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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.65
GPRE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. GPRE: 0.65 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.65

Equity to Asset 0.45
GPRE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. GPRE: 0.45 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.45

0.33
0.58
Interest Coverage 3.23
GPRE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. GPRE: 3.23 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.23

1.73
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.42
M-Score: -2.68
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.45
GPRE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. GPRE: 8.45 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -32.16   Max: 4.27
Current: 8.45

-32.16
4.27
Net-margin (%) 4.58
GPRE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. GPRE: 4.58 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -29.49   Max: 2.25
Current: 4.58

-29.49
2.25
ROE (%) 22.70
GPRE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. GPRE: 22.70 )
GPRE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.02   Max: 12.16
Current: 22.7

-8.02
12.16
ROA (%) 9.20
GPRE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. GPRE: 9.20 )
GPRE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.17   Max: 4.16
Current: 9.2

-5.17
4.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.83
GPRE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. GPRE: 26.83 )
GPRE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.14   Max: 11.84
Current: 26.83

-9.14
11.84
Revenue Growth (%) 6.40
GPRE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. GPRE: 6.40 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 177.4
Current: 6.4

0
177.4
EPS Growth (%) -8.60
GPRE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GPRE: -8.60 )
GPRE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21   Max: 98.2
Current: -8.6

-21
98.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GPRE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 332,843 sh (+1038.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 25,167 sh (+47.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 39,900 sh (-25.56%)
Chuck Royce 7,800 sh (-81.86%)
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Q1 2014

GPRE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 165,008 sh (New)
John Burbank 20,088 sh (New)
Jim Simons 559,943 sh (+68.23%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 19,527 sh (-51.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,632 sh (-53.78%)
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Q2 2014

GPRE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 24,338 sh (+109.23%)
Steven Cohen 942,177 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons 489,343 sh (-12.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,866 sh (-13.63%)
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Q3 2014

GPRE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 8,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,853 sh (+142.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 45,128 sh (+85.42%)
Jim Simons 692,543 sh (+41.53%)
Steven Cohen 150,000 sh (-84.08%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GPRE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 85.42%0.01%$33.59 - $45.75 $ 23.27-42%45128
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$25.86 - $32.62 $ 23.27-21%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 109.23%0.01%$25.86 - $32.62 $ 23.27-21%24338
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$18.75 - $30.57 $ 23.27-4%20088
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -53.78%0.01%$18.75 - $30.57 $ 23.27-4%11632
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 47.97%$14.15 - $19.98 $ 23.2741%25167
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$13.82 - $18.18 $ 23.2744%17008
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$13.82 - $18.18 $ 23.2744%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$10.39 - $16 $ 23.2775%27810
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 6.80
GPRE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. GPRE: 6.80 )
GPRE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.76   Max: 417.94
Current: 6.8

3.76
417.94
P/B 1.10
GPRE's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. GPRE: 1.10 )
GPRE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.37
Current: 1.1

0.12
2.37
P/S 0.30
GPRE's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GPRE: 0.30 )
GPRE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.54
Current: 0.3

0.04
3.54
PFCF 5.60
GPRE's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.88 vs. GPRE: 5.60 )
GPRE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 23.77
Current: 5.6

3.09
23.77
EV-to-EBIT 4.14
GPRE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. GPRE: 4.14 )
GPRE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -62.4   Max: 89.7
Current: 4.14

-62.4
89.7
PEG 0.83
GPRE's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GPRE: 0.83 )
GPRE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.83

0.49
1.07
Shiller P/E 17.10
GPRE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 54.17 vs. GPRE: 17.10 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.64   Max: 71
Current: 17.1

9.64
71
Current Ratio 2.12
GPRE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. GPRE: 2.12 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 198.03
Current: 2.12

1.04
198.03
Quick Ratio 1.61
GPRE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GPRE: 1.61 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 198.03
Current: 1.61

0.52
198.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.00
GPRE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. GPRE: 1.00 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.93
Current: 1

0.23
0.93
Dividend Payout 0.06
GPRE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. GPRE: 0.06 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.06

0.04
0.14
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
GPRE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. GPRE: 1.00 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.93
Current: 1

0.23
0.93
Share Buyback Rate -5.80
GPRE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. GPRE: -5.80 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -5.8   Max: -198.1
Current: -5.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.20
GPRE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. GPRE: 1.20 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4.05
Current: 1.2

0.28
4.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
GPRE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. GPRE: 1.00 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 16.83
Current: 1

1.6
16.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
GPRE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. GPRE: 1.70 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 15.19
Current: 1.7

0.3
15.19
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
GPRE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GPRE: 0.50 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 14.51
Current: 0.5

0.41
14.51
Price/Graham Number 0.60
GPRE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. GPRE: 0.60 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 20.59
Current: 0.6

0.43
20.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 23.60
GPRE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. GPRE: 23.60 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 41.6
Current: 23.6

1.1
41.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.97
GPRE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. GPRE: 20.97 )
GPRE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -162.2   Max: 21.6
Current: 20.97

-162.2
21.6

Business Description

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Green Plains Inc is an Iowa corporation founded in June 2004. The Company is a producer, marketer and distributor of ethanol. The ethanol it produces is fuel grade and is an alcohol produced principally from the starch extracted from corn. The Company has four separate operating segments: Ethanol Production; Corn Oil Production; Agribusiness and Marketing and Distribution. Ethanol Production segment operates a total of twelve ethanol plants in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Tennessee. Corn Oil Production segment operates corn oil extraction systems at its ethanol plants, with the capacity to produce approximately 250 million pounds annually. The corn oil systems are designed to extract non-edible corn oil, a value-added product, from the whole stillage immediately prior to production of distiller's grains. Agribusiness segment has four grain elevators with approximately 8.2 million bushels of total storage capacity and approximately 22.6 million bushels of storage capacity at its ethanol plants. Marketing and Distribution segment is an in-house marketing business is responsible for the sale, marketing and distribution of all ethanol, distillers' grains and corn oil produced at its ethanol plants. It also markets and provides logistical services for ethanol and other commodities for a third-party producer. The Company's ethanol production and agribusiness activities are subject to environmental and other regulations.
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