Pacific Ethanol

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Pacific Ethanol) is a marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. Pacific Ethanol 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. It also markets ethanol co-products, including wet distiller’s grains and syrup (WDG), for the Pacific Ethanol Plants. The Company holds a 34% ownership interest in New PE Holdco LLC (New PE Holdco), the plant owners, which collectively own the Pacific Ethanol Plants. The Company's ethanol customers are integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers who blend ethanol into gasoline. In July 2012, it acquired an additional 33% ownership interest in New PE Holdco LLC, the owner of the Pacific Ethanol plants

Company Growth (employees)
Sacramento, US
Size (employees)
500 (est)+8%
Pacific Ethanol was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Sacramento, US

Key People at Pacific Ethanol

Neil M. Koehler

Neil M. Koehler


Pacific Ethanol Office Locations

Pacific Ethanol has an office in Sacramento
Sacramento, US (HQ)
2060 Wells Fargo Center 400 Capitol Mall

Pacific Ethanol Data and Metrics

Pacific Ethanol Financial Metrics

Pacific Ethanol's revenue was reported to be $386.3 m in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

386.3 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

(5.8 m)

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %


EBIT (Q1, 2017)

(11.2 m)

Market capitalization (22-Sep-2017)

232.6 m

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

73.7 m
Pacific Ethanol's current market capitalization is $232.6 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2016


908.4 m1.1 b1.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

875.5 m998.9 m1.6 b

Gross profit

32.9 m108.5 m51.8 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


321.1 m275.6 m206.2 m227.6 m380.6 m342.4 m422.9 m417.8 m386.3 m

Cost of goods sold

287.6 m257.6 m207.2 m221.4 m388 m341.3 m405.2 m411.4 m392.1 m

Gross profit

33.6 m18 m(987 k)6.3 m(7.4 m)1.1 m17.7 m6.4 m(5.8 m)

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2016


5.2 m62.1 m68.6 m


23.4 m18.6 m60.1 m

Current Assets

79.4 m139.6 m235.2 m


465.2 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


25.9 m56.3 m42.3 m49.3 m53.1 m19.2 m31.7 m40.6 m73.7 m

Accounts Receivable

43.1 m30.5 m27.3 m28.6 m51.4 m63.4 m71.9 m68.8 m64 m


27.6 m20.3 m17.8 m18.9 m48.2 m69.3 m65.9 m65 m58 m

Current Assets

112.4 m119.8 m110.6 m117.7 m183 m170.2 m203.3 m197.2 m213.3 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2016

Net Income

26 m1.5 m

Accounts Receivable

(9.4 m)726 k(25.2 m)


(2.2 m)3.9 m750 k

Accounts Payable

8.9 m1.9 m9.3 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

8.1 m12.9 m(3.5 m)(18.1 m)5.1 m

Accounts Receivable

(7.7 m)4.9 m7.3 m6 m(6 m)(2.3 m)(10.9 m)(7.8 m)22.3 m


(4.2 m)2.4 m709 k(321 k)(205 k)(8.4 m)(5.1 m)(4.2 m)(61 k)

Accounts Payable

5.3 m(2 m)(832 k)(1.1 m)(9 m)416 k(3.8 m)(2.8 m)(8.2 m)
USDY, 2017


800.7 k

Financial Leverage

1.7 x
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