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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 1.49
PEIX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. PEIX: 1.49 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.49

Equity to Asset 0.74
PEIX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. PEIX: 0.74 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.44   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.74

-0.44
0.92
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.24
M-Score: -3.22
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.90
PEIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. PEIX: 8.90 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -11350   Max: 2.08
Current: 8.9

-11350
2.08
Net-margin (%) 1.63
PEIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. PEIX: 1.63 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14010   Max: 68.89
Current: 1.63

-14010
68.89
ROE (%) 13.77
PEIX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. PEIX: 13.77 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -563.85   Max: 32.23
Current: 13.77

-563.85
32.23
ROA (%) 6.78
PEIX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. PEIX: 6.78 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -67.31   Max: 28.17
Current: 6.78

-67.31
28.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 46.03
PEIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. PEIX: 46.03 )
PEIX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -273.22   Max: 9.49
Current: 46.03

-273.22
9.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -41.40
PEIX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PEIX: -41.40 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -87.2   Max: 1826
Current: -41.4

-87.2
1826
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -70.20
PEIX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PEIX: -70.20 )
PEIX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -82.2   Max: 112.4
Current: -70.2

-82.2
112.4
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PEIX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 83,782 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,189 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 35,751 sh (New)
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Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$14.91 - $23.52 $ 10.88-43%35751
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.70
PEIX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. PEIX: 15.70 )
PEIX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 326.39
Current: 15.7

0.34
326.39
P/B 1.25
PEIX's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. PEIX: 1.25 )
PEIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 43.12
Current: 1.25

0.07
43.12
P/S 0.19
PEIX's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. PEIX: 0.19 )
PEIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 5219.01
Current: 0.19

0.01
5219.01
PFCF 2.91
PEIX's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.88 vs. PEIX: 2.91 )
PEIX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 23.98
Current: 2.91

2.09
23.98
EV-to-EBIT 2.60
PEIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. PEIX: 2.60 )
PEIX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -235   Max: 4112.4
Current: 2.6

-235
4112.4
Current Ratio 4.53
PEIX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. PEIX: 4.53 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 10.91
Current: 4.53

0.12
10.91
Quick Ratio 3.76
PEIX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PEIX: 3.76 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 10.91
Current: 3.76

0.09
10.91

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 14.90
PEIX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PEIX: 14.90 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 53.38
Current: 14.9

0.64
53.38
Price/Tangible Book 1.27
PEIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. PEIX: 1.27 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 26.38
Current: 1.27

0.11
26.38
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.25
PEIX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. PEIX: 2.25 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 90.15
Current: 2.25

3.09
90.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
PEIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. PEIX: 0.90 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 15565.95
Current: 0.9

0.03
15565.95
Price/Graham Number 0.84
PEIX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
86% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. PEIX: 0.84 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.35
Current: 0.84

0.24
5.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 38.50
PEIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. PEIX: 38.50 )
PEIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 41.7
Current: 38.5

0.3
41.7

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 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.
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