Pacific Ethanol Company Profile (NASDAQ:PEIX)

About Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)

Pacific Ethanol logoPacific Ethanol, Inc. (Pacific Ethanol) is a marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. Pacific Ethanol markets all the ethanol produced by four ethanol production facilities located in California, Idaho and Oregon, or the Pacific Ethanol Plants, all the ethanol produced by three other ethanol producers in the Western United States and ethanol purchased from other third-party suppliers throughout the United States. It also markets ethanol co-products, including wet distiller's grains and syrup (WDG), for the Pacific Ethanol Plants. Its 83% ownership interest in New PE Holdco LLC, the owner of each of the plant holding companies, that collectively own the Pacific Ethanol Plants. Its ethanol customers are integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers who blend ethanol into gasoline. Effective September 02, 2014, Pacific Ethanol Inc raised its interest to 96% from 91%, by acquiring a 5% interest, in PE Op Co.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:PEIX
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.pacificethanol.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $266.24 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 43,708,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $6.16
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $6.87
  • 52 Week Range: $5.62 - $10.95
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 344.44
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 5.59
  • P/E Growth: -5.17
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.67 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.16
  • Book Value: $8.58 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.72
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $50.73 million
  • Net Margins: 0.12%
  • Return on Equity: 0.52%
  • Return on Assets: 0.30%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.45%
  • Current Ratio: 2.96%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.16%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 675,848 shs.
  • Beta: 2.19
  • Short Ratio: 3.04
 
Frequently Asked Questions for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)

What is Pacific Ethanol's stock symbol?

Pacific Ethanol trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PEIX."

How were Pacific Ethanol's earnings last quarter?

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported ($0.31) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.27. The company earned $386.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $385.81 million. Pacific Ethanol had a net margin of 0.12% and a return on equity of 0.52%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.32) EPS. View Pacific Ethanol's Earnings History.

Where is Pacific Ethanol's stock going? Where will Pacific Ethanol's stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Pacific Ethanol's shares. Their predictions range from $12.00 to $14.00. On average, they anticipate Pacific Ethanol's stock price to reach $13.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Pacific Ethanol.

Are investors shorting Pacific Ethanol?

Pacific Ethanol saw a increase in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,835,198 shares, an increase of 57.3% from the June 15th total of 1,166,752 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 686,495 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days. Approximately 4.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Who are some of Pacific Ethanol's key competitors?

Who owns Pacific Ethanol stock?

Pacific Ethanol's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include DnB Asset Management AS (5.42%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (1.73%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.55%), Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.47%), Strs Ohio (0.22%) and Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.20%). Company insiders that own Pacific Ethanol stock include Candlewood Investment Group, L, Christopher W Wright, James R Sneed, John L Prince, Larry D Layne, Neil M Koehler, Paul Koehler and William L Jones. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Pacific Ethanol.

Who sold Pacific Ethanol stock? Who is selling Pacific Ethanol stock?

Pacific Ethanol's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Pacific Ethanol stock in the last year include Candlewood Investment Group, L, Christopher W Wright, John L Prince, Larry D Layne and William L Jones. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pacific Ethanol.

Who bought Pacific Ethanol stock? Who is buying Pacific Ethanol stock?

Pacific Ethanol's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DnB Asset Management AS, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of Montreal Can, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Eagle Global Advisors LLC and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have bought Pacific Ethanol stock in the last two years include Candlewood Investment Group, L, Christopher W Wright, James R Sneed, John L Prince, Neil M Koehler and Paul Koehler. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pacific Ethanol.

How do I buy Pacific Ethanol stock?

Shares of Pacific Ethanol 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 Pacific Ethanol's stock price today?

One share of Pacific Ethanol stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.20.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ PEIX)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  93 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  65 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  158
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $13.00 (109.68% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/28/2017HC WainwrightReiterated RatingBuy$14.00LowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$12.00LowView Rating Details
5/24/2016Rodman & RenshawInitiated CoverageBuy$11.00N/AView Rating Details
1/15/2016Craig HallumLower Price TargetBuy$12.00 -> $9.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/28/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
Earnings by Quarter for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
Earnings History by Quarter for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ PEIX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017Q1 2017($0.04)($0.31)$385.81 million$386.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/1/2017Q4 2016$0.21$0.30$421.58 million$441.72 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.11($0.09)$388.71 million$417.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q2($0.03)$0.11$383.29 million$422.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q1($0.13)($0.32)$360.37 million$342.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/9/2016Q4($0.09)$0.02$377.53 million$376.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q2$0.09$0.03$264.27 million$227.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2015Q115($0.08)($0.19)$202.40 million$206.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2015Q414$0.17$0.41$246.37 million$256.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.21$0.33$261.55 million$275.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$0.65$0.77$262.27 million$321.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114$3.30($0.69)$225.50 million$254.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413($0.07)$0.54$197.00 million$215.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313($0.40)$215.90 million$233.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.07$205.45 million$233.81 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/12/2012Q312($0.05)$271.60 million$215.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.49
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.21)($0.21)($0.21)
Q2 20172($0.04)$0.31$0.14
Q3 20172$0.18$0.44$0.31
Q4 20172$0.12$0.39$0.26
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 63.87%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/17/2017Candlewood Investment Group, LMajor ShareholderSell1,420,251$6.70$9,515,681.70View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Larry D LayneDirectorSell10,000$9.71$97,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2016Christopher W WrightVPSell6,426$9.60$61,689.60View SEC Filing  
12/12/2016Candlewood Investment Group, LMajor ShareholderSell2,977,000$9.37$27,894,490.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016William L JonesDirectorSell15,000$6.75$101,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016John L PrinceDirectorSell17,745$6.64$117,826.80View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016William L JonesDirectorSell15,000$6.69$100,350.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Christopher W WrightVPSell31,000$6.00$186,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2016Candlewood Investment Group, LMajor ShareholderBuy26,400$2.94$77,616.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2016Candlewood Investment Group, LMajor ShareholderBuy1,322,523$3.30$4,364,325.90View SEC Filing  
1/14/2016Candlewood Investment Group, LMajor ShareholderBuy1,824,544$3.39$6,185,204.16View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015James R SneedVPBuy2,500$3.75$9,375.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Christopher W WrightVPBuy2,750$4.00$11,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015John L PrinceDirectorBuy4,000$4.05$16,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Paul KoehlerVPBuy7,000$4.58$32,060.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2015Neil M. KoehlerCEOBuy20,000$4.78$95,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2015Christopher W WrightVPBuy3,000$7.25$21,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Neil M KoehlerCEOSell25,000$21.27$531,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Terry L StoneDirectorSell10,000$19.98$199,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014William L JonesDirectorSell25,000$19.59$489,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Terry L StoneDirectorSell2,259$13.98$31,580.82View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Larry D LayneDirectorSell2,915$13.87$40,431.05View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014William L JonesDirectorSell7,000$11.26$78,820.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014William L JonesDirectorSell7,000$12.48$87,360.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013Larry D LayneDirectorSell10,000$4.01$40,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Bryon T McgregorCFOBuy2,000$2.70$5,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Christopher W WrightVPBuy3,676$2.73$10,035.48View SEC Filing  
11/19/2013Neil M KoehlerCEOBuy15,000$2.55$38,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Bryon T McgregorCFOBuy2,000$5.10$10,200.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
Latest Headlines for Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoPacific Ethanol to Release Second Quarter 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 6:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $422.28 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 26 at 1:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.04 Earnings Per Share Expected for Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 9:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Grows By 57.3%
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 16 at 7:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Forecasted to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of ($0.04) Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 7:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$422.28 Million in Sales Expected for Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 30 at 3:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) PT Set at $14.00 by HC Wainwright
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 11:02 PM
bizjournals.com logoPacific Ethanol paying $76 million for biorefinery that makes fuel ... - Sacramento Business Journal
www.bizjournals.com - June 28 at 4:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) to Post $0.03 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 28 at 8:02 AM
benzinga.com logoA Peek Into The Markets: US Stock Futures Decline Ahead Of Fed Speakers, Economic Data - Benzinga
www.benzinga.com - June 27 at 7:17 PM
prnewswire.com logoTechnical Insights on Oil and Gas Refining & Marketing Stocks -- Sunoco, Pacific Ethanol, Alon USA Energy, and CVR ... - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - June 27 at 7:17 PM
globenewswire.com logoPacific Ethanol to Acquire Illinois Corn Processing - GlobeNewswire (press release)
globenewswire.com - June 27 at 7:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPacific Ethanol paying $76 million for biorefinery that makes fuel, booze
finance.yahoo.com - June 27 at 7:17 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoPacific Ethanol to Acquire Illinois Corn Processing
feeds.benzinga.com - June 27 at 7:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Pacific Ethanol, Inc. : June 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 23 at 9:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPacific Ethanol, Inc. :PEIX-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 22 at 8:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHere's Why Pacific Ethanol Stock Dropped 13.2% in May
finance.yahoo.com - June 5 at 7:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$427.95 Million in Sales Expected for Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 4 at 10:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) Downgraded to "Sell" at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 3 at 5:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Expect Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) to Post $0.03 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 9:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) Short Interest Update
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 31 at 12:00 PM
globenewswire.com logoPacific Ethanol to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Conferences - GlobeNewswire (press release)
www.globenewswire.com - May 26 at 8:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPacific Ethanol to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Conferences
finance.yahoo.com - May 26 at 5:51 AM
bizjournals.com logoTechnical Roundup on Oil & Gas Stocks -- Sunoco, Delek US, Valvoline, and Pacific Ethanol
www.bizjournals.com - May 23 at 9:57 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Is No One Talking About Pacific Ethanol Stock?
finance.yahoo.com - May 20 at 5:03 AM
nasdaq.com logoPacific Ethanol to Participate in the 12th Annual BMO Capital Markets Farm to Market Conference - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - May 11 at 7:37 PM
globenewswire.com logoPacific Ethanol to Participate in the 12th Annual BMO Capital Markets Farm to Market Conference - GlobeNewswire (press release)
www.globenewswire.com - May 11 at 8:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of PEIX earnings conference call or presentation 10-May-17 3:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 8:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPacific Ethanol to Participate in the 12th Annual BMO Capital Markets Farm to Market Conference
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 8:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 8:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 7:40 PM
globenewswire.com logoPacific Ethanol Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - GlobeNewswire (press release)
globenewswire.com - May 10 at 7:23 PM
rttnews.com logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Q1 Earnings Report
www.rttnews.com - May 10 at 11:43 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$429.54 Million in Sales Expected for Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 9:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPacific Ethanol Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 6:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPacific Ethanol reports 1Q loss
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 6:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) to Announce -$0.04 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:14 PM
globenewswire.com logoPacific Ethanol to Release First Quarter 2017 Results Nasdaq:PEIX - GlobeNewswire (press release)
globenewswire.com - May 4 at 8:08 AM
nasdaq.com logoPacific Ethanol to Release First Quarter 2017 Results - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - May 3 at 7:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPacific Ethanol to Release First Quarter 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 7:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Pacific Ethanol, Inc. : May 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 7:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Very Likely to Impact Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 7:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol (PEIX) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 12:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 8:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Expect Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $388.65 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 9:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol (PEIX) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.22
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 2:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.04 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 10:09 PM
bizjournals.com logoTechnical Roundup on Oil & Gas Stocks -- Ferrellgas, Pacific Ethanol, World Fuel, and NGL Energy
www.bizjournals.com - April 13 at 9:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Pacific Ethanol, Inc. : April 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 6:43 PM
nasdaq.com logoHere's Why Pacific Ethanol Stock Slipped 18% in March
www.nasdaq.com - April 7 at 11:51 AM

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