Green Plains, Inc. Free Cash Flow Margin

Free Cash Flow Margin of GPRE for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Free Cash Flow Margin growth rates and interactive chart. Free cash flow margin or Free cash flow-to-sales is a performance ratio that measures operating cash flows after deduction of capital expenditures (free cash flow) relative to sales. Free cash flows (FCF) is an important metric in assessing a company's financial condition and determining its intrinsic valuation. FCF/sales is tracked over time and can be compared to a company's historical record or to peers. Free cash flow is useful because it takes out non-cash items out of earnings and only looks at the underlying operating cash coming in and out of a business minus the necessary capital expenditures.


Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Annual Free Cash Flow Margin for 2019 was -3.37% (a -115.0% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow Margin for 2018 was 22.46% (a -425.98% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Free Cash Flow Margin for 2017 was -6.89% (a -651.2% decrease from previous year)
  • Twelve month Free Cash Flow Margin ending December 30, 2019 was -3.37% (a -113.67% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Twelve month trailing Free Cash Flow Margin decreased by -112.6% year-over-year
Trailing Free Cash Flow Margin for the last four month:
30 Dec '19 29 Sep '19 29 Jun '19 30 Mar '19
-3.37% 24.66% 23.55% 26.74%
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Historical Free Cash Flow Margin of Green Plains, Inc.

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

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

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

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 -3.37%
2018 22.46%
2017 -6.89%
2016 1.25%
2015 -1.67%
2014 5.29%
2013 2.89%
2012 2.22%
2011 1.87%
2010 0.69%
2009 3.04%

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.