Contrasting Mission Newenergy (MNELF) and Pacific Ethanol (PEIX)

Mission Newenergy (OTCMKTS:MNELF) and Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mission Newenergy and Pacific Ethanol’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mission Newenergy N/A N/A -$156.69 million N/A N/A
Pacific Ethanol $1.52 billion 0.03 -$60.27 million ($1.42) -0.73

Pacific Ethanol has higher revenue and earnings than Mission Newenergy.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

37.5% of Pacific Ethanol shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Pacific Ethanol shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Mission Newenergy and Pacific Ethanol, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mission Newenergy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pacific Ethanol 0 1 2 0 2.67

Pacific Ethanol has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 336.89%. Given Pacific Ethanol’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pacific Ethanol is more favorable than Mission Newenergy.


This table compares Mission Newenergy and Pacific Ethanol’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mission Newenergy N/A N/A N/A
Pacific Ethanol -4.46% -19.59% -9.48%


Pacific Ethanol beats Mission Newenergy on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mission Newenergy

Mission NewEnergy Limited, through its interest in FGV Green Energy Sdn Bhd, refines and sells biodiesel in Malaysia. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Subiaco, Australia.

About Pacific Ethanol

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels and alcohol products in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. It produces and markets ethanol; and co-products, such as wet and dry distillers grains, wet and dry corn gluten feed, condensed distillers solubles, corn gluten meal, corn germ, corn oil, distillers yeast, and CO2, as well as markets ethanol produced by third parties. The company also offers ethanol transportation, storage, and delivery services through third-party service providers. It sells ethanol to integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers; distillers grains and other feed co-products to dairies and feedlots; and corn oil to poultry and biodiesel customers. The company owns and operates nine ethanol production facilities in the Western states of California, Oregon, and Idaho; and in the Midwestern states of Illinois and Nebraska. Pacific Ethanol, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

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