNiche LP Yields 9%, 6 Straight Distribution Hikes, Strong Coverage And Growth - Seeking Alpha - July 22 at 7:39 PM logoComparing Green Plains (GPRE) and Aemetis (AMTX) - July 20 at 8:43 AM logoFinancial Comparison: REX American Resources Corporation (REX) & Green Plains (GPRE) - July 18 at 9:40 AM logoGreen Plains, Inc. (GPRE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Piper Jaffray Companies - July 15 at 10:16 AM logoCritical Analysis: Aemetis (AMTX) versus Green Plains (GPRE) - July 15 at 8:06 AM logoContrasting Aemetis (AMTX) and Green Plains (GPRE) - July 14 at 12:08 AM logoGreen Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) Director Alain Treuer Sells 1,200 Shares - July 13 at 8:16 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) Reduced by Jefferies Group - July 12 at 7:47 AM logoGreen Plains, Inc. (GPRE) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - July 11 at 10:18 PM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE) to "Hold" - July 11 at 12:52 AM logoJefferies Group LLC Lowers Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) Price Target to $28.00 - July 10 at 9:02 PM logoETFs with exposure to Green Plains, Inc. : July 7, 2017 - July 8 at 11:11 AM logoGreen Plains: Buy the Dip? - July 6 at 6:13 AM logoAemetis (AMTX) and Green Plains (GPRE) Head to Head Review - June 27 at 8:30 AM logoETFs with exposure to Green Plains, Inc. : June 26, 2017 - June 26 at 7:14 PM logoAemetis (AMTX) and Green Plains (GPRE) Head-To-Head Survey - June 25 at 8:18 AM logoReviewing Green Plains (GPRE) & Aemetis (AMTX) - June 22 at 10:46 PM logoAlain Treuer Sells 25,900 Shares of Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE) Stock - June 22 at 7:28 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. :GPRE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 20, 2017 - June 20 at 6:20 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. (GPRE) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - June 16 at 6:32 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. (GPRE) Insider Todd A. Becker Sells 5,600 Shares - June 15 at 7:41 PM logoGreen Plains, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GPRE-US : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 7:40 PM logoETFs with exposure to Green Plains, Inc. : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 7:40 PM logoPlains GP Holdings LP (PAGP) and Green Plains Inc (GPRE) Lead Today’s Top 11 Investor Filings - June 15 at 7:31 AM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) COO Sells $917,746.00 in Stock - June 9 at 7:58 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) EVP Michelle Mapes Sells 4,000 Shares - June 7 at 10:52 PM logoInsider Selling: Green Plains Inc (GPRE) EVP Sells 7,000 Shares of Stock - June 7 at 7:50 PM logoGreen Plains Inc (GPRE) Director Sells $43,840.00 in Stock - May 30 at 8:30 PM 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



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