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Green Plains (Green Plains) Operating Margin % : -7.52% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Green Plains Operating Margin %?

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Green Plains's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $-45 Mil. Green Plains's Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $597 Mil. Therefore, Green Plains's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was -7.52%.

Good Sign:

Green Plains Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

The historical rank and industry rank for Green Plains's Operating Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

GPRE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.9   Med: -1.08   Max: 8.85
Current: -1.8


GPRE's Operating Margin % is ranked worse than
81.8% of 1522 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 5.77 vs GPRE: -1.80

Green Plains's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 15.00% per year.

Green Plains's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $-45 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $-55 Mil.

Warning Sign:

Green Plains Inc had lost money in 58% of the time over the past 12quarters.


Green Plains Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Green Plains's Operating Margin % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Green Plains Operating Margin % Chart

Green Plains Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Operating Margin %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -5.90 -4.04 -0.14 -2.70 -2.03

Green Plains Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Operating Margin % Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -6.79 -4.95 1.74 2.34 -7.52

Competitive Comparison of Green Plains's Operating Margin %

For the Chemicals subindustry, Green Plains's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Green Plains's Operating Margin % Distribution in the Chemicals Industry

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Green Plains's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Green Plains's Operating Margin % falls into.



Green Plains Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Green Plains's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2023 )
=-66.843 / 3295.743
=-2.03 %

Green Plains's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=-44.889 / 597.214
=-7.52 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Green Plains  (NAS:GPRE) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

Operating Margin % can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin % may decline. Often the Operating Margin % declines well before the company's Revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin % had already been in decline since 2002, although its Earnings per Share (Diluted) were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin % would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin % is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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Green Plains (Green Plains) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1811 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, NE, USA, 68106
Green Plains Inc manufactures and sells ethanol and ethanol byproducts in three segments based on function. The ethanol production segment, which generates the majority of revenue, includes the production of ethanol, grains, and corn oil. The agribusiness and energy services segment includes the grain procurement and commodity marketing business, which markets, sells, and distributes ethanol, distillers grains, and corn oil. The partnership segment provides fuel storage and transportation services.
Executives
Todd A Becker officer: President and CEO 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
James D Anderson director 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
Van Der Meulen Leslie officer: EVP Product Mktg & Innovation 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
Alain Treuer director 9420 UNDERWOOD AVE., SUITE 100, OMAHA NE 68114
Michelle Mapes officer: Exe VP, Gen Counsel & Corp Sec 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
Brian Peterson director 1739 CHARLES AVE., LAWTON IA 51030
Knudsen Ejnar A Iii director 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
Chris Osowski officer: EVP Operations and Technology 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
James E Stark officer: Chief Financial Officer 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
Herbert James F Ii officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
Grant D Kadavy officer: EVP Commercial Operations 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
Paul E Kolomaya officer: EVP - Commodity Finance 1811 AKSARBEN DRIVE, OMAHA NE 68106
Farha Aslam director 1770 N PROMOTORY CIRCLE, GREELEY CO 80634
Hagstrom William J. Iii officer: EVP Strategy and Development 1811 AKSARBEN DR, OMAHA NE 68106
Martin Salinas director 1001 NOBLE ENERGY WAY, HOUSTON TX 77070