Green Plains, Inc. Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow of GPRE for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Free Cash Flow growth rates and interactive chart. Free cash flowis calculated as operating cash flow minus of capital expenditures. Interest payments are excluded from the generally accepted definition of free cash flow. Free cash flow is the cash flow available to all the investors in a company, including common stockholders, preferred shareholders, and lenders. Some investors prefer FCF or FCF per share over earnings and earnings per share as a measure of profitability. However, because FCF accounts for investments in property, plant, and equipment it can be lumpy over time. Free cash flow is usually used in discounted cash flow models to determine a company's intrinsic value.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Free Cash Flow for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was $-41.3 Million (a -436.85% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Free Cash Flow increased by 45.15%
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2019 was $-81.5 Million (a -112.17% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2018 was $670 Million (a -395.51% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow for 2017 was $-227 Million (a -632.44% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month Free Cash Flow ending December 30, 2019 was $-81.5 Million (a -114.17% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Free Cash Flow decreased by -111.82% year-over-year
Trailing Free Cash Flow for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
$-81.5 Million $575 Million $586 Million $690 Million
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Historical Free Cash Flow of Green Plains, Inc.

Most recent Free Cash Flowof GPRE including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of Free Cash Flow of Green Plains, Inc.

Green Plains, Inc. Free Cash Flow for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

(All values are in $ million)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 $-41.28 $12.25 $-24.08 $-28.44 $-81.54
2018 $615.59 $23.28 $79.66 $-48.44 $670.09
2017 $-76.05 $-84.98 $9.33 $-75.05 $-226.76
2016 $15.06 $51.68 $74.23 $-98.38 $42.59
2015 $2.46 $-46.46 $54.62 $-60.11 $-49.48
2014 $-10.06 $59.25 $187.07 $-64.99 $171.26
2013 $-20.69 $43.67 $78.64 $-13.8 $87.82
2012 $118.53 $13.51 $43.73 $-98.55 $77.21
2011 $85.98 $27.06 $56.13 $-102.77 $66.41
2010 $6.05 $-18.83 $10.27 $17.3 $14.79
2009 $35.34 $11.58 $4.59 $-11.87 $39.64

Business Profile of Green Plains, Inc.

Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Chemicals
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.