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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.18
NAS:PEIX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NAS:PEIX: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:PEIX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.74 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.55
NAS:PEIX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. NAS:PEIX: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:PEIX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.44  Med: 0.55 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.55
-0.44
0.92
Interest Coverage 0.24
NAS:PEIX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. NAS:PEIX: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:PEIX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 9.68 Max: N/A
Current: 0.24
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.88
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
14.83%
0.98%
WACC
ROIC
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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Operating margin (%) 0.33
NAS:PEIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. NAS:PEIX: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:PEIX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -93.47  Med: -0.72 Max: 8.25
Current: 0.33
-93.47
8.25
Net-margin (%) -0.80
NAS:PEIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. NAS:PEIX: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:PEIX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -97.34  Med: -0.84 Max: 22.51
Current: -0.8
-97.34
22.51
ROE (%) -3.77
NAS:PEIX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.73 vs. NAS:PEIX: -3.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:PEIX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -569.7  Med: -6.85 Max: 12.84
Current: -3.77
-569.7
12.84
ROA (%) -1.88
NAS:PEIX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NAS:PEIX: -1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:PEIX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.31  Med: -1.48 Max: 27.73
Current: -1.88
-67.31
27.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.90
NAS:PEIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. NAS:PEIX: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:PEIX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.3  Med: 0.39 Max: 43.87
Current: 0.9
-75.3
43.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -31.80
NAS:PEIX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. NAS:PEIX: -31.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:PEIX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.2  Med: -35.4 Max: 1829.8
Current: -31.8
-87.2
1829.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -40.20
NAS:PEIX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. NAS:PEIX: -40.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:PEIX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83  Med: 4.35 Max: 224.4
Current: -40.2
-83
224.4
» NAS:PEIX's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-10)


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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

PEIX Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 896,382 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 19,300 sh (-71.67%)
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Q1 2016

PEIX Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 397,200 sh (-55.69%)
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Q2 2016

PEIX Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Chuck Royce 75,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 296,100 sh (-25.45%)
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Q3 2016

PEIX Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 16,500 sh (-94.43%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing » Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
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Traded in other countries:FPRP.Germany,
Pacific Ethanol Inc is engaged in producing and marketing low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. It also sells ethanol co-products, including wet distillers grain, a nutritious animal feed, and corn oil.

Pacific Ethanol Inc is a Delaware corporation formed in February 2005. The Company is a producer and marketer 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 two other ethanol producers in the Western United States and ethanol purchased from other third-party suppliers in the United States. It also markets ethanol co-products, including wet distillers grains, or WDG, and corn oil for the Pacific Ethanol Plants. Its ethanol customers are integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers who blend ethanol into gasoline. The Company arranges for transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol purchased by its customers through its 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. Its corn oil is sold to poultry and biodiesel customers. The Company has extensive supplier relationships throughout the Western and Midwestern United States. In some cases, it has marketing agreements with suppliers to market all of the output of their facilities. The Company markets ethanol and its co-products, including WDG and corn oil, produced by the Pacific Ethanol Plants under the terms of separate marketing agreements with the Plant Owners. Its main customers are Chevron Products USA, Valero Energy Corporation and Sinclair Oil Corporation. In addition to its marketing agreements with the Plant Owners to market all of the ethanol produced at those Pacific Ethanol Plants, The Company has exclusive ethanol marketing agreements with third-party ethanol producers, including Calgren Renewable Fuels, LLC and AE Advanced Fuels Keyes, Inc. to market and sell their entire ethanol production volumes. The Company competes with other mid-size producers, smaller producers and several ethanol marketers. The Company's business is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the production of renewable fuels and in support of the corn and ethanol industries.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 9.94
PEIX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. PEIX: 9.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.06
PEIX's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. PEIX: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PEIX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.05 Max: 43.09
Current: 1.06
0.07
43.09
P/S 0.23
PEIX's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. PEIX: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PEIX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.15 Max: 9.4
Current: 0.23
0.01
9.4
POCF 120.84
PEIX's POCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. PEIX: 120.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PEIX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 12.44 Max: 708.17
Current: 120.84
1.26
708.17
EV-to-EBIT 111.35
PEIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
98% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.81 vs. PEIX: 111.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PEIX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -144.6  Med: -1.3 Max: 3677.1
Current: 111.35
-144.6
3677.1
EV-to-EBITDA 13.90
PEIX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
70% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. PEIX: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PEIX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -972.7  Med: 2.85 Max: 131.5
Current: 13.9
-972.7
131.5
Current Ratio 0.93
PEIX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. PEIX: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PEIX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 2.81 Max: 10.91
Current: 0.93
0.12
10.91
Quick Ratio 0.62
PEIX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. PEIX: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PEIX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 2.18 Max: 10.91
Current: 0.62
0.09
10.91
Days Inventory 14.80
PEIX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 26.13 vs. PEIX: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PEIX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.92  Med: 9.47 Max: 16.46
Current: 14.8
6.92
16.46
Days Sales Outstanding 16.11
PEIX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. PEIX: 16.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PEIX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.4  Med: 14.45 Max: 47.28
Current: 16.11
11.4
47.28
Days Payable 6.41
PEIX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 29.05 vs. PEIX: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PEIX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23  Med: 7.07 Max: 66.29
Current: 6.41
2.23
66.29

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -63.20
PEIX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. PEIX: -63.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PEIX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -169.2  Med: -62.9 Max: 0
Current: -63.2
-169.2
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.05
PEIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. PEIX: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PEIX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.49 Max: 26.38
Current: 1.05
0.11
26.38
Price/Projected FCF 1.38
PEIX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. PEIX: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PEIX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.17 Max: 65.2
Current: 1.38
0.63
65.2
Price/Median PS Value 1.47
PEIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. PEIX: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PEIX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.58 Max: 20755
Current: 1.47
0.04
20755
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.90
PEIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. PEIX: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PEIX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 10.4 Max: 54.7
Current: 0.9
0.3
54.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,560
EPS (TTM) $ -0.27
Beta2.39
Short Percentage of Float8.42%
52-Week Range $2.41 - 9.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)43.17

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,600 1,545 1,660 1,734
EPS ($) -0.13 0.89 1.03 1.05
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.13 0.89 1.03 1.05
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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