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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
PEIX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. PEIX: 0.08 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.32
PEIX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. PEIX: 0.32 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.44   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.32

-0.44
0.92
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.41
M-Score: -3.76
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.88
PEIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. PEIX: -3.88 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -11350   Max: 0.45
Current: -3.88

-11350
0.45
Net-margin (%) -2.34
PEIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. PEIX: -2.34 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14010   Max: 68.89
Current: -2.34

-14010
68.89
ROE (%) -36.26
PEIX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. PEIX: -36.26 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -206.64   Max: 26.15
Current: -36.26

-206.64
26.15
ROA (%) -8.87
PEIX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 985 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. PEIX: -8.87 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -103.12   Max: 31.57
Current: -8.87

-103.12
31.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -16.50
PEIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. PEIX: -16.50 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -572.64   Max: 1.98
Current: -16.5

-572.64
1.98
Revenue Growth (%) -42.10
PEIX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. PEIX: -42.10 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -87.2   Max: 1826
Current: -42.1

-87.2
1826
EBITDA Growth (%) -82.60
PEIX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PEIX: -82.60 )
PEIX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -82.6   Max: 112.4
Current: -82.6

-82.6
112.4
EPS Growth (%) -83.00
PEIX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. PEIX: -83.00 )
PEIX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -83   Max: 224.4
Current: -83

-83
224.4
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Ratios

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P/B 2.90
PEIX's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. PEIX: 2.90 )
PEIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 43.12
Current: 2.9

0.07
43.12
P/S 0.20
PEIX's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. PEIX: 0.20 )
PEIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 5219.01
Current: 0.2

0
5219.01
EV-to-EBIT 500.00
PEIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.88 vs. PEIX: 500.00 )
PEIX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 33.7   Max: 3610.5
Current: 500

33.7
3610.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 3.00
PEIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. PEIX: 3.00 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 26.38
Current: 3

0.11
26.38
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
PEIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PEIX: 0.20 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 15565.95
Current: 0.2

0.03
15565.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.20
PEIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
75% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. PEIX: 0.20 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3
Current: 0.2

0.2
3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -645.67
PEIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
62% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. PEIX: -645.67 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2008.2   Max: -2.7
Current: -645.67

-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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