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Pacific Ethanol, Inc. engages in the production and marketing of carbon renewable fuel. It operates through the Ethanol Production, and Marketing and Distribution business segments. The Ethanol Production segment includes the production and sale of ethanol and co-products. The Marketing and Distribution segment comprises of the marketing and merchant trading of company-produced ethanol; and co-products and third-party ethanol. The company was founded by William L. Jones and Neil M. Koehler on January 30, 2003 and is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

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Neil Koehler
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Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 47.67M 47.67M 47.67M 47.67M 47.67M 47.67M
Cash burn (monthly) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) 6.74M (positive/no burn) 1.31M (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) n/a n/a 23.14M n/a 4.48M n/a
Cash remaining n/a n/a 24.53M n/a 43.18M n/a
Runway (months of cash) n/a n/a 3.6 n/a 33.1 n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
1 Apr 21 Sneed James R Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 5.66 24,463 138.46K 183,256
1 Apr 21 Wright Christopher W Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 5.66 22,130 125.26K 168,399
1 Apr 21 Kandris Michael D Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 5.66 58,923 333.5K 490,539
1 Apr 21 McGregor Bryon T Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 5.66 30,923 175.02K 300,816
23 Mar 21 McGregor Bryon T Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 44,014 0 331,739

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44.2% owned by funds/institutions
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Total holders 95 71 +33.8%
Opened positions 43 37 +16.2%
Closed positions 19 15 +26.7%
Increased positions 27 11 +145.5%
Reduced positions 12 12
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Total value 321.41M 261.49M +22.9%
Total shares 32.31M 20.64M +56.5%
Total puts 944.6K 396.6K +138.2%
Total calls 2.42M 1.05M +131.1%
Total put/call ratio 0.4 0.4 +3.1%
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CVI Investments 7.04M $0 NEW
BNP Paribas Asset Management Holding 5.64M $30.62M NEW
Renaissance Technologies 4.8M $26.06M -0.8%
Vanguard 3.04M $16.51M +25.3%
WFC Wells Fargo & Co. 2.17M $11.8M +118320.4%
Thompson Siegel & Walmsley 1.24M $6.75M +169.9%
BLK Blackrock 1.18M $6.41M -44.9%
Newtyn Management 1M $5.43M NEW
Susquehanna International 567.18K $3.08M +283.5%
Geode Capital Management 419.41K $2.28M +9.1%
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CVI Investments 7.04M +7.04M NEW
BNP Paribas Asset Management Holding 5.64M +5.64M NEW
WFC Wells Fargo & Co. 2.17M +2.17M +118320.4%
Encompass Capital Advisors 0 -1.85M EXIT
SG Capital Management 0 -1.7M EXIT
Portolan Capital Management 113.41K -1.26M -91.8%
Newtyn Management 1M +1M NEW
BLK Blackrock 1.18M -962.98K -44.9%
AWM Investment 0 -888.8K EXIT
Thompson Siegel & Walmsley 1.24M +782.82K +169.9%

Financial report summary

Management Discussion
  • The decrease in our consolidated net sales for 2020 as compared to 2019 was primarily due to a decrease in our total gallons sold, partially offset by an increase in our average sales price per gallon.
  • Our production gallons sold and our volume of essential ingredients sold declined for 2020 as compared to 2019 in addition to declines in our third-party gallons sold. Our production gallons and essential ingredients sold declined primarily due to an intentional reduction in our production of fuel-grade ethanol at our facilities due to adverse market conditions as well as the sale of our Nebraska facilities.
  • Net sales of fuel-grade ethanol from our marketing segment, excluding intersegment sales, decreased by $99.2 million, or 28%, to $257.7 million for 2020 as compared to $356.9 million for 2019.
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