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Green Plains

DB:G3V
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
G3V
DB
$148M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Energy
Company description

Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. The last earnings update was 48 days ago. More info.


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  • Green Plains has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
G3V Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-4.9%
DB:G3V
8.7%
DE Oil and Gas
4.3%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-74.6%
DB:G3V
34.4%
DE Oil and Gas
-14.2%
DE Market
G3V Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Green Plains (G3V) -4.9% -55.7% -68.7% -74.6% -82.6% -86.2%
DE Oil and Gas 8.7% -2.8% -19.4% 34.4% -14.7% 157%
DE Market 4.3% -9% -21.6% -14.2% -19.6% -25.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • G3V underperformed the Oil and Gas industry which returned 34.4% over the past year.
  • G3V underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -14.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
G3V
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

G3V Value

 Is Green Plains undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Green Plains to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Green Plains.

DB:G3V Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Dividend Discount Model
Dividend Per Share Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $ 0.36
Payout Ratio Company Filings (2019-12-31) 3511%
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 10.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate -0.4%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:G3V
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate -0.4%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Oil and Gas Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.97
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.972 (1 + (1- 21%) (418.71%))
3.136
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
2
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= -0.39% + (2 * 5.44%)
10.49%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:G3V using Dividend Discount Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Green Plains is arrived at by discounting future dividends to their present value. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate (e.g. Banks/ Insurance firms).

If the firm does not pay the majority of its earnings out as a dividend this method will often arrive at a value significantly lower than the share price.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

DB:G3V Gordon Growth Model
Calculation Result
Value per share = Expected dividends per share / (Discount Rate - Perpetual growth rate)
= $0.36 / (10.49% - -0.39%)
$2.47
DB:G3V Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:G3V represents 0.86414x of NasdaqGS:GPRE
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.86414x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 3.31 x 0.86414
€2.86
Value per share (EUR) From above. €2.86
Current discount Discount to share price of €3.88
= -1 x (€3.88 - €2.86) / €2.86
-35.7%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Green Plains is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Green Plains's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Green Plains's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:G3V PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $-4.40
NasdaqGS:GPRE Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2020-04-08) in USD $4.49
Europe Oil and Gas Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 104 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 6.5x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 402 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.07x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Green Plains.

DB:G3V PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:GPRE Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 4.49 ÷ -4.40

-1.02x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Green Plains is loss making, we can't compare its value to the Europe Oil and Gas industry average.
  • Green Plains is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Green Plains's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:G3V PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -1.02x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts
63.9%per year
Europe Oil and Gas Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 66 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 0.32x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 256 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.24x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Green Plains, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Green Plains's assets?
Raw Data
DB:G3V PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-12-31) in USD $20.87
NasdaqGS:GPRE Share Price * NasdaqGS (2020-04-08) in USD $4.49
Germany Oil and Gas Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 6 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 1.01x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 573 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.47x
DB:G3V PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:GPRE Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 4.49 ÷ 20.87

0.22x

* Primary Listing of Green Plains.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Green Plains is good value based on assets compared to the DE Oil and Gas industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Green Plains's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Oil and Gas industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Oil and Gas industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Green Plains has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

G3V Future Performance

 How is Green Plains expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
63.9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Green Plains expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Green Plains's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Green Plains's earnings growth to the Germany market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Green Plains's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:G3V Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:G3V Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts 63.9%
DB:G3V Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 6 Analysts 4.2%
Europe Oil and Gas Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.8%
Europe Oil and Gas Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 1.8%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.1%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.9%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:G3V Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:G3V Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 2,669 1
2021-12-31 2,655 48 -49 3
2020-12-31 2,799 66 -75 6
2020-04-08
DB:G3V Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-12-31 2,417 -10 -168
2019-09-30 3,144 7 -63
2019-06-30 3,301 -39 -33
2019-03-31 3,440 59 -3
2018-12-31 2,984 39 4
2018-09-30 3,321 -1 -3
2018-06-30 3,434 -99 45
2018-03-31 3,754 -163 41
2017-12-31 3,289 -182 56
2017-09-30 3,607 -92 33
2017-06-30 3,548 43 7
2017-03-31 3,549 105 31

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Green Plains is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Green Plains's revenue is expected to grow by 4.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:G3V Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Green Plains Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:G3V Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 -1.39 -0.97 -1.81 2.00
2020-12-31 -2.13 -1.76 -2.77 3.00
2020-04-08
DB:G3V Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-12-31 -4.40
2019-09-30 -1.59
2019-06-30 -0.83
2019-03-31 -0.07
2018-12-31 0.11
2018-09-30 -0.07
2018-06-30 1.12
2018-03-31 1.02
2017-12-31 1.43
2017-09-30 0.84
2017-06-30 0.17
2017-03-31 0.81

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Green Plains will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Green Plains's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Green Plains has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

G3V Past Performance

  How has Green Plains performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Green Plains's growth in the last year to its industry (Oil and Gas).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Green Plains does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Green Plains's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Green Plains's 1-year growth to the Europe Oil and Gas industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Green Plains's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Green Plains Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:G3V Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-12-31 2,417.24 -167.69 77.08
2019-09-30 3,144.49 -62.74 92.78
2019-06-30 3,301.19 -33.31 97.45
2019-03-31 3,440.38 -2.76 106.72
2018-12-31 2,983.93 4.38 104.46
2018-09-30 3,321.41 -2.79 109.83
2018-06-30 3,433.59 44.55 115.20
2018-03-31 3,753.77 40.54 114.25
2017-12-31 3,289.48 56.06 107.52
2017-09-30 3,607.28 33.11 110.80
2017-06-30 3,547.90 6.65 106.47
2017-03-31 3,549.36 31.20 104.49
2016-12-31 3,410.88 10.66 101.08
2016-09-30 3,218.70 -11.61 89.35
2016-06-30 3,119.64 -13.36 84.36
2016-03-31 2,976.41 -13.76 80.99
2015-12-31 2,965.59 7.06 79.59
2015-09-30 3,055.61 52.89 79.30
2015-06-30 3,146.74 88.46 75.16
2015-03-31 3,240.11 112.98 74.30
2014-12-31 3,235.61 159.50 77.73
2014-09-30 3,118.54 142.73 77.22
2014-06-30 3,042.59 110.39 77.59
2014-03-31 3,009.42 84.04 72.27
2013-12-31 3,041.01 43.39 54.84
2013-09-30 3,211.85 50.95 64.72
2013-06-30 3,401.29 40.54 68.50

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Green Plains has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Green Plains has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the Europe Oil and Gas industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Green Plains improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Green Plains's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Oil and Gas industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Green Plains has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

G3V Health

 How is Green Plains's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Green Plains's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Green Plains is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Green Plains's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Green Plains's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Green Plains Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

DB:G3V Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-12-31 865.29 564.36 245.98
2019-09-30 906.46 530.43 235.54
2019-06-30 994.57 895.63 193.28
2019-03-31 1,023.81 883.30 214.07
2018-12-31 1,062.99 516.63 251.68
2018-09-30 1,014.14 1,389.36 171.67
2018-06-30 1,037.11 1,295.34 235.13
2018-03-31 1,045.58 1,370.39 240.96
2017-12-31 1,059.14 1,361.50 266.65
2017-09-30 1,014.39 1,294.17 261.59
2017-06-30 990.97 1,081.42 195.44
2017-03-31 968.65 1,124.82 256.47
2016-12-31 979.19 1,108.89 304.21
2016-09-30 965.54 923.51 407.36
2016-06-30 929.92 730.73 386.92
2016-03-31 929.82 765.87 383.44
2015-12-31 958.91 663.57 384.87
2015-09-30 971.19 647.63 495.86
2015-06-30 807.21 652.44 399.49
2015-03-31 793.17 700.19 405.90
2014-12-31 797.45 672.79 425.51
2014-09-30 773.35 615.58 401.11
2014-06-30 707.37 631.73 333.38
2014-03-31 595.75 642.50 207.03
2013-12-31 545.36 735.18 272.03
2013-09-30 522.06 647.20 334.51
2013-06-30 497.77 571.92 213.46
  • Green Plains's level of debt (65.2%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (84.4% vs 65.2% today).
  • Operating cash flow is negative therefore debt is not well covered.
  • Unable to confirm if the interest payments on Green Plains's debt are well covered by earnings due to lack of past financial data.
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Financial health checks
We assess Green Plains's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Green Plains has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

G3V Dividends

 What is Green Plains's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Green Plains dividends. Estimated to be 8.02% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of Green Plains shares you are expected to receive €0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Green Plains's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Green Plains's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:G3V Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Oil and Gas Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 68 Stocks 8.1%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 314 Stocks 3.6%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.6%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 4.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:G3V Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 0.00 1.00
2021-12-31 0.48 1.00
2020-12-31 0.48 2.00
2020-04-08
DB:G3V Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2020-02-20 0.000 0.000
2020-02-10 0.000 0.000
2019-11-07 0.000 0.000
2019-11-05 0.000 0.000
2019-05-08 0.480 4.517
2018-11-14 0.480 3.133
2018-08-15 0.480 2.735
2018-05-09 0.480 2.602
2018-02-07 0.480 2.660
2017-11-15 0.480 2.830
2017-08-16 0.480 2.596
2017-05-09 0.480 2.320
2017-02-08 0.480 2.021
2016-11-16 0.480 1.878
2016-08-17 0.480 1.901
2016-05-11 0.480 2.440
2016-02-11 0.480 3.088
2015-11-18 0.480 2.463
2015-11-05 0.480 2.328
2015-11-03 0.480 2.162
2015-05-12 0.320 1.363
2015-02-05 0.320 1.150
2014-11-13 0.320 1.272
2014-08-14 0.320 0.878
2014-07-31 0.160 0.396
2014-02-05 0.160 0.543
2013-11-14 0.160 0.865
2013-08-22 0.160 1.000

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Green Plains has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Green Plains's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Green Plains's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Green Plains has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be thoroughly covered by earnings (80.5x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Green Plains's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Green Plains afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Green Plains has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

G3V Management

 What is the CEO of Green Plains's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Todd Becker
COMPENSATION $4,898,058
AGE 54
TENURE AS CEO 11.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Todd A. Becker serves as the President and Chief Executive officer at Green Plains Grain Company TN LLC. Mr. Becker has been the Chief Executive Officer at Green Plains Inc. since January 1, 2009 and its President since October 15, 2008. He has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Green Plains Holdings LLC, a General Partner of Green Plains Partners LP since March 2015. Mr. Becker served as the Chief Operating Officer at Green Plains Inc. since October 15, 2008 until December 2008 and served as its Compliance Officer. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at VBV LLC since May 2007 until October 2008. He served as an Executive Vice President of Sales & Trading at Global Ethanol from May 2006 to May 2007. He had responsibility for setting up commercial operations which included ethanol, corn, natural gas and distillers grains risk management and marketing. He spent ten years with ConAgra Foods in various management positions including Vice President of International Marketing for ConAgra Trade Group and President of ConAgra Grain Canada. He has over 20 years of related experience in various commodity processing businesses, risk management and supply chain management. In addition, he has extensive international trading experience in agricultural markets. He served as the Chairman at Green Plains Inc. and serves as its Director since March 10, 2009. He has been a Director at The Hillshire Brands Company since May 31, 2012 to 2014. He has been a Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC, a General Partner of Green Plains Partners LP since March 2015 and serves as its Chairman. He holds an Masters degree in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Finance emphasis from the University of Kansas.

CEO Compensation
  • Todd's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Todd's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Green Plains management team in years:

2.3
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Green Plains management team is about average.
Management Team

Todd Becker

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
54
TENURE
11.3 yrs

Patrich Simpkins

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
57
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Paul Kolomaya

TITLE
Chief Accounting Officer
COMPENSATION
$745K
AGE
54
TENURE
0.9 yrs

Michelle Mapes

TITLE
Chief Legal & Administration Officer and Corporate Secretary
COMPENSATION
$994K
AGE
52
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Walter Cronin

TITLE
Chief Commercial Officer
COMPENSATION
$886K
AGE
56
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Phil Boggs

TITLE
Senior VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Mark Hudak

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
AGE
59
TENURE
6.4 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Green Plains board of directors in years:

11.3
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Green Plains board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Wayne Hoovestol

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$220K
AGE
61
TENURE
11.5 yrs

Todd Becker

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
54
TENURE
11.1 yrs

Alain Treuer

TITLE
Vice Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$210K
AGE
46
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Brian Peterson

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$204K
AGE
55
TENURE
14.9 yrs

James Crowley

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$220K
AGE
72
TENURE
11.5 yrs

Jim Anderson

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$200K
AGE
61
TENURE
11.5 yrs

Gordon Glade

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$200K
AGE
48
TENURE
12.3 yrs

Gene Edwards

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$200K
AGE
62
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Tom Manuel

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$200K
AGE
72
TENURE
4.9 yrs

Ejnar Knudsen

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$200K
AGE
50
TENURE
3.9 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Green Plains individual insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
02. Apr 20 Sell Mangrove Partners Company 01. Apr 20 01. Apr 20 -9,000 €3.87 €-34,793
23. Mar 20 Buy Ejnar Knudsen Individual 20. Mar 20 20. Mar 20 30,000 €4.48 €134,357
20. Mar 20 Sell Paul Kolomaya Individual 19. Mar 20 19. Mar 20 -4,100 €3.88 €-15,889
27. Feb 20 Sell Mangrove Partners Company 26. Feb 20 26. Feb 20 -81,718 €11.44 €-934,835
20. Dec 19 Sell Michelle Mapes Individual 19. Dec 19 19. Dec 19 -2,000 €14.69 €-29,383
19. Dec 19 Sell Todd Becker Individual 17. Dec 19 18. Dec 19 -125,000 €14.49 €-1,811,596
09. Dec 19 Sell Todd Becker Individual 05. Dec 19 05. Dec 19 -41,957 €13.04 €-546,959
04. Dec 19 Sell Wayne Hoovestol Individual 03. Dec 19 04. Dec 19 -136,336 €13.53 €-1,800,654
04. Dec 19 Sell Todd Becker Individual 02. Dec 19 04. Dec 19 -83,043 €13.64 €-1,125,036
22. Nov 19 Sell Michelle Mapes Individual 21. Nov 19 21. Nov 19 -5,000 €13.91 €-69,559
13. Nov 19 Sell Mangrove Partners Company 11. Nov 19 12. Nov 19 -223,155 €13.74 €-3,063,141
15. Aug 19 Sell Mangrove Partners Company 13. Aug 19 15. Aug 19 -216,342 €7.57 €-1,506,072
15. Aug 19 Buy S. Edwards Individual 15. Aug 19 15. Aug 19 15,000 €6.44 €96,589
07. Jun 19 Sell Alain Treuer Individual 06. Jun 19 06. Jun 19 -4,296 €11.51 €-49,427
07. Jun 19 Sell Alain Treuer Individual 03. Jun 19 05. Jun 19 -9,029 €11.61 €-104,849
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Management checks
We assess Green Plains's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Green Plains has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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G3V Company Info

Description

Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Ingredients, and Partnership. The Ethanol Production segment produces and sells ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil. The Agribusiness and Energy Services segment engages in the grain procurement, handling, and storage activities; and commodity marketing business, which purchases, markets, sells, and distributes ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil, as well as grain, natural gas, and other commodities in various markets. This segment also provides grain drying and storage services to grain producers. The Food and Ingredients segment produces, trades in, and sells corn and soybean oil. The Partnership segment offers fuel storage and transportation services. As of December 31, 2019, this segment operated through 32 ethanol storage facilities; 7 fuel terminal facilities; and a fleet of approximately 2,630 leased railcars. The company was formerly known as Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. and changed its name to Green Plains Inc. in May 2014. Green Plains Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Details
Name: Green Plains Inc.
G3V
Exchange: DB
Founded: 2004
$135,806,812
35,048,692
Website: http://www.gpreinc.com
Address: Green Plains Inc.
1811 Aksarben Drive,
Omaha,
Nebraska, 68106,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS GPRE Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 07. Jun 2006
DB G3V Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 07. Jun 2006
LSE 0J0P Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 07. Jun 2006
BRSE G3V Common Stock Berne Stock Exchange CH CHF 07. Jun 2006
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
820
Green Plains employees.
Industry
Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing
Energy
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/08 21:10
End of day share price update: 2020/04/08 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/03/26
Last earnings filing: 2020/02/20
Last earnings reported: 2019/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/12/31


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