Green Plains, Inc. Working Capital

Working Capital of GPRE for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Working Capital growth rates and interactive chart. Working capital, also known as net working capital (NWC), is the difference between a company’s current assets, such as cash, accounts receivable (customers’ unpaid bills) and inventories of raw materials and finished goods, and its current liabilities, such as accounts payable. Net operating working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity and refers to the difference between operating current assets and operating current liabilities. In many cases these calculations are the same and are derived from company cash plus accounts receivable plus inventories, less accounts payable and less accrued expenses. Working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity, operational efficiency and its short-term financial health. If a company has substantial positive working capital, then it should have the potential to invest and grow. If a company's current assets do not exceed its current liabilities, then it may have trouble growing or paying back creditors, or even go bankrupt.

Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Working Capital for the quarter ending December 30, 2019 was $126 Million (a -8.7% decrease compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Working Capital decreased by -60.22%
  • Annual Working Capital for 2019 was $126 Million (a -66.18% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Working Capital for 2018 was $373 Million (a 16.47% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Working Capital for 2017 was $320 Million (a -21.06% decrease from previous year)
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Historical Working Capital of Green Plains, Inc.

Most recent Working Capitalof GPRE including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of Working Capital of Green Plains, Inc.

Green Plains, Inc. Working Capital for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

(All values are in $ million)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 $126.12 $138.14 $369.43 $317.01 $126.12
2018 $372.94 $320.09 $367.3 $366.59 $372.94
2017 $320.21 $400.85 $325.76 $395.63 $320.21
2016 $405.63 $510.08 $478.61 $480.53 $405.63
2015 $473.91 $577.65 $463.25 $404.25 $473.91
2014 $391.88 $413.04 $358.3 $185.78 $391.88
2013 $224.11 $312.03 $194.81 $184.42 $224.11
2012 $135.65 $168.44 $140.63 $173.69 $135.65
2011 $215.46 $204.82 $220.66 $235.76 $215.46
2010 $264.18 $178.98 $204.83 $185.05 $264.18
2009 $78.11 $67.14 $70.16 $72.91 $78.11

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.