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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.55
PEIX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PEIX: 0.55 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.55

Equity to Asset 0.58
PEIX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PEIX: 0.58 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.44   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.58

-0.44
0.92
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.68
M-Score: -3.16
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.04
PEIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. PEIX: 8.04 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -11350   Max: 2.08
Current: 8.04

-11350
2.08
Net-margin (%) 0.82
PEIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. PEIX: 0.82 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14010   Max: 68.89
Current: 0.82

-14010
68.89
ROE (%) 8.58
PEIX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. PEIX: 8.58 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -563.85   Max: 32.23
Current: 8.58

-563.85
32.23
ROA (%) 3.40
PEIX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. PEIX: 3.40 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -67.31   Max: 28.17
Current: 3.4

-67.31
28.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 39.81
PEIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.87 vs. PEIX: 39.81 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -273.22   Max: 9.49
Current: 39.81

-273.22
9.49
Revenue Growth (%) -41.40
PEIX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PEIX: -41.40 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -87.2   Max: 1826
Current: -41.4

-87.2
1826
EBITDA Growth (%) -70.20
PEIX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PEIX: -70.20 )
PEIX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -82.2   Max: 112.4
Current: -70.2

-82.2
112.4
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 108.30
PEIX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. PEIX: 108.30 )
PEIX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 326.39
Current: 108.3

0.34
326.39
P/B 1.99
PEIX's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. PEIX: 1.99 )
PEIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 43.12
Current: 1.99

0.07
43.12
P/S 0.25
PEIX's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. PEIX: 0.25 )
PEIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 5219.01
Current: 0.25

0.01
5219.01
PFCF 4.56
PEIX's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PEIX: 4.56 )
PEIX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 23.98
Current: 4.56

2.09
23.98
EV-to-EBIT 4.59
PEIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. PEIX: 4.59 )
PEIX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4   Max: 4112.4
Current: 4.59

4
4112.4
Current Ratio 3.38
PEIX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. PEIX: 3.38 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 10.91
Current: 3.38

0.12
10.91
Quick Ratio 2.55
PEIX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PEIX: 2.55 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 10.91
Current: 2.55

0.09
10.91

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.03
PEIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. PEIX: 2.03 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 26.38
Current: 2.03

0.11
26.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
PEIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. PEIX: 1.15 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 15565.95
Current: 1.15

0.03
15565.95
Price/Graham Number 1.62
PEIX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. PEIX: 1.62 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.35
Current: 1.62

0.24
5.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 21.80
PEIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PEIX: 21.80 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 24.7
Current: 21.8

0.3
24.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -136.46
PEIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
62% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. PEIX: -136.46 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2008.2   Max: -2.7
Current: -136.46

-2008.2
-2.7

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:FPRP.Germany
Pacific Ethanol, Inc., is a Delaware corporation formed in February 2005. The Company is a marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. It 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. The Company also markets ethanol co-products, including wet distiller's grains and syrup, or WDG, for the Pacific Ethanol Plants. It has customer relationships throughout the Western United States. Its ethanol customers are integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers who blend ethanol into gasoline. The Company arrange for transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol purchased by its customers through agreements with third-party service providers in the Western United States, mainly in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. Its WDG customers are dairies and feedlots located near the Pacific Ethanol Plants. The Company maintains supplier relationships throughout the Western and Midwestern United States. It markets ethanol and WDG produced by the Pacific Ethanol Plants under the terms of separate marketing agreements with the Plant Owners whose facilities are operational. The marketing agreements provides it with the absolute discretion to solicit, negotiate, administer (including payment collection), enforce and execute ethanol and co-product sales agreements with any third party. Its Pacific Ethanol Plants are comprised of the four facilities described immediately below and have an aggregate annual production capacity of up to 200 million gallons. The main applications for fuel-grade ethanol in the United States include: Octane enhancer, Renewable fuels and Fuel blending. The Company's distiller's grains are produced in the Midwest, where producers dry the grains before shipping. It also arranges for transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol purchased by its customers through agreements with third-party service providers. In addition, the company sells WDG produced by the Pacific Ethanol Plants to customers comprised of dairies and feedlots located near the Pacific Ethanol Plants. Its ethanol producers in the United States are Archer Daniels Midland Company and Valero Energy Corporation, collectively with over 20% of the total installed capacity of ethanol in the United States. In addition, there are many mid-size producers with several plants under ownership, smaller producers with one or two plants, and several ethanol marketers that create competition. The Company's business is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the production of renewable fuels, the protection of the environment and in support of the corn and ethanol industries.
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