Green Plains income surges to $18.7M for Q4 2016

February 12, 2017 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains reported net income of $18.7 million for Q4, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared with net loss of $(3.6) million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, for the same period in 2015. Revenues were $932.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with $739.9 million for the same period last year.

Revenues were $3.4 billion for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, compared with $3.0 billion for the same period in 2015. Net income attributable to the company for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, was $10.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared with net income of $7.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the same period in 2015.

During the fourth quarter, Green Plains produced 334.2 million gallons of ethanol compared with 260.8 million gallons for the same period in 2015. The consolidated ethanol crush margin was $81.6 million, or $0.24 per gallon, for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with $28.9 million, or $0.11 per gallon, for the same period in 2015. The consolidated ethanol crush margin is the ethanol production segment’s operating income before depreciation and amortization, which includes corn oil production, plus intercompany storage, transportation and other fees, net of related expenses.

“Green Plains finished 2016 on a strong note, generating $74.3 million of segment operating income in the fourth quarter as we successfully integrated the acquisitions of three ethanol plants and Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company into our platform,” said Todd Becker, president and chief executive officer. “Each of our business units performed well during the quarter and the year, delivering strong results by continuing to focus on executing our long term strategy of diversification and achieving scale in all of our businesses.”

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